Three Legends make Astros’ top prospect list

Minor League Baseball

Jordan Lyles; Photo: Lexington Legends

Baseball America released its top 10 prospects list for the Houston Astros Friday and several Lexington Legends made the cut. The Astros’ system still ranks toward the bottom of the major league organizations, but the talent improvement from 2008 to 2009 was a nice indication of the improvement of the system overall. Here’s a glimpse at the Legends who made the cut and their statistics. The analysis of the list is subscriber only, so you’ll have to check out BA for the full package.


#3 RHP Jordan Lyles

  • 7-11, 3.24 ERA, 167 SO/38 BB
  • 145 IP, 26 GS, 134 hits
  • BA: “He has the repertoire and control to fit in the middle of a big league rotation, and each of his pitches has enough projection for him to become a potential frontline starter.”

#6 RHP Ross Seaton

  • 8-10, 3.29 ERA, 88 SO/39 BB
  • 137 IP, 24 GS, 137 hits
  • BA: “At Lexington, Seaton stood out more with his size and control than his stuff.”

#8 OF Jay Austin

  • .267, 23 SB, 49 runs
  • .267/.32o/.360
  • BA: “He has enticing tools, but he has a lot of refining to do if he’s going to be more than an extra outfielder in the major leagues.”

Check out the full list here.

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