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Keith Law's (ESPN) Top 10 Houston Astros Prospects

Jun 17, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros second round draft pick Andrew Thurman waves to fans as president Reid Ryan looks on against the Chicago White Sox during the fifth inning at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

Just two days after ranking the Astros as his number one farm system in baseball, and one day after putting seven Astros on his top 100 prospects list, ESPN’s Keith Law announced his top 10 Houston Astros prospects.

There is plenty more to read in the article (Insider only), and I encourage y’all to check it out.

Previous Lists

Baseball Prospectus Top 10 Astros Prospects

Baseball Prospectus Top 101 Prospects

FanGraphs Top 10 Astros Prospects

Baseball America Top 10 Astros Prospects

MLB.com Top 100 Prospects

ESPN Top 100 Prospects

 

The List 

1. Carlos Correa 

2. Mark Appel

3. George Springer

4. Michael Foltynewicz

5. Jonathan Singleton

6. Delino DeShields Jr. 

7. Vincent Velasquez

8. Lance McCullers Jr. 

9. Rio Ruiz

10. Michael Feliz

 

Law’s Notes (Will only take a little since it’s a pay website)

Law gives Astros fans a bonus by adding another 5 prospects.

11. Domingo Santana – Would make every other org’s top 10.

12. Teoscar Hernandez - Has great bat speed and above-average power and speed potential.

13. Andrew Thurman - Has four pitches with command and feel.

14. Asher Wojciechowski - Has been 91-94 with three average-ish pitches.

15. Nolan Fontana – Played average or fringe-average defense at short.

  • Law  notes power arms in short season ball with potential: Jandel Gustave, Reymin Guduan, Chris Lee, and Ravel Santana.
  • Law thinks Nick Tropeano will be a reliever in the long run.
  • Law mention Feliz as the most likely to jump into next year’s top 50. Santana also has a chance.

 

Quick Thoughts

I tend to agree with Law’s assessment on Tropeano. I think of him as a fringe #5 SP, but more likely a long reliever. It wouldn’t surprise me to see the Astros deal him in a trade as they have tons of SP depth, and other teams may think more highly of him.

It was also nice seeing Law mention the young arms in short season ball. It’s way to early in their career’s to think of them as top 100 guys, but if just one of them develops into a FOR (front-of-rotation) pitcher, then it’s a win for the Houston front office.

 

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