Here's where Astros Top 30 prospects are starting '22

April 5th, 2022

With the Minor League season opening this week, here's where the Astros' Top 30 Prospects are projected to start:

  1. Jeremy Peña, SS — Houston (MLB)
  2. Korey Lee, C — Sugar Land (Triple-A)
  3. Hunter Brown, RHP — Sugar Land (Triple-A)
  4. Pedro Leon, SS/OF — Sugar Land (Triple-A)
  5. Forrest Whitley, RHP — Sugar Land (Triple-A)
  6. Colin Barber, OF — Asheville (Single-A)
  7. Peter Solomon, RHP — Sugar Land (Triple-A)
  8. Shawn Dubin, RHP — Sugar Land (Triple-A)
  9. Joe Perez, 3B/1B — Corpus Christi (Double-A)
  10. Alex Santos, RHP — Fayetteville (Single-A)
  11. Tyler Whitaker, OF — Asheville (Single-A)
  12. Cristian Gonzalez, SS —Asheville (Single-A)
  13. Chayce McDermott, RHP — Asheville (Single-A)
  14. Jose Siri, OF — Houston (MLB)
  15. Jaime Melendez, RHP — Corpus Christi (Double-A
  16. Yainer Diaz, C/1B — Corpus Christi (Double-A)
  17. Shay Whitcomb, INF — Corpus Christi (Double-A)
  18. Misael Tamarez, RHP — Corpus Christi (Double-A)
  19. Jonathan Bermudez, LHP — Sugar Land (Triple-A)
  20. Tyler Ivey, RHP — Sugar Land (Triple-A)
  21. Jordan Brewer, OF — Asheville (Single-A)
  22. Alex McKenna, OF — Sugar Land (Triple-A)
  23. Matthew Barefoot, OF — Corpus Christi (Double-A)
  24. Grae Kessinger, INF — Corpus Christi (Double-A)
  25. Jimmy Endersby, RHP — Corpus Christi (Double-A)
  26. Logan Cerny, OF — Fayetteville (Single-A)
  27. Luke Berryhill, C/1B — Corpus Christi (Double-A)
  28. Corey Julks, OF —Sugar Land (Triple-A)
  29. Luis Baez, OF — Dominican Academy
  30. Spencer Arrighetti, RHP —Asheville (Single-A)

Team to watch

Triple-A Sugar Land's active roster includes five of Houston's top eight prospects: catcher Korey Lee, right-handers Hunter Brown, Peter Solomon and Shawn Dubin, and shortstop/outfielder Pedro Leon. Space Cowboys left-hander Jonathan Bermudez was the organization's 2021 Minor League Pitcher of the Year after leading the system in ERA (3.24) and K/BB ratio (4.3).

Teams on MiLB.TV
Triple-A Sugar Land
Double-A Corpus Christi
Single-A Fayetteville

New faces
After coming over in a November trade that sent Garrett Stubbs to the Phillies, outfielder Logan Cerny will make his Astros debut at Single-A Fayetteville. The top prospect in Houston's 2021-22 international class, outfielder Luis Baez will likely break into pro ball this summer in the Rookie-level Florida Complex League.

On the shelf
Once rated as baseball's best pitching prospect, right-hander Forrest Whitley is continuing his rehab from Tommy John surgery in March 2021.