2017 Houston Astros

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C – Chuckie Robinson – R/R – LoA Quad Cities
1B – Jose Benjamin – R/R – GCL/Rookie Greeneville
2B – Ronaldo Urdaneta – B/R – DSL Blue
3B – Wander Franco – B/R – GCL/LoA Quad Cities 
SS – Deury Carrasco – L/R – DSL Orange
LF – Yordan Alvarez – L/L – LoA Quad Cities/HiA Buies Creek 
CF – Myles Straw – R/R – HiA Buies Creek/AA Corpus Christi
RF – Kyle Tucker – L/L – HiA Buies Creek/AA Corpus Christi
 
 
Top 5 Starting Pitchers – (Factor Score) / Highest Level Attained
 
1. RHP Forrest Whitley – (17) / AA Corpus Christi
**On February 21st, Whitley was slapped with a 50-game suspension for violating the minor league drug policy. This is a major developmental set-back for the Astro’s top pitching prospect, though he should remain in that position. With this news and not to take away what Whitely did in 2017,  added the next man up below. It would have been another top prospect, in Franklin Perez who a had a strong first half of the season, but he was traded to the Tigers in the Justin Verlander deal.
2. RHP Carson LaRue – (14) / HiA Buies Creek
3. RHP Jorge Alcala – (14) / HiA Buies Creek
4. RHP Brett Adcock – (13) / HiA Buies Creek
5. LHP Cionel Perez – (10)  / AA Corpus Christi
6. RHP Leovanny Rodriguez(9)  / Short-Season Tri-City
 
 
Top 3 Relief Pitchers – (Factor Score) / Highest Level Attained
 
1. RHP Nick Hernandez(10) / AA Corpus Christi
2. RHP Erasmo Pinales(10)  / HiA Buies Creek
3. LHP Howie Brey(9) / HiA Buies Creek