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

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Sep 7, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa (1) rounds the bases on a three-run home run against the Oakland Athletics during the seventh inning at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

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As you can see, Correa and Lindor have played about the same amount of games and plate appearances. Most of their offensive numbers are relatively similar with a few exceptions. Lindor appears to have a better ability to get on base based on his batting average and on-base average. Correa has yet to hit his first big league triple because he has more power, hitting ten more homers and driving in 15 more runs than Lindor and his three triples. Obviously with more homers, Correa has the higher slugging percentage that in turn gives him the higher OPS than Lindor.

While the batting average and OBP is impressive for Lindor, what most shortstops lack is the power. I will give Correa the win here.

Advantage: Correa

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