Carlos Correa was named the third-best prospect in baseball on Keith Law's annual Top 100 prospect list on ESPN. Law released his Insider list in two parts. Cubs third base prospect Kris Bryant finished first while Twins center field prospect Byron Buxton finished second. Houston put five players overall on the list, including two pitchers and three position players.
No. 3 Carlos Correa
No. 44 Mark Appel
No. 56 Vincent Velasquez
No. 73 Colin Moran
No. 76 Brett Phillips
Correa was the highest-rated shortstop on the list, just beating out No. 4 Addison Russell of the Cubs.
Two former Astros prospects also made the list, as Mike Foltynewicz came in at No. 47 and Rio Ruiz made the list at No. 93. Both players were traded to the Braves, along with former second-round pick Andrew Thurman, for catcher/first baseman/designated hitter/left fielder/Oso Blanco Evan Gattis.
Houston could have drafted both Bryant, Buxton and No. 12
On Wednesday, Klaw released his farm system rankings, pegging the Astros feeder system as the third-best in baseball. The Cubs came in first there and the Twins came in second.