Jeremy Pena
23-Year-Old ShortstopSS
Houston Astros A+
2020 Fantasy Outlook
If Pena were a couple years younger, he would be a much more exciting prospect, but we are forced to wait and see how the 22-year-old shortstop handles his first exposure to Double-A before jumping in with two feet. A plus defender, Pena was drafted in the third round in 2018 for his glove, but he has added muscle and did all he could with his bat to prove he can hit enough to be a regular. He logged a 138 wRC+ with excellent plate skills at Low-A. After his promotion to High-A, he had a 146 wRC+ with fewer strikeouts (17.8 K%) and much fewer walks (6.5 BB%). Pena is pretty good at using the whole field, but his linedrive rate was below-average at both stops. His ability to make contact at a solid clip combined with his above-average speed (20-for-30 on SB attempts) makes him interesting. However, even with his defensive chops, he probably needs a trade to have a realistic shot at being an everyday player. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a contract with the Astros in June of 2018.
Added to 60-man roster
SSHouston Astros  A+
September 8, 2020
Pena was added to the Astros' 60-man roster Tuesday, Brian McTaggart of reports.
Pena was a non-roster invitee during spring training this year, but he wasn't included in the player pool during summer camp. However, he'll now head to alternate camp in Corpus Christi for developmental purposes to finish the season. The 22-year-old has flashed impressive speed and defensive abilities in his short time in the minors.
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Will join big-league camp
SSHouston Astros  A+
January 21, 2020
Pena will take part in the Astros' big-league camp this spring, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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Headed to Houston
SSHouston Astros  A+
June 5, 2018
The Astros have selected Pena with the 102nd overall pick in the 2018 first-year player draft.
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