Visiting the Farms - AL West

Houston Astros

Korey Lee has the physical abilities to play catcher at the major league level, although he's played both 1B and 3B. His arm is above average and his raw power can transform him into a Mike Zunino type catcher. Through 28 games in High A, Lee is slugging .462 with an impressive .330 batting average.

Pedro Leon is surrounded by mystery. Houston scooped up Leon last year, after he was declared a free agent in December 2019. Not many teams had the ability to scout him, but from what can be gathered in his pro playing career is his speed and arm strength. Although he's a smaller player, standing in at 5'10" 170lbs, Leon has the sprint speed to play center and the fielding ability to play shortstop. Through 30 games in AA, Leon is slugging .423 but is averaging over a strikeout per game.

Forrest Whitley underwent Tommy John surgery in March, which has pushed back his appearance in the majors. The Astros were confident he was ready last year, but the pandemic pushed it back. The 6'7" starter features five strong pitches, the first pitcher we've covered to have five gradable pitches. He's got some injury concerns as mentioned with Tommy John, an oblique strain that put him out in 2018, a sore shoulder in 2019, plus a 50 game suspension for violating the Minor League drug policy. Other than the command issues, Whitley is ready to go, come mid 2022.

Los Angeles Angels

Jordyn Adams is one of the best athletes in the minor leagues. Drafted based off his ability to outrun anyone, and his surprising plate discipline, Adams will end up as a starting outfielder at some point. He shows great raw power as well, mirroring images of a young Byron Buxton. Although only through three games in High A, Adams has three hits, all for extra bases.