Who Will Be the Next A.J. Reed for the Astros?
Two days to get through ten rounds of the 2016 MLB Draft and the Houston Astros have ten new potential prospects to replenish their farm system. While the Astros still have a strong farm system, it has lost some top prospects through trades with the return to playoffs in 2015 and the Ken Giles trade. Jeff Luhnow and Mike Elias had a goal in this draft, get great talent.
The Astros didn’t go for the player who they could offer the lowest bonus but instead went for the best player with the best future impact for the team with their first round pick. Will one of these players become the next Alex Bregman who fans are clamoring to promote, it is still too soon to tell?
Let’s take a quick look at who the Astros picked in rounds three through seven.
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