The Houston Astros baseball minds went against the initial desire of ownership by drafting Puerto Rican high school shortstop Carlos Correa. He committed to play college ball at Miami, but with the Stros taking him No. 1 overall and experts dubbing him the next Alex Rodriguez, it may just be time to answer the calling.
Here are some of the A-Rod/Correa comparisons from Twitter:
AL scout on puerto rico hs ss carlos correa: "another a-rod.'' #highpraise— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) June 4, 2012
Harold Reynolds compares No. 1 overall @MLBDraft pick Carlos Correa to A-Rod: "He’s as advanced as any high school player you’ll see."— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) June 4, 2012
Astros are hoping Carlos Correa is more A-Rod and less Felipe Lopez... I think they're right— Mark Hanrahan (@MarkHanrahan20) June 4, 2012
Houston takes Carlos Correa, SS out of Puerto Rico Baseball Academy No.1 in MLB draft. Correa has drawn comparisons to A-Rod— Josh Frydman (@Josh_Frydman) June 4, 2012
"We really felt like Carlos had the chance to be an impact player for a long time," first-year general manager Jeff Luhnow said. "Getting a player who could be a superstar was our priority."
Luhnow said it was a last-minute decision to take Correa, which indicates the team was considering other options leading up to the pick.
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