The Houston Astros have been rebuilding since 2010, almost three years to this date. When the Astros traded Hunter Pence to the Philadelphia Phillies, they envisioned a plan, a plan that is now beginning to come together. The Astros traded for Jarred Cosart, Jon Singleton, Josh Zeid and Domingo Santana, and Cosart is the first one to make his big league debut.
Soon to be followed by Cosart are minor leaguers such as George Springer, Singleton, Zeid, Mike Foltynewicz, Asher Wojciechowski and then a little later, Carlos Correa. All these players are key pieces to the Astros rebuilding process.
This is a new awakening for the Astros. Their rebuilding process isn’t complete just yet, but they are beginning a new era. It is all starting with the hometown kid, Jarred Cosart.
With the call-up of Cosart, the Astros are set to begin their new era of Astros baseball. This call-up is only the beginning. The floodgates are about to open up, and prospects will be spilling out of every crevice.
After another successful draft, the Astros have one of the top farm systems in baseball. For the most part, the Astros are not going to rush anyone through the farm system. Only one person I can think of, Mark Appel, will rapidly rise to the big leagues. It has taken Cosart two years since being traded to Houston to find his way to the big leagues, and it could very well be for one start, but he is finally here. For the others, I think the closest guy to debuting would be Jonathan Villar who could debut any time. Villar still needs to work on his defense, but he is coming up quick. After him, I think the closest prospects to debuting would be Singleton and Springer something in September.
The Astros future is extremely bright, and this call-up of Jarred Cosart is just the beginning. Let the dynasty begin, Astros fans.