Astros: Building an Astros Minor League All-Star Team
Do I even need to introduce this guy? Tucker had a monster season and solidified himself as one of the top prospects in baseball. Currently ranked as the #7 prospect in baseball, and the top Astros prospect, the left-handed hitting slugger put together some fantastic numbers. Tucker played at both A Advanced Buies Creek and Double-A Corpus Christi, and hit .274/.346/.528 with 25 HR’s, 90 RBI’s, and slugged 33 doubles. Only 20 years of age, Tucker has shot through the system since being drafted 5th overall in 2015. Astros fans could be watching the Tucker show here in the next year or so.
Tucker played at both A Advanced Buies Creek and Double-A Corpus Christi, and hit .274/.346/.528 with 25 HR’s, 90 RBI’s, and slugged 33 doubles. Only 20 years of age, Tucker has shot through the system since being drafted 5th overall in 2015. Astros fans could be watching the Tucker show here in the next year or so.
Once again, I get to hype up one of my favorite players in the Astros farm system. Jason Martin was drafted back in 2013 at the young age of 17 and has slowly developed into a solid baseball player. His brilliance this season was overshadowed by Tucker, as the pair were both called up to Corpus on the same day. The now 22-year old hit .278/.332/.487 and hit for some solid power. His 18 HR’s, 35 2b’s, and five triples show his ability at the plate. Martin could see major league time here within the next few years.
A 12th round pick of the Astros in 2015, Myles Straw is your typical hard-nosed lead-off outfielder. He has plus speed and used it to steal 38 bags in 2017. He was an on-base machine all year long, hitting .290 with an On-Base Percentage at .405. The 22-year-old is a high contact, line drive hitter who has solid lead-off hitter potential and should progress quickly.
Alvarez broke out this season and established himself as a legit power hitting outfielder in 2017. Acquired from the Dodgers in exchange for Josh Fields, Alvarez hit .304/.379/.481 with 12 HR’s, 69 RBI’s. Alvarez could climb up prospect boards next season with another solid season.
Another late round pick in 2015, Ferguson hit .275/.369/.400 and showed some pop with 9 HRs and 25 doubles. While he is far down on the Astros Outfield depth chart, Ferguson could hit his way into a Major League opportunity for someone somewhere.