Thursday, January 28, 2010

Keith Law doesn't think so highly of Jason Castro

Keith Law posted his Top 100 prospects (Insider Only, but I got your back). Where are the Astros?

Jordan Lyles: #60
With the potential for him to add velocity, given his 6-foot-4 frame as he approaches the legal drinking age, Lyles could become a No. 2 starter or more for a team that hasn't developed anything close to that since Roy Oswalt.

Jason Castro: #65
His defense is probably adequate now to play in the big leagues, especially with nothing blocking him in Houston, and with some improvement he could be an average regular for an organization that hasn't had that behind the plate in a decade.

Jiovanni Mier: #94
True shortstops who can hit are incredibly valuable at the big league level -- look at how all-glove-no-bat shortstops are getting paid in the majors right now -- and Mier has the ceiling of a top offensive producer for his position.

4 comments:

tpack said...

1) This seems to be a make or break year for a lot of Astros prospects. Some of the biggest questions and exciting players are hitting AA this year (Clemens, Gaston, hopefully Lyles etc) and I think we'll know a lot more then. We also see the first full year of Mier, and hopefully Castro at AAA

2)I like how we're developing up the middle here. Organizationally we seem pretty strong from CF (Bourn, Austin, Shuck, etc) to SS (Manzella, Mier) to C (Castro). Makes me think we'll see a lot of pitching drafted in those first few rounds of 2010.

AstroAndy said...

Sounds like Law doesn't think too highly of Wandy Rodriguez either if he thinks the Astros haven't "developed anything close to" a No. 2 starter.

The Constable. said...

I'm not sure Keith Law thinks much of the Astros. But it doesn't seem like too many people think much of Ed Wade. Except those of us who blog while their wife is making dinner.

Steve Duer said...

Based on what he said about catcher "and with some improvement he could be an average regular for an organization that hasn't had that behind the plate in a decade."

He doesn't know that much about baseball. Ausmus was one of the best catchers in the game. He wasn't an offensive threat but was an amazing defensive catcher.