Houston Astros Double-A Report: Carlos Correa stays hot, Monthly Awards

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Starter of the Month: Chris Devenski

Devenski dominated the competition in the month of April. He’s 2-0 so far this season, with two of his appearances coming out of the pen. That’s courtesy of the Astros tandem system. Nonetheless, Devenski has 19 1/3 scoreless innings, including 6.1 frames of no-hit ball on the road in Frisco.

There’s really nothing to analyze regarding Devenski’s start to the 2015 season. His ERA is free of blemishes, his WHIP is an impressive 0.62 and he has done everything that the Hooks management has asked of him.

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Offensive Player of the Month: Carlos Correa

This really is a no-brainer. Carlos Correa took the lessons he learned from big league Spring Training and applied them to his development in the Texas League. As a 20-year old, Correa hit .385 (30 for 78) collecting 11 doubles, a triple, and five home runs. Not only a leader in performance for the Astros system, Correa led all of Double-A baseball in total bases and doubles as well as OPS and slugging percentage.

It probably will not be long before Correa is playing shortstop for the Houston Astros. But Astros GM Jeff Luhnow is persistent on getting Correa some more time at Double-A. A jump to MLB is certainly possible, but I understand that getting Correa to see pitchers try to adapt is a critical step in his development.

Overall the Hooks have shown that the pre-season rankings were accurate. As the season continues, we will see if this loaded team can continue to dominate the Texas League.

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