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Top Prospects Correa, Buxton Make their MLB Debuts

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Carlos Correa of the Houston Astros
Carlos Correa of the Houston Astros

WWE fans such as myself know Adrian Neville as “The New Sensation”. However, two  men who one day may both be the next MLB’s New Sensation made their debuts in the  past week.

On Monday June 8th, MLB.com’s #2 Prospect Carlos Correa made his MLB debut for  the Houston Astros against the Chicago White Sox. The 20 year-old shortstop is the first  player in MLB history to be granted his first hit and RBI on the same play via video  review. In his second at-bat, Correa was originally called out at first on a close throw  from White Sox shortstop Alexi Ramirez, but Astros manager AJ Hinch came out to use  his challenge, which was eventually overturned. Correa was awarded a base hit and an  RBI. That would be the only offense the Astros could muster against all-star left-hander  Chris Sale as the Astros lost 3-1, but Correa made an instant impact for his team. The  following night against southpaw thrower Zach Duke, Correa hit his first MLB home run, a 2-run shot, in the top of the 9th inning in a 4-2 loss.

Byron Buxton of the Minnesota Twins
Byron Buxton of the Minnesota Twins

Not long after Correa got his first taste of the big leagues, the only man ahead  of him on the MLB.com Top 100 got his call to the show. 21-year-old Byron  Buxton was called up by the Twins from Double-A New Britain to aid a depleted outfield. The #1 ranked prospect according to MLB.com made  his debut on Sunday afternoon against the Rangers at Rangers Ballpark in  Arlington. Buxton hit into outs in his first three plate appearances, but  reached on a fielder’s choice by Rangers pitcher Shawn Tolleson in the top of  the 9th. Buxton then motored all the way around from first to score off of a  Eddie Rosiaro double, which proved to be the game-winning run as the  Twins held on to win, 4-3. His first hit is yet to come, but Buxton can take a  huge positive away from his first game.

Correa and Buxton are two immensely talented players that have already showed only a fragment of their anticipated potentials in their debuts. Both may be sent back to the minor leagues at some point this season, but both players have made a solid first impression, which is proof that a big and bright future is ahead for these two youngsters.

Wrote by: @Flat_Manigen74

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