Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Another great American athlete from Puerto Rico!

Puerto Rico Makes Splash in MLB Draft 
Puerto Rico Makes Splash in MLB Draft - Sportsworldreport :: MLB :: Sports World Report:

By Frankie Garcia - June 5, 2012
Correa was one of three Puerto Rican youngsters chosen early in the draft

The 2012 MLB had a big surprise in the first pick of the draft. The Houston Astros chose 17-year old Carlos Correa from the Puerto Rico Baseball Academy and High School. The 6' 4" 190 pound kid has drawn comparisons to Alex Rodriguez.

He is also said to be the best Puerto Rican ball player since Carlos Beltran. Within the first 51 draftees, three of them were Puerto Rican. Also with a large frame, the Minnesota Twins selected right-handed pitcher, Jose Orlando Berrios. At 6' 1 and 210 pounts Berrios has shown great velocity on his fastball, which was clocked in the mid 90's.