Wednesday, June 6, 2012

MLB Draft 2012: Astros Win by Selecting Fastest Rising Star in Carlos Correa | Bleacher Report

By Jessica Isner (Featured Columnist) on June 6, 2012

There no such thing as a sure thing in the MLB draft, but the Astros came the closest to getting one on Monday, when they made Carlos Correa the first overall pick. 

The shortstop out of the Puerto Rico Baseball Academy made history as the only Puerto Rican to ever go No. 1 in the draft, and the honor is rightfully deserved: There were very few players on this year's board that had the X-factor that indicates a sure-fire future star, and Correa is one of them.

It's ridiculous to say Correa is going to change the course of history for the Astros. It takes years and years of near-perfect drafting and decision-making to accomplish that. But the selection of Correa is certainly a good sign for a team that currently resides in fourth place in the NL Central, hasn't made the playoffs since a World Series trip in 2005 and has only won the NL pennant once.