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Twins work out top infield prospect Correa

Twins work out top infield prospect Correa

Twins work out top infield prospect Correa
Top high school infield prospect Carlos Correa worked out for the Twins at the club's Spring Training facility in Fort Myers, Fla., last week, the shortstop told MLB.com.

"It was fun," Correa said from Puerto Rico. "I had a good time."

The 6-ft-4, 190-pound Correa, who attends Puerto Rico Baseball Academy and High School, should become the highest-drafted Puerto Rican high school player ever when he is selected next month. Currently ranked No. 5 on MLB.com's Top 100 Draft prospects, many believe the infielder will be selected in the first five to 10 selections of the Draft.

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The Twins have the No. 2 overall selection in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft, and have a total of five selections in the top 72 picks. The club also has two picks in the compensation round -- No. 32 and No. 42 -- following the departures of free agents Michael Cuddyer and Jason Kubel.

Correa, who has committed to play baseball at the University of Miami, has been compared to a young Troy Tulowitzki. He is also scheduled to work out for the Astros, who have the No. 1 overall selection in this year's draft, in the next few days.

The annual First-Year Player Draft takes place this year from June 4-6, beginning with the first round and compensation round A on Monday, June 4, at 8 p.m. CT. The first night of the event will be broadcast live on MLB Network and streamed live on MLB.com. Rounds 2-40 will also be streamed live on MLB.com on June 5-6.

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