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No. 1 pick Carlos Correa goes 1-for-5 in pro debut

Jun 18, 2012, 4:16 PM EDT

Carlos Correa

No. 1 pick Carlos Correa signed with the Astros almost immediately and the high school shortstop from Puerto Rico also wasted no time making his professional debut, going 1-for-5 with a walk and a stolen base today at rookie-ball.

Correa, who agreed to a $4.8 million bonus compared to the $7.2 million slot value for the top pick, also struck out once against the Cardinals’ affiliate on Opening Day for the Gulf Coast League.

No. 2 overall pick Byron Buxton also signed quickly with the Twins, getting a draft-high $6 million, but his Gulf Coast League debut is apparently being delayed for a few days.

  1. redguy12588 - Jun 18, 2012 at 4:19 PM

    Stetson Allie, the pirates converted pitcher, went 2-3 with a triple and a walk.

  2. stex52 - Jun 18, 2012 at 4:28 PM

    Maybe the Astros will bring Correa up in August. :-)

  3. js20011041 - Jun 18, 2012 at 5:14 PM

    Well, I guess this is the one, and only one, good thing to come out of the last CBA. It’s nice to see any player, but especially one so young, get into the system and start playing games when typically, he would have signed late and not been able to play until next year.

    • paperlions - Jun 18, 2012 at 6:42 PM

      Agreed….but the only reason players “signed” so late before was that MLB would hold any “over slot” contracts until the last day for approval….so a lot of guys were signed weeks or months earlier, but couldn’t play because the league would hold up approving the contract.

  4. papazoid - Jun 19, 2012 at 7:01 AM

    biggest loser in the draft….scott boras.

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