In case you missed this from earlier in the week, Baseball America indicates that the Astros organization is showing much improvement down on the farm. Based on all prospects, we're probably ranked around the bottom of the middle third of teams, but after erasing "graduates" from the equation and giving full-season players greater weight, we're right smack in the middle of the pack. As the article states:
"The last time the Astros weren't in the bottom five of our organizational talent rankings was in 2007, when they ranked 22nd. They ranked 26th last year, 30th in 2009 and 2010 and 29th in 2008."
So things are looking up in the Astros minor-league system. Give the full article a read if you have a chance.