Carlos Correa has firmly planted himself as the best shortstop in the AL with the offensive numbers he is putting up this season.
In 81 games, Correa leads the Astros in RBIs with 65, and is second on the team in batting average (.325), OPS (.979) and home runs (20). He is currently on pace for over 35 home runs and over 100 RBIs in the clean up spot.
This all came after a very slow start to the season for Correa. He his only .233 with a .349 slugging percentage in the month of April. With only six extra base hits, he only had two home runs in his first 86 at bats of the season.
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The month of May was the break out month for the young shortstop.
He hit .386 with a .457 on base percentage and a .673 slugging percentage in 101 at bats. He also had 15 extra base hits, including seven home runs, and drove in 26 RBIs.
The first seven games in the month of July have affirmed his spot as an All Star starter. Correa has 14 hits in his first 28 at bats this month, with half of those hits going for extra bases. He has four home runs and has driven in 12 RBIs in the month of July.
The Astros will need Correa’s bat after the All Star break to stay hot if they want the momentum going into October. So far, it does not seem like it can be stopped.