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Baseball Prospectus ranks three Astros prospects on Top 101 list

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Carlos Correa ranks No. 3, followed by Mark Appel and Vincent Velasquez.

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

List season continues. Prospect list season, that is, not list on the reasons left shark is awesome.

Baseball Prospectus has been releasing its prospect analysis over the past few days, with its Top 101 list dropping Monday.

Three Astros made the rolls, led by Carlos Correa at No. 3. Mark Appel came in next at No. 35 while Vincent Velasquez made the list at No. 75.

The Rangers, in contrast, had six players on the list.

Both Correa and Velasquez moved up spots this year. Correa goes up two spots from last year while Velasquez was unranked last year.

Appel, on the other hand, fell 14 spots from No. 21 last year.

Interestingly, Byron Buxton topped the BPro list, not Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant, who came in at No. 5. Another Cubs prospect, Addison Russell, ranked No. 2 above Correa. Rounding out the top five was No. 4 Francisco Lindor of the Indians.

Neither of the two previously ranked players involved in the Evan Gattis trade with the Braves (Mike Foltynewicz, Rio Ruiz) made the BPro Top 100 list.

Eighteen different pitchers ranked higher than Appel on the list.

What do you think? How does this list stack up against the others that have been released so far? Is it different just to be different? Are you apoplectic that Buxton, who missed most of 2014 with injuries, was ranked ahead of Correa? Are you surprised that only three Astros made the list?