The Houston Astros have wheeled and dealed for the past few season for Major League talent and graduated numerous uber-prospects. But that hasn't prevented the Astros from being well represented on John Sickles' Minor League Ball Top 175 MLB Prospects of 2016.
The Astros have 11 players on the list:
17) Alex Bregman, SS, Houston Astros, Grade A-
19) A.J. Reed, 1B, Houston Astros, Grade A-
33) Francis Martes, RHP, Houston Astros, Grade B+
36) Joe Musgrove, RHP, Houston Astros, Grade B+
51) Michael Feliz, RHP, Houston Astros, Grade B+
121) Kyle Tucker, OF, Houston Astros, Grade B
128) Daz Cameron, OF, Houston Astros, Grade B
131) Colin Moran, 3B, Houston Astros, Grade B
138) Derek Fisher, OF, Houston Astros, Grade B
169) David Paulino, RHP, Houston Astros, Grade B-
174) Tyler White, 1B, Houston Astros, Grade B-
Reed moves up from No. 160 on the 2015 list to inside the top 20 after batting .340 (178x523) with 34 home runs and 127 RBIs between Single-A Lancaster and Double-A Corpus Christi. Francis Martes and Joe Musgrove join the top 40 list after both missed the list entirely last season last season. Feliz and Moran moved up a few spots.
Former Astros prospect Mark Appel dropped 120 spots from No. 33 to 153. Fellow former Astros prospects Josh Hader (85 to 71) and Brett Phillips (141 to 48) moved up on the list.
Other Astros prospects just missed out on making the top 175: J.D. Davis, 3B, Tony Kemp, 2B and Franklin Perez, RHP.