Let's get this part out of the way: Yes, we're a tad sensitive about the perception of the Astros: Bumbling GM, War-Profiteering incoming owner, etc. And Jon Heyman's seeming ability to take a shot at the Astros in every possible situation doesn't help matters. His latest effort doesn't help matters:
Before making a couple of trades that brought in a handful of prospects, Astros ownership hired an independent scout to evaluate their entire minor league system. The scout identified fewer than five players who should even play in the major leagues.
First of all, if you're willing to say "fewer than five," just say how many. Four? One? If we cap it at five, give me the five players you think would be on another team's 25-Man roster.
He does go on in the next bullet point to reference an email he got from a scout praising the Pence deal - saying that Singleton is "on the short list of power hitting prospects." And said scout compared Cosart to Daniel Bard or Brandon League.