Regardless what you may think about Jonathan Singleton, his stock may be dropping. And that means the 2014 spring and season will be pivotal for the former top prospect of the Phillies and Astros.
Baseball America released its Top 10 Astros’ prospects Monday afternoon and Singleton fell from second to seventh. He remains in the second slot on Jonathan Mayo’s MLB list. Back in November 2011, Singleton was the Astros’ #1 prospect following the trade that brought him to Houston the previous summer.
A new format ditched the potential 2017 lineup, but adds the Top 15 players 25 years old and under, which should provide some eye-popping review. Of course, all of these players won’t make it to the majors and some may eventually wind up on other MLB teams, but the talent on this list may be some of the best in over a decade in Houston’s system.
The list also accentuates what many of you discovered during Brian Todd’s look at first base: There is very little depth in the organization, at least at the prospect level.
And one other thing is absolutely certain. With names like Appel, McCullers, Mike Folynewicz, Feliz and Asher Wojciechowski on this list, pitchers with names that end in Harrell, Keuchel, and even Clemens and Peacock may have one more spring or season to make their cases.
- Does the Singleton drop in stock surprise you?
- Is Feliz rated too high?
- Biggest surprise on the list for you?
- Biggest name missing on the list?