Astros in your Fantasy Part 1: Top 10 Prospects

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Aug 2, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; A general view of a Houston Astros hat and glove in the dugout during a game against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

#9 Astros Prospect: Teoscar Hernandez

ETA: 2016

Average-Above Average Center fielder

Hernandez had a breakout season in 2014. He struggled a little after a promotion to Double-A, but has a potential to be a mini-five tool player in the majors. A good example of what Teoscar Hernandez could be is what Torii Hunter did earlier in his career. Like Torii Hunter, he will not be an elite outfielder, but he was good to have if you missed the big boys. I see him in his rookie year as Hunter did his first full year.

0.255/9 HR’s/35 RBI’s/10 SB’s

The only reason I think he will post those numbers in 2016, is because he won’t originally be up with the big club, but he will let his numbers do the talking. He will battle with Tony Kemp for center-field, but will probably beat him out on the power factor.

According to, Fantasy Impact:  While I’m trying to temper expectations in my write-up, Hernandez should be owned in most Dynasty Leagues.  In fact, if he shorten up his swing and improve his two-strike approach, he could easily find his way into our Top 100 list.  The ceiling is a third outfielder on you fantasy team with 15 HR/20 SB ceiling, batting .260.

Ceiling: Torii Hunter

Floor: Dexter Fowler

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