Pedro Leon: Houston Astros prospect and Corpus Christi Hooks infielder/outfielder

Pedro Leon of the Corpus Christi Hooks, a top Houston Astros prospect, hitting a grand slam against the San Antonio Missions on July 4, 2021, at Wolff Stadium. - photo by Joe Alexander
Pedro Leon of the Corpus Christi Hooks, a top Houston Astros prospect, hitting a grand slam against the San Antonio Missions on July 4 at Wolff Stadium.
The Houston Astros signed Pedro Leon to a minor league contract in January with the hope that he won’t take very long to get to the majors.

The 23-year-old from Cuba is a shortstop/outfielder currently playing for the Double-A Corpus Christi Hooks. He is batting .240 with eight home runs and 31 RBIs in 48 games.

One of his home runs was a grand slam against the San Antonio Missions on the Fourth of July at Wolff Stadium.

MLB.com rates him as the No. 2 prospect in the Astros organization.

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Pedro Leon in Futures Game, MiLB career thus far

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Korey Lee: Corpus Christi Hooks catcher and Houston Astros prospect

Corpus Christi Hooks catcher Korey Lee, the Houston Astros' No. 5 prospect, playing against the San Antonio Missions on June 30, 2021, at Wolff Stadium. - photo by Joe Alexander
Korey Lee, the Houston Astros’ No. 5 prospect, playing against the Missions on June 30, at Wolff Stadium.
Corpus Christi Hooks catcher Korey Lee is the No. 5 prospect in the Houston Astros organization, according to MLB.com.

The 22-year-old from California showed what he could do at Wolff Stadium, hitting a home run against the San Antonio Missions on July Fourth.

Lee open this season with Class A Ashville and batted .330 with three home runs in 29 games. He has played in 23 games in Double-A Corpus Christi, batting .305 with seven home runs.

The 6-foot-2 catcher was a first-round draft pick, No. 32 overall, by the Astros in 2019.

He played in rookie league in the summer of 2019 and batted .268 with three home runs in 64 games. He doesn’t have any stats for 2020 due to the covid shutdown of the minors.

The Missions and Hooks play a six-game series in Corpus Christi beginning tonight.

Houston Astros prospect and Round Rock Express outfielder Yordan Alvarez

Yordan Alvarez of the Round Rock Express playing against the San Antonio Missions at Wolff Stadium. - photo by Joe Alexander
Yordan Alvarez of the Round Rock Express playing against the San Antonio Missions at Wolff Stadium. – photo by Joe Alexander
You get the feeling that Yordan Alvarez is going to be playing in the majors very soon.

And that the 21-year-old from Cuba is going to stay in the majors for a long time.

The 6-foot-5, 225-pound outfielder is currently with the Round Rock Express, the Triple-A farm club of the Houston Astros. The word around the league is that Alvarez will continue to improve his skills in the outfield. He has also seen time at first base for the Express.

His left-handed batting skills have already made him one of the biggest offensive threats in Triple-A and the Pacific Coast league.

Here is how Alvarez ranks in Triple-A as of May 23, 2019 (41 games played):
1st in batting average – .396
1st in total bases – 133
2nd in home runs – 19
2nd in RBIs – 57
2nd in hits – 61
3rd in doubles – 15
3rd in runs scored – 39

The Round Rock Express are currently at home for a four-game series against the San Antonio Missions. The series continues tonight and concludes Friday, weather permitting.