Found June 05, 2012 on The Baseball Page:
Now that the MLB 2012 draft is in the books, the sports community at large is still digesting the curveball that the Houston Astros threw at us all with their number one selection. The short stop Carlos Correa certainly has the talent to go as such in this year’s pool but the Astros seemed sold on Stanford pitcher Mark Appel who ended up going eight to the Pirates.  At 17-years-old Correa has some developing to do and he will get his chance to do so. His dream is to become the next Derek Jeter although the Astros have plans for him to potentially morph into a third baseman.   The big headline attached to this one is that he’s the first Puerto Rican number one pick. This is a great achievement for Puerto Rican athletes that have a rich history within the league but there is more to this story than this. Why did the Astros go in this direction? Obviously Houston saw something that others saw that chose them not to choose Appel. Appel wasn’t even the first pitcher c...
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