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It didn't take the Dodgers' Enrique Hernandez long to realize that the Astros' Carlos Correa was going to be a star

It didn't take the Dodgers' Enrique Hernandez long to realize that the Astros' Carlos Correa was going to be a star

Dodgers utilityman Enrique Hernandez was a first-year professional ballplayer when he met Carlos Correa, and he remembers it well.

It was long before Correa became the star shortstop of the Houston Astros.

The Astros selected Hernandez in the sixth round of the 2009 draft. When he returned home to Puerto Rico for the winter, they forbade him from playing winter ball, so he sought ways to practice his hitting.

One place he went was to the practice of the teenage travel-ball team coached by his father, Enrique Hernandez Sr.

Before the team showed up, Hernandez and a fellow first-year Puerto Rican pro did front-toss drills, thrown by a Boston Red Sox scout.

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