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Birth Date9-22-1994
Height6' 4"
Weight205 lbs
Age19 years, 11 months, 25 days
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WARP Summary

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YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP

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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2012 AST Rk 39 163 .234 .254 .319 .358 .253 .291 95 -5 5.0 1.9 1.7 1.9 6.4 0.8 6.4 0.8
2012 GRV Rk 11 41 .366 .251 .311 .374 .248 .462 103 5 1.3 0.6 -0.3 1.4 8.7 0.8 8.7 0.8
2012 CAR Wnt 23 52 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .294 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 QUD A 117 519 .314 .257 .328 .378 .260 .375 104 29.6 14.6 6.5 -6.8 -2.3 51.3 4.7 51.3 4.7
2014 LNC A+ 62 293 .317 .269 .338 .423 .276 .373 105 18.3 8.6 3.5 9.4 1.1 28.2 3.8 28.2 3.8

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2012 AST Rk 163 23 36 11 1 2 9 7 36 5 1 .232 .270 .355 .123 .234 6.4 1.7 0.8
2012 GRV Rk 41 5 13 3 1 1 3 5 8 1 0 .371 .450 .600 .229 .366 8.7 -0.3 0.8
2012 CAR Wnt 52 3 10 2 0 0 0 2 15 1 1 .204 .235 .245 .041 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 QUD A 519 73 144 33 3 9 86 58 83 10 10 .320 .405 .467 .147 .314 51.3 -6.8 4.7
2014 LNC A+ 293 50 81 16 6 6 57 36 45 20 4 .325 .416 .510 .185 .317 28.2 9.4 3.8

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Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-06-22 - Minors - - - Ankle Surgery Fibula Fracture Sliding -
2014-03-20 2014-03-28 Camp 8 0 Left Hand Contusion Batted Ball - -

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-09-10 12:00:00 (link to chat)Best SS prospect in 2016?
(Mitch from ATL)
Loaded question.

Assuming that Carlos Correa is still eligible, he is the obvious answer. My sleeper is Adalberto Mondesi. Witt's report is spot-on. I think Mondesi has a ton of growth left, and I have also seen the improvements that Witt talks about in his latest report:
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/prospects/eyewitness_bat.php?reportid=170 (Tucker Blair)
2014-08-29 12:00:00 (link to chat)RJ, Am I riding alone on the "Carlos Correa will be the best prospect in the game" bandwagon?
(Cal Guy from Cal)
I don't think you're alone. Parks and company had Correa up to no. 2 midseason, and that was after the ankle injury. Obviously that might've impacted how some people feel about him over the next year, but if he comes back healthy he'll probably slot in at no. 1 sometime before he reaches the majors. (R.J. Anderson)
2014-08-29 12:00:00 (link to chat)Riding in the next car on Carlos Correa's bandwagon: is a 2015 late-season appearance possible? The lost year of development hurts, but do the Astros have *anyone* standing in his way?
(RatedRookie from Atlanta)
I think it depends on how he returns from injury. Also, I'm not sure the Astros have jumped any position player from Double-A to the majors within a year. Springer didn't do it in 2013, Singleton didn't do it, etc. so 2016 might be more likely. (R.J. Anderson)
2014-08-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)I'm in a 12 team keeper league. each team gets to keep 7 players for next season. who do you think i should keep from this list: George Springer, Bryce Harper, Chris Sale, Justin Upton, Byron Buxton, Addison Russell, Taijuan Walker, Lucas Giolito, Francisco Lindor, Dylan Bundy, Kevin Gausmann, Carlos Correa, Miguel Sano, Zach Wheeler. Thanks.
(childgrambino from Richmond, VA)
Harper, Sale, Upton, Walker, Gausman, Wheeler and Springer. 12 team leagues, you keep guys who are contributing. Having this many prospects in this shallow a league is bananas. Drop a bunch. (Craig Goldstein)
2014-08-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Craig, thanks for doing this chat. I've got a fantasy trade question for you regarding a dynasty league. Would you trade Jorge Soler, Trevor Bauer, and a 2nd round pick for Starlin Castro? Honestly, I've got no clue what the 2nd round pick will end up being. It's a late 2nd rounder, and it all depends on who Yahoo adds. My team is in a complete rebuild, but SS doesn't look like it'll be filled until Carlos Correa comes up. My other prospects include Seager, but he could move to 3B, and Baez doesn't look like he'll retain SS eligibility. Chris Taylor is also there, not sure he's the answer though. What do you think? Accept or Decline?
(Fred from Vegas)
My pleasure, Fred. Thanks for coming!

