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2015 Astros Prospect List

Rank Name Projection
1 Carlos Correa Elite SS
2 Mark Appel #3 Starter
3 Brett Phillips 1st Div. CF
4 Lance McCullers #2 Starter
5 Vincent Velasquez #3 Starter
6 Domingo Santana 1st Div. RF
7 A.J. Reed 1st Div. 1B
8 Francis Martes #3 Starter
9 Colin Moran 1st Div. 3B
10 Tony Kemp 1st Div. 2B
11 J.D. Davis 1st Div. 3B
12 Derek Fisher 1st Div. LF
13 Franklin Perez #2 Starter
14 Josh Hader #4 Starter
15 Michael Feliz #3 Starter
16 Teoscar Hernandez 2nd Div. LF
17 Brady Rodgers #4 Starter
18 Danry Vasquez 1st Div. LF
19 Joe Musgrove #5 Starter
20 Jason Martin 2nd Div. CF
21 Adrian Houser #5 Starter
22 Max Stassi 2nd Div. C
23 Ronny Rafael 1st Div. LF
24 Joan Mauricio 2nd Div. SS
25 Daniel Mengden Impact Reliever
26 Nolan Fontana 2nd Div. SS
27 Miguel Angel Sierra Backup SS
28 Andrew Aplin 2nd Div. CF
29 Preston Tucker 2nd Div. 1B
30 Carlos E. Perez 2nd Div. LF
31 Ronald Torreyes 2nd Div. 2B
32 Derick Velazquez #5 Starter
33 Tyler Heineman Backup C
34 Bryan Radziewski #5 Starter
35 Conrad Gregor 2nd Div. 1B
36 Asher Wojciechowski Reliever
37 Devonte German #5 Starter
38 Austin Nicely #5 Starter
39 Roberto Pena Backup C
40 Kent Emanuel Reliever
41 Leo Heras 2nd Div. LF
42 Reymin Guduan Reliever
43 Wilson Amador Backup SS
44 Jacob Nottingham Backup C
45 James Ramsay Backup LF
46 Brian Holmes Reliever
47 Luis Cruz Reliever
48 James Hoyt Reliever
49 Jake Buchanan Reliever
50 Kyle Smith Reliever
51 Matt Duffy #N/A
52 Gonzalo Sanudo Reliever
53 Juan Minaya Reliever
54 Chris Lee Reliever
55 Brock Dykxhoorn Reliever
56 Kyle Westwood Reliever
57 Austin Wates Backup LF
58 Joe Sclafani Backup 3B
59 Telvin Nash Backup 1B
60 Nestor Tejada Backup LF
61 Thomas Shirley Reliever
62 Nick Tanielu Backup 2B
63 Felix Lucas Backup LF
64 Brandon Benavente 2nd Div. C
65 Francis Ramirez Reliever
66 Dean Deetz Reliever


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