Well, it's progress (but didn't we know that already?). Keith Law ranked the Astros' farm system #28 out of #30 (ahead of the Cardinals and White Sox). What did he say?
Two drafts under new scouting director Bobby Heck got the Astros out of the cellar, but the scorched earth he inherited will take more time to reach the top half of this list. Emphasis on athletes and prep arms gives them a shot at ceiling but with some added risk. They also seem to be inching back into involvement in Latin America after giving a six-figure bonus to Dominican righty Edgar Ferreira in December.