I honestly think I might hold on to your side of the deal. I like Castro plenty and Shortstops are hard to come by but I think you can get by with a Chris Taylor, and Soler/Bauer still have plenty of room to grow. I think Soler contributes by early next season (Craig Goldstein)
2014-08-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Does Carlos Correa see time in the majors next year?
(Henry from Houston)
I think the injury makes 2016 more realistic. (Craig Goldstein)
2014-08-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Does Carlos Correa have .300/.400/.500 25HR potential? How close or far off is that projection?
(RatedRookie from Atlanta)
Incredibly, that may be within reach. I'd expect something more like .320/.380/.480 but it's all within reach. He could go a number of different directions, but he's a stud. The Astros got that one right, and yes, that may include not taking Byron Buxton. (Jeff Moore)
2014-07-22 15:00:00 (link to chat)Who is the best player you have seen this year? One more... Any player blow you away when you were expecting not so much?
(johnwood427 from Chicago)
Carlos Correa blows me away with his physicality and approach. Only seen a few ABs, but he's a stud. Corey Seager was really impressive. Everything just comes so easy to him. Was fine at SS. Could move to 3B long term, but the issue with big guys at SS is bending over. He had no issues doing so. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-07-18 14:00:00 (link to chat)Does Carlos Martinez and Oscar Taveras net Giancarlo Stanton?
(Steve from Scarbs from Scarbs)
Well first, let me ask you three questions:

1. Do you think Carlos Martinez and Oscar Taveras are better than Carlos Correa and George Springer?

2. Do you believe the Astros' trade conversation notes, the ones that Deadspin published, that had the Marlins essentially asking for that for Stanton?

3. Do you think that the Marlins were actually willing to make that move, or just blowing off the Astros by saying "that's what we'd start at", knowing the Astros wouldn't touch it?

