The future of the Astros, Carlos Correa.
Giving us a helping hand with the 2014 Astros Team Preview is Mike Hllywa. You might recognize Mike’s name from his work at Gammons Daily, Halo Hangout, or Off Base Percentage. He’s also been a guest host on The Baseball Show Podcast. You can follow him on twitter here.
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There's nothing Carlos Correa does publicly that would lead you to believe he's 19 years old. He stands a solid 6-foot-4 with broad shoulders that are reminiscent of a young Alex Rodriguez. He makes eye contact, has an easygoing demeanor and speaks eloquently in English, though it's not his native language.
Even if you know nothing about Correa, the former No. 1 overall...
The Houston Astros organization boasts both depth and some high-ceiling talent. The club has compiled its impressive collection of prospects through both solid scouting via the draft and shrewd wheeling-and-dealing via the trade market.
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The Year in Review...
Kiley brings us video of arguably the top high school player for the 2014 MLB Draft. California prep SS Jacob Gatewood is an early candidate to go #1 overall with a skill set reminiscent of 2012 #1 overall pick and current Astros prospect Carlos Correa.
The Houston Astros have signed right-handed pitcher Mark Appel of Stanford, the No. 1 overall draft pick in the draft earlier this month.
Terms were not disclosed Wednesday ahead of an afternoon news conference with Appel and team officials.
The 21-year-old Appel was 10-4 with four complete games and a 2.12 ERA this season. He had 130 strikeouts in 106.1 innings pitched and allowed...
The Houston Astros selected Stanford pitcher Mark Appel with the No. 1 pick in the Major League Baseball draft Thursday night.
Appel was considered a possible top pick last year, but Houston passed on the hometown kid and instead chose 17-year-old shortstop Carlos Correa from Puerto Rico. Appel slid to Pittsburgh at No. 8 but turned down a $3.8 million offer and returned to Stanford...
Via AP on Fox
June 06, 2013
The MLB First-Year Player Draft is finally upon us as all 30 big league clubs are set to select the future of their respective franchises. Beginning at 7:00 PM (EST), first round selections will kick off with the Houston Astros, as they will take the first-overall pick in the draft for the second straight year (Carlos Correa was selected first-overall in 2012).Picks one through 73...
The Houston Astros have improved their farm system from worst to near first in the last couple of years.
On Thursday night, they'll have a chance to boost their young talent again when they pick first overall in the draft for the second consecutive year.
In 2012, they selected high school shortstop Carlos Correa with the No. 1 pick. This year they'll look to add another...
Via AP on Fox
June 05, 2013
Last year`s top pick, Carlos Correa delivered an outstanding performance on Saturday.
The Chicago Cubs get to pick second this June in the MLB Rule 4 Draft as part of their “reward” for sucking so much last season. Unfortunately (or fortunately, I guess) they were unable to suck as much as the Astros so they might lose out on the overall best player available, unless the Astros decide to implement their Carlos Correa plan again. Not that Correa was a terrible...