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2012 MLB Draft Order Day 2: Houston Astros Lead Off Selections

The Houston Astros made splash and surprised much of the baseball world with the No. 1 overall selection of high school prospect Carlos Correa. At noon ET, the process repeats itself and the Stros get to set the tone of every round.

Click here for a look at the complete draft order.

What's interesting about how the Stros are going about their business is that best-available talent is triumphing over age and experience. Like how Houston didn't go with the safe, college-groomed and Houston-native pitcher like the rumors said they would.

Instead, taking Correa shows a commitment to developing something special as opposed going with conventional wisdom. Stros fans can only hope the brass continues to pursue talent the way it has up to this point.

Read more about the Houston Astros at The Crawfish Boxes and check out Baseball Nation for additional news, notes and analysis around Major League Baseball.

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