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Cubs work out two potential Draft picks

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Cubs have the sixth pick in the first round of Monday's First-Year Player Draft, and manager Dale Sveum got a first-hand look at two potential selections, shortstop Carlos Correa and pitcher Max Fried, during a workout at Wrigley Field on Wednesday.

"Those are two impressive high school kids," Sveum said on Friday.

The Cubs' manager took part in the workout, throwing batting practice to Correa, a right-handed hitter from Puerto Rico.

"It was pretty impressive to [see him hit to] all three fields in a 20 mph wind at Wrigley Field in batting practice -- straightaway center, right field and obviously, left field," Sveum said.

At 6-foot-4, 190 pounds, Correa resembles a young Alex Rodriguez.

"I played with A-Rod when he was 19, and there were a lot of the same actions, the same body, the same power," Sveum said. "They told me to start working him away [during batting practice], and he started putting them in the seats in right field into a 20 mph wind."

Fried, a left-hander, showed off his arm strength by throwing from deep in right field to home.

"Let's hope one of them is around by the sixth pick," Sveum said.

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Cubs have the sixth pick in the first round of Monday's First-Year Player Draft, and manager Dale Sveum got a first-hand look at two potential selections, shortstop Carlos Correa and pitcher Max Fried, during a workout at Wrigley Field on Wednesday.

"Those are two impressive high school kids," Sveum said on Friday.

The Cubs' manager took part in the workout, throwing batting practice to Correa, a right-handed hitter from Puerto Rico.

"It was pretty impressive to [see him hit to] all three fields in a 20 mph wind at Wrigley Field in batting practice -- straightaway center, right field and obviously, left field," Sveum said.

At 6-foot-4, 190 pounds, Correa resembles a young Alex Rodriguez.

"I played with A-Rod when he was 19, and there were a lot of the same actions, the same body, the same power," Sveum said. "They told me to start working him away [during batting practice], and he started putting them in the seats in right field into a 20 mph wind."

Fried, a left-hander, showed off his arm strength by throwing from deep in right field to home.

"Let's hope one of them is around by the sixth pick," Sveum said.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.