How well did Carlos Correa adapt to the majors in his AL Rookie of the Year season? Even though he didn't arrive in Houston until June, he finished second to Xander Bogaerts in Rotisserie value among players who are shortstop eligible in 2016. Correa did it all, blasting 22 home runs, driving in 68 runs, stealing 14 bases and batting .279. He put up the stats of a veteran All-Star outfielder, even though he came up as a 20-year-old shortstop. Already, Correa has earned the status of a first-rounder in all formats.
Correa won the American League Rookie of the Year Award on Monday, becoming the first Astros player to win the award since Jeff Bagwell in 1991, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports. Correa hit .279 with 22 doubles, 22 home runs, 68 RBI and 14 stolen bases in only 99 games for Houston. Among AL rookies, he ranked first in homers, slugging (.512) and OPS (.857), while ranking second in RBI and on-base percentage (.345) and third in batting average. The 21-year-old garnered 17 first-place votes to edge Francisco Lindor, who had 13.
Astros rookie slugger Carlos Correa went 4 for 4 with a double, two home runs, four RBI and two runs in the American League Division Series defeat to Kansas City on Monday. The 21-year-old Correa became the youngest player in history to go 4 for 4 in the postseason. He also became the youngest ever in the American League to hit two home runs in a postseason game. Finally, he broke the record for most total bases in a postseason game by a shortstop with 11, surpassing Derek Jeter's 10 total bases in Game 1 of the 2006 ALDS. Correa was in no mood to celebrate his personal highlights, however, as he was already focused on the winner-take-all Game 5 on Wednesday. "There are no emotions," he said after the game. "We have to focus on the next game. We can't do anything by beating ourselves up right now. We have to focus on the next game and try to win it."
Correa (knee) said he will play Sunday in Game 3 of the ALDS, Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports. The 21-year-old fouled a ball off his right knee during Friday's Game 2, as he did in Thursday's Game 1, and Correa admitted he is dealing with some swelling and pain. However, Correa brushed off the notion he could miss time, saying that he will be good to go following Saturday's off day. He has gone 2-for-9 with two singles and four strikeouts so far in the series.
Astros shortstop Carlos Correa was brilliant on Friday, going 3 for 4 with a home run, a triple, a steal, four RBI and four runs scored in a 21-5 win over the Diamondbacks. This was just a crazy game for the Astros and Correa was in the heart of the barrage. The rookie continues to impress, as he provides in every facet of the game. There might be no better shortstop option going into drafts next season with the potential Correa has shown.
Astros shortstop Carlos Correa had a huge game Saturday, going 3 for 4 with a walk, two home runs, three runs scored and three RBI. The rookie now has an incredible 21 home runs in 92 games, and it could be tough to argue against Correa being the first shortstop off the board in next year's drafts.
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