Correa, 17, is a shortstop out of the Puerto Rico Baseball Academy and Astros first-overall pick in the Major League Baseball draft on Monday, June 4.
Terms of his contract were not disclosed.
"Every young player; his goal is to get drafted and signed. My goal always has been to get to the Hall of Fame. I want to work hard to reach the big leagues, that's one of my goals," said Correa. "My first goal was to be the first pick so I made it. Right now I'm going ['I need to focus on] getting higher and go to the big leagues, and go to the Hall of Fame.' "
"We're absolutely thrilled to have him as part of our organization. This is a monumental day for us and for him," Jeff Luhnow, an Astros general manager, said. "A lot of thanks to all of our scouts to Bobby (Heck) to Larry (Pardo) to everybody involved; representatives [and] everybody did a great job getting this thing done quickly. It's in our best interest to get Carlos playing in an Astros uniform."
Oh, yeah, before we forget ... Correa receives a signing bonus that you and I could only dream of.
"The first thing for my family is that I want to clear all of their debts," said Correa." I'm not focused on money right now. I'm just focused on reaching the big league level as quick as I can."
It must be nice. One piece of advice though: put some of that money in the bank for a rainy day because unfortunately they happen.