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Prospects in slow systems

I recently asked Ricky Bennett, the Stros Asst. GM and Farm Director, if James Barthmaier, Troy Patton, Hunter Pence, and Ben Zobrist would start the year in AA Corpus. I wanted to know because I was planning a trip to Corpus at the beginning of the season. He said all would start at High A next season. The only good explanation was that Zobrist tweaked his miniscus and is rehabbing all winter. I am a fan of moving guys slow because you want their best 6 years of play from them, but If he was not just blowing smoke I am disappointed.

I fully expect all the guys to progress levels this year, but why not challenge at least your true cream of the crop.

  1. Are any of your favorite organizations doing the same to their best prospects? eg.
  2. If you feel like grading or commenting about these 4 please do. They are my 4 favorite young Astros and I would like to compare grades.
Thank you
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