At least they have a few prospects now, after the rather remarkable decision to let the pipeline dry up. There were a lot of people traded for Miguel Tejada, and now the price is being paid. Baseball America still has the Astros at No. 30 out of 30 in farm system, though.
Despite having their Minor League system ranked near the bottom in overall talent from top to bottom, the Astros are enthusiastic that better days are ahead.