Carlos Correa is in his third season at the major league level. That is hard to believe right? In that short time, he has hit his way into becoming one of the faces of baseball.
Correa had a disappointing start to his 2017 season. In 22 games in the month of April, he had only two home runs and had driven in eight RBIs with a .233 batting average and a .658 OPS. However, after a monster month of May, with a.386 batting average and a 1.130 OPS, he got his season back on track in a big way.
Through 67 games this season, Correa is third on the team with a .303 batting average and third on the team with a .906 OPS. He has 29 extra base hits, including 14 home runs, and has driven in a team leading 47 RBIs.
People seem to have noticed the 22-year-old shortstop this season. He is currently first in AL All Star voting with Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor 358,242 votes behind him in second place.
There is no doubt whether the AL shortstop class is very deep. However, it seems that Correa may be leading the pack so far in his young career.