Personal opinion is that I'd rather have the Correa/Springer package than the Taveras/Martinez package. I don't know the answers to no. 2 and no. 3. I guess my guess is that it wouldn't net Stanton. I'd do it if I were the Cardinals. I don't think the Marlins would. (Sam Miller)
2014-07-03 19:00:00 (link to chat)Where does Carlos Correa start the season next year and is there any chance we see him in Houston in 2015?? Thanks for the chat!!
(Billy from Houston )
I can see them starting him out in High A again thanks to the injury. I think the odds are long for him to get to Houston in 2015. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-07-03 19:00:00 (link to chat)Where does Carlos Correa start the season next year and is there any chance we see him in Houston in 2015?? Thanks for the chat!!
(Billy from Houston )
I can see them starting him out in High A again thanks to the injury. I think the odds are long for him to get to Houston in 2015. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-06-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)What does a lost half season mean to Carlos Correa?
(jeff from Houston)
I actually wrote about this very topic on my site this morning. Essentially all it means is that the Astros won't be able to fast-track him and get him to the majors by next June as a post-super-two call up. They wanted to get him to Double-A soon, but if he misses more than about a month, he won't have enough time there to really rush him along, start him in Triple-A next season and get him in Houston by next June. Long-term though, it doesn't make much difference. He's a stud. (Jeff Moore)
2014-06-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Corey Seager? Any Chance he sticks at SS?
(Sam from ATL)
Seager is a large man. Like, he might be bigger than Carlos Correa. However, I do think there's a 50/50 shot he sticks at SS for 5+ years. He's someone who may jump into the top 15 prospects in the game by the middle of next year. He can flat out rake, the power is coming, and he's fluid in the field. I'm not sure how long he's going to stay there, but I do believe he makes his MLB debut at short. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-06-03 14:00:00 (link to chat)You don't have to say who, but anyone on the mid-season top 50 list you strongly disagree with?
(Shawnykid23 from CT)
Not right now but I'm sure I'll disagree with some omissions rather than guys who made it. Unless Carlos Correa and Corey Seager don't make the cut. (Ron Shah)
2014-06-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Paul, thanks for doing these chats. Carlos Correa is having a great year so far, but his stats against left handed pitchers needs work. Seems like he struggles against them. Is this something to worry about, or is it just one of those things that he'll get better with age? He's still only 19, so I'm not really concerned, but it's sort of weird how he struggles against them so much. Thanks for listening Paul, and have a good day.
(Oscar from Wisconsin)
I'm not particularly concerned, but I've also never seen him - whether against lefties or righties - so I'd feel uncomfortable trying to definitively comment on the matter (Paul Sporer)
2014-06-11 12:00:00 (link to chat)Carlos Correa is killing it in high A as one of the youngest in the league. Do you expect him to be promoted to AA this year?? Any chance he starts in the majors next spring?
(Billy from Houston)
No chance he starts in the majors next spring, if for no other reason than the Astros have shown they will game the service time requirements. However, if Correa will sign a 10-year, $12 million contract with eight team options, he can come up right now. (Matthew Kory)
2014-06-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)Carlos Correa looks ready for the majors today, but I realize he's a ways off. Does he have a shot to start 2015 with the Astros?
(Henry from Houston)
I guess anything's possible, but that seems aggressive to me. Correa could probably be tossed into the major league fire right now and hold his own because he's not only that good but also that poised and polished, but there's just no need yet. The Astros have been conservative with their guys and have a track record of letting them fully develop, so that's probably what they'll do. (Jeff Moore)
2014-03-19 20:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Bret, I'm tempted to trade my best keeper (Carlos Santana at $9) for a package of Tommy Hunter ($1), George Springer ($5) and Carlos Correa ($2) in an AL Only dynasty league. Smart?
(Brett G. from KC)
Not if you want to win. (Bret Sayre)
2014-03-21 14:00:00 (link to chat)Who are some of the lower level SS that stand out most for their tools? Who do you have your eye on?
(flashtheleather from deep in the hole)
Only get to see High-A guys since I haven't been able to make it to Arizona for spring training. Carlos Correa and Corey Seager are shortstops right now, but both may have to move over to third. I can't wait to see both of them once the season gets going. (Ronit Shah)
2014-03-21 14:00:00 (link to chat)What type of player do you see as the type that most likely will jump levels and exceed timetables for reaching the majors? talent level? maturity? organizational need?
(DB from Pittsburgh)
Carlos Correa. The talent level is amazing, but the maturity and makeup is special. (Ronit Shah)
2014-02-18 14:00:00 (link to chat)Who is more likely to end up at 3B long term, Bogaerts, Baez, or Correa?
(Max from Florida)
Carlos Correa. I think he's too big to make it work at shortstop. (Ronit Shah)
2014-01-29 19:00:00 (link to chat)Welcome Ben, I'll start you off with a curveball: Let's say every draft eligible prospect from 2010 to 2014 was eligible for this year's draft. Just based on pre-draft scouting reports and without the benefit of hindsight, how would the first 10 picks of the draft unfold?
(baseballjunkie from cali, where it's already Spring)
This is an amazingly difficult question to answer, and also quite fun. Itís probably better suited for an article than for a fantasy chat answer, but since I was able to access this question ahead of time, hereís what I came up with after about 30 min of research. Iíll note that since Iím not familiar enough with 2014 prospects yet, Iíve restricted your search to 2010-2013 draftees. Iíll go with:

