Adron Chambers, signed by the Astros in the offseason, has been pushed off the roster with Preston Tucker moving up to AAA and traded to the Blue Jays in exchange for two young prospects. Both are intriguing and worthy gambles in exchange for the limited fourth OF-type that they gave up.
A star football player for Lafayette high school in Missouri, DuPont is a big time athlete who burned up the field as a wide receiver and kick returner, reportedly running the 40 yard dash in as little as 4.45 seconds. He has a slight build at 6'1", 175 and is likely a long-term second baseman but has a chance to play shortstop or even third base if he fills out and adds arm strength. His football play shows serious lateral agility and acceleration that are assets as an infield defender. As a high schooler, DuPont showed an uphill swing with some buckling in his back side, and needs to adjust his approach to be that of a contact hitter rather than a dead pull guy as he currently swings the bat. DuPont has shown the ability to take a walk and will make for a good ball of clay for the Astros.
Information is sparse on Solarte, but the 19 year old Venezuelan has a projectable frame at 6'4", 180 lbs. and has had highly impressive walk rates in the GCL thus far, walking just 1.85 per 9 in 2013. A big bodied pitcher with command is never a bad thing to get in your system, and though he's something of an unknown now, he could turn into a name to watch in the Astros system as he matures physically and as a baseball player.