Astros Minors: Triple A Fresno looks to be loaded with MLB Talent

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Aug 18, 2016; Baltimore, MD, USA; Houston Astros first baseman A.J. Reed (23) hits a rbi single during the second inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 18, 2016; Baltimore, MD, USA; Houston Astros first baseman A.J. Reed (23) hits a rbi single during the second inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports /
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Feb 26, 2017; Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA; Houston Astros third baseman Colin Moran (19) warms up before a game against the Atlanta Braves at Champion Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Logan Bowles-USA TODAY Sports /

Moran, who I mentioned in the last slide, will get time at shortstop for Fresno. He has played a couple of games at short already this spring. The ability to play different positions make him valuable. Tony Kemp, a speedy left-handed hitter, could also get time at second if he doesn’t make the major league roster, which I predict he will.

Spring Training hero Jack Mayfield will get the majority of the at-bats at second base for the Grizzlies. Mayfield has been in the Astros organization for some years and may have value as a utility player.

Seeing that the cornerstones of the Astros franchise are at shortstop and second, the prospects at that spot are few, and the ones that Houston does have, are not in Triple-A ball yet.

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