Do you love the Astros? Of course you do! You just might not totally love the current players, and I can’t blame you it is tough to get behind them at this time. The organization says it is building through the minors, so here it is in all its glory, the top five Astros prospects in my eyes and some others to watch. This weekly blog will focus on top prospects as well as give you some news and tidbits from the Astros farm system.

1. Jarred Cosart (22) SP (AAA Oklahoma city Red Hawks)

Season stats

IP         H     R    ER   HR    BB    SO    GO/AO    AVG     W    L   ERA

27.1    19    9     8      1      11      29       3.33        .190    3    0  2.63

Notes on Cosart- Just rebounded nicely from His worst start of the season going, 5.1 innings KO’ing 6

2. George Springer (23) OF (AA Corpus Christi Hooks)

Season stats

AVG     G        AB    R    H    2B    3B    HR    RBI   OBP     SLG    OPS
.290    27    100    20  29    8      0      8        21    .393     .610  1.003

Notes on Springer- Springer tied for the league lead in, HR and RBI’s

3. Austin Wates (24) OF (AA Corpus Christi Hooks)

Season stats

AVG    G     AB     R      H    2B     3B     HR    RBI  OBP   SLG    OPS
.309    18    68     11   21     2      2          1      4      .434     .441    .875

Notes on Wates- 2nd removed from short DL stay last night got 2 hits and 2 SB’s, 8 SB’s on the season

4. Delino DeShields (20) 2B (High A Lancaster Jethawks)

Season stats

AVG     G      AB      R      H      2B      3B   HR   RBI   OBP   SLG  OPS

.240    19      75     15    18      3        3     0       3      .345   .360 .705

Notes on DeShields- 1 hit last 5 games, and the known speedster has been caught stealing more then he has stolen bases 6 (CS) to 5 (SB)

5. Asher Wojciechowski (24) SP (AA Corpus Christi Hooks/AAA Oklahoma city Red Hawks)

Season stats @AA

IP         H     R     ER      HR     BB   SO    GO/AO   AVG   W     L   ERA
26.0    17    6      6       1          7    27    1.24       .189    2      1    2.08

Season stats @AAA

IP      H      R     ER      HR     BB    SO     GO/AO    AVG     W  L ERA
4.0    3       1      1        0         1       5         1.00      .188      0   0 2.08

Notes on Wojciechowski- Just made the jump to AAA ball

*Some more prospects to keep an eye on*

Mike Foltynewicz (SP) (High A Lancaster JetHawks)
26 (IP) 3.81 (ERA) 29 (SO)
Notes on Foltynewicz- just promoted to AA ball

Lance McCullers (SP) (Low A Quad City River Bandits)
21.2 (IP) 2.08 (ERA) 20 (SO)
Notes on McCullers- Pitched in 6 games 3 starting 3 in relief and has 3 losses all coming in relief

Vincent Velasquez (SP) (Low A Quad City River Bandits)
25.2 (IP) 2.45 (ERA) 31 (SO)
Notes on Velasquez- His last outing was his worst of the season tossing 2.2 innings of relief but also snagged 6 KO’s

Telvin Nash (LF) (High A Lancaster Jethawks)
2 (HR) 5 (RBI) .344 (AVG)
Notes on Nash- Just coming off the DL (9 games) has an 1.069 OPS

Jimmy Paredes (RF) (AAA Oklahoma City RedHawks)
3 (HR) 16 (RBI) .376 (AVG)
Notes on Paredes- Batting .421 in his last 10 games with an 0PS of 1.222


Major League Movement- Major League Pitchers Brad Peacock and Rhiner Cruz have been optioned to AAA (Redhawks) after posting a 9.41 ERA in 22 innings and 4.40 ERA in 14.1 innings respectively. Going up to the Majors to replace the 2 are AAA (Redhawks) pitchers Jordan Lyles and Dallas Keuchel posting a 5.32 ERA in 23.2 innings and 0.00 ERA in 6.0 innings.

Minor League Movement- Hot prospects Mike Foltynewicz and Asher Wojciechowski, Foltynewicz, has been promoted from High A (Jethawks) to AA (Hooks) while Wojciechowski moves from AA (Hooks) to AAA (Redhawks)


AAA Redhawks lead the PCL (American Southern division)
17 wins 10 losses, winners of 7 in a row

AA Hooks Lead the TL (South division)
16 wins 11 losses, winners of 3 in a row

High A JetHawks lead the CL (South division)
16 wins 10 losses, winners of 2 in a row

Low A River Bandits 2nd place in ML (Western divison)
15 wins 10 losses, losers of 2 straight


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