Houston Astros Top Prospects Part 3: (#10 – #6)
Apr 3, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; General view of baseballs before a game between the New York Yankees and the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
For part three of the Astros top prospects, we will look at the top six through ten prospects according to MLB Pipeline. Before we get into the prospects on this list, let’s discuss a statement made by Jeff Luhnow regarding Mark Appel and Carlos Correa. They both played last night for the Corpus Christi Hooks.
In an interview with MLB Network on Thursday, Luhnow said, “We’re not going to hesitate to bring them straight up from Double-A if the need arises.” This quote was from the article Luhnow: Astros won’t hesitate to call up Appel, Correa from Double-A by Michael Hurcomb. It’s very likely they’ll spend some more time in AA and then make a brief stop at Triple-A. JJ Cooper reported via Twitter Thursday that the Hooks have been ranked by Baseball America the 6th best talent in the minors on one team.
Even though it means nothing, it’s a good sign for the future of the Astros. Appel and Correa will be big parts of the Astros future, but who else will join them in the top ten Astros prospects? Let’s look at numbers six through ten.
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