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

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Sep 15, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa (1) jumps over Texas Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor (12) as he turns a double play in the third inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Stats from Fangraphs.

Correa and Lindor are pretty close to even in every fielding stat from this season, except for Correa having 17 more assists. According to Fangraphs, Correa has a 50/55 current/future fielding scouting report, while Lindor has a 55/60 ranking. Lindor is the better fielder by the rankings, but Correa has the better arm. Correa has a 65/65 ranking with throwing arm while Lindor is 60/60. Because Lindor is built more like a shortstop, he might have the better range, but it’s too close to declare a winner here.

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