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Baseball America Releases Full Top-30 Astros Prospect Ranking

Houston Astros prospect Will Wagner throws the ball between batters during the game. The Hooks defeated the Amarillo Sod Poodles, 5-4, in 10 innings on Thursday, June 23, 2022, at Whataburger Field.
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Baseball America released its full top-30 Houston Astros prospect ranking Friday. The outlet announced its top-10 list last mont for the Astros with right-handed pitcher Hunter Brown, who ranked the 28th-best prospect in Major League Baseball, leading the way.

Baseball America’s Top-10 Astros Prospects

1. RHP Hunter Brown

Jonathan Mayo of MLB Pipeline slated Brown at No. 4 on his top American League Rookie of the Year candidates list. Keith Law of The Athletic named the righty an honorable mention to be a key contributor for the 2023 season. And with Lance McCullers Jr. not ready for Opening Day, Brown’s chances of being a starter to open the season increased.

2. C/1B Yainer Díaz

MLB Pipeline tabbed Yainer Díaz as Houston’s best pure hitting prospect Friday.

3. OF Drew Gilbert

4. OF Jacob Melton

5. UTL David Hensley

6. OF/2B Pedro León

The Astros didn’t invite Pedro León to Major League spring training, after the outfielder underwent sports hernia surgery in January. León received an early invitation to minor-league camp, continuing his running progressions post-surgery.

7. C Korey Lee

Korey Lee is expected to play in the Grapefruit League opener Saturday, per Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle.

8. RHP Spencer Arrighetti

9. OF Justin Dirden

10. RHP Miguel Ullola

Baseball America’s Top-11-30 Astros Prospects

11. OF Colin Barber

12. RHP Andrew Taylor

13. 1B/3B/OF Joe Perez

14. OF Kenedy Corona

15. RHP Misael Tamarez

16. OF Quincy Hamilton

17. 1B/2B/OF Joey Loperfido

18. 2B/3B Will Wagner

19. LHP Trey Dombroski

20. OF Ryan Clifford

21. RHP J.P. France

22. RHP Jaime Melendez

23. RHP Jose Fleury

24. RHP Michael Knorr

25. RHP Shawn Dubin

26. LHP Colton Gordon

27. 2B/3B/OF Corey Julks

28. RHP Forrest Whitley

Falling to No. 28, Forrest Whitley entered Major League spring training healthy for the first time since 2020. The Astros scheduled the Whitley to start Monday against the Miami Marlins, per Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle. This will mark Whitley’s first Grapefruit League appearance since March 11, 2020.

29. SS Camilo Diaz

Baseball America graded Camilo Diaz’s arm a 70 on an 80-grade scale. As one of the top international free agents to sign Jan. 15, Diaz, along with German Ramirez, jumped into the ranking without any professional games behind them.

30. SS German Ramirez

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