Earlier in the offseason I asked a question, who would be the next top prospect after Carlos Correa and Mark Appel are promoted to the big leagues. You can find the original post here, Astros Prospects: Next Top Prospect After Carlos Correa. Looking at the rankings of the Houston Astros top prospects at the time, the top three prospects at the time were Vincent Velasquez, Michael Feliz, and Brett Phillips.
Velasquez has done a great job this year pitching with the Astros, and will continue to improve his pitches to avoid the high pitch count due to foul balls. Feliz has been back and forth between Double-A and the Astros but has only made one appearance out of the bullpen for the Astros. While those two have great potential, the best of them is still at Double-A and has not made an appearance with the Astros yet. The next top prospect is Brett Phillips, who would like to go by his middle name, Maverick.
I might be a little biased with this guy because he was the first player to interact with me on Twitter, and we have stayed in contact since. I may over-hype this guy at times, but he does the talking mostly with his play. He made the Single-A California League All-Star team and was told shortly after the game that he would be promoted to Double-A Corpus Christi Hooks.
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