Keef Law expanded on his post from yesterday which ranked the Astros at the top of the All The Farm Systems, with his own Top 100 prospects ranking list (51-100 is here). Of course, it's Insider-Only, so we'll give you only enough information to make you consider signing up for Insider (because you know you want to HateRead Olney's biannual columns blasting the Astros).
#4: Carlos Correa (up from #24 in 2013)
Other than a lack of speed, he's close to the ideal prospect, and if he
ends up following the Manny Machado route to third base, his bat will
still make him a star.
#11: Mark Appel
Moving to every fifth day in pro ball might impact his stuff a little,
but even if he loses 2 mph he's still a potential front-line starter
with command and control of three above-average to plus offerings.
#19: George Springer (up from #43 in 2013)
I could easily see him being a consistently high-BABIP guy who strikes
out 180 times a year and still hits .280 or better, because of how quick
his hands are, and that player in center field would be an All-Star.
#70: Mike Foltynewicz (unranked in 2013)
It's an ace's fastball, but I think the overall package is more of a
league-average to above-average starter, 200-plus innings of better
performance than the Astros have seen from a starter in quite some time.
#78: Jon Singleton (down from #32 in 2013)
The floor here is a platoon regular who destroys right-handers but needs a caddie against southpaws
#80: Delino DeShields (up from #83 in 2013)
I see a 21-year-old with a lot of physical ability who needs to grow up
to reach his ceiling, but he's far too young to assume he'll never be
able to do it
#82: Vincent Velasquez (unranked in 2013)
He needs more reps -- he is 21 and has fewer than 200 innings of pro
experience across three-plus seasons -- to see if the curve can become
an average or better pitch; if it does, he's at least a mid-rotation
guy, and, if not, I think he has the control and changeup to still be a
No. 4 starter.
We'll post a prospect matrix later today to get a feel for how Baseball America, Baseball Prospectus, the Crawfish Boxes, and Keith Law interact.