Correa looks like a nice player. But if the Astros were going to take a high school player, why not just go with the top talent available in Buxton?
This is probably a moot point, though, since it's looking like Appel will be the pick.
He has less offensive upside than Buxton and Zunino, and he's not likely to stay at SS. Yes, he would be a reach.
And the A-Rod comparison is ludicrous. If A-Rod had stayed at SS, you'd be talking about him as the best SS in history since Honus Wagner. Correa's upside isn't even in the neighborhood.
Carlos Correa is a smart kid with 4.0 GPA, hard worker, very motivated young SS, who wants his family to have a better life, latin players are very motivated by living a hard life.
Trey Williams is falling from the 1st round, so is Nick Williams both would be steals in the 2nd round hopefully Astros are keeping an eye out on this.
this year its really a toss up no bryce harper or stephen strasburg, just a bunch of mostly unknowns,
my top 51. Carlos Correa we need a power hitting shotstop badly2. Byron Buxton we have soooo many great OF's, but a great batter, he is a pitcher too a power arm can throw 98 mph but not interested as a pitcher3. Luca Giolito power arm making a comeback 98 mph4. Mark Appel - late bloomer inconsistent at times5. Mike Zunino power bat at catcher