Astros Top Prospects (Part 4): The Top Five

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Astros First Ranked Prospect

Mar 8, 2015; Lakeland, FL, USA; Houston Astros shortstop

Carlos Correa

(76) at a spring training baseball game against the Detroit Tigers at Joker Marchant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

#1 Carlos Correa– (Stock stayed constant, #1 in 2014)

Correa is the best of the best Astros prospects. People have stated that when Carlos Correa is on the baseball field, he automatically becomes the best player on the field.

Correa’s size and arm indicates that he might eventually move over to third base, similar to what happened to Manny Machado. He has the athleticism to play shortstop, however. He has five-tool potential on the baseball diamond and draws comparisons to a quicker Troy Tulowitzki or Alex Rodriguez. The sky is the limit for Correa, but his debut is unlikely in 2o15.

Here is a scouting report from MILB Astros Top Prospects;

"Correa, limited to 62 games last year after breaking his right fibula in June, is now fully recovered and authoring an impressive Spring Training, his third with the big league club, where he’s hit .297 with two homers and five RBIs in his first 17 games. Linares and Goldstein said they expected the shortstop, who added a ton of muscle this winter, to begin at Double-A."

So far this season, Correa is fueling the Hooks offense. He is hitting .356/ 3 home runs/ 16 RBIs/ 2 SB/ 9 doubles. He has proven he is healthy so far this season, and whichever team that Correa is on often times wins.

2014 Stats: .325/ 6 home runs/ 57 RBI/ 20 SB

Affiliate Starting in 2015: Double-A Corpus shortstop.

MLB Pipeline ETA: 2015

Top 100: #3 according to MLB Pipeline

Ceiling: Troy Tulowitzki

Floor: Ian Desmond

Position blocker: Time and contract

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