Correa earns final spot for Futures Game

Correa earns final spot for Futures Game
July 1, 2013, 4:45 pm
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Correa named to World Team in Futures Game

CSNHouston Staff

Astros 18-year-old shortstop Carlos Correa has earned the final spot on the World Team roster for the 2013 All-Star Futures Game.

Correa received the most fan votes among the five candidates for the final spot on the roster.

Correa, who was the first-overall pick in last year's draft, is third in the Midwest League with a .323 batting average and fifth with a .408 on-base percentage in 65 games with Quad Cities A-ball. He will represent Puerto Rico.

"The fans went crazy over there. It was all over the news. Everybody was voting over there," Correa said to MLB.com. "I heard from my family that everybody would see them in the malls, in the restaurants, wherever they'd see them, and say, 'We're voting for for your son. We're supporting him,' so that's great for my family. It makes them feel like the country really cares about baseball and about me.

"They trust me and what I can do. They gave me their support, so I want to be out there and do my best at the game and make the fans proud and happy."

In his last 10 games, Correa is hitting .425.

Correa joins outfielder George Springer and second baseman Delino DeShields, who were both named to the U.S. Team for the Futures game.

The game is on July 14 at Citi Field at 1 p.m. The three Astros in the game are the most among organizations, tying the Mets.