Draft 2012: Carlos Correa

Age: 17

Bats/Throws: R/R

Height: 6′ 4″

Weight: 190

Bat: Correa’s contact abilities are still a bit in question. His bat speed is excellent, but his pitch recognition abilities are poor and it shows against good breaking pitches. Correa has a few wrinkles to iron out in his swing, but considering his age and malleability it shouldn’t be to hard for him to make adjustments once implanted within the organization.

Power: Correa’s forte. Scout’s love his build and believe that once he grows into his body the power is only going to increase. His swing and bat speed already produces a lot of lift on the ball. If he can stay at SS his bat and power profiles well above average.

Defense: Plus arm and plus range at SS, but his foot work is a work in progress. As with most prep short stops, many are concerned that he will grow out of the position. His play at SS is well above average and while he does have a few deficiencies, they are nothing he cannot overcome with proper coaching.

Synopsis: Correa is a physical specimen and a very projectable player. He is an unfinished product, and an extremely risky pick. Any team that drafts him is going to betting heavily on his bat developing. As it stands now, Correa has some serious holes in his game that he is going  to have patch up in order to justify being a top five pick.

 

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