8th Best Astro Prospect
#8 Teoscar Hernandez – OF (Stock increased, #9 in 2014)
Teoscar Hernandez is the best Astros prospect that doesn’t have the household name that the others have. The typical Astros fan has not heard of him, but he could be a Yasiel Puig type of player with five-tool talent. Like most Astros prospects, Hernandez does has a tendency to strike out a bit.
He plays a great defense and has a strong arm, so he is not just a power and speed player. Where does he fit into the Astros future is still undecided because the outfield is crowded. One player could emerge to the top with their play.
2014 Stats: .292/ 21 HR/ 85 RBI/ 33 SB
Affiliate Starting in 2015: Double-A Corpus Christi’s starting centerfielder.
MLB Pipeline ETA: 2016
Ceiling: Yasiel Puig
Floor: Dominic Brown
Position blocker: Jake Marisnick
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