Correa and his family are expected to travel to Houston on Thursday, where he and his agent Paul Kinzer will reportedly work with Astros GM Jeff Luhnow on finalizing a deal. Though new draft rules cap the amount the No. 1 overall pick can be allotted at $7.2 million, Luhnow told Heyman in a phone interview that he does not "expect any difficulties" in coming to an agreement with Correa.
The 17-year-old shortstop out of the Puerto Rico Baseball Academy was a surprise top pick in the draft, with expected No. 1 Mark Appel dropping all the way to eighth because of monetary issues (read: Scott Boras). At 6' 4" and 190 pounds, Correa projects to be a middle-of-the-order power bat with an impressive arm and range at shortstop.