12/1/12

MLB Dirt - 2013 Houston Astros Top 16 Prospects

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1Carlos Correa (18-SS)The Astros shocked the world when they took Correa first overall in last years draft but I was a fan of the pick. Correa has the potential to be one of the leagues best and an all-star regularly. He has good quick hands and strong arm but I think we eventually see him grow out of shortstop and shift over to third. He has a big physical athletic build and is a good athlete. He has a special bat and should hit for a good average at the next level and put up impressive power numbers. He has the highest ceiling in the system and the potential to star in the middle of the Astros lineup. -Michael Schwartze
2Jonathan Singleton (21-1B)He can flat out hit & has great discipline and patience for a kid his age. He has incredible raw power & quick hands but struggles against LHP although hitting will never be a problem for him. I have my doubts about him defensively, even at 1B. He was slow moving in all directions but he did pick balls well. Even if he is below-average at 1B his bat should more than make up for the poor defense. -Jonathan C. Mitchell
3George Springer (23-OF)There is a lot to like about Springer’s game. He flashes the tools to develop into a 5 tool player with an interesting combo of power and speed. He has explosive bat speed helping him have above average power potential but his approach at the plate and swing need to be worked on. He has the defensive skills to stick in center field long term which really adds to his value. Springer has the tools to be an impact player and potential all-star but he’ll need to become more consistent at the plate to reach that ceiling. -Michael Schwartze

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