Could the Houston Astros have a run of Rookie of the Year Award winners?
Ever since the first of three consecutive 100 loss seasons in 2011, the Houston Astros have built for the future. General Manager Jeff Luhnow has helped build a minor league system from the ground up to become one of the best in baseball. In these past two seasons, those draft picks have turned into solid major league talent. Players such as Lance McCullers and George Springer are turning into important pieces in the Astros success.
One of the best examples of this is Carlos Correa, who in his first 99 games as a major leaguer became one of the most offensively talented shortstops in baseball. Correa, in his short time in an Astros uniform, became the offensive face of the team. This all led to him winning 2015 American League Rookie of the Year. With all the talent still left in the Astros minor league system, there is the potential for Astros rookies to win AL Rookie of the Year for the next three seasons. Here are three players who would complete the Astros’ dynasty in AL Rookie of the Year awards.
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