Astros: Players and their fantasy baseball draft rankings

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HOUSTON, TEXAS - OCTOBER 22: The game ball is left on the mound prior to Game One of the 2019 World Series between the Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals at Minute Maid Park on October 22, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TEXAS - OCTOBER 22: The game ball is left on the mound prior to Game One of the 2019 World Series between the Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals at Minute Maid Park on October 22, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) /
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HOUSTON, TEXAS – OCTOBER 12: Zack Greinke #21 of the Houston Astros reacts after the top of the fourth inning against the New York Yankees in game one of the American League Championship Series at Minute Maid Park on October 12, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TEXAS – OCTOBER 12: Zack Greinke #21 of the Houston Astros reacts after the top of the fourth inning against the New York Yankees in game one of the American League Championship Series at Minute Maid Park on October 12, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images) /

The next three Astros to come off the board is Zack Greinke, Carlos Correa, and reliever Roberto Osuna. Greinke averaged out as the last pick of the fifth round and the18th starting pitcher. Another Astros starter that I feel should be higher in the draft rankings.

After no Astros were listed in the sixth round, Correa came in as the 82nd player and 10th player of the seventh round. He was ranked as the 14th SS taken in the draft and I can’t help but think his history of injuries contributed heavily in that placement. If someone was willing to take the risk on Correa, he would be a steal at that point or higher in the draft.

Osuna is the next in the draft at 87th and the top-ranked relief pitcher out of Houston. He was fifth among all of the relievers and placed overall in a respectful spot considering relief pitchers tend to get picked later in the draft.

Then you have to go all the way down to #120 and #132 to find Michael Brantley and Yuli Gurriel. Two more players that I think are underrated when looking at their performances last season. To my surprise, Brantley was the 34th outfielder taken and Gurriel the 15th 1st baseman.

Rounding out the outfielders, Kyle Tucker is getting some respect as the 44th outfielder and 152nd overall player in the draft. On the opposite end of the spectrum, Josh Reddick is the 593rd player taken and 159 among outfielders. I’m sure losing playing time to Tucker played a role in that ranking.

Other notable Astros are Jose Urquidy at #219 and Ryan Pressly at #314, 33rd and 51st among relievers, respectively. Brad Peacock came in at 354 and 58. Starting catcher Martin Maldonado was way down the list at #620 overall and the 51st catcher in the draft rankings, not a promising outlook for the Astros at that position.

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These draft pick rankings are, of course, speculative on these experts’ projections of their performances in the upcoming season. And we all know too well things don’t always turn out the way they are supposed to. So to all of you fantasy baseball players, beware and pick at your own risk.

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