It is that time of year when experts release their organizational top 10 lists and MLB top 100 lists. Today, Baseball Prospectus (BP) released their top 100 prospects list and there were five different Houston Astros prospects that made an appearance. Check slightly below for the BP Astros top 10 prospects.
There is plenty more to read in the article, and I encourage y’all to check it out.
Where do they rank? (Click here for a lot more information on each player)
5. Carlos Correa (SS – age 19)
What Happened in 2013: Correa emerged as a potential superstar, showing four tools with impact potential, all from a premium position on the diamond.
20. George Springer (OF – age 24)
What Happened in 2013: Springer exploded in 2013, ripping 37 bombs over two stops in the high minors, and positioning himself as the Astros’ center fielder of the future.
21. Mark Appel (RHP – age 22)
What Happened in 2013: After being selected 1:1 in the amateur draft, Appel made 10 starts over two levels, finishing the season with an impressive run in the Midwest League.
43. Mike Foltynewicz (RHP – age 22)
What Happened in 2013: After a slow and low developmental start to his career, which included 53 starts at the Low-A level, Foltynewicz’s elite velocity finally pushed him up the ladder, as he finished the season at Double-A and put himself in contention for a major-league role at some point in 2014.
57. Jonathan Singleton (1B – age 22)
What Happened in 2013: Singleton was popped for a drug of abuse, and when he arrived back on the field after 50 games off his body wore the effects of the layoff, as the young first baseman could best be defined as “thick.”
How did they rank compare to others?
- Singleton was the first and only 1B on the list.
- Correa was the 3rd best SS, sandwiched between Javier Baez and Francisco Lindor.
- Springer was the 3rd best OF prospect.
- Appel was the 10th best RHP prospect; Foltynewicz was 20th.
There will be plenty more lists over the next few days. Stay tuned!