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The Crawfish Boxes' Top Thirty Astros Prospects

Over at the SBNation Astros site, myself and my fellow editors there graded most of the Astros' prospects, averaged together our grades, and came up with a top 30 list for the organization's farm system.

I'll just post the list here for the purpose of discussion, but we're doing a whole Prospect Week over at The Crawfish Boxes complete with a 3-4 part Podcast and other content if you feel like dropping by to check it out.

Anyway, here's the list.  Remember that this was assembled by averaging the grades of five different people, and does not represent the sole opinion of myself or any one person.  We had people placing very different weights on performance vs. tools/ceiling, something we discuss in our podcast series.

1) Jordan Lyles, RHP, Grade B+: 3.57 ERA, 137/48 K/BB between AA and AAA (158 IP).

2) Ariel Ovando, OF, Grade B: Just signed IFA.

3) JD Martinez, OF, Grade B: .341/.407/.531, 48/97 BB/K between A and AA (600 PA).

4) Mike Foltynewicz, RHP, Grade B: 4.03 ERA, 39/15 K/BB at rookie ball (44 IP).

5) Delino DeShields, Jr, 2B, Grade B-: .289/.337/.395, 6/20 BB/K, 5/6 SB at rookie ball (83 PA).

6) Jay Austin, CF, Grade B-: .261/.314/.414, 39/126 BB/K, 54/74 SB at A+ (587 PA).

7) Vincent Velasquez, RHP, Grade B-: 3.07 ERA, 25/5 K/BB at rookie ball (29 IP).

8) Ben Heath, C: Grade B-: .276/.387/.495, 32/56 BB/K between A-, A, and AA (254 PA).

9) Dallas Keuchel, LHP, Grade C+: 3.77 ERA, 133/36 K/BB between A+ and AA (174 IP).

10) Jio Mier, SS, Grade C+: .235/.323/.314, 63/107 BB/K, 15/22 SB at A (573 PA).

11) Austin Wates, OF, Grade C+: .293/.431/.463, 8/8 BB/K, 9/9 SB between rookie ball and A- (51 PA).

12) Jonathan Villar, SS, Grade C+: .260/.322/.362, 38/153 BB/K, 45/60 SB between A and A+ (563 PA).

13) Jose Altuve, 2B, Grade C+: .301/.357/.448, 42/66 BB/K, 42/60 SB between A and A+ (561 PA).

14) Tanner Bushue, RHP, Grade C+: 4.14 ERA, 114/48 K/BB at A (133 IP).

15) Koby Clemens, 1B, Grade C+: .241/.350/.476, 69/143 BB/K at AA (535 PA).

16) Mike Kvasnicka, 3B, Grade C+: .234/.305/.337, 27/48 BB/K at A- (292 PA).

17) Telvin Nash, OF, Grade C+: .268/.346/.531, 25/71 BB/K between rookie ball and A- (240 PA).

18) Tom Shirley, LHP, Grade C+: 0.00 ERA, 28/10 K/BB at A- (17 IP).

19) Ross Seaton, RHP, Grade C: 6.64 ERA, 85/45 K/BB at A+ (146 IP).

20) Brian Bogusevic, OF, Grade C: .277/.364/.414, 67/108 BB/K, 23/24 SB at AAA (575 PA).

21) David Berner, RHP, Grade C: 2.96 ERA, 64/22 K/BB at A+ (67 IP).

22) Albert Cartwright, 2B, Grade C: .294/.355/.472, 44/119 BB/K, 31/47 SB between A+ and AA (547 PA).

23) Jonathan Gaston, RF, Grade C: .245/.320/.399, 47/105 BB/K at AA (520 PA).

24) JB Shuck, OF, Grade C: .292/.366/.348, 62/71 BB/K, 16/28 SB between AA and AAA (591 PA).

25) Tyler Burnett, 3B, Grade C: .250/.363/.392, 45/56 BB/K at A- (312 PA).

26) Michael Feliz, RHP, Grade C: 4.26 ERA, 13/3 K/BB at Dominican rookie ball (12 IP).

27) Chris Wallace, C, Grade C: .293/.373/.477, 24/56 BB/K between rookie ball and A- (273 PA).

28) Evan Grills, LHP, Grade C: 8.76 ERA, 15/3 K/BB at rookie ball (12 IP).

29) Jose Cisnero, RHP, Grade C: 3.65 ERA, 126/65 K/BB at A (133 IP).

30) Danny Meszaros, RHP, Grade C: 3.57 ERA, 47/22 K/BB between AA and AAA (40 IP).

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