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River Bandits' Shortstop To All-Star Futures Game


Quad Cities River Bandits shortstop Carlos Correa will be making it to New York after all for the All-Star Futures Game.

Correa earned the final roster spot in a fan vote and is the first-ever position player selected to the game during his River Bandits season.

The Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico, native will be playing for the World Team during the game on Sunday, July 14 at Citi Field in New York.

The 18-year-old Correa was the No. 1 overall pick by the Houston Astros in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft. He was the youngest player in the 2013 Midwest League All-Star Game, which he started at shortstop for the Western Division All-Stars, June 18 at Fifth Third Field in Dayton, Ohio. He is currently third in the Midwest League with a .323 batting average and fifth with a .408 on-base percentage.

This season, two former River Bandits – both from the 2011 Midwest League Championship team – have already been selected for the All-Star Futures Game. Outfielder Oscar Taveras and infielder Kolten Wong will play for the World and U.S. Teams, respectively, for a second consecutive year.

The last player selected for the All-Star Futures Game in the same season he played for Quad Cities was St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Carlos Martinez in 2011.

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