Top Prospects No. 21-30

21. Josh Rojas, 3B

Current Level: AA
ETA: 2020
DOB: 06/30/94

Rojas was drafted in the 26th round of the 2017 draft but has already been a quick riser making it to Double-A baseball in less than a year. He is a utility guy who can play all over the field and has good strike zone discipline, with some sneaky pop too. His final year in college he hit .294 with 28 BB/19 K. In 2017 following the draft he hit .256 with 10 HR and 40 RBI in 52 games for Quad Cities. This year he has dominated two levels posting phenomenal walk and strikeout rates, increasing his stolen base production, and collecting 38 XBHs in 83 games.

2018 Stats: 83 G, .280 BA/.820 OPS, 26 2B, 5 3B, 7 HR, 41 RBI, 24 SB

22. Ronnie Dawson, OF

Current Level: A+
ETA: 2021
DOB: 05/19/95

Dawson was a 2nd round pick out of Ohio State in 2016. After dominating his junior year in college many expected him to be a fast mover in the system. Unfortunately, his 2017 season started very slow hitting just .217 with 5 HR in the 61 first half games (89 wRC+). He really turned it up in the second half though hitting .330 with 11 2B, 9 HR in 55 second half games (169 wRC+) with Quad Cities before being promoted to A+. He has had a slow 2018 season hitting just .247 in 75 games.

2018 Stats: 75 G, .247 BA/.730 OPS, 14 2B, 8 HR, 42 RBI, 24 SB

23. Tyler Ivey, RHP

Current Level: A+
ETA: 2021
DOB: 05/12/96

Ivey was the Astros third round pick in the 2017 draft. He has prototypical size and a low 90s fastball with a solid mix of off-speed pitches. He has been solid this year posting a 3.52 ERA with 18 BB/84 K in 71.2 innings.

2018 Stats: 16 G, 3.52 ERA, 71.2 IP, 59 H, 18 BB, 84 K

24. Brandon Bielak, RHP

Current Level: AA
ETA: 2020
DOB: 04/02/96

Bielak was the Astros 11th round pick in 2017 and has dominated in his short minor league career. Overall he has 27 BB/126 K in 100.2 innings with a 1.43 ERA. He has moved fast through the system and is already in AA where he has yet to allow a run in 11.1 innings.

2018 Stats: 16 G, 1.75 ERA, 67 IP, 51 H, 22 BB, 84 K

25. Dean Deetz, RHP

Current Level: AAA
ETA: 2018
DOB: 11/29/93

Deetz was drafted by the Astros in the 11th round of he 2014 draft. He moved his way through the system and good year in 2017. He started the year with the Hooks and went 4-2 with a 1.82 ERA and 9 BB/42 K in 39.2 innings. He was promoted to AAA and struggled a bit there with a 6.40 ERA in 45 IP. The Astros used him in relief some and had success. In the Arizona Fall League he had 4 BB/23 K in 11 IP. Deetz has a 97-99 MPH and a sharp slider making him a good fit in the pen. He missed some time this year with a suspension but has came back strong in AAA and should be on the short list to get called up.

2018 Stats: 13 G, 0.51 ERA, 17.2 IP, 13 H, 1 ER, 12 BB, 33 K

26. Jonathan Arauz, SS

Current Level: A+
ETA: 2021
DOB: 08/03/98

Astros acquired Arauz from the Phillies as a add on piece in the Ken Giles trade. While Arauz doesn’t have one stand out tool, he is solid across the board. Arauz split time between Tri-City and Quad Cities at 18 years old in 2017 and held his own. This year he started well in Quad Cities and has since been promoted to Buies Creek.

2018 Stats: 80 G, .261 BA/.747 OPS, 14 2B, 6 3B, 6 HR, 34 RBI, 7 SB

27. Brett Adcock, LHP

Current Level: AA
ETA: 2020
DOB: 08/28/95

Adcock was drafted by the Astros in the 4th round of the 2016 draft. He has posted solid numbers during his career but has had some command issues. This year he started with Buies Creek and posted a 2.54 ERA with 36 BB/67 K in 67.1 innings while allowing just 32 hits. He was then promoted to Corpus Christi was he has a 2.45 ERA in 11 innings. Adcock has a lows 90s fastball but a good curveball and slider that induces swings and misses.

2018 Stats: 19 G, 2.53 ERA, 78.1 IP, 36 H, 45 BB, 75 K

28. Trent Thornton, RHP

Current Level: AAA
ETA: 2019
DOB: 09/30/93

Thorton was the Astros 5th round selection in 2015. He has moved fast in the system reaching AAA last year. He has repeated in Fresno this year and really put up some phenomenal numbers. Overall he has a 3.91 ERA but 10 over the 43 ER he has allowed came in one outing. He has 101 K in 99 innings this season. He has seen his fastball gain some velocity touching mid 90s now. He has some solid off speed offerings too and has deception in his delivery which helps him.

2018 Season Stats: 19 G, 3.91 ERA, 99.0 IP, 84 H, 43 ER, 23 BB, 101 K

29. Brandon Bailey, RHP

Current Level: A+
ETA: 2020
DOB: 10/19/94

Bailey was acquired in the trade that sent Laureano to Oakland prior to the 2018 season. He is of small stature at 5-10 and 175 lbs but hasn’t let that hold him back from being a strikeout machine. This year for Buies Creek he has 105 K in 89.2 innings. He has solid stuff but has plus spin rate, which the Astros are known to use to the best of their ability.

2018 Season Stats: 19 G, 2.71 ERA, 89.2 IP, 68 H, 27 ER, 42 BB, 105 K

30. Alex McKenna, OF

Current Level: A-
ETA: 2022
DOB: 09/06/97

McKenna was drafted by the Astros in the 4th round this past draft. He is built well at 6-2 and 200 lbs and possesses solid physical tools. He profiles as a center fielder and has solid raw power. He has a line drive approach and also works the strike zone well drawing walks. He is younger than the typical college draftee at just 20 years old.

2018 Season Stats: 25 G, .297 BA/.893 OPS, 4 2B, 4 HR, 16 RBI, 4 SB