Top prospect Carlos Correa is finally in Fresno for his first game in front of his new home fans at Chukchansi Park.
Correa, 20, was promoted last week after crushing Double-A pitching and has played in eight games with the Triple-A Grizzlies but all of those until Thursday night had been on the road.
Local media had a chance to talk with Correa ahead of his Fresno debut against former Cy Young winner Barry Zito.
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Zito, who has played 14 major league seasons with Oakland and San Francisco, is starting for the Nashville Sounds in his comeback attempt after sitting out last year.
First pitch was set for 7:05 p.m.
Grizzlies manager Tony DeFrancesco said Correa is special, perhaps the most talented player he’s ever had in the minors.
Correa, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2012 amateur draft, is hitting .368 with eight homers, 35 runs and 36 RBIs in 37 games overall this season. He has 16 steals in 17 attempts.