The Houston Astros have once again been left out of a Top 100 prospects list, this time by The Athletic, despite having promising talents like Jacob Melton, who has shown impressive performance in the minor leagues.

By the Numbers
  • Jacob Melton posted an .801 OPS with 23 homers in the minor leagues.
  • In just 13 games with the Corpus Christi Hooks, Melton had a .558 slugging percentage with five home runs and 13 RBI.
State of Play
  • The Astros' farm system is criticized for not having a prospect in the Top 100 list by The Athletic.
  • Promising talents like Jacob Melton, Luis Baez, Joey Loperfido, and Zach Dezenzo are hoping to prove the doubters wrong in 2024.
Bottom Line

The Astros' exclusion of their top prospect Jacob Melton from The Athletic's Top 100 list underscores the ongoing skepticism about the team's farm system, despite the presence of promising talents, setting the stage for a crucial 2024 season for the organization's young players.