I agree with Hybrid totally, with the exception of Burke, who could turn into something better than average, as far as 2bs go. We'd have heard more about Burke if he hadn't went from A to AA two years ago and struggled (Astros have no hi-A affiliate). When he struggled people wrote him off; but a .300 average has been consistent with a little pop and a little speed. Doesn't strike out. His low-side is Adam Everett; his high side is Robby Alomar in his prime. I wouldn't write him off so low. If he hits second in the Astros lineup, he could be a good source of runs scored.
Burke could be better then Everett when everthing is said and done. Everett's numbers weren't that good in the minors, but he has progressed a lot more in the bigs. I was with you on everything you mentioned until you said his upside was Alomar, then you totally lost me. Please tell me your not serious....
Also the Astros line up won't be that good in the future. I doubt they sign Beltran, Bagwell is almost done, and Kent will also be gone.
I agree with your assessments of Burke, Nady, Atkins and Phillips, but do not write off Betemit. He has found his stroke at AAA this season and is putting up some nice numbers and do not be suprised to see him as the Braves starting SS next season if Furcal becomes too expensive.