Four Astros on MLB's top 100 prospects

Four Astros on MLB's top 100 prospects
January 30, 2013, 5:15 pm
Share This Post and MLB Network unveiled their list of baseball's top 100 prospects and the Astros had four players on the list.

Here are the four players from the organization:

27 - Jonathan Singleton, 1B (HOU)

30 - Carlos Correa, SS (HOU)

57 - George Springer, OF (HOU)

89 - Jarred Cosart, RHP (HOU)

While the Astros have plenty of players in their minor league system, general manager Jeff Luhnow has said he won't rush them into the majors if they're not ready.

Singleton, 21, will start his season on a 50-game ban for a positive marijuana test. It was his second failed drug test. With Double-A Corpus Christi last season, Singleton batted .284 with 21 homers, 79 RBIs and 94 runs scored.

Singleton was originally drafted by the Phillies in the eighth round of the 2009 draft but came to the Astros in the Hunter Pence trade.

Correa, 18, was the first overall pick in the 2012 draft out of Puerto Rico. In 39 games with the Gulf Coast League (rookie), Correa batted .232 with 11 doubles and nine RBIs. In the Appalacian League, Correa batted .371 with five runs scored in 11 games.

Springer, 23, split his season between the Lancaster Jethawks (high A) and the Corpus Christi Hooks (Double-A). He hit .316 with 101 runs scored and 82 RBIs with the Jethawks before hitting .219 with 25 strikeouts and 16 hits with the Hooks. Springer was the 11th overall pick in teh 2011 draft.

Cosart, 22, split his time in Double-A and Triple-A in 2012. He went 6-7 wiht a combined 3.30 ERA with 92 strikeouts and 51 walks. He was originally drafted in the 2008 draft in the 38th round. He was a part of the Hunter Pence trade along with Singleton.

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