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Where the Astros' Top 30 Prospects are starting the season

April 7, 2016

With the 2016 season getting started, here's a look at where the Astros' Top 30 prospects are projected to start the season:1. Alex Bregman -- Corpus Christi Hooks (AA)

  1. A.J. Reed -- Fresno Grizzlies (AAA)
  2. Francis Martes -- Corpus Christi Hooks (AA)
  3. Kyle Tucker -- Quad Cities

With the 2016 season getting started, here's a look at where the Astros' Top 30 prospects are projected to start the season:
1. Alex Bregman -- Corpus Christi Hooks (AA)

  1. A.J. Reed -- Fresno Grizzlies (AAA)
  2. Francis Martes -- Corpus Christi Hooks (AA)
  3. Kyle Tucker -- Quad Cities River Bandits (A)
  4. Daz Cameron -- Quad Cities River Bandits (A)
  5. Colin Moran -- Fresno Grizzlies (AAA)
  6. David Paulino -- Corpus Christi Hooks (AA)
  7. Joe Musgrove -- Corpus Christi Hooks (AA)
  8. Derek Fisher -- Corpus Christi Hooks (AA)
  9. Michael Feliz -- Houston Astros (MLB)
  10. Albert Abreu -- Quad Cities River Bandits (A)
  11. J.D. Davis -- Corpus Christi Hooks (AA)
  12. Tyler White -- Houston Astros (MLB)
  13. Tony Kemp -- Fresno Grizzlies (AAA)
  14. Jonathan Arauz -- Extended spring camp
  15. Gilberto Celestino -- Extended spring camp
  16. Miguelangel Sierra -- Extended spring camp
  17. Franklin Perez -- Extended spring camp
  18. Jandel Gustave -- Fresno Grizzlies (AAA)
  19. Riley Ferrell -- Lancaster JetHawks (A Adv)
  20. Jon Kemmer -- Fresno Grizzlies (AAA)
  21. James Hoyt -- Fresno Grizzlies (AAA)
  22. Brendan McCurry -- Corpus Christi Hooks (AA)
  23. Chris Devenski -- Fresno Grizzlies (AAA)
  24. Alfredo Gonzalez -- Corpus Christi Hooks (AA)
  25. Teoscar Hernandez -- Corpus Christi Hooks (AA)
  26. Matt Duffy -- Houston Astros (MLB)
  27. Andrew Aplin -- Fresno Grizzlies (AAA)
  28. Akeem Bostick -- Lancaster JetHawks (A Adv)
  29. Michael Freeman -- Corpus Christi Hooks (AA)
    Complete coverage of Astros prospects on MLBPipeline.com/Astros
    Team to watch
    Double-A Corpus Christi is led by the Astros' top overall prospect, shortstop Alex Bregman, and their three best pitching prospects in right-handers Francis Martes, David Paulino and Joe Musgrove. Outfielder Derek Fisher and third baseman J.D. Davis combined for 48 homers in Class A in 2015, their first full professional season. The Hooks have two 2015 draftees making the leap to Double-A in No. 2 overall pick Bregman and seventh-round lefty Michael Freeman.
    Where teams' Top 30 prospects are starting the season
    Teams on MiLB.TV
    Fresno Grizzlies
    Corpus Christi Hooks
    Quad Cities River Bandits
    New faces
    Right-hander Brendan McCurry, who recorded a 1.37 ERA in two years in the Athletics' system before coming to the Astros in a November trade for Jed Lowrie, could zoom from Double-A to the big leagues this year. Two more Top 30 guys will make their debuts in the Astros organization this summer: middle infielder Jonathan Arauz, part of the Ken Giles deal with the Phillies in December, and outfielder Gilberto Celestino, who signed for $2.5 million out of the Dominican Republic last July.
    On the shelf
    Everyone on our Astros Top 30 is healthy to start the season.

Jim Callis is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow @jimcallisMLB on Twitter and listen to him on the weekly Pipeline Podcast.