The Houston Astros officially started Spring Training today. As the weeks go on, fans will get a close look at the team’s top prospects. They will develop ‘prospect crushes’ and hope that they end up being the next great player in Major League Baseball. Many times, that isn’t the case.
Last week, we looked back to see past Astros prospects who were or weren’t able to live up to the ranking they were given, beginning with the team’s 2004 top prospects. This week, it’s time to look at 2005. Chris Burke is listed by Baseball America as the team’s top prospect, but since his career was reviewed in the last post, it will be prospects two through six.