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Where the Astros' Top 30 Prospects are starting the season

Where the Astros' Top 30 Prospects are starting the season

With the 2016 season getting started, here's a look at where the Astros' Top 30 prospects are projected to start the season:

1. Alex Bregman -- Corpus Christi Hooks (AA)
2. A.J. Reed -- Fresno Grizzlies (AAA)
3. Francis Martes -- Corpus Christi Hooks (AA)
4. Kyle Tucker -- Quad Cities River Bandits (A)
5. Daz Cameron -- Quad Cities River Bandits (A)
6. Colin Moran -- Fresno Grizzlies (AAA)
7. David Paulino -- Corpus Christi Hooks (AA)
8. Joe Musgrove -- Corpus Christi Hooks (AA)
9. Derek Fisher -- Corpus Christi Hooks (AA)
10. Michael Feliz -- Houston Astros (MLB)
11. Albert Abreu -- Quad Cities River Bandits (A)
12. J.D. Davis -- Corpus Christi Hooks (AA)
13. Tyler White -- Houston Astros (MLB)
14. Tony Kemp -- Fresno Grizzlies (AAA)
15. Jonathan Arauz -- Extended spring camp
16. Gilberto Celestino -- Extended spring camp
17. Miguelangel Sierra -- Extended spring camp
18. Franklin Perez -- Extended spring camp
19. Jandel Gustave -- Fresno Grizzlies (AAA)
20. Riley Ferrell -- Lancaster JetHawks (A Adv)
21. Jon Kemmer -- Fresno Grizzlies (AAA)
22. James Hoyt -- Fresno Grizzlies (AAA)
23. Brendan McCurry -- Corpus Christi Hooks (AA)
24. Chris Devenski -- Fresno Grizzlies (AAA)
25. Alfredo Gonzalez -- Corpus Christi Hooks (AA)
26. Teoscar Hernandez -- Corpus Christi Hooks (AA)
27. Matt Duffy -- Houston Astros (MLB)
28. Andrew Aplin -- Fresno Grizzlies (AAA)
29. Akeem Bostick -- Lancaster JetHawks (A Adv)
30. Michael Freeman -- Corpus Christi Hooks (AA)

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Team to watch
Double-A Corpus Christi is led by the Astros' top overall prospect, shortstop Alex Bregman, and their three best pitching prospects in right-handers Francis Martes, David Paulino and Joe Musgrove. Outfielder Derek Fisher and third baseman J.D. Davis combined for 48 homers in Class A in 2015, their first full professional season. The Hooks have two 2015 draftees making the leap to Double-A in No. 2 overall pick Bregman and seventh-round lefty Michael Freeman.

Top prospects' starting spots
Division Teams
NL East ATL, MIA, NYM, PHI, WAS
AL East BAL, BOS, NYY, TB, TOR
NL Central CHC, CIN , MIL, PIT, STL
AL Central CLE, CWS, DET, KC, MIN
NL West ARI, COL, LAD, SD, SF
AL West HOU, LAA, OAK, SEA, TEX
Top 100 Prospects

Teams on MiLB.TV
Fresno Grizzlies
Corpus Christi Hooks
Quad Cities River Bandits

New faces
Right-hander Brendan McCurry, who recorded a 1.37 ERA in two years in the Athletics' system before coming to the Astros in a November trade for Jed Lowrie, could zoom from Double-A to the big leagues this year. Two more Top 30 guys will make their debuts in the Astros organization this summer: middle infielder Jonathan Arauz, part of the Ken Giles deal with the Phillies in December, and outfielder Gilberto Celestino, who signed for $2.5 million out of the Dominican Republic last July.

On the shelf
Everyone on our Astros Top 30 is healthy to start the season.

Jim Callis is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow @jimcallisMLB on Twitter and listen to him on the weekly Pipeline Podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.