See which prospect has seen their stock rise or fall so far this season.
Just like the stock market, prospects’ stock will go up and down throughout the season. Here is the Astros Prospect Stock Report: Volume 1.
Disclaimer – Being on the stock down part of this list does not necessarily mean the player is a bad prospect. More just noting the rough patch they are experiencing this season.
⇑ Stock Up ⇑
Hitter – Matthew Barefoot
Barefoot was the Astros 6th round pick in the 2019 draft out of Campbell University. He played in Tri-City following the draft but struggled a bit. To start the 2021 season the Astros assigned him to Fayetteville and he is making quick work of the pitching in Low A ball. Although he is 23 years old, he is dominating to a .352/.397/.630 line with 4 2B, 3 HR, 15 RBI and 7 SB. He probably won’t be in Low A much longer and he will have to continue to hit to see that stock rise, but he has started off the 2021 season strong.
2021 Stats: 14 G, .354 BA/.397 OBP/.630 SLG, 4 2B, 3B, 3 HR, 15 RBI, 7 SB, 174 wRC+
Pitcher – Jimmy Endersby
Endersby fell victim to the 2020 draft which only had five rounds and he went undrafted. But he was one of the pitchers who had a choice of all 30 teams and chose to sign with the Astros. He was off to a solid start before COVID hit but he has continued the success in the Astros system. Through 3 outings in High A he has a 2.77 ERA with a 2.38 FIP but has 4 BB/21 K in 13.0 innings. He’s allowed just 7 hits. Great start to his professional career.
2021 Stats: 3 G, 2.77 ERA, 13.0 IP, 7 H, 4 ER, 4 BB, 21 K, 14.5 K/9
⇓ Stock Down⇓
Hitter – Ross Adolph
Adolph was acquired in the deal that sent J.D. Davis to the Mets. He had some success following the draft but struggled a bit in 2019. After the non 2020 season due to COVID, I hoped he could come out and establish himself in AA at 24. Unfortunately he has struggled a bit hitting just .114 with 1 HR and striking out 38.8% of the time.
2021 Stats: 10 G, .114 BA/.235 OBP/.267 SLG, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 46 wRC+
Pitcher – Yeremi Ceballos
Ceballos is a 22 year old left handed pitcher out of the Dominican Republic. He was solid in 2019 striking out 26 in 24.1 innings in relief. This season he started out in High A Asheville and has really struggled getting hit around but also finding the strike zone. In just 2.2 innings he has allowed 9 runs (7 earned) while walking 10.
2021 Stats: 4 G, 23.63 ERA, 2.2 IP, 3 H, 7 ER, 10 BB, 4 K
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