Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Looking at the Astros Draft Classes - 2010

I've been taking a look at the Astros draft classes by year from 2008 to 2012 this week to see how they stand. So far, we've looked at 2008 and 2009. Next up is 2010. This draft class included 19 pitchers (11 of whom are still in the system) and 16 position players (eight of whom remain in the system).

Five players were released during the season -- Tyler Burnett (17th round), Josh Magee (18th round), Dan Adamson (20th round), Jason Chowning (28th round) and Brian Streilein (37th round). In the recent round of roster cuts, three additional players were released -- Kyle Redinger (11th round), Rodney Quintero (25th round) and Kenny Diaz (49th round).

Of the 19 players remaining in the system, none have made their major league debuts and only Jake Buchanan and Chris Wallace spent any time at Oklahoma City in 2012. Several players spent significant time at Corpus Christi though.

The following are the player stats for 2012 as sorted by draft round. "Club" indicates the club where the player finished the season. "Age" is the player's age as of today. And "Pos." is the position (or positions) most played in the 2012 season.


  1. Thanks for these recaps. I am impressed by the staying power of the top picks. Through the top 16 rounds, only three picks are not still playing and two of those never signed.

  2. I'm eager to see what Velasquez can do as they start stretching him out. This class could end up having 2 or 3 real impact players plus a couple more solid major league pieces going forward.