Anchorage (KTUU) It's safe to say baseball runs in the Correa family.
Today the Astros' drafted younger brother J.C. Correa in the 33rd round of the MLB Draft.
The Alaska Baseball League has hosted many big names and J.C. Correa is looking to become one of them with the Anchorage Bucs.
"Alaska Baseball League is one of the best summer leagues, so that's why I came here," Correa said. "To show that I can play to the next level."
And with a brother already at that level, Correa consulted Carlos before making the trip north.
"For me, this is like a professional league already. It's my first time playing with wooden bats," Correa said with a grin.
Bucs head coach Ken Hokuf says this league really shows what players are made of.
"This league is very competitive. You're facing a Friday night guy every day," Hokuf said. "You're facing really good closers every day, so you have to see whether they can handle the pressure."
The season gets underway Thursday for the Bucs... and Correa and his teammates are ready.
"Just play hard, every day. Just hustle, on and off the field," Bucs right handed pitcher Preston Price. "Just be a good teammate and have everybody's back."
Correa says watching his brother Carlos succeed at the major level is nothing short of awesome.
"I'm just so proud of him, because I saw how hard he worked all his life," he said with a smile.
And of course, he said his big brother had some sage advice.
"If you are in a slump, don't get in a rush, know you are a good hitter," Correa smiled. "Just keep doing what you are doing. Just play baseball and have fun."
But being his first time in Alaska, we asked him what he wants to see the most?
It's a bear. He wants to see a bear and a moose.
The Bucs kick off the season on Thursday against the Peninsula Oilers.