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Sharky 06-04-2012 11:36 PM

Astros select Carlos Correa with first pick in 2012 baseball draft
 
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With a move to the American League planned for next season, the Houston Astros faced the choice of a safe college pitcher or a high schooler loaded with potential. But the team chose neither, selecting Carlos Correa, a shortstop from Puerto Rico, with the first pick in the 2012 first year player draft.

The consensus before the draft began was that the team was trying to decide between Mark Appel of Stanford or Byron Buxton, a Georgia high schooler. But Correa, a shortstop who has drawn comparisons to Alex Rodriguez, proved too tempting to pass up.

The highest selection ever out of the Puerto Rican Baseball Academy, Correa is a lanky 6-foot-4 infielder, just like his favorite player, Derek Jeter.
Read more- http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/05/sp...raft-pick.html

Simply Blonde 06-04-2012 11:37 PM

From what they are saying about him, he is the real deal.

JustinVerlander35 06-04-2012 11:38 PM

Most of the first round picks where middle of the diamond players. Lots of short stops and second basemen getting taken.

Hopefully this guy develops into something good for the Astros. We all know they could use something good.

Sharky 06-04-2012 11:39 PM

Astros will be a good team 3-4 years from now. Hopefully this guy turns into their star player.

JustinVerlander35 06-04-2012 11:42 PM

They have some players to build around. I like Jose Altuve a lot.

Simply Blonde 06-04-2012 11:45 PM

I like Jed Lowrie.

Sharky 06-04-2012 11:45 PM

Brett Myers is pretty legit.

JustinVerlander35 06-04-2012 11:48 PM

Bud Norris isn't bad either.

Kelzzy 06-04-2012 11:48 PM

Let's see what this kid can do in the Bigs.. hopefully he doesn't curl up under the pressure. The astros need a good SS..


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