Houston (CBS HOUSTON) – If you are wondering if the Houston Astros can get any more talent on their roster the simple answer is yes. You can never have too much talent. Where that talent will fit is another question.
The Astros are currently looking at a tough decision as SS Alex Bregman is crushing the ball at AAA Fresno in his first week with the minor league club. Astros GM Jeff Luhnow is confident that Bregman and the other prospects at AAA are a talented bunch that will help the team in the near future.
Bregman is the biggest name on that talented AAA squad but with reigning Rookie of the Year Carlos Correa ahead of him Luhnow knows they might have to shuffle some things to get everyone in Houston.
“Bregman could not have had a better first week at AAA. I think he’s got five homers and double-digit RBI already,” Luhnow told Mike Meltser and Seth Payne on Mad Radio on SportsRadio 610 on Tuesday morning. “He’s arguably the best prospect in all of baseball right now. We’re going to have to figure out what the timeline is, where he’s going to play and how he’s going to fit in. We’re not going to sacrifice a chance to go to the playoffs and have this guy on our team. We’ll move guys around.
“You want to put yourself in a position where you have guys in AAA that should be in the big leagues. We’ve got several down there that could be. That team in Fresno is one of the best teams in baseball right now, in the minor leagues. They could probably take on a couple of big league teams.”
Bregman is 10 for 21 at the plate (.476) with four home runs and 11 RBI in his five games with Fresno. Bregman is currently playing shortstop at Fresno, but did get some time at third base in AA Corpus Christi.
“Shortstop is one of the most demanding positions, besides catcher, on the field,” Luhnow said about moving Bregman elsewhere to better fit him in with the needs in Houston. “The way we shift the shortstop anyway, it’s often times not on the shortstop position. I’m not too worried about it. He played some third base down in AA. He did a nice job. You can normally be confident that a shortstop is going to be able to play other positions without a ton of time. I wanted to make sure he played the position he is most comfortable for his first couple weeks