2012, Houston Astros
The Astros selected 17-year-old shortstop Carlos Correa with the No. 1 pick in the 2012 baseball draft on June 4, making him the highest selection ever to come from Puerto Rico. Correa has an incredibly strong arm and terrific instincts defensively, and the Astros might have found their shortstop of the future. He bested catcher Ramon Castro, who went No. 17 to Houston in 1994, as the highest-drafted Puerto Rican player.