The Astros pulled an upset with the first overall pick, choosing Puerto Rican shortstop Carlos Correa over Stanford righthander Mark Appel and ultra-toolsy Georgia high school outfielder Byron Buxton.
The highest draft pick in Puerto Rico before Correa, Ramon Castro, went 17th-overall in 1994, also to the Astros.
Correa has plenty of tools himself. He is a quality defender at shortstop with soft hands and a well above-average arm. He's an above-average runner and also has excellent potential with the bat, profiling to hit for average and power. Correa has drawn comparisons to Troy Tulowitzki and Ryan Zimmerman.
Here is some video of Correa taking batting practice at the Excellence Games in May.
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