Astros: Building an Astros Minor League All-Star Team
By Reed Graff
Fresno players continue to dominate this list! Moran re-established himself as a top third base prospect with his Eye-Popping numbers in 2017. The corner infielder hit .301/.369/.532 and showed some real power, slugging 18 HR’s, 16 2B’s and driving in 63 runs. Moran did see some time with the Astros, but an errant ball to the face cut his season short. Nonetheless, Moran had his best season yet.
Davis drops bombs. The 24-year-old former 3rd round pick has legit power. He demolished AA ball to the tune of a .279 average with 21 home runs and 60 RBI’s. He then got the call-up to Fresno and did not let up. In 16 games, Davis hit .295/.370/.623 and smacked 5 more long balls. His 26 HR’s and 78 RBI’s are spectacular and earned him a chance at the major league level. Davis has Designated Hitter written all over him, so look for him to play that role here in the next few years potentially.
A solid athlete, Toro-Hernandez was drafted as a catcher, but the move to third has been great for him. The 21-year-old played at both Tri-City and Quad Cities and slashed a .246/.364/.496 on the year. He managed to slug 15 HR’s, and Hernandez also walked 40 times.
Cesar played for Tri-City and Quad Cities and had fantastic numbers. He hit .297 on the year with 7 Home-runs and put together an on-base percentage of .350. Look for this young infielder in either Quad Cities or Corpus next season.