Astros Top Prospects: MLB.com Top 30 Fresno Grizzlies
By Issa Cook
Aug 5, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Houston Astros starting pitcherScott Kazmir
(26) walks off the field in the fourth inning against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
The MLB Pipeline guys recently created an updated top-30 Houston Astros prospect list at MLB.com at the halfway mark of the season. Since the updated list was released, the Astros have made two trades involving six of the Astros top prospects.
While it’s sad to see the guys go, especially Brett Phillips, the Astros are in a position to potentially go deep into the playoffs in 2015. With the subtraction of some of the commonly known prospects from the list, we get to know some of the other top prospects who missed the cut the first time.
Before Phillips left, he was ranked the second best Astros prospect, who else have the Astros lost in trades and where do they rank on their new teams?
Scott Kazmir Trade
Jacob Nottingham (Oakland Athletics #8 prospect)
Daniel Mengden (Oakland Athletics #25 prospect)
Carlos Gomez and Mike Fiers trade
Brett Phillips (Milwaukee Brewers #2 prospect)
Domingo Santana (Milwaukee Brewers #4 prospect)
Josh Hader (Milwaukee Brewers #15 prospect)
Adrian Houser (Milwaukee Brewers #28 prospect)
As you can see, Jeff Luhnow traded some top prospects as well as some fringe top prospects in the trade. Despite these trades, the Astros still have a strong farm system, just not so deep with the trades. We wanted to break the prospects down into the level they are currently at, versus giving you the entire top-30 at once.
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