Ranking the 5 Most Underrated Prospects in the Houston Astros' System

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Ranking the 5 Most Underrated Prospects in the Houston Astros' System
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Jonathan Singleton: The Astros' top prospect will miss the first 50 games of the 2013 season after a second positive test for a drug of abuse.

The Houston Astrosfarm system is widely regarded as one of the most improved over the last three years. Although the on-field product at the major league level has been uninspiring (to say the least), the organization has done an admirable job landing young, high-ceiling talent through trades and the draft.

Headed into the 2013 season, the Astros have an impressive collection of top 100 prospects in 1B Jonathan Singleton, SS Carlos Correa, OF George Springer, 2B Delino DeShields, Jr. and RHP Jarred Cosart.

Beyond those players, the Astros’ system is deep and loaded with potential impact talent—including several big-time sleeper prospects.

In selecting players for this article, I targeted prospects who are behind the developmental curve relative to their age, have a concerning medical history, lack significant professional experience or are simply under-appreciated. 

Here’s a look at the most underrated prospects in the Houston Astros' farm system.

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