20-Year-Old Shortstop – Houston Astros
2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
Correa was tremendous for High-A Lancaster, hitting .325/.416/.510 with six home runs, 57 RBI and 20 steals in just 62 games, before he fractured his fibula in late June, ending his season. Now severa...
Carlos Correa Contract Information:
Agreed to a contract with the Astros in June of 2012 including a $4.8 million signing bonus.
Correa is expected to begin the season at Double-A Corpus Christi, Howard Chen of CBS Houston reports. "I would imagine that Double-A would probably be the most logical starting point for him," Astros GM Jeff Luhnow said. "I donít see any reason for him to go back to High-A. He was days away from getting promoted when he got hurt."
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Houston Astros Roster
MajorsAltuve, Jose (2B)
AAACastro, Erik (1B)
AAAppel, Mark (P)
A+Correa, Carlos (SS)
ABostick, Akeem (P)
RookieAmador, Wilson (SS)
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Correa, the No. 1 overall pick of the 2012 MLB draft, got off to a slow start in April (.221 batting average), but really turned up the heat after that to finish his first full season with an impressive .320/.405/.467 line despite missing time with a pair of hand injuries. He didn't hit for much power (nine home runs), but he tied for sixth in the Midwest League with 33 doubles and ranked fourth with 86 RBI. Those numbers, combined with uncertainty surrounding Correa's long-term defensive position between shortstop and third base, drew comparisons to the Orioles' Manny Machado. Regardless of what position he plays, the 19-year-old Correa has immense upside. For now, he will reside near the top, if not at the very top, of shortstop prospect rankings.
The surprise first overall pick of the 2012 draft struggled a bit in his first Gulf Coast League action, but turned it on when he was promoted to the Appalachian League in early August -- hitting .371/.450/.600 in limited at-bats. Correa looks like he will stick at shortstop, but at just 18, a lot will depend on how his body matures over the next three-to-four years. He will need to work on his endurance as he did not play every day in Puerto Rico. Correa will likely start the year on one of the Astros' short-season teams, but if things go well he should find his way to one of the team's full-season clubs when all is said and done.