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Houston Astros: Carlos Correa could win AL ROY

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Carlos Correa has finally arrived in Houston, and at no better time. Right when the Astros were in the midst of a skid that saw the Rangers get as close as 1.5 games, the super prospect helped to ignite the offense once again. His promotion also gave Astros’ fans what they have waited for since he was taken #1 overall in the 2012 MLB Draft.

Merely 18 games later, Correa has turned into a household name across all of baseball. As a result of his mammoth home runs, sparkling defense, and remarkable hustle, Correa could very well end this season winning the AL Rookie Of The Year award.

In a year where players the likes of Kris Bryant and Joc Pederson burst onto the scene in the NL, the AL is lacking in that department.

Although the sample size is very small, Correa has stacked up very well so far among AL rookies.

June 23, 2015; Anaheim, CA, USA; Houston Astros shortstop

Carlos Correa

(1) hits an RBI single in the ninth inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Correa’s Ranks:

Hits (22) – 11th

2B (6) – 11th

HR (4) – 7th

RBI (13) – 10th

SB (4) – 7th

AVG (.282) – 3rd

SLG (.513) – 2nd (Trailing teammate Domingo Santana who has played eight games)

OPS (.821) – 4th

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These might not look too hot, but not a single one of these players above him in the statistical categories haven’t played AT LEAST 2x as many games as Correa has.

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Correa has been a hot commodity ever since he was taken #1 at 17 years old. Correa’s pedigree as a consensus top 3 prospect year in/year out proves that those numbers are more likely to improve than fall off.

It might be too early to make predictions, as he has played 18 games in the big leagues. However, he will most likely finish with 104-107 games in the big leagues this season.

Correa has yet to reach his prime at the ripe age of 20. However, I believe the numbers he finishes this season will be plenty to have him hoisting the ROY trophy at the season’s end.

Co-Editor of CTH Eric Huysman interviewed Carlos Correa prior to him going to AAA earlier this season; you can find the interview here. Keeping up with the Houston Astros’ Carlos Correa

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