Buxton, Correa forever linked

Futures Gamers Carlos Correa and Byron Buxton tied together by 2012 draft

Updated: July 14, 2013, 7:31 PM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- It can be lonely at the top. When the Houston Astros made shortstop Carlos Correa the first overall pick in the 2012 draft, he knew he would be entering a world of weighty expectations. The scrutiny comes with the territory, as the superstars (Ken Griffey Jr. and Alex Rodriguez) and No. 1 overall washouts (e.g., Bryan Bullington and Matt Bush) have discovered since the draft's inception in 1965.

So it was nice for Correa to relate some of his personal experiences to Minnesota ...

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