Houston Astros Top 10 Prospects

The Houston Astros have the best farm system in baseball, which makes sense given the team’s draft position in recent years. Over half of the players on the list are former 1st round draft picks. Correa, Springer, and Appel profile as All-Stars. The rest of the players on this list have high ceilings and could become good to great Major League players. DeShields and Singleton have...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 MLB Draft Profile – Jacob Gatewood

Jacob Gatewood SS 6'5", 190 lbs. Clovis, CA High School B/T R/R As far as current shortstops go, Jacob Gatewood is one of the top two or three prospects in the 2014 MLB draft. The first thing that stands out to you, though, is that he is 6'5" which doesn't mean he can't stick at shortstop, but it does make it somewhat difficult. Alex Rodriguez was...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamond Diaries: Diego walks it off

Call it a contest of dramatic contrasts. Book-ended between a defensive miscue to open the scoring and Diego Goris‘s 11th inning walk-off home run, the main story behind the Storm’s series finale against the Lancaster JetHawks this past Sunday was one of great starting pitching and highlight reel defense.  I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t hoping to catch Carlos Correa ...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Ghost Goes to the Minor Leagues

Some would say I should have stayed there. Last night, seeing as the Padres had an off-day, I attended the (Padres high Single-A affiliate) Lake Elsinore Storm’s home opener at The Diamond. Unfortunately, the Storm lost to the Houston Astros-affiliated Lancaster JetHawks by a score of 6-5 in 11 innings. However, 7,920 fans showed up to watch and partake in the fun that is minor...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Noticeable Improvement: Realistic Expectations for the 2014 Astros

On September 29, the Yankees defeated the Astros by a score of 5-1. The Astros extended their losing streak to 15 games, and to the relief of Houstonians, the season was finally over. There is no denying that the Astros were fundamentally a bad baseball team last year. They finished the season at 51-111, a franchise worst. For the third year in a row, they were the worst club in...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Houston Astros will be contenders in 2016

The Houston Astros have been the door mat of the MLB for over a decade each season circling the drain shortly after a new season commences. However, rejoice Astros faithful there is hope and prosperity in the not so distant future. The Astros are on the cusp of blossoming into an MLB powerhouse as their plethora of prospects matriculate into big league stars. The potential lineup...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Top overall Astros prospect Correa enjoyed spring’s ‘great experience’

Showing the poise that has earned him plenty of praise since he was taken first overall in the 2012 draft, Astros shortstop prospect Carlos Correa seemed more buoyed then dejected after he was reassigned to minor-league camp Thursday morning. “It was great,” the 19-year-old from Puerto Rico said. “It was a great experience. I came out here with the big league guys. I learned...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros' top prospect Carlos Correa set for hand X-rays after HBP

On Wednesday, Astros shortstop Carlos Correa, one of the top prospects in all of baseball, was struck on the left hand by a pitch from Tyler Clippard of the Nationals. After writhing on the ground in pain for a few moments, Correa was forced to leave the game. Obviously, we won't know until Thursday whether Correa has avoided a fracture, but so far so good.
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Houston Astros Team Preview

The future of the Astros, Carlos Correa. Giving us a helping hand with the 2014 Astros Team Preview is Mike Hllywa. You might recognize Mike’s name from his work at Gammons Daily, Halo Hangout, or Off Base Percentage. He’s also been a guest host on The Baseball Show Podcast. You can follow him on twitter here. I know what you are thinking, this post is about the Astros, so let’s...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Must-Click Link: Mike Rosenbaum’s Top 100 Prospect List

Our buddy Mike Rosenbaum (lead writer at Bleacher Report’s Prospect Pipeline) is our resident prospect guru. There’s nothing we love more than a good young ballplayer without the wear and tear of years in the bigs. When we have a question about a prospect we know little about, we often defer to Mike via text. He replies back with some good scout-speak, and just like that we know...
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

SS prospect Correa brings loads of potential to camp

There's nothing Carlos Correa does publicly that would lead you to believe he's 19 years old. He stands a solid 6-foot-4 with broad shoulders that are reminiscent of a young Alex Rodriguez. He makes eye contact, has an easygoing demeanor and speaks eloquently in English, though it's not his native language. Even if you know nothing about Correa, the former No. 1 overall...
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January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 MLB Pre-Season Top Prospect Rankings

  TEAM PLAYER POSITION ETA Byron Buxton OF 2015 Taijuan Walker SP 2014 Oscar Taveras OF 2014 Archie Bradley SP 2015 Carlos Correa SS 2016 Miguel Sano 3B 2015 Jameson Taillon SP 2014 Javier Baez SS 2014 Francisco Lindor SS 2014 Robert Stephenson SP 2015
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January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Prospect Watch: Top 10 shortstops

