Tonight, when the Houston Astros face off against the New York Mets, the Astros will be giving their regulars the night off. Many prospects for the Astros will get their chance to make an impact on the team’s Spring Training record. Prospects Carlos Correa and George Springer will be in the starting lineup for the Astros tonight. This will be Correa’s second game with the big club. Earlier in Spring, the team called up Correa for one night against the Washington Nationals. In that game he had a hit in two at bats and even got to showcase his power arm at shortstop.
Springer, however, started the year with the Astros, and had his most impressive game in his first ever Spring Training start. In that game, he hit two home runs and drove in five runs to help propel the Astros over the Toronto Blue Jays 10-1. Springer was eventually sent down to Minor League camp and will probably start the year out at Double A Corpus Christi.
The Astros number one prospect, Jon Singleton, will also be playing tonight. He isn’t in the starting lineup, but he is looking to make an impact. He has played a few games this spring for the Astros, and has had some impressive swings. In a win over the Nationals, Singleton hit a bases loaded triple to take the lead. Singleton was on track to be called up to the big club this year, but a failed drug test and a 50 game suspension put a damper on that.
Other prospects who will look to make an impact on today’s game will be Domingo Santana and Delino DeShields Jr.
DeShields is the number three ranked second base prospect in all of baseball, and Springer is the number eight center field prospect in all of baseball.