Monday, January 27, 2014

The Astros and BP Top 101 through the years

Since it's a slow morning, let's take a gander at how the Astros fared on BP's previous Top 101 Prospects lists. Then we'll clap with glee.

The Astros put two prospects on the list: Hunter Pence at #47 (one ahead of Jacoby Ellsbury) and Troy Patton at #57. Future Astros on the list? Fernando Martinez (#18), Philip Humber (#26), Dexter Fowler (#39), Trevor Crowe (#60), 

The Astros put one prospect on the list: J.R. Towles at #54. Then depression set in. Future Astro Jordan Schafer is ranked at #17. Life ebbs from our collective veins.

The Astros once again put one prospect on the list: Jason Castro at #76.

The Astros rebound with two prospects on the list: Jio Mier at #97 and Jason Castro at #100. Chris Carter is ranked at #11, while Mike Trout is listed at #53.

Two more Astros prospects make the list: Jordan Lyles is #59, Delino DeShields is listed at #82. Chris Carter drops to #30, Jon Homerton makes the list at #63.

The Astros' Pence trade starts to make its way on to the list: Jarred Cosart comes in at #48, George Springer debuts at #49, while Jon Homerton makes the cut at #73. Future Astro Brad Peacock makes the list at #64 while Robbie Grossman comes in at #76.

The farm system continues the turn-around with Jon Homerton jumping to #25, Carlos Correa debuts at #26, George Springer drops from #49 to #55, and Delino DeShields gets back on the list at #101.