With part one revealed, the TCB Top 30 Astros Prospects currently stands at No. 30 Kyle Smith, No. 29 Matt Duffy, No. 28 Nestor Muriel, No. 27 Trent Thornton, No. 26 Andrew Aplin, No. 25 Chase McDonald, No. 24 Jonathan Arauz, No. 23 Jamie Ritchie, No. 22 Max Stassi, and No. 21 Teoscar Hernandez.
If you haven't already heard part one, listen here.
Now now on to part two the list and podcast:
11. David Paulino, RHP -- B- (5.500)
The Houston Astros trade Jose Veras to the Detriot Tigers in 2013 for Danry Vasquez and a player to be named later. That player to be named later was David Paulino. Palino, 21, moved up from Single A Tri-City to Quad Cities and finally Lancaster in 2015. He was 5-3 with a 2.81 ERA in 13 appearances (12 starts) with a 2.81 ERA, 19 BB, 72 SO, and 1.01 WHIP in 67.1 innings.
12. Tony Kemp, OF -- C+ (4.950)
Tony Kemp, 24, was selected in the 5th round of the 2013 MLB Draft by the Astros out of Vanderbilt. Kemp graduated to Triple A after batting .358 (69x193) in Double A Corpus Christi in 50 games in 2015. Kemp batted .273 (74x271) with 42 runs scored, nine doubles, three triples, three home runs, 29 RBIs, 21 walks, .334 OBP, and .362 SLG in 71 games with Fresno in 2015. Kemp was No. 24 on the 2015 TCB Top 30 list.
13. Jason Martin, CF -- C+ (4.850)
Jason Martin was selected in the eighth round in the 2013 MLB Draft by the Astros. Martin spent all of 2015 with Single A Quad Cities, he batted .270 (107x396) with 65 runs scored, 12 doubles, seven triples, eight home runs, 57 RBIs, 14 stolen bases, .346 on-base percentage, and .396 slugging. Martin checked in at No. 37 on the 2015 TCB Top 30 list.
14. J.D. Davis, 3B -- C+ (4.850)
J.D. Davis was selected in the third round of the 2014 MLB draft by the Houston Astros out of Cal State Fullerton. Davis, 22, batted .289 (140x485) with 93 runs scored, 28 doubles, three triples, 26 home runs, 101 RBIs, five stolen bases, .370 on-base percentage, and .520 slugging percentage.
15. Brendan McCurry, RHP -- C+ (4.850)
The Astros traded Jed Lowrie for a second time to the Oakland Athletics, this time for minor league relief pitcher Brendan McCurry this offseason. McCurry, 24, posted a 1-3 record with a 1.86 ERA with 82 strikeouts and 17 walks in 63 innings pitched between Double A Midland and Single A Stockton.
16. Jon Kemmer, OF -- C+ (4.800)
Jon Kemmer was selected in the 21st round of the 2013 MLB Draft out of Brewton-Parker College. Kemmer, 25, batted .327 (119x364) with 67 runs scored, 28 doubles, four triples, 18 home runs, 65 RBIs, .414 on-base percentage, and .574 slugging in 104 games with Double A Corpus Christi.
17. Tyler Heineman, C -- C+ (4.750)
Tyler Heineman was selected in the eighth round of the 2012 MLB Draft out of UCLA. Heineman batted .285 (79x277) with 39 runs scored, 17 doubles, three home runs, 30 RBIs, 19 walks, 21 strikeouts, .334 on-base percentage, and .379 slugging.
18. Miguelangel Sierra, SS -- C+ (4.700)
Miguelangel Sierra, 18, was an international signing out of Venezuela. Sierra spent 2015 with the Dominican Summer League team and the Gulf Coast League Astros, batting .258 (63x244) with 37 runs, 19 doubles, three home runs, 20 RBIs, 28 walks, 81 strikeouts, 12 stolen bases, .365 on-base percentage, and .398 slugging.
19. Akeem Bostick, RHP -- C+ (4.650)
The Astros acquired Akeem Bostick in a trade with the Texas Rangers in 2014 for the services of catcher Carlos Corporan. Bostick was selected by the Rangers in the second round of the 2013 MLB Draft. Bostick posted a 9-5 record with a 4.15 ERA, 81 strikeouts, 21 walks, 1.19 WHIP in 106.1 innings (21 games, 18 starts) with Single A Lancaster and Quad Cities in 2015.
20. Aaron West, RHP -- C+ (4.600)
Aaron West was selected in the 17th round of the 2012 MLB Draft out of Washington. West was 3-4 with a 2.77 ERA in 30 appearances (four starts) with Double A Corpus Christi. He collected 68 strikeouts, 11 walks, and 1.13 WHIP in 84 1/3 innings.
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The Ground Control Podcast, Ep. 17, Part 2
Hosts: Ryan Dunsmore, Subber10 and CRPerry13
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- Part two of the TCB Top 30 Prospects
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