1. Bryce Harper 2. Manny Machado 3. Gerrit Cole 4. Dylan Bundy 5. Anthony Rendon 6. Jameson Taillon 7. Bubba Starling
8. Byron Buxton 9. Carlos Correa 10. Archie Bradley

Toughest omissions for me were Francisco Lindor, Trevor Bauer, Kevin Gausman, Kris Bryant and Mark Appel. If Luc Giolito had been healthy for his senior year, heíd probably have made it on this list. Obviously thatís not how weíd rank them now, and itís funny that guys like Chris Sale, Jose Fernandez, Matt Harvey and Javier Baez are left in the dust. Bubba Starling sticks out like a sore thumb, and Buxton was underrated. This exercise also reinforces how loaded the 2011 draft was. Last yearís pales in comparison. (Ben Carsley)
2014-01-21 18:00:00 (link to chat)At the 1-3 pick in my dynasty draft, Buxton and one of A. Bradley and Tanaka are off he board. I'm looking at Baez, Giolito, Bryant, Correa, and J. Gray. Who do you take? Why? How would you rank them? (Reference: I pick 1-3, and 1-6 due to trades; one of the picks in between mine would be Abreu and one of Baez/Correa (in that order)). Thanks!
(AJ from Phoenix)
Hi AJ.

The order might be different from a pure prospect perspective, but I'd go Javier Baez, Carlos Correa, Kris Bryant, Jonathan Gray, and Lucas Giolito. While Correa could wind up being a better baseball player than Baez, Baez's power tool is ridiculous and from a purely offensive standpoint (read fantasy) he has the higher ceiling. Correa's pretty damn good too, though, and I anticipate a power spike this year in the minors. His raw numbers don't look great, but he was an 18-year-old at Quad Cities. I'm impressed. Bryant's great too, but you're asking me to rank him against two amazing prospects. Gray and Giolito go behind the hitters just because I have a bias toward hitters when it comes to prospects in fantasy. I'll go Gray because Giolito had the TJ. He should be fine, and it's entirely possible that I'll flip these two if someone on BP's great scouting team comes back with a positive review on him in spring training. (Mike Gianella)
2014-01-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)If you had to pick one of Carlos Correa, Addison Russell, or Javier Baez which one would you choose?
(CharlieWerner from Manayunk Pa)
Correa. I'm a sucker for up-the-middle athletes and plate discipline. (Jeff Moore)
2013-11-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)What prospects do you think will have the most helium this offseason?
(Tony from MN)
It may seem odd to say, but Carlos Correa is going to blow up this winter, and by this time next year, he's going to be discussed with Byron Buxton as one of the two or three best prospects in the game. I think you're also going to hear a lot more noise on Gregory Polanco and the potential for him to help in Pittsburgh next year. Those guys are clearly already on the radar and likely not what you were looking for when you wrote the question, but I really believe both will be even more highly regarded on Opening Day than they are right now. (Mark Anderson)
2013-09-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you also think Byron Buxton is better than Carlos Correa or George Springer?
(googoo from Japan)
I think Buxton is the best prospect in baseball. (Jason Parks)
2013-08-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who do you think ends up the better fantasy player: Carlos Correa or Addison Russell? Both have impressive bats. Part of the answer to the question I would think is whether both stay at short.
