Baseball America tabs 5 Astros' prospects

Baseball America tabs 5 Astros' prospects
February 19, 2013, 5:15 pm
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Baseball America announced its list of the top 100 prospects in baseball and the Astros were well represented.

13. Carlos Correa, SS
27. Jonathan Singleton, 1B/OF
37. George Springer, OF
50. Lance McCullers, RHP
99. Delino DeShields, 2B

Correa, the first overall pick in 2012, batted .258 with three homers and 12 RBIs in 50 games between the Gulf Coast League and Appalachian League. He's 18.

Singleton was an eighth round pick by the Phillies in 2009. With Double-A Corpus Christi last season, he batted .284 with 21 homers and 79 RBIs in 131 games. The 21-year-old will start the 2013 season on a 50-game ban for violating baseball's drug policy.

Springer, the 11th overall pick from 2011, split time between high-A ball and Double-A last season. He combined to hit .302 with 87 RBIs and 24 homers in 128 games.

Lance McCullers, 19, was the 41st pick in the 2012 draft. He pitched 26 innings in 2012 and struck out 29, while walking just 12.

Delino DeShields, 20, was the eighth pick in 2010. He played Single-A ball in 2012, hitting .287 with 154 hits in 135 games.

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