Fans of the Houston Astros looking for reasons to feel positive about the club's direction should look no further than the team's current minor league system.
General manager Jeff Luhnow and his staff have made a significant impact on the team's talent level in the minors in just a short period of time. The organization's 2012 draft class alone saw an infusion of promising young talent that's already making its way up the minor league ladder.
And while fans like to pile on former general manger Ed Wade for a lack of impact moves with the team during his time, his staff actually left the team stocked with more than a few talented young prospects who will be contributing big leaguers for the team down the line.
The future is bright for the Astros, and that's something fans should be happy to hear.
Here are five Houston Astros prospects fans should get to know in 2013.