(John from CT)
I like Correa a little better and think he stays at short. Both discussed here today - http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=21598 (Paul Sporer)
2013-08-08 17:30:00 (link to chat)In his age 18 season, Correa is putting up numbers similar to Bogaerts at the same age... less power but a better plate discipline. Do you see Correa becoming an equal or better player to X-Box when both are in their primes, and does CC have a better chance to stick at SS?
(Cal Guy from Cal)
I don't quite see Carlos Correa as having the power ceiling Xander Bogaerts does, but ask me again in a year or two; it's so hard to predict players this young. Correa probably has the same chance to stick at SS as Bogaerts does. He's a big guy, but he's really athletic and could stick. Again, really young guy, hard to figure this out without the benefit of hindsight. (Mike Gianella)
2013-07-29 11:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks, Zach. Do you expect Carlos Correa to: a) outgrow shortstop b) grow into his power Both? Either? Neither?
(CyMature from WesternMass)
I think Correa will grow into his power, but I also think that he has a better than average shot to stay at shortstop. Correa has very good instincts and the hands/arm/glove to stay at short. When he fills out he may give up some range, but he can be a shortstop. (Zach Mortimer)
2013-06-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)I think you rank Byron Buxton so high, he is good, but not better than Carlos Correa , Xander Bogaerts and Francisco Lindor. I meant that you overrated Byron Buxton because he didn't hit for power yet.
(Kevin Goldstein from Houston)
You mad, bro? (Jason Parks on the Midseason Top 50 Prospects)
2013-05-22 18:00:00 (link to chat)Who do you think I can get in a dynasty league with minors rosters for Carlos Correa? Keep forever. I understand this is a hard question without league/team context but I'm just looking for a general baseline in how you value him. Hunter Pence reasonable?
(Joe from Seattle)
You have to find someone else with patience to wait for him. I took him in my AL keeper league this season with the full intent on holding onto him knowing only one or two other guys in the league would take him in a trade this season. (Jason Collette)
2013-05-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)What players and positions should the Astros be targeting in the next draft?
(Martin from Houston)
The fact that the strength of the draft is college pitching would make me say college pitching, but nothing about the organization. It's a bad way to go at 1-1 or really anywhere in the first several rounds to look at anything beyond best player (or player/price combination) available. Even if they were sure Carlos Correa wouldn't stick at shortstop, I still wouldn't be against a third baseman because prospects are tradeable. (Zachary Levine)
2013-05-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is it a given that either Mark Appel or Jonathan Gray go first overall to the Astros?
(BobcatBaseball from Athens, OH)
No. If it's a guarantee in the scouting community that whoever doesn't go first goes second, then they can't play them like they played Carlos Correa last year. That situation worked because if Correa wasn't going first, he was going much later, so they could get him to sign well under slot, knowing it would be more than he'd get in the late top 10.

