Biggio liking what he sees from Correa

Biggio liking what he sees from Correa

KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Craig Biggio's first of two scheduled stints at Spring Training was set to end Thursday. Biggio, a special advisor to the club, got a chance to see some of the team's Major League and Minor League players since his arrival on Monday.

Biggio spent some time during the week with 2012 No. 1 overall Draft pick Carlos Correa, the 6-foot-4 Puerto Rican shortstop who's wowed everyone in camp this year.

"He's going to be fine," Biggio said of the 19-year-old. "He just needs to keep working. He's got a big upside, and his ability speaks for itself. He has a good baseball mind, and he's driven to be as good as he could be. It's a good problem to have."

When asked if Correa was good enough to play in the Majors this year, Biggio punted.

"I haven't seen enough," he said. "I just want him to go out and play and see what happens."

Biggio came to camp from North Carolina, where he was watching his sons play in a college tournament for Notre Dame while scouting players the Astros are eyeing for the First-Year Player Draft. That included North Carolina State left-hander Carlos Rodon, who is the favorite for the Astros at No. 1.

Rodon's next start will come this weekend against Notre Dame in Raleigh, N.C. Biggio's youngest son, Cavan, is a freshman second baseman for the Irish and has started all 11 games this year, hitting .263. His oldest son, Conor, is a junior who's an extra outfielder.

Brian McTaggart is a reporter for and writes an MLBlog, Tag's Lines. Follow @brianmctaggart on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.