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Major League Baseball Under-25 All-Star Team


  • Carlos Correa – Houston Astros #1

(Born: September 22, 1994) (Ponce, Puerto Rico)


(22)As you’ll see from the rest of the list, there is quite the surplus of shortstops on the Under-25 team so making the decision who to start was extremely difficult (even though I would be more than cool with any of them being my starting shortstop). However, even with the competition from the rest of the group of all-stars, Puerto Rican stud Carlos Correa is the creme of the crop. He does it all and it seems like the 22 year old sensation has barely reached his full potential yet. Correa currently ranks 1st among all major league shortstops in home runs and RBI’s and is a primary reason the Houston Astros’ have started the season as MLB’s best team. His defense is phenomenal, his offense is even better. Correa may very well be an MVP soon.


  • Francisco Lindor – Cleveland Indians #12

(Born: November 14, 1993) (Caguas, Puerto Rico)


(23)If it wasn’t for his Puerto Rican counterpart, Lindor would get the starting nod for shortstop of the all Under-25 team. Unfortunately for him, Puerto Rico has been producing big time shortstops in the last few years. Leading the Indians to their first World Series appearance in twenty years, Lindor became a household name from his dominant postseason. He is a big time player that delivers in the big time moments. Lindor is an absolute hitting machine, with a career .300 batting average and is a phenomenal fielder as well, winning the annual Platinum Glove Award in 2016, which is awarded to the best defensive player in each league as voted by fans.


  • Corey Seager – Washington Nationals #5

(Born: April 27, 1994) (Charlotte, North Carolina)


(23) – Last year’s NL Rookie of the Year continues his success so far in 2017. Perhaps the best shortstop in the National League, the 23 year old lefty slugger is an all-around stud. With Correa, Lindor and Bogaerts on the team however, Seager finds himself in stiff competition. Obviously it would be beyond foolish to keep him off the team so Seager is third on my depth chart for shortstops. Seager, like Lindor, proved to be clutch last year in his first postseason appearance, homering in the first inning of game one of the 2016 NLDS against the Washington Nationals, becoming the youngest Dodgers player in history to hit a postseason home run. With Corey Seager (and Cody Bellinger) as the new franchise centerpieces, the Los Angeles Dodgers’ future looks very, very bright.


  • Xander Bogaerts – Boston Red Sox #2

(Born: October 1, 1992) (Oranjestad, Aruba)


(24)Like Seager, Bogaerts would be a starter on nearly every other team. But due to the new resurgence of great, young shortstops, he finds himself on the bottom of the depth chart. Bogaerts has been battling with Cincinnati Reds’ shortstop Zach Cozart all season for the shortstop batting title but since Cozart has a solid seven years on him, I’ll be rooting for the young BoSox shortstop to pull it off. He’s been in the league since he was 20 years old and already has the poise of a mature veteran. Bogaerts easily makes the all Under-25 team.


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Jake Montgomery (23 - Bellerose, New York) has been a die-hard sports fan since he could swing a bat and toss the pigskin. He graduated from Adelphi University in May 2016 with a B.A. in Communications and a concentration in Broadcast Journalism. His career objective is to combine his passion for sports with his business and on-air abilities to gain experience in the various facets of sports journalism and sports broadcasting. Jake started off his sports broadcasting career as a Promotions Assistant for WFAN Sports Radio (2013-2017). After several years with the FAN, Jake has recently begun a new chapter in his life – 98.7FM ESPN New York. Starting in early April 2017, Jake has already assisted in various promotions and remote broadcasts for the Worldwide Leader in Sports. As a teenager and young adult, Jake was also a successful on-camera and voiceover actor. He is currently a member of SAG-AFTRA Union and has been featured in over 50 television and radio commercials, including Trix Yogurt, Lucky Charms Cereal and even a New York Rangers commercial that aired back in 2006. While Jake follows all sports teams, he is a major fan of the following: New York Yankees (MLB) New York Giants (NFL) and New York Knicks (NBA). He will cover all three of these major sports for KeepingItRealSports.com.

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