I have no knowledge that they'd do that again, but if they want to go under slot early and over slot late like last year, you'd want more of a darkhorse. The Houston beat guys, Brian McTaggart and Brian Smith, have mentioned several other options, and how much of Jim Crane reportedly scouting Moran was a decoy or whatever, I'm not sure. (Zachary Levine)
2013-04-04 11:00:00 (link to chat)Midwest League ball is back and Saturday is my first glimpse of Carlos Correa. I have heard a number of comps from A-Rod to Miguel Sano. What are your thoughts on his ceiling?
(rkowna from Chicago)
I don't like those comps, but he has the potential for very loud tools. The arm is an easy 7; the raw power could be extreme; he plays a premium position and should be able to stick around at that spot for a while; he's a huge makeup guy that is more advanced than people realize. (Jason Parks)
2013-04-04 11:00:00 (link to chat)How likely are the Astros to tak Mark Appell this time around? Did they have Carlos Correa rated higher last year, or was it purely sign-ability, or saving draft pool money by picking Correa?
(Mark from Utah)
Correa was still one of the premiere talents in the draft, despite costing less than a few other top players. I don't think the Astros regret that decision on any level. I assume they go for a safer college arm in this draft, but its still early and things can happen to change that opinion as we get closer. (Jason Parks)
2013-04-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Trying to think of either a current or historical comp for Carlos Correa's ceiling if he can't stay at SS and has to move to 3B. Doesn't really have the speed of David Wright, right? Any thoughts?
(Ashitaka1110 from Houston, TX)
Hi Ashitaka, I don't know the answer to your question but I do remember one of the Astros TV broadcasters dropping an Alex Rodriguez comp on Correa in spring training, which seemed horribly unfair to the young man. (Geoff Young)
2013-03-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Addison Russell- potential Tulo-like ceiling?
(Shawnykid23 from CT)
Shawnykid, I wouldn't lay a Tulo comp on anyone with just 55 pro games to his credit. I was watching the Astros/Nats games yesterday and one of the TV broadcasters compared Carlos Correa to A-Rod. I understand being excited, but that's not fair. And I'm not picking on you personally, this just happens to be a pet peeve. As for Russell, from what I've read and heard, he has a chance to pretty darned good. (Geoff Young)
2013-02-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)For you, better hit/power/avg. between Carlos Correa and Addison Russell and which do you prefer long-term?
(Moon Doggie from SF)
Correa has the higher ceiling in my opinion, and I would take him over Russell. But its very close. (Jason Parks)
2013-01-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Handicap the odds of Xander Bogaerts and Carlos Correa sticking at SS. 75% & 85% respectively?
(Jonah from Phoenix)
Well, this question would be much better for the prospect staff. From what I've read from our hardworking crew, Bogaerts seems unlikely to stick there longterm but may reach the bigs while still playing shortstop. I wouldn't put the percentages very high given that info. Correa was just drafted last year and so early in the development process that I think it would be unwise to set any percentage chance of him sticking or moving off shortstop. (Josh Shepardson)
2013-01-16 13:30:00 (link to chat)Mark, bridge the gap between Addison Russell and Carlos Correa. Is it really as wide as people say it is? Thanks!
(Jim from Oakland)
I'm not sure the gap is huge, Jim. The biggest gap for me is the defensive profile. I don't believe Russell will be able to stick at shortstop long term. Despite the improvements he made to his body last year, I'm not sure he can maintain that. Correa, while a big kid, is more natural at shortstop and I think he will stay there long term. In addition, Correa's natural hitting ability speaks more loudly to me, allowing his entire offensive game to show up in games. I think both can be really good players, but I will give the edge to the up-the-middle guy with fewer questions about the projection of his hit tool. (Mark Anderson)
2012-12-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)You would be a flawless 5-tool talent if you weren't a Tottenham supporter. Is Jorge to blame for this? Also, how large is the gap between Carlos Correa and Addison Russell in terms of ceiling?
(Gene from LA)
Jorge is to blame for a lot of things, but my support of Spurs is not one of them. I think Correa's ceiling is higher than Russell, but I really like Russell, especially after receiving good reports on his ability to stick at SS (Jason Parks)
2012-10-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Carlos Correa.....Manny Machado ceiling?
(rangerfans2 from Fort Worth)
What is Manny Machado's ceiling? We don't know that yet. (Jason Parks)
2012-10-16 14:00:00 (link to chat)After Profar, rank in hotness the next level of upcoming minor league short stops from a list of Francisco Lindor, Addison Russell, Javier Baez, Hak-Ju Lee, Trevor Story, and Carlos Correa.
(Paul from DC)
Baez, Lindor, Russell, Story, Correa, Lee, but I'm assuming you're asking me to rank them purely be physical attractiveness. (Ben Lindbergh)
2012-08-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)maybe i missed it, but it seems like nearly a month since you raved about f lindor. I am counting on him to be my fantasy shortstop of the future. Are you still very high on him? How does Carlos Correa's bat compare? Does Correa move to third?
(temple from madison wi)
I wrote about Lindor today at BP.com. I'm still very high on him.

Correa is a completely different prospect, and yes, I think he eventually moves to 3B. Is the bat that legit? We shall see. Reports are mixed. He's a premium talent, but is he an elite talent? His age is a monster attribute at this point, as the younger you can get a player into the developmental system the better your chances to develop a stud. (Jason Parks)


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