I am now working on the Washington Nationals Top 20 prospects for 2016 list. The next team in line is the Houston Astros, to be followed by the St. Louis Cardinals, Tampa Bay Rays, Colorado Rockies, Chicago White Sox, Pittsburgh Pirates, Seattle Mariners, and the San Diego Padres to finish the lists.
Use this threat to discuss the Houston Astros organization. Possible points for discussion include, but are certainly not limited to,
***The Astros finished 86-76 in 2015, second place in the American League Western Division. Are you happy with the results of the rebuilding process? Do they get to 90 wins or higher in 2016, or will there be some slippage?
***Carlos Correa was American League Rookie of the Year at age 20, hitting .279/.345/.512 with 22 homers and 14 steals. Where does he go from here? How soon will he be seen as an MVP candidate?
***What are your expectations for Lance McCullers going forward?
***First base prospect A.J. Reed still seems to generate mixed opinions from evaluators despite his statistical dominance. What's your take on him?
***Like Reed, second base prospect Tony Kemp has been a strong performer but generates mixed views. What is your take?
***What would happen if you gave Tyler White and 500 big league at-bats?
***As always, feel free to discuss prospect sleepers or anything else Astros-oriented.