Carlos Correa Rated as Second Best Prospect in Baseball

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When one drafts among the top picks of the first round every year, it is expected that the team in question will begin to have one of the best farm systems in baseball. Not only that, but their prospects will litter the top 100 lists, and they should have several considered as being truly elite. After all, look at the Royals and the Rays over the past decade. Sometimes, after drafting near the top for years, a team can improve from within.

Now, the Astros are starting to see the fruits of those drafts. Jon Singleton and George Springer have reached the majors, yet the Astros still have an impressive crop of prospects still to come. Perhaps the brightest of the future stars may be Carlos Correa, who has been ranked as the second best prospect in baseball by Bernie Pleskoff of MLB.com.

This ranking comes despite Correa missing part of the 2014 season due to a broken fibula. Before that injury, Correa had produced an impressive .325/.416/.510 batting line, with six home runs and twenty steals in 62 games. The sky certainly appears to be the limit with Correa.

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In fact, Carlos Correa has so much potential that he actually rose in the prospect ranks from last season, despite that broken fibula. MLB.com ranked him as their eighth best prospect prior to the 2014 season; now only Kris Bryant is rated higher. Correa, considered a potential five tool player with excellent defense and the ability to be a game changer, is certainly worthy of that designation.

With players like Correa, Mark Appel and Collin Moran on the horizon, the Astros could have quite the infusion of young talent on the horizon. Should Correa truly turn into the player he is expected to be, a potential franchise changing, best at his position major leaguer, then the Astros turnaround could be a lot faster than some may think.

Carlos Correa, despite playing in half a season, has continued to increase his stock. If he is not in Houston by the end of the 2015 season, he may well be on the way to being the top prospect in baseball overall.

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