The Major League baseball draft is almost here and for the first time since 2019, the Houston Astros will have a first round pick. The ability to draft in the first round will give the Astros a little more leeway to take chances with their picks throughout the draft and they will need to think big as they try to replenish their depleted farm system.
The Houston Astros will need to address three areas of their minor league system considering where their major league roster is at the moment.
Despite the recent update on the top 100 prospects on MLB.com the Astros still only have one top 100 prospect in Hunter Brown and he barely moved up the list to number 86. Whether that’s a fair assessment or not could be up for debate, but what’s not up for debate is the Astros will need to find some gems in this draft to hurry up their rebuild of the farm system to give them future stars that will either play for them or be used in trades to upgrade contending teams now and in the future.
We’ll start with the biggest need for the Astros going into the draft which comes wrought with challenges.