Astros Top Prospects (Part 4): The Top Five

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Apr 15, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; A general view of Minute Maid Park during the game between the Houston Astros and the Oakland Athletics in the second inning. Mandatory Credit: Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports

In part four of the Astros top prospects, we will look at the top five 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, who have both played well for the Corpus Christi Hooks.

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In an interview with MLB Network earlier in April, 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 before arriving in Houston. JJ Cooper reported via Twitter that the Hooks have been ranked by Baseball America the 6th best talent in the minors on one team.

So who are the top five Astros? How are they doing so far in 2015? And what is their ETA to Houston? Last night the Double-A Hooks won by a score of 16-1 over the Frisco RoughRiders (Rangers). The next wave of talent is about to raid Houston, and yes two of the top-five are Hooks.

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