2012 Houston Astros Top 15 Prospect Rankings

By: J.P. Schwartz
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2012 Houston Astros Top 15 Prospect Rankings

Every year at this time I like to rank each team’s top prospects. My criteria is based upon both past performance and future potential to his parent team. This is my ranking of the 2012 Houston Astros Top Prospects. If you have any questions about my rankings, feel free to shoot me a message on twitter @Jaypers413

To qualify, a prospect must have fewer than 130 at-bats or 50 innings in MLB

#1 George Springer OF
Born: 9/19/1989
Highest Level Reached: Short-A Tri City Valleycats
2011 Combined Stats: .171, 3(2B), 1HR, 3RBI, 4SB (5 hits in 28 at-bats) (1st Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft)

#2 Jonathan Singleton 1B
Born: 9/18/1991
Highest Level Reached: High-A Lancaster Jethawks
2011 Combined Stats: .298, 23(2B), 1(3B), 13HR, 63RBI

#3 Jarred Cosart RHP
Born: 5/25/1990
Highest Level Reached: Double-A Corpus Christi Hooks
2011 Combined Stats: 10-10, 4.12ERA, 144.1IP, 56BB, 101K, .241BAA

#4 Delino Deshields 2B
Born: 8/16/1992
Highest Level Reached: Low-A Lexington Legends
2011 Combined Stats: .220, 17(2B), 2(3B), 9HR, 48RBI, 30SB

#5 Domingo Santana OF
Born: 8/5/1992
Highest Level Reached: Low-A Lexington Legends
2011 Combined Stats: .287, 33(2B), 4(3B), 12HR, 53RBI

#6 Paul Clemens RHP
Born: 2/14/1988
Highest Level Reached: Triple-A Oklahoma City Redhawks
2011 Combined Stats: 8-7, 3.81ERA, 144IP, 62BB, 125K, .239BAA

#7 Adrian Houser RHP
Born: 2/2/1993
Highest Level Reached: Rookie League Greeneville Astros
2011 Combined Stats: 2-4, 4.31ERA, 48IP, 25BB, 44K, .265BAA

#8 Jonathan Villar SS
Born: 5/2/1991
Highest Level Reached: Double-A Corpus Christi Hooks
2011 Combined Stats: .241, 23(2B), 6(3B), 14HR, 52RBI, 34SB

#9 Jordan Scott OF
Born: 9/22/1991
Highest Level Reached: Low-A Lexington Legends
2011 Combined Stats: .323, 15(2B), 4(3B), 1HR, 43RBI, 12SB

#10 Brett Oberholtzer LHP
Born: 7/1/1989
Highest Level Reached: Double-A Corpus Christi Hooks
2011 Combined Stats: 11-12, 4.01ERA, 155IP, 52BB, 121K, .253BAA

#11 Jack Armstrong RHP
Born: 12/14/1989
Highest Level Reached: Third Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft
2011 Combined Stats: Did Not Play In 2011

#12 Ariel Ovando OF
Born: 9/15/1993
Highest Level Reached: Rookie League Greeneville Astros
2011 Combined Stats: .235, 10(2B), 3(3B), 2HR, 30RBI

#13 Mike Foltynewicz RHP
Born: 10/7/1991
Highest Level Reached: Low-A Lexington Legends
2011 Combined Stats: 5-11, 4.97ERA, 134IP, 51BB, 88K, .289BAA

#14 Tanner Bushue RHP
Born: 6/20/1991
Highest Level Reached: Low-A Lexington Legends
2011 Combined Stats: 6-8, 4.96ERA, 85.1IP, 17BB, 58K, .293BAA

#15 Chase Davidson 1B
Born: 1/14/1990
Highest Level Reached: Short-A Tri City ValleyCats
2011 Combined Stats: .327, 13(2B), 2(3B), 11HR, 44RBI, 8SB

Disclaimer – I did not attend any minor league games this year, nor do I claim to have any scouting experience. These lists are the product of my own research of statistics and online scouting reports.

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