HOUSTON (AP) -- The Houston Astros were looking for a player who could become the face of this struggling franchise with the No. 1 pick in this year's draft.
The more they learned about Carlos Correa, the surer they were that he could become just that.
Houston loved the talent and skills of the 17-year-old shortstop. But they were just as impressed with him as a person.
Correa, who starred at the Puerto Rico Baseball Academy, taught himself to speak English and has a 4.0 G.P.A.
Houston scouting director and assistant general manager Bobby Heck says, "his talent speaks for itself, but when you find out about the other side of the player it made it easy to select him."