2013 Houston Astros Consensus Top 29 Prospects

Introduction

I have created a cumulative prospect list for each team based on other (more knowledgeable) peoples’ lists. Each time a prospect appears on a list, he gets a number of points (21 minus his ranking). The prospect with the largest amount of points is ranked first. I will be posting each team once they have been completed by all of my sources. You can find a link to all of the other teams top prospects on the Team Prospects page. Clicking on the links below will take you to the team’s list on each respective site.

Since the trade of Jed Lowrie, Fernando Rodriguez, Chris Carter, Brad Peacock and Max Stassi between the Astros and Athletics happened so late, only two lists accounted for it. To account for this, I took Peacock and Stassi’s average ranking from those two lists (11 and 18, respectively) and inserted them into the lists that missed them. If a list did not have at least 11 or 18 prospects on it, I excluded them from that list. All other prospects behind them were bumped down one ranking.

You can also view the 2012 Houston Astros prospect list.

Lists

Baseball America

Baseball Instinct

Baseball Prospect Nation

Baseball Prospectus

Bullpen Banter

Fangraphs

Keith Law (ESPN Insider)

Minor League Ball (John Sickels)

Major League Baseball (Jonathan Mayo)

MLB Prospect Portal

Razzball

Prospect 361

The List

Rank Player Total Change
1 Carlos Correa 235 1st Rd Draft
2 Jonathan Singleton 231 -1
3 George Springer 214 -1
4 Delino DeShields 197 4
5 Jarred Cosart 186 -2
6 Lance McCullers 176 Comp A Draft
7 Mike Foltynewicz 161 2
8 Domingo Santana 125 -3
9 Rio Ruiz 115 4th Rd Draft
10 Jonathan Villar 99 -6
11 Nick Tropeano 91 10
12 Brad Peacock 70 Jed Lowrie Trade
13 Robbie Grossman 60 Wandy Rodriguez Trade
14 Nolan Fontana 44 2nd Rd Draft
15 Vincent Velasquez 36 13
16 Asher Wojciechowski 34 10 Player Deal
17 Adrian Houser 28 -6
18 Carlos Perez 19 10 Player Deal
19 Joe Musgrove 16 10 Player Deal
19 Ariel Ovando 16 -6
21 Kevin Comer 12 10 Player Deal
21 Marc Krauss 12 Chris Johnson Trade
23 Max Stassi 10 Jed Lowrie Trade
24 Colton Cain 7 Wandy Rodriguez Trade
24 Teoscar Hernandez 7
26 Rob Rasmussen 5 Carlos Lee Trade
26 Brady Rodgers 5 3rd Rd Draft
28 Bobby Borchering 4 Chris Johnson Trade
29 Paul Clemens 0 -23

The “Change” column describes how the prospect’s status changed from 2012. a positive number means the prospect moved up in the list, while a negative number means he moved down. A prospect’s name is green if he is new to the organization this year.
Here is a spreadsheet that contains all of the 2013 Houston Astros prospect rankings in one place.

2012 Prospects Not on 2013 List

Graduated:
Kyle Weiland, #15
J.B. Shuck, #25

Placed on Waivers:
Juan Abreu, #19 – Claimed by the Toronto Blue Jays

Dropped Off:
Brett Oberholtzer, #7
Telvin Nash, #10
Jack Armstrong, #12
Austin Wates, #14
Jordan Scott, #16
Jiovanni Mier, #17
Tanner Bushue, #18
Chase Davidson, #20
Ross Seaton, #22
Jake Buchanan, #23
Mike Kvasnicka, #24
Brandon Meredith, #25
Josh Zeid, #27
Chris Wallace, #29

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