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Astros Most Valuable Prospects, Spring 2022

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Prospects

Acquired

Floor & Value

Ceiling & Value

Level

Result

Notes

1

Korey Lee

Round 1 ‘19

catcher

70

+catcher

75

AAA

72.5

A

P1

S1

2

Jeremy Pena

Round 3 ‘18

short stop

65

++ short stop

75

AAA

70.0

A-

P2

S2

3

Hunter Brown

Round 5 ‘19

#4 starter

60

#2 starter

70

AAA

65.0

B+

P3

S3

4

Alex Santos II

Round 2c ‘20

#5 starter

55

#2 starter

70

High A

62.5

B+

5

Pedro Leon

Intnl fa ‘20

+super utility man

55

+center fielder

65

AAA

60.0

B

S4

6

Forrest Whitley

Round 1 ‘16

situational relief

45

#1 starter

75

AAA

60.0

B

7

Colin Barber

Round 4 ‘19

left fielder

45

+center fielder

65

High A

55.0

B

8

Tyler Whitaker

Round 3 ‘21

super utility man

50

center fielder

60

Low A

55.0

B

9

Joe Perez

Round 2 ‘17

+1st baseman

50

3rd baseman

55

AAA

52.5

B-

10

Peter Solomon

Round 4 ‘17

tandem sp/lrp

40

#3 starter

65

AAA

52.5

B-


Prospects

Acquired

Floor & Value

Ceiling & Value

Level

Result

Notes

11

Tyler Ivey

Round 3 ‘17

tandem sp/lrp

40

#3 starter

65

AAA

52.5

B-

12

Shawn Dubin

Round 13 ‘18

situational relief

45

#5 starter

55

AAA

50.0

B-

S5

13

Justin Dirden

Undrafted ‘20

left fielder

45

right fielder

55

AA

50.0

B-

H2

14

Jaime Melendez

Intnl fa ‘19

tandem sp/lrp

40

#4 starter

60

AA

50.0

B-

S6

15

Jimmy Endersby

Undrafted ‘20

tandem sp/lrp

40

#4 starter

60

AA

50.0

B-

16

Elvis Garcia

Intnl fa ‘20

middle reliever

35

#3 starter

65

High A

50.0

B-

17

Chase McDermott

Round 4c ‘21

middle reliever

35

#3 starter

65

Low A

50.0

B-

18

Luke Berryhill

Round 13 ‘19

+bench catcher

45

+1st baseman

50

AA

47.5

C+

H1

19

Jon Bermudez*

Intnl fa ‘18

tandem pitcher

40

#5 starter

55

AAA

47.5

C+

20

Spencer Arrighetti

Round 6 ‘21

shuttle pitcher

30

#3 starter

65

Low A

47.5

C+

Prospects

Acquired

Floor & Value

Ceiling & Value

Level

Result

Notes

21

Zack Mathews

Undrafted ‘20

unestablished

25

#2 starter

70

Low A

47.5

C+

22

Luis Baez

Intnl fa ‘22

1st baseman

45

left fielder

45

Low A

45.0

C+

23

Yainer Diaz

Intnl fa ‘18

1st baseman

45

+bench catcher

45

AA

45.0

C+

S7

24

Will Wagner

Round 18 ‘21

bench infielder

35

+2nd baseman

55

High A

45.0

C+

25

JC Correa

Undrafted ‘20

bench infielder

35

third base

55

High A

45.0

C+

26

Logan Cerny

Trade

pinch hitter/runner

30

center fielder

60

Low A

45.0

C+

27

Misael Tamarez

Intnl fa ‘19

shuttle pitcher

30

#4 starter

60

AA

45.0

C+

28

Gaby Nieves

Round 19 ‘21

unestablished

25

short stop

65

Rookie

45.0

C+

29

Colt Gordon*

Round 8 ‘21

unestablished

25

#3 starter

65

Rookie

45.0

C+

30

Jonathon Sprinkle

Undrafted ‘20

middle reliever

35

closer

55

AA

45.0

C+

Positional Value

Pitchers

Scores

Position Players

Scores

Ace (Potential Cy Young)

80

Elite Player (Potential MVP)

80

#1 starter (Potential All Star)

75

Plus Plus Player (Potential All Star)

75

Plus Pitcher

Base+5

Plus Position Player

Base+5

#2 starter

70

catcher

70

#3 starter

65

short stop

65

#4 starter

60

center fielder

60

#5 starter & closer

55

3rd baseman, right fielder, tandem catchers

55

8th inning set up pitcher

50

2nd baseman, super utility

50

high leverage situational & 7th inning set up

45

1st baseman, left fielder

45

tandem pitcher (long RP- spot SP)

40

DH, bench catcher

40

middle reliever

35

bench bat, infielder or outfielder

35

AAA/MLB shuttle pitcher

30

pinch hitter/runner or 3rd catcher

30

unestablished or injured

25

unestablished or injured

25

organizational pitcher

20

organizational position player

20

Scores & Grades

80.0

72.5 - 77.5

67.5 – 70.0

62.5 – 65.0

55.0 – 60.0

50.0 - 52.5

45.0 - 47.5

37.5 – 42.5

A+

A

A-

B+

B

B-

C+

C

Notes

P 1,2&3 Top 100 prospect in Milb

H1 Top 30 hitter in Milb 2021, #9

H2 Top 30 hitter in Milb 2021, #28

System Best Per BA

S1 Best Defensive Catcher

S2 Best Defensive Infielder & Infield Arm

S3 Best Fastball & Best Curve-ball

S4 Best Outfield Arm

S5 Best Slider

S6 Best Change-up

S7 Best Hitter for Average