Three players on the 2013 list of Top 10 shortstops graduated to the Major Leagues last season, including previous top prospect Jurickson Profar. This year's Top 10 has six holdovers and four newcomers. With Profar now in the big leagues, his World Baseball Classic teammate Xander Bogaerts takes over the top spot. 1. Xander Bogaerts, Red Sox: The Aruba native made his Major...
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January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Steamer Projects: Houston Astros Prospects

Earlier this week, polite and Canadian and polite Marc Hulet published his 2014 organizational prospect list for the Houston Astros. It goes without saying that, in composing such a list, Hulet has considered the overall future value those prospects might be expected to provide either to the Astros or whatever other organizations to which they might someday belong. What this brief...
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December 26, 2013  |  Discuss

2014 Top 10 Prospects: Houston Astros

The Houston Astros organization boasts both depth and some high-ceiling talent. The club has compiled its impressive collection of prospects through both solid scouting via the draft and shrewd wheeling-and-dealing via the trade market.   #1 Carlos Correa | 65/A- (SS) Age PA H 2B HR BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG wOBA 18 519 144 33 9 58 83 10 .320 .405 .467 .400 The Year in Review...
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December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Astros set to meet with projected No. 1 pick Carlos Rodon

The Astros are sending a contingent to meet with North Carolina State left-hander Carlos Rodon, who's considered the leading candidate to be taken No. 1 overall by the club in next year's First-Year Player Draft. Astros director of scouting Mike Elias wouldn't confirm when a meeting with Rodon would take place, but it's believed the team was going to send a handful...
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November 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Houston Astros Top Prospect Lists

Here is the composite list of Houston Astros Top Prospects from across the web. The list will be updated as often as new lists are released. After each list, I’ll list the top 5 from that list. Closer to the beginning of the season, I’ll release the 85% Sports Top 20 Prospects for the Astros, along with averages and a composite ranking for each player listed. Site #1...
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October 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Seager, Urias on Baseball America's Top 20 Midwest League prospects list

While I thought this list was going to drop tomorrow, it dropped today, and the Dodgers landed two prospects on the Midwest League Top 20 prospects list from Baseball America. Teenage phenoms Corey Seager checked in at No. 4 behind the likes of Byron Buxton, Carlos Correa and Robert Stephenson (all justified), while Julio Urias was ranked at No. 7 in the league. ...
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September 30, 2013  |  Discuss

How To End A Fantasy Season

Way back in March I live-tweeted the auction for my home AL-only league (12 teams, 5x5 ultra roto), so maybe it's only fitting that I close the season doing the same thing. You see, I headed into that auction expecting to compete for the title. I came out of that auction expecting to compete for the title. And I made big trades and free agent buys expecting to compete for the...
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September 29, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Fantasy Baseball, The Daily Fix: September 18th, 2013

Congratulations to the Houston Astros for becoming the first team to lose 100 games on the season. Yes, that might seem a little sarcastic, but it puts them in good position to win the Carlos Rodon sweepstakes. The pitching prospect appears to be along the same lines as David Price and maybe Stephen Strasburg. Sure, sucking stinks, but when you can add a pitching prospect of that...
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September 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Monday Morning Ten Pack: August 19, 2013 by Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

A look at Carlos Correa, Javier Baez, Billy Hamilton and others in a tour of the minors.
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August 19, 2013  |  Discuss

The Race For Last Place

Prospects and draft picks are becoming things of focus around Major League Baseball over the last few years.  That mentality can turn the world, or at least the standings, upside down. Our friends over at have introduced their next, great innovative tool for your use – Reverse Standings. The reverse standings, which are updated automatically each morning, serve...
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August 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs, KC Cougars fans get glimpse of Almora’s upside

The Chicago Cubs agreed with the Kane County Cougars to become the major league affiliate for the Low-A baseball club during the offseason. With that, fans of the Chicago Cubs would be given a chance to see some of the best and brightest talent in the organization a short drive outside of Chicago. On July 7, I got the chance to head to Geneva to see a Kane County game against the...
Via The Sports Bank
July 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Draft Video: Jacob Gatewood

Kiley brings us video of arguably the top high school player for the 2014 MLB Draft. California prep SS Jacob Gatewood is an early candidate to go #1 overall with a skill set reminiscent of 2012 #1 overall pick and current Astros prospect Carlos Correa.
July 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Astros sign No. 1 overall pick RHP Mark Appel

HOUSTON (AP) -- Mark Appel received high praise from MLB commissioner Bud Selig on Wednesday when the No. 1 overall pick signed with the Houston Astros. Speaking at a MLB diversity business summit at a convention near Minute Maid Park, Selig praised Houston's rebuilding efforts. He then likened Appel, a right-handed pitcher, and Houston's 2012 No. 1 pick, shortstop Carlos...
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June 19, 2013  |  Discuss

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