There have some dismal seasons in Houston for the Astros. After years of losing, a stockpile of minor league talent finally is beginning to emerge sending the organization toward a more positive outlook down the road.
With Miguel Sano and Byron Buxton ascending in their system, the Twins may have the best collection of minor league talent in baseball. Nick Shlain takes a look around the American League and shares his top-10 from each organization.
Teams are increasingly using the draft to find players who are nearly major-league ready. Such is the case with the Astros' first-overall selection of Mark Appel, who could be in Houston later this year.
The Astros maxed out their value in the first 10 rounds by taking Carlos Correa first overall ahead of Byron Buxton last June, but Buxton has been the most impressive first-rounder in the 2012 draft class thus far.