Houston Astros: Is Carlos Correa a Lock for AL Rookie of the Year?

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Carlos Correa versus Fransisco Lindor for AL ROY

Sep 12, 2015; Anaheim, CA, USA; Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa (1) runs the bases after hitting a solo home run against the Los Angeles Angels during the sixth inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

When Carlos Correa made his debut this season in June, his impact was felt by the Houston Astros right away. Since his debut, you could say that Correa is the second best hitter on the team, with the honor going to Jose Altuve who has been consistent all season long. As Correa has passed his previous high in games played, his offensive impact has been silenced a little. Meanwhile, another Puerto Rican rookie shortstop has got better deeper into the season.

This shortstop is Francisco Lindor, who is currently leading the Indians back to a .500 record. While I still think Correa will win the award, Lindor who was drafted in the first round of the 2011 draft is making a name for himself. The age difference between the two players is about a year with Lindor almost 22-years-old and Correa almost 21-years-old. Lindor has more of the build for a true shortstop than Correa, but we will look at their defensive abilities in a little while.

 

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