With the outright of Carlos Corporan, Houston’s 40-man roster stands at 37. The club has two days to set the 40-man roster heading into the winter meetings, which includes the Rule 5 Draft.
Andy Van Hekken has been one of the highlights of the 2011 season for Farmstros. He continues to be solid in the Baseball World Cup in Panama.
With the focus on youth in the Astros organization becoming more prominent, spots for veterans and minor league free agents in the system will diminish. Sugar Land could be a landing spot for them.
Following is a tentative list of players in the Astros organization who are vulnerable to this December’s Rule 5 Draft.