Astros Top Prospects: MLB Pipeline Top-30 Part 2

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Mar 8, 2015; Lakeland, FL, USA; Houston Astros catcher Max Stassi (12) singles during the second inning against the Detroit Tigers at a spring training baseball game at Joker Marchant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

With the latest Astros top prospects list released on Wednesday by, they looked at the top-30 Astros prospects for the 2015 season and beyond. For readers familiar with the list, you might be used to the top-20 prospects. The good news is that this will allow casual Astros fans to have better access to more names in the Astros system.

This post will look at how the 2015 Astros top prospects rank compares to their 2014 prospect rankings. We will also use the MLB estimated time of arrival for each prospect, and look at which current Astros prospect or player could potentially block that prospect. Prospect interviews by Eric Huysman and Kennon Riley, and Astros prospect profiles by Jason Burke are also linked.

The Astros prospects that I have interviewed have said that they don’t really pay attention to the rankings, it’s a popularity contest, and it does not interfere with the way they play.

This is part two of the three-part series. In part 1, we looked at the 30th through 21st player on their list. This post will look into the 20th through 11th ranked players in the Astros farm system.

Next: 20th through 16th top Astros prospects