The Houston Astros shocked many in attendance during Day One of the 2012 First Year Player Draft last night when they selected shortstop Carlos Correa from Puerto Rico.
Correa who was actually one of the players in attendance, reached into his pocket as he strolled to the podium, pulled out a small Puerto Rican flag and waved it at the cheering crowd.
The 17-year-old slugging shortstop had just made hometown history at the baseball draft, and the Houston Astros hope it’s only the start of many big moments for the first No. 1 overall pick from Puerto Rico.
“I was very surprised,” Correa said. “I feel so excited to be the No. 1 pick. I’ve worked so hard to be here.”