Thursday, November 15, 2012

Looking at the Astros Draft Classes - 2011

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 20082009 and 2010. Next up is 2011. This draft class included 16 pitchers (11 of whom are still in the system) and 19 position players (15 of whom remain in the system).

One player was released during the season -- Zach Hardoin (47th round). In the recent round of roster cuts, four additional players were released -- Jimmy Howick (21st round), Jarrod McKinney (31st round), Brad Propst (38th round) and Blake Ford (44th round).

The pitchers who have progressed the furthest are Nick Tropeano and Tyson Perez, each of which spent substantial time at Lancaster in 2012. As to position players, George Springer made it to Corpus Christi in an early August promotion, but he was beaten there by Drew Muren who started at Lexington, turned a mid-season temporary assignment at Corpus Christi into a 33-game stint before ending the season at Lancaster. Alex Todd and Chris Epps also spent significant time at Lancaster.

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.

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