Correa one of three top prospects at camp

Correa one of three top prospects at camp
February 25, 2013, 7:15 pm
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1-on-1 with Carlos Correa

Last year’s top pick in the First-Year Player Draft was one of 20 players to report to Astros mini-camp that began on Feb. 23.

Shortstop Carlos Correa, the first Puerto-Rican player to be drafted No. 1 overall, graduated from high school, was chosen in June and made his professional debut in the Gulf Coast League. He finished the year with Greenville of the Appalachian League where he hit .371 in 11 games, and then went on to play winter ball for the Carolina Gigantes of the Puerto Rican Winter League.

The 18-year-old is ranked No. 13 in Baseball America’s Top 100 Prospects list for 2013 -- the No. 3 shortstop on the list – and is one of five Astros minor leaguers on the list. The others are 1B Jonathan Singleton (No. 27), OF George Springer (No. 37), RHP Lance McCullers (No. 50) and 2B Delino DeShields (No. 99).

Singleton and McCullers are also in Kissimmee for mini-camp.