Many people expected to see Carlos Correa in the majors at the end of the 2015 season or even starting the 2016 campaign, but his time has come early.
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When you watch this Puerto Rican-born shortstop play, it’s hard to believe he’s just 20 years old because he plays like a 10-year vet.
Standing 6-foot-4 and weighing 211 pounds, Correa has great size for his position and he towers over home plate, causing opposing pitchers to instantly worry about where to pitch to him. He has made a mockery of opposing pitchers thus far, hitting .276 with 19 homers and 52 RBI in just 84 games.
Imagine the young superstar in a full season in his second year. Add him to a lineup with Jose Altuve, George Springer and countless other young stars and you have one of the best teams in baseball in Houston.
Why is Correa’s success so surprising? I guess when you look at any first-year player in the big leagues, you expect some type of transitional struggle from the minor leagues, but that hasn’t been the case at all with Correa.
Correa is big league-ready and he will be a stud in this league for years to come.
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