On June 4 2012 — 17-year-old shortstop Carlos Correa is the top selection of the 2012 amateur draft, by the Houston Astros. Correa is the first player from Puerto Rico to be taken first overall. The Twins follow by selecting high school outfielder Byron Buxton. But it’s White Sox pick Courtney Hawkins, drafted 13th, who steals the show by performing a backflip on the set of the MLB Network studio to celebrate his selection.

 


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Baseball Reference June 4

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