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Top Prospects No. 11-20

11. Zach Cole, OF

Level: High-A DOB: 08/04/00

Cole was drafted in the 10th round in the 2022 draft. The left-handed hitting outfielder has plus speed and a lot of pop in his bat. After struggling in his first taste of pro ball, Cole has put together an impressive 2023 season. In 111 games between Single-A and High-A, Cole is hitting .258 with 20 2B, 8 3B, 19 HR, 37 SB. He has some swing and miss to his game but his highs are really high. At just 23-years-old, Cole is one of the more higher potential outfielders in the system. Read more on Cole here.

12. Alonzo Tredwell, RHP

Level: Rookie DOB: 05/08/02

Tredwell is a monster on the mound, standing at 6’8″ and 230 lbs. The 2023 2nd round pick had a nice college career at UCLA posting a 2.83 ERA with 13 K in 92.1 innings. The right-hander has a mid-90s fastball that can tough 96. He also has a solid slider as his main secondary offering. Tredwell’s fastball also generates a lot of swings and misses thanks to his carry up in the zone. Baseball America said his curveball has the potential to be a plus pitch and he has plenty of room improvement. Read more on Tredwell here.

13. Michael Knorr, RHP

Level: Double-A DOB: 05/12/00

The Astros drafted Knorr in the 3rd round of the 2022 draft. Knorr spent his first three seasons at Cal State Fullerton before moving to Coastal Carolina for his senior year where he struck out 86 in 69 innings. Knorr has a fastball that reaches 98 MPH and a good changeup. He also has some deception in his delivery and if he can command his fastball a bit better, he can move up the system pretty quickly with his fastball/changeup combination. In 2023 he struck out 78 on 58.1 innings between Single-A and High-A, though he missed some time with an injury.

14. A.J. Blubaugh

Level: Double-A DOB: 07/04/00

Blubaugh was a 7th round pick back in the 2022 draft out of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The Astros have been aggressive with him, pushing him up to Double-A in 2023. Despite a higher ERA in High-A, Blubaugh struck out 112 in 100 innings including 19 K in 14.1 innings with a 1.26 ERA in Double-A to end the season. He was sent to the Arizona Fall League where he had a 2.25 ERA with 17 K in 12 innings. He has a low to mid 90s fastball with a nice pair of breaking balls. Read more on him here.

15. Cam Fisher, OF

Level: High-A DOB: 06/12/01

Fisher was drafted by the Astros in 2023 after having a great college career at UNC Charlotte. The lefty hitter slashed .348/.507/.813 with 30 HR, 64 BB in 64 games this season. He offers plus power and bat speed. He gets on base but some scouts noted the strikeout concerns. Fisher is an adequate athlete and scouts have noted he might stick in right field or possibly end up in left field. Fisher played in 31 games following the draft and hit 5 homers while batting .273 with a .896 OPS.

16. Trey Dombroski, LHP

Level: High-A DOB: 03/13/01

Dombroski was drafted by the Astros in the 4th round of the 2022 draft after a standout career at Monmouth University, including 14 BB/130 K in 95 innings as a junior. The lefty stands at 6’5″ and 235 lbs. While he doesn’t blow you away with his stuff, he really knows how to pitch and has very good command. Dombroski pitched the full season in Single-A striking out 148 in 119 innings with a 3.71 ERA. Read more on Dombroski here.

17. Jose Fleury, RHP

Level: Double-A DOB: 03/08/02

Fleury was signed during the 2021 international signing period for just $10,000, but could be another diamond in the rough for the Astros. As a 20-year-old, he dominated the DSL posting a 1.42 ERA with 4 BB/60 K in 38 innings. He has a really good changeup, which Baseball America ranked as the best in the system, and that he pairs with a low to mid 90s fastball. MLB noted that he has outstanding vertical movement on his fastball that helps it play up from its velocity. In 2023 he put up some gaudy numbers racking up 139 K in 98.2 innings with a 3.65 ERA.

18. Colin Barber, OF

Level: Double-A DOB: 12/04/00

Barber was drafted in the 4th round of high school in the 2019 draft. He signed for $1 million, which was almost $600k over slot. Barber has good bat speed and possesses above-average raw power. He has struggled to stay healthy a bit, but when he has been healthy he has performed well (.808 OPS in 189 minor league games). He has a patient approach at the plate and the ability to hit the ball all over the park. In 2023 in Double-A he had .792 OPS in 79 games. Read more on Barber here.

19. Andrew Taylor, RHP

Level: High-A DOB: 09/23/01

The Astros nabbed a tall right hander in Andrew Taylor, who stands at 6’5″ and 190 lbs, with their compensation pick for losing Carlos Correa. Taylor has a low 90s fastball but generates a ton of swings and misses with high spin rate and carry, which is throws the majority of the time. The righty had an impressive college career for Central Michigan posting a 2.45 ERA with 261 K in 195 innings. Taylor also possesses a solid changeup and two other breaking pitches. While the ERA was a bit higher, he racked up 126 K in 84 innings in 2023. Read more on Taylor here.

20. Pedro Leon, OF

Level: Triple-A DOB: 05/28/98

The Astros were rumored to be the favorites for Leon for quite a while but COVID threw a wrench in the plans. He was eventually signed in January of 2021 for $4 million. Leon possesses above-average raw power and is a plus runner on the bases. While he has some swing and miss to his game, he has been able to get on base and still hit for power too. While Leon has shown some elite tools, he has yet to fully put it together. He is still just 20 yea5s old and has the chance to make an impact at the big league level.