Remember when I said that I thought that the Minnesota Twins had the best system in baseball? Well, without all due respect, I was pretty clearly mistaken. What the Astros have done in rebuilding this system — a consistency bottom five system for half a decade — is nothing short of phenomenal, and their entire front-office (Jeff Luhnow, Mike Elias, Kevin Goldstein, etc.) deserve a boat-load of credit for this. Of course, it does help when you’ve had four top-12 picks since 2010 — and the No. 1 pick twice in a row (with a third coming — but you have to give Houston credit for getting those picks right. They’ve also done a very good job on the international front, and there are several names that didn’t make this list that would have been top ten prospects in several systems.
Beat Houston while you can, because if even half of these prospect develop into the players they project to be, this could be a very good baseball team in a very short time.
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|The Astros took Correa with the first overall pick of the 2012 draft, and while he’s not the best prospect to come out of that draft, I doubt that Houston is having any second-guesses about the selection, especially considering the other quality they acquired later in that draft. Read more »|