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Houston Astros Top Players- 25 and Under

Team Rank Name POS Level Age Role
1 Jonathan Singleton 1B AA 21.85 Potential Star
2 Carlos Correa SS R 18.84 First Division Starter
3 Jose Altuve 2B MLB 23.22
4 Lance McCullers P R 19.81 #1 Starter
5 Domingo Santana OF A+ 20.97 Potential Star
6 Delino Deshields 2B A+ 20.94 Potential Star
7 Rio Ruiz 3B R 19.18 First Division Starter
8 Jarred Cosart P AAA 23.17 3rd Starter
9 George Springer OF AA 23.85 Second Division Starter
10 Jordan Lyles P AAA 22.77 3rd Starter
11 Mike Foltynewicz P A 21.80 3rd Starter
12 Matt Dominguez 3B AAA 23.91 Potential Star
13 Michael Feliz P R 19.82 #1 Starter
14 Jonathan Villar SS AA 22.24 First Division Starter
15 Alex White P AAA 24.91 3rd Starter
16 Fernando Martinez OF AAA 24.79 First Division Starter
17 J.D. Martinez OF AAA 25.93 Bench Player
18 Adrian Houser P R 20.48 3rd Starter
19 Nolan Fontana SS A 22.14 Second Division Starter
20 Bobby Borchering 3B AA 22.75 Bench Player
21 Brandon Laird 3B AAA 25.88 Bench Player
22 Brett Phillips OF R 19.16 First Division Starter
23 Ariel Ovando OF R 19.86 Bench Player
24 Enrique Hernandez 2B AA 21.92 Potential Star
25 Nick Tropeano P A+ 22.92 3rd Starter
26 Andrew Aplin OF A+ 22.35 Second Division Starter
27 Joseph Musgrove P R 20.64 2nd Starter
28 Vincent Velasquez P A- 21.13 3rd Starter
29 Brady Rodgers P A- 22.86 4th Starter
30 Jonathan Meyer 3B A+ 22.73 First Division Starter
31 Preston Tucker OF A- 23.06 Second Division Starter
32 Marwin Gonzalez SS AAA 24.37 First Division Starter
33 Ross Seaton P AAA 23.85 3rd Starter
34 Teoscar Hernandez OF A 20.78 Bench Player
35 Samil De Los Santos P R 19.55 2nd Starter
36 Robbie Grossman OF AA 23.86 Second Division Starter
37 Marc Krauss OF AAA 25.81 Bench Player
38 Carlos Perez C A+ 21.68
39 Colton Cain P A+ 22.47 3rd Starter
40 Aneury Rodriguez P AAA 25.62 3rd Starter
41 Matthew Heidenreich P AA 22.52 3rd Starter
42 Asher Wojciechowski P AA 24.60 3rd Starter
43 Tyler Heineman  C 22.10 Second Division Starter
44 Jiovanni Mier SS A+ 22.92 First Division Starter
45 Blair Walters P A+ 23.72 3rd Starter
46 Brian Holmes P A- 22.49 3rd Starter
47 Alex Gillingham P A 23.78 4th Starter
48 Jack Armstrong P 23.62
49 Luis Ordosgoitti P A 20.84 3rd Starter
50 Che-Hsuan Lin OF AAA 24.85 Second Division Starter
51 Austin Wates OF AA 24.90 Bench Player
52 Michael Burgess OF AA 24.77 Second Division Starter
53 Brett Oberholtzer P AAA 24.07 3rd Starter
54 Jose Cisnero P AAA 24.29 3rd Starter
55 Jason Stoffel P AA 24.61 Middle Reliever
56 Jacob Elmore 2B AAA 26.12 Second Division Starter
57 Carlos Quevedo P A+ 23.82 Closer
58 Jimmy Paredes 2B AAA 24.67 Second Division Starter
59 Rudy Owens P AAA 25.61 4th Starter
60 Paul Clemens P AAA 25.45 3rd Starter
61 Edward Santana OF FOR First Division Starter
62 Dallas Keuchel P AAA 25.57 5th Starter
63 Jordan Scott OF A 21.84 Second Division Starter
64 Miles Hamblin C A 24.76 First Division Starter
65 Aaron West P A- 23.15 3rd Starter
66 Jake Buchanan P AAA 23.84 5th Starter
67 Luis Reynoso SS FOR First Division Starter
68 Chris Devenski P A 22.70 3rd Starter
69 Ruben Alaniz P A+ 22.12 3rd Starter
70 Jay Austin OF A 22.96 First Division Starter
71 Frederick Serrano OF FOR 18.91 Bench Player
72 Arturo Michelena SS FOR Bench Player


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7 AJ Cole P Oviedo HS, Orlando
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