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|Games Played By Position|
|03/11/2014||Carlos Correa, SS HOU||Albert Almora, CF CHC|
|03/11/2014||Julio Teheran, SP ATL|
Jim Henderson, RP MIL
Addison Russell, SS OAK
|Carlos Correa, SS HOU|
Craig Kimbrel, RP ATL
|03/10/2014||Mark Trumbo, LF ARI|
Carlos Correa, SS HOU
Christian Yelich, LF MIA
|Ryan Braun, LF MIL|
Kole Calhoun, RF LAA
|Carlos Correa yearning for jump to Double-A |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(2/6/14) Shortstop Carlos Correa wants to make certain he's on a fast-track to the major leagues. The Astros top draft pick in 2012 is looking to start the season at Double-A Corpus Christi.
The 19-year-old certainly earned a promotion after batting .320 with nine home runs, 86 RBI, 33 doubles, 10 stolen bases and .405 OBP last year at Class A Quad Cities.
Correa must bypass Class A Advanced Lancaster to open the year at Double-A. He said he put in the offseason work to convince the Astros to place him there.
"I've been working on a little of everything, mostly on my hitting and speed for my legs, to get more explosive and improve physically," he told MLB.com. "I want to be a little stronger and I've put on a little weight."
|Carlos Correa, Mark Appel headline Astros' spring invitees |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(1/14/14) The Astros invited 20 non-roster minor-leaguers to spring training Tuesday, including infielder Carlos Correa and pitcher Mark Appel, the team announced.
The team's other invitees include pitchers Jake Buchanan, Rhiner Cruz, Jorge De Leon, Bobby Doran, Mike Foltynewicz, Jason Stoffel and Nick Tropeano; catchers Rene Garcia, Tyler Heineman and Carlos Perez; infielders Japhet Amador, Jonathan Meyer and Ronald Torreyes; and outfielders Delino DeShields, Leo Heras, J.D. Martinez, George Springer and Preston Tucker.
Correa, 19, was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2012 amateur draft. He hit .320/.405/.467 with nine home runs, 86 RBI and 10 stolen bases in 450 at-bats with Class A Quad Cities last season.
Appel, 22, was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 amateur draft. He went 3-1 with a 3.79 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 33:9 K:BB ratio in 38 innings over 10 starts between low Class A Tri-City and Class A Quad Cities.
|Carlos Correa rebounds quickly after injuring hand |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(7/18/13) Astros shortstop prospect Carlos Correa hasn't been hampered since leaving a July 1 game for Class A Quad Cities after getting hit on the hand by a pitch. Correa returned to the lineup July 3 and has hit safely in six of seven games.
After batting .221 in April, Correa has raised his batting average to .321. He hit .349 in May, .370 in June and is batting .308 in July. He has two triples, five home runs, 17 doubles, 49 RBI, 51 runs and eight stolen bases in 73 games.
|Carlos Correa leaves game after HBP |
|by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com|
(7/1/13) Astros shortstop prospect Carlos Correa left Monday's game for Class A Quad Cities after he was hit on the right hand by a pitch, the Clinton LumberKings report.
Houston hasn't reported the severity of the injury. Correa also missed time earlier this season due to a hand injury.
Correa has been heating up at the plate after a poor April. The No. 1 overall pick in the 2012 draft, has a .324/.410/.456/.866 slash line through 64 games. He also has two triples, five home runs, 14 doubles, 47 RBI and 47 runs.
|Poor April a distant memory for Carlos Correa |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(6/30/13) Astros shortstop prospect Carlos Correa went 3 for 4 with a double, a home run and two RBI Saturday for Class A Quad Cities. It was just his third game since moving to the third spot in the lineup.
"We were just trying to get him to see a lot of fastballs. I wasn't expecting that Carlos would be hitting like this at this point, so just to protect him and let him see more pitches, more fastballs early in the count, we had him [in the two-hole]," Quad Cities manager Omar Lopez said, per MLB.com. "Now he'll see more breaking stuff [hitting third]."
Correa, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2012 MLB draft, has been on a roll since batting .221 in April. He has a .324/.410/.456/.866 slash line through 64 games. He also has two triples, five home runs, 14 doubles, 47 RBI and 47 runs.
"[Correa's] showing us that he's more mature at the plate and has the ability to recognize pitches, be more selective and not swing at so many pitches," Lopez said. "I think the power will come. He's got power and I think the balls will end in the bleachers at some point in his career."
|Carlos Correa's .320 batting average in his first year of full-season ball is all the more impressive when you consider he was 18 years old at the time. And while he has a good chance of hitting for average in the majors, it's not even his best tool. At an athletic 6-feet-4, he has the build of a middle-of-the-lineup force, one that will drive balls out of the park at a rate rarely known to the shortstop position. True, he hasn't done it yet, and seeing is believing, but the Astros wouldn't have selected Correa first overall in 2012 -- ahead of Byron Buxton, Mike Zunino and Kevin Gausman, among others -- if they didn't think he had that kind of potential. Just look at all the doubles he's hitting already. The guy can slug it. Of course, he may still be two or three years from slugging it in the majors, both because of his age and the Astros' slow-and-steady approach to player development, but in long-term keeper leagues, you won't find too many prospects more attractive than Correa, especially since he projects to stick at shortstop.
(Updated 1/15/14) |
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