Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Baseball America Top 100 Prospects - Astros Trivia

As you probably already know by this point, Baseball America released its Top 100 Prospect list this morning. The Astros had five players on the list:

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

Curiously, Mike Foltynewicz wasn't placed on the list despite being ranked above Delino DeShields in the team rankings.

How long has it been since the Astros have had at least five players on Baseball America's Top 100 list? 1998 was the last time and the players were:

OF Richard Hidalgo - #19
RHP Scott Elarton - #28
OF Lance Berkman - #64
RHP Wade Miller - #76
1B Daryle Ward - #97

The Astros also had five on the list in 1990 (the first year of the BA Top 100 list), six in 1991, five in 1994 and five in 1996. The most ever on the list were seven in 1995:

OF Brian Hunter - #5
LHP Billy Wagner - #17
OF Richard Hidalgo - #34
SS Orlando Miller - #51
OF Bobby Abreu - #52
3B Phil Nevin - #59
RHP Scott Elarton - #63

Only once before, in 1991, did the Astros have four players in the Top 50:

SS Andujar Cedeno - #2
3B Jeff Bagwell - #32
RHP Darryl Kile - #34
RHP Jeff Juden - #48

Who has ranked as high or higher than Carlos Correa who is ranked at #13 this year?

SS Andujar Cedeno - #2 (1991)
OF Brian Hunter - #5 (1995)
OF Eric Anthony - #8 (1990)
RHP Darryl Kile - #11 (1990)
OF Lance Berkman - #13 (1999)
RHP Roy Oswalt - #13 (2001)

Correa seems to be in pretty good company sitting at Lucky 13 in 2013.

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