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Bullpen Future Looks Bright

As we sit in Coronavirus limbo, the industry consensus on the Astros farm system is that it contains just one Top 100 prospect, Forrest Whitley, and ranks among the bottom third of the league. In addition to being light at this point in time, Houston is extremely pitching heavy, with right-handed pitchers typically occupying more than half of the top 30 slots on organizational rankings. While there are a number of promising hurlers on hand who have real chances to start long term, one area where the Astros are actually better stocked than there competition is in the short relief department.