"I’m anxious because I want to show them I’m ready and I’m back, and my ankle is feeling great," he said.
Correa, who was the No. 1 pick in the 2012 MLB Draft, has logged just 229 games in the minors and hasn't played above high Class A. Although, it seems he is very eager to make his MLB debut.
“I can’t wait for the moment to be up there," he said.
The other non-roster invitees are outfielder
Correa (No. 1) and Appel (No. 2) are considered the team's top two prospects, according to Baseball America. Moran (No. 7) is also considered a top-10 prospect.
Correa is expected to be with the team in big league camp. He'll likely begin the season at Double-A, according to general manager Jeff Luhnow.
Appel finished his first full season in the minors in Double-A last season. Correa finished his first full season in high Class A.
"It's a very good sign, where we feel like we're ahead of plan, which is a good place to be," general manager Jeff Luhnow said. "I've seen a lot of guys go through injury recovery before, and he's as diligent and focused on healing as possible. Obviously, the body has to heal naturally, but he's not going to let any lack of effort and work delay him by one day."
Correa is expected to take ground balls and batting practice during the instructional league, though he won't see any game action.
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