Astros Draft 2018: A look at the needs of the farm system

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PORT ST. LUCIE, FL - MARCH 06: Kyle Tucker #79 of the Houston Astros reacts after hitting a home run against the New York Mets during the seventh inning of a spring training game at First Data Field on March 6, 2018 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. The Mets defeated the Astros 9-5. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
PORT ST. LUCIE, FL - MARCH 06: Kyle Tucker #79 of the Houston Astros reacts after hitting a home run against the New York Mets during the seventh inning of a spring training game at First Data Field on March 6, 2018 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. The Mets defeated the Astros 9-5. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images) /
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NEW YORK, NY – MAY 28: J.D. Davis #28 of the Houston Astros hits a three run home run in the second inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on May 28, 2018 in the Bronx borough of New York City. MLB players across the league are wearing special uniforms to commemorate Memorial Day. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY – MAY 28: J.D. Davis #28 of the Houston Astros hits a three run home run in the second inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on May 28, 2018 in the Bronx borough of New York City. MLB players across the league are wearing special uniforms to commemorate Memorial Day. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /

AJ Reed

Tyler White

Randy César

Arturo Michelena

J.D. Davis

Abraham Toro-Hernandez

Joe Perez

There are some familiar names on this list, with the major league depth on the active roster. Reed and White are just waiting for their chance while Davis has been given his chance with Josh Reddick‘s staph infection. Perez is the interesting one to watch in this group. He could have been drafted as a pitcher, but instead, the Astros drafted him as a third baseman.

Hernandez was drafted in the fifth round of the 2016 draft, is batting .262/ eight homers/ 38 RBI in High-A ball. He’s a switch-hitting above-average third baseman. He was also able to demonstrate his catching ability last year. Cesar had a lot of playing time with the Astros this spring with Yuli Gurriel‘s injury.

Need: Primary

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