Prospects On Deck: SS Carlos Correa – Astros
The top prospect is enjoying a great start to 2015.
In June 2014, Houston Astros top prospect Carlos Correa broke his right leg sliding into third base while playing with the Class A Advanced Lancaster JetHawks. Suddenly his stellar season, which included six homers, 57 RBIs and a .325 batting average, had come to a screeching halt. Correa would have to wait until the spring of 2015 to play the game he loved, and his comeback has definitely been one to talk about.
The twenty year old shortstop from Puerto Rico is currently playing with the Double-A Corpus Christi Hooks and is swinging one hot bat. Correa is batting .382, has hit four homers and racked up 21 RBI’s. He has had at least two hits in his last six games and has hit safely in eight of his last ten. In that span the shortstop is batting .429 (18 for 42), with three home runs and 12 RBI’s.
Correa leads the team in runs scored (16), hits (26), doubles (10), home runs (4), runs batted in (21), total bases (50), Slug % (.735) and Ops % 1.175. He is also tied for the league lead in runs (16), hits (26) and leads in doubles (10), runs batted in (21), total bases (50), Slug % (.735).
Not only does Correa have power at the plate he also has speed and is considered one of the fastest players in the minors.
Correa’s dominance hasn’t gone unnoticed as he was named the Texas League Player of the Week for his performance last week which included a game where he was a triple short of the cycle.
Correa was the first overall draft pick by the Houston Astros in the 2012 MLB Draft and is considered one of the top prospects in the nation.
He is definitely proving his worth on the field and has also shown that his major set back in 2014, has not slowed him down. He is truly a top prospect to keep an eye on.