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Houston Astros Top 20 Prospects for 2008

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Houston Astros Top 20 Prospects for 2008

  1. Troy Patton, LHP, Grade B+
  2. J.R. Towles, C, Grade B (considering B+)
  3. Felipe Paulino, RHP, Grade B
  4. Bud Norris, RHP, Grade B- (looks like a breakthrough candidate to me)
  5. Mike Costanzo, 3B, Grade B-
  6. Michael Bourn, OF, Grade B- (seems like a cheat to list him but he doesn't have 150 at-bats)
  7. Mitch Einertson, OF, Grade B- (borderline grade, could be C+)
  8. Juan Gutierrez, RHP, Grade C+ (borderline, could flip to B-)
  9. Brad James, RHP, Grade C+
  10. Sam Gervacio, RHP, Grade C+
  11. Chad Reinkie, RHP, Grade C+
  12. Jordan Parraz, OF, Grade C+ (I've always liked him for some reason)
  13. Josh Flores, OF Grade C+
  14. Eli Iorg, OF, Grade C+
  15. Collin DeLome, OF, Grade C+
  16. Paul Estrada, RHP, Grade C+
  17. Polin Trinidad, LHP, Grade C
  18. Max Sapp, C, Grade C
  19. Sergio Severino, LHP, Grade C
  20. Koby Clemens, 3B, Grade C
Not a strong system, and I might have been too generous with some of those C+ guys, who could be downgraded to regular C. Should I give Towles a B+?

Of course, full statistics and reports on over 1,000 other players will be in the 2008 Baseball Prospect Book, now available for pre-order. Ships the first Monday in February!