Monday, August 1, 2011

Jim Callis' updated Astros prospect list

Via Alyson Footer, Jim Callis posted his Top 10 Prospect list for the newStros:

1. Jonathan Singleton, 1b/of
2. Jarred Cosart, rhp
3. George Springer, of
4. Jonathan Villar, ss
5. Brett Oberholtzer, lhp
6. Paul Clemens, rhp
7. Mike Foltynewicz, rhp
8. Delino DeShields, Jr., 2B
9. Jimmy Paredes, 2b/3b
10. Ariel Ovando, of

Click the link for a one-sentence description, but there are a couple of things to note about this list.

*Six of the top 10 prospects (according to Callis) were acquired by trades in the last 370 days.
*Once George Springer signs, he'll immediately become the #3 prospect in the organization.

If we go back and look at Keith Law's Top 100 prospects list from February, the Astros have now acquired #27 (Singleton), #34 (Cosart), in addition to #42 (Lyles) - who is obviously already in the Majors.