Monday, March 26, 2018

Astros Farm Report: 3/26

Catching you up on the latest Astros MiLB news ...

The Farm Report will be abbreviated today because I'm trying to finish up the last post in my Beyond the Top 30 series on right-handed starters. SPOILER: There are a ton of talented pitchers in the Astros system and the last post is going to be super-sized!!


Cristian Javier - April 2017
Photo by Jayne Hansen

3-26: RHP Cristian Javier (21)
3-26: LHP Ricardo León (17)
3-28: IF/OF Marcos Almonte (22)
3-30: 3B Alex Bregman (24)
3-30: RHP Willy Collado (20)
3-30: OF Jake Marisnick (27)
4-01: OF César Cortez (19)


There were a few minor league releases announced on Sunday ...
  • IF Rodrigo Ayarza - Signed as a MiLB free agent by the Astros in May 2014; originally signed by the Rangers out of Panama in June 2012
  • LHP Matt Bower - Drafted in the 23rd round in 2015 out of Washington State University
  • IF Wander Franco - Signed by the Astros out of the Dominican Republic in July 2013
  • C Anthony Hermelyn - Drafted in the 4th round in 2015 out of the University of Oklahoma
  • 1B Dexture McCall - Drafted in the 31st round in 2014 out of Hillsborough Community College (FL)
  • LHP Salvador Montaño - Signed by the Astros out of the Dominican Republic in November 2013
  • LHP Nathan Thompson - Drafted in the 27th round in 2016 out of Oklahoma Baptist University
  • 3B Brody Westmoreland - Drafted in the 30th round in 2016 out of the College of Southern Nevada
In addition, it appears that the Astros have re-signed Free Agent C Eduardo de Oleo and have assigned him to AA Corpus Christi

You can check the cumulative Astros offseason transaction list here to see if you've missed any of the posted moves this offseason. I will be updating this list until the minor league season starts on April 5th.


Over the last few weeks, I've been rolling out a "Beyond the Top 30" series, looking at both those Astros players who are considered Top 30 prospects and others at each position who may not be top talents (or may grow to be), but will be interesting to watch nonetheless. So far we've looked at ...

Second Basemen
First Basemen
Third Basemen
Center Field
Right Field
Left Field
Utility Players
Left-Handed Pitchers
Right-Handed Relievers
Right-Handed Starters - Coming this week


  1. Who is Ricardo Leon?

    1. One of last year's July 2 international signings. He hasn't played yet.