Baseball Prospectus releases Top 10 Astros prospects list

Carlos Correa, top ranked Astros prospect by Baseball Prospectus - USA TODAY Sports

Jason Parks details some of the top farmhands in the Astros system in the first of the various major publications' off-season prospect overviews

Today marks something like the unofficial beginning of the off-season for prospect watchers, as Baseball Prospectus released it's first off-season list of organizational top prospects. They're beginning with the American League West teams, and the Houston Astros are up first. The entire article is free, so even if you're not a Baseball Prospectus subscriber, you can read the full scouting report on each player. Huzzah!

The List

1. Carlos Correa - SS - RHB

2. George Springer - CF - RHB

3. Mark Appel - SP - RHP

4. Michael Foltynewicz - SP - RHP

5. Jonathan Singleton - 1B - LHB

6. Vincent Velasquez - SP - RHP

7. Lance McCullers - SP - RHP

8. Domingo Santana - RF - RHB

9. Rio Ruiz - 3B - RHB

10. Michael Feliz - SP - RHP

New Additions

Mark Appel, Vincent Velasquez, Michael Feliz

Graduated to the Majors

Jarred Cosart (5th ranked in 2013)

Jonathan Villar (6th ranked in 2013)

Risers and Fallers

FALL Jonathan Singleton (1st ranked in 2013)

RISE Carlos Correa (2nd ranked in 2013)

RISE George Springer (3rd ranked in 2013)

FALL Delino DeShields jr. (4th ranked in 2013)

FALL Domingo Santana (7th ranked in 2013)

FALL Rio Ruiz (8th ranked in 2013)

RISE Lance McCullers (9th ranked in 2013)

RISE Michael Foltynewicz (10th ranked in 2013)

By the Numbers

  • 50% pitchers, 50% position players
  • 30% infielders, 10% outfielders
  • 90% right-handed, 10% left-handed
  • 80% originally drafted/signed by Astros, 20% acquired via trade

So what do you think? Clearly the system continues to grow and deepen. Who do you think they omitted? Are you outraged at the exclusion of DeShields or another prospect? Happy to see the meteoric rise of Velasquez and Feliz? What does your list look like?

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