When Ed Wade took over for Tim Purpura late in the 2007 season, he found an old roster that was falling apart and a minor league system that was beyond terrible. In a scant four seasons, the roster has turned over and is still terrible. However, he has used the draft, international scouting and a few trades to begin building a farm system.
Today, we are looking at the fruits of that effort. We will look at the Top 15 position player prospects and the Top 15 pitching prospects. The only rule is that they if that have played in Houston they will not be counted. The funny thing about prospects is that one person's hot prospect is another person's garbage. So, I tried to stick with the folks that the Astros have high hopes for.