Now that the season is over we will review each position in the minor league system during the 2019 season. This week we will start with catcher position.
The Astros signed Quintana for $200,000 back in November 2017 out of Cuba. Quintana put up a solid season in 2018 playing in AA. In 2019, he had a breakout, albeit at age 30, when he had a .889 OPS across AA and AAA. He played in 74 games and clubbed 17 HR. He destroyed AAA to the tune of a 166 wRC+ and had an 81 wRC+ in AAA. He will be 31 before next season starts, so interesting to see how his career path goes from here.
2019 Stats: 74 G, .299 BA/.342 OBP/.547 SLG, 16 2B, 17 HR, 56 RBI, 132 wRC+
Lee was the Astros first round pick in the 2019 draft (32nd overall). He had a solid start to his professional career hitting .268 with .730 OPS in 64 games. He also finished with 6 2B, 4 3B, 3 HR, and 8 SB. He finished the season strong hitting .365 with .959 OPS in the final 15 games of the season. He also posted respectable walk (10.8 BB%) and strikeout (18.9 K%) as a 20 year old with a 122 wRC+. He is easily the top catching prospect in the system.
2019 Stats: 64 G, .268 BA/.359 OBP/.371 SLG, 6 2B,…