First ever Number one pick from Puerto Rico – totally kewl. I hope this brings back the interest in baseball to Puerto Rico – that plus the absence of big bonuses to foreigners might could do it.
Not that the absence of big bonuses is gonna do anything but put more $$$ in the owners’ pockets and make it tougher for smaller market clubs to accumulate talent…
Carlos Correa is a high school SS – which doesn’t mean he’s going to stay there. Wasn’t it just 3 years ago that Bobby Heck was crowing that the Astros had really snagged the top talent in the draft in Jiovanni Mier?
Yeah there is all the talktalktalk about Makeup and How Wonderful The Parents Are (you’d think we were talking horse racing or something) and How Professional He Is – all that stuff. Intersting that Luhnow said that the Astros hadn’t made the decision until 6 PM – so much for oooooooh, he’s such an obvious STAH!!!!!
I would guess that they couldn’t decide between Correa and Brian Buxton – some writer was comparing him to Willie Mays. Cmon. Not even Bryce Harper got compared to any inner circle lefty Hall of Famer, and he was by far and away the strongest consensus number one position player pick in years.
Well, here’s to the boy and here’s hoping he’s significantly more like Alex Rodriguez than Tim Beckham/Matt Bush.
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