Monday, March 6, 2017

2017 Astros Consensus Top Prospect List

Now that most of the major Top Prospect lists have been released, let's see how the consensus shakes out. (Here is the consensus list from 2016.)

Francis Martes - April 2016
Photo by Jayne Hansen

In order to be included on this list, a player had to be included in three out of four of the top prospect lists compiled by Baseball America, Baseball Prospectus, MLB Pipeline and Minor League Baseball (John Sickels). Note that all four lists agreed on the top three in order.

1. RHP Francis Martes
2. OF Kyle Tucker
3. RHP David Paulino
4. RHP Franklin Perez
5. RHP Forrest Whitley
6. OF Derek Fisher
7. OF Teoscar Hernandez
8. OF Ramon Laureano
9. C Garrett Stubbs
10. OF Daz Cameron
11. SS Miguelangel Sierra
12. 3B J.D. Davis
13. RHP Jandel Gustave
14. 3B Colin Moran

Garrett Stubbs - June 2016
Photo by Jayne Hansen

Players who were named on two of the four lists included (in order of cumulative rankings):

IF Yulieski Gurriel
1B A.J. Reed
OF Gilberto Celestino
SS Anibal Sierra
LHP Cionel Perez
OF Ronnie Dawson
IF Jonathan Arauz
SS Freudis Nova
C Jake Rogers
OF Jason Martin
1B Yordan Alvarez
RHP Brady Rodgers
OF Stephen Wrenn
RHP James Hoyt

Ronnie Dawson - July 2016
Photo by Jayne Hansen

Jonathan Arauz - August 2016
Photo by Jayne Hansen

Five players graduated from the 2016 cumulative list (Alex Bregman, Joe Musgrove, Michael Feliz, Tyler White and Tony Kemp). Two players are no longer with the organization (Albert Abreu and Matt Duffy). And four players dropped off the list (Jon Kemmer, Riley Ferrell, Akeem Bostick and Andrew Aplin). The biggest movers on the list were Franklin Perez who jumped from #16 to #4 and Daz Cameron who dropped from #4 to #10 (after missing the final two months of the season with a broken finger).


  1. Thanks, this really helps keep up with the prospects. Other prospects which I've seen on Astros top 30 list ( who have dropped off just recently are Reymin Guduan, Myles Straw and Lupe Chavez. These guys I think could be interchanged with some of the bottom 15 of the top 30 you show above. Obviously there are more - shows how strong the Astros system is.

  2. Are you going to do a prospect handbook this year? I really missed it last year.

    OWA: Virtual Bob

    1. Unfortunately I just couldn't pull it off this year. It's incredibly time-consuming and I kind of hit a wall! I plan to post some of the information that I pulled together soon, though (I hope).

  3. You going to get RULE 5 possibilities set up this month?? Thanks for the work!

    1. Yes, I had it about halfway written when Harvey came along and interrupted me! Should have it posted either later this week or first part of next week after I finish the WTHB Awards.

    2. Glad you're still up and running. Look forward to checking it out!