We see what players like Kemp can do in the big leagues. With Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa manning the middle infielder positions for years to come. Arauz was part of the Ken Giles trade, think of it as more of a throw-in. The nineteen-year-old shortstop is ranked number 21 and could be a surprise player for the Astros down the road. He’s batting .296/ 4 homer/ 27 RBIs.
The highest-ranked player on this list is Nova at fifth overall. He is only 18, so he has some time to develop. He will play for the GCL Astros this year, but he could be a stud while hitting for power and average. Birk and Matijevic are recent draft picks rising through the system. There are no super studs in this group yet, but there is time for them to develop.