Where the Astros' top 30 prospects are starting the season

Where the Astros' top 30 prospects are starting the season

With the 2015 season officially under way, here's a look at where the Astros' top 30 prospects are starting the season:

1. Carlos Correa -- Corpus Christi Hooks (AA)
2. Mark Appel -- Corpus Christi Hooks (AA)
3. Domingo Santana -- Fresno Grizzlies (AAA)
4. Vincent Velasquez -- Extended spring training (DL)
5. Michael Feliz -- Lancaster JetHawks (A Adv)
6. Colin Moran -- Corpus Christi Hooks (AA)
7. Brett Phillips -- Lancaster JetHawks (A Adv)
8. Teoscar Hernandez -- Corpus Christi Hooks (AA)
9. Josh Hader -- Corpus Christi Hooks (AA)
10. Lance McCullers -- Corpus Christi Hooks (AA)
11. Derek Fisher -- Quad Cities River Bandits (A)
12. A.J. Reed -- Lancaster JetHawks (A Adv)
13. J.D. Davis -- Lancaster JetHawks (A Adv)
14. Tony Kemp -- Corpus Christi Hooks (AA)
15. Preston Tucker -- Fresno Grizzlies (AAA)
16. Joe Musgrove -- Quad Cities River Bandits (A)
17. Nolan Fontana -- Corpus Christi Hooks (AA)
18. Max Stassi -- Fresno Grizzlies (AAA)
19. Kyle Smith -- Extended spring training (DL)
20. Danry Vasquez -- Lancaster JetHawks (A Adv)
21. Francis Martes -- Extended spring training
22. Daniel Mengden -- Quad Cities River Bandits (A)
23. Asher Wojciechowski -- Houston Astros (MLB)
24. James Hoyt -- Fresno Grizzlies (AAA)
25. Adrian Houser -- Lancaster JetHawks (A Adv)
26. Brady Rodgers -- Fresno Grizzlies (AAA)
27. Andrew Aplin -- Fresno Grizzlies (AAA)
28. Ronald Torreyes -- Fresno Grizzlies (AAA)
29. Jandel Gustave -- Corpus Christi Hooks (AA)
30. Joan Mauricio -- Extended spring training


Team to watch
Double-A Corpus Christi arguably has the most prospect-laden roster in the Minor Leagues. Shortstop Carlos Correa and right-hander Mark Appel, the top overall picks in the 2012 and 2013 First-Year Player Drafts, headline the group, which also includes third baseman Colin Moran, outfielder Teoscar Hernandez, left-hander Josh Hader, right-hander Lance McCullers and second baseman Tony Kemp, all whom rank among the Astros' top 15 prospects.

Teams on MiLB.TV
Fresno Grizzlies
Corpus Christi Hooks
Quad Cities River Bandits

Launching pad
The Hanger, Class A Advanced Lancaster's home park, is one of the most hitter-friendly stadiums in the Minor Leagues. First baseman A.J. Reed, last year's NCAA Division I home run champion, will call Lancaster home this year and could take a run at the Minor League home run title in his first full professional season. Outfielder Brett Phillips, the 2014 Astros Minor League Player of the Year, and third baseman J.D. Davis will also try to take advantage of the JetHawks' home park with their powerful bats.

Teddy Cahill is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @tedcahill. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.