Tuesday, July 16, 2013

FanGraphs Mid-season Top 50 prospects list

As you can tell, we're sort of enjoying the All-Star Break, as well. Don't fret. We'll pick it up soon. In the meantime, FanGraphs posted their mid-season Top 50 prospects today. How do the Astros fare? (Click the link for full write-ups)

#11 - Carlos Correa
After a slow first month to the 2013 season, the Puerto Rico native has been on fire and could probably handle the jump from Low-A to High-A ball but he’s just 18 so there’s no reason to rush him. 

#29 - George Springer
Springer offers an intriguing combination of speed and power — and his game has taken a big step forward in 2013, even though he may strike out 150 or more times in a full big league season. 

#31 - Jon Singleton
He has the talent necessary to settle into the middle of Houston’s lineup for years to come. 

#40 - Mike Foltynewicz
The right-hander’s 100-mph fastball is his meal ticket and the development of his secondary stuff will go a long way to determining his future role: starter or reliever.  

#47 - Lance McCullers
Just 19, he’s dominated the older competition in Low-A ball with a plethora of ground balls and strikeout. He’s a true rising star in the Astros organization.