Jun 19, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros first overall draft pick Mark Appel shakes hands with president Reid Ryan during the fifth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

House Of Houston's Top 10 Astros Prospects

Minor League Baseball season is here and everyone is ready to see what the 2014 MLB Astros are about. We here at HoH are certainly interested in the Major League team but we also love our farm system. They are stacked. Some of the future may already be on the 25-man roster but much of the future is currently not in Houston.

Many experts have already given their opinions on the Astros top prospects. These experts haven’t seen every game or every box score of these prospects, but they’ve evaluated them and have spoken with many scouts about the players.

Instead of having a huge top 30 Astros prospects list, we decided to do something a bit different than other sites. We went position by position throughout the farm system and chose are top three or five best prospects at each position and even included a few extra guys to look out for. Here are our lists:

Top 3 Catchers
Top 3 First Basemen
Top 3 Second Basemen
Top 3 Shortstops
Top 3 Third Basemen
Top 5 Outfielders
Top 5 Starting Pitchers

Now with the season about to get underway, we decided to ask several of our Astros writers for their top 10 prospects. Here we go! (Click here to see where each prospect will start the season.)

Yoni Pollak

1. Carlos Correa
2. George Springer
3. Mark Appel
4. Michael Foltynewicz
5. Vincent Velasquez
6. Jonathan Singleton
7. Lance McCullers
8. Rio Ruiz
9. Domingo Santana
10. Delino DeShields

Matthew Naber

1. Carlos Correa – He’s huge, both with his prospect status and stature, just a giant. By all accounts he’ll be able to stick at SS, and I don’t have any reason to discount them for the immediate future. Even if he did have to move, the guy slashed .320/.405/.467 as an 18 year old; it wouldn’t affect his ranking as the top Astros prospect.
2. George Springer
3. Mark Appel
4. Lance McCullers
5. Mike Foltynewicz
6. Jonathan Singleton
7. Vincent Velasquez
8. Rio Ruiz
9. Delino Deshields Jr
10. Andrew Thurman – based mostly on his velocity bump to 97

Stephen Burge

1. Carlos Correa
2. Mark Appel
3. Michael Foltynewicz
4. George Springer
5. Delino DeShields
6. Jonathan Singleton
7. Lance McCullers
8. Nolan Fontana
9. Vincent Velasquez
10. Domingo Santana

Ryan Simmons

1.  Carlos Correa
2.  George Springer
3.  Mark Appel
4.  Jonathan Singleton
5.  Mike Foltynewicz
6.  Delino DeShields
7.  Lance McCullers
8.  Preston Tucker
9.  Domingo Santana
10.  Asher Wojciechowski

 

Who’s list do you agree with the most? How would you rank the Astros top 10 prospects? Let us know in the comments below!

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