3 Prospects Houston must trade for Juan Soto

Hunter Brown, Houston Astros, Washington Nationals

WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA – MARCH 16: Hunter Brown #68 of the Houston Astros poses for a photo during photo day at the Palm Beaches Ballpark on March 16, 2022 in West Palm Beach, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

The Houston Astros already have a great lineup, but Juan Soto would overdo it. But do they have the prospects of closing a deal?

That Houston Astros Offensive players already have a lot of good things when they are healthy. Even with the loss of Carlos Correa last offseason, the Astros still have six everyday players with an OPS+ of 110 or better.

Adding Juan Soto to that mix would be an Astros fans dream and likely Juan Soto. Currently, Soto doesn’t have much protection in the lineup, which is one of the reasons he led the 2021 majors with intentional walks (23) and regular walks (145).

But in order for the Astros to acquire him, the Nationals must acquire a number of prospects in return, including some high-profile prospects.

To get anywhere near a deal, here are three prospects who would need to trade the Houston Astros for the Nationals to get Juan Soto.

Juan Soto Rumors: The Astros would have to trade RHP Hunter Brown

Right-handed pitcher Hunter Brown is the top prospect for the Houston Astros, and he’s also their only prospect Top 100 list from MLB.com (#83 overall).

At the Nationals, he would slot right into their starting rotation. In 16 games (11 starts) at the Triple-A level this year, Brown, 23, has a 2.38 ERA with a 1.11 WHIP and a .186 batting average.

He has three “Plus to Plus Plus” pitches as his fastball and curveball are rated 65 on a scouting scale of 20-80 and an above average slider (55). The fastball hits 99 MPH and the curve is in the low 80s.

https://fansided.com/2022/07/18/astros-juan-soto-rumors-3-prospects/ 3 Prospects Houston must trade for Juan Soto

John Verrall

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