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Height/Weight: 6-4/211 | Birthdate: 9/22/1994 | Birthplace: Ponce, Puerto Rico | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Houston | College: None | MLB Experience: 1 | Owned/Started%: 98/85 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Astros' Carlos Correa cranks home run in return to lineup Monday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/31/2015) After missing five games with a hamstring injury, Astros rookie shortstop Carlos Correa returned with a bang. The young phenom went 2 for 4 with a two-run home run, as the Astros defeated the Mariners 8-3 on Monday.

Correa's home run gives him 16 on the year. According to Elias, Correa's 16 dingers are the second-most ever by a shortstop before his 21st birthday--Alex Rodriguez had 26. 


Astros SS Carlos Correa returns to the lineup on Monday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/31/2015) Astros shortstop Carlos Correa is back in the starting lineup for Monday's game against the Mariners. Correa missed four straight games due to a hamstring injury, but after going through pre-game drills, the Astros gave him the green light to return.

Astros keep SS Carlos Correa out of Sunday's lineup


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(8/30/2015) Astros shortstop Carlos Correa was held out of Sunday's lineup, the team announced.

It will be the fourth straight game Correa has not started due to a sore left hamstring. He will run the bases and conduct some agility work in the outfield on Monday.


Astros SS Carlos Correa (hamstring) unable to go on Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/29/2015) Astros shortstop Carlos Correa remains out of the starting lineup Saturday against the Twins. Correa is dealing with a sore left hamstring that has kept him out of the lineup for three straight games now.

The Astros have not provided further details on Correa's status, and he is still considered day-to-day at this point.


Mild hamstring issue has Astros SS Carlos Correa out Friday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/28/2015) Astros rookie stud shortstop Carlos Correa has received a second straight game off Friday, when his team plays in Minnesota. He has confirmed a bit of left hamstring soreness, per MLB.com.

Correa had been in a bit of a mini-funk at the plate before slamming four hits and scoring three runs over his last three games. His slash line in the year remains an excellent .278/.347/.510.


Astros SS Carlos Correa gets rare day off Wednesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/26/2015) Astros rookie shortstop Carlos Correa is finally getting a day off, as he is being held out of the starting lineup for Wednesday's matinee against the Yankees. Correa had played in every inning of every game since July 3.

This will be Correa's second day off since being promoted to the Major Leagues back in early June. The hot-hitting rookie has cooled down a bit of late, as he is batting .231 with one home run and six RBI over his last 10 games. 

Marwin Gonzalez will get the start at shortstop on Wednesday.


Astros SS Carlos Correa delivers late two-run HR in win Thursday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/7/2015) Astros shortstop Carlos Correa came through in the clutch once again. The 20-year-old rookie went 2 for 4 on Thursday, including a go-ahead two-run home run in the eventual 5-4 extra-innings win over the A's. 

Correa's home run--his 14th in just 51 games this season--came in the eighth inning with his club trailing 2-1. The two-run blast gave the Astros a 3-2 lead and instantly changed the landscape of the game. 

Correa is batting .300 (12 for 40) with six home runs over his past 10 games. 


Astros SS Carlos Correa goes deep again in loss on Monday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/4/2015) Astros shortstop Carlos Correa is certainly making his case for American League Rookie of the Year this season. On Monday, Correa hit his 13th home run of the season, a two-run shot in the first inning. The early lead wouldn't hold however, as the Astros lost 12-9 to the Rangers.

The home run was Correa's fifth in his past seven games, and he is batting .345 with seven RBI over that stretch.


Astros SS Carlos Correa pops two home runs in win on Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/1/2015) Astros rookie shortstop Carlos Correa had yet another big night at the plate in Saturday's 9-2 win over the Diamondbacks. The top prospect went 2 for 5 with a pair of home runs in the big victory.

Correa got the Astros on the board early when he slugged a solo home run in the first inning. He later added a two-run shot in the sixth to close out the scoring for the Astros. 

The 20-year-old has hit safely in 15 of his past 16 games, batting .357 with three home runs and 13 RBI over that stretch.


Astros SS Carlos Correa homers, goes 3 for 4 in win on Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/29/2015) Astros rookie shortstop Carlos Correa continued to terrorize big-league pitching in Tuesday's 10-5 win over the Angels. Correa went 3 for 4, including his ninth home run. 

Correa's homer was a two-out solo shot in the bottom of the first to trim the Angels' lead to 2-1 at the time. He would also single twice later on in the game, giving him an impressive .299 batting average over his first 42 games.

The youngster is particularly hot right now, batting an absurd .565 with two home runs and nine RBI over his last 10 games.


Astros SS Carlos Correa homers in two-hit game


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/18/2015) Astros shortstop Carlos Correa went 2 for 4 with a home run and two RBI in Saturday's loss to the Rangers.

Correa hit a two-run blast, his eighth of the season, in the ninth inning to bring the game within a run, but his team wouldn't get any closer than that.

Correa is hitting .357 with five hits, a double, a home run and three RBI over his last four games.


Astros SS Carlos Correa knocks three hits, home run in loss


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/5/2015) Astros shortstop Carlos Correa continued to shine bright during his rookie campaign on Sunday against the Red Sox.

Correa went 3 for 4 with a double, a home run and two RBI.

Over his last three games, Correa is hitting .500 with seven hits, two home runs and four RBI.


Astros' Carlos Correa homers in Friday's win


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/4/2015) Astros shortstop Carlos Correa hit a solo home run in the eighth inning of Friday's win over Boston. 

Correa went 3 for 6, scored twice and drove in two runs. He has three multi-hit games in the last five. 

Correa's homer gave Houston the lead in the eighth. After Boston tied the score, Correa drove in the game-winner with a bases-loaded single in the tenth.

Correa now has six homers and 17 RBI on the year. 


Astros SS Carlos Correa gets a day off on Wednesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/1/2015) Astros shortstop Carlos Correa is getting the first day off of his young career, as he is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game with the Royals. Correa had started each of the 22 games since being called up on June 8.

But after going hitless in back-to-back games for the first time, Correa will start Wednesday's game on the bench. Marwin Gonzalez will get the start at shortstop, batting eighth on Wednesday.


SS Carlos Correa doubles, scores twice in Astros victory


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(6/28/2015) Rookie shortstop Carlos Correa continued his impressive MLB start, doubling twice and scoring two runs as the Astros defeated the Yankees on Sunday. 

Correa, the top overall pick in 2012, has nine doubles and five homers in just 20 games. He also scored the tiebreaking run on Evan Gattis' triple. 

Correa also used his speed to score in the fourth inning, when his double was misplayed by the Yankees' outfielder, allowing him to come all the way around the bases. He is now hitting .314 on the season. 


Astros SS Carlos Correa homers among three hits Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/27/2015) Astros rookie shortstop Carlos Correa maintained his hot-hitting ways on Saturday. The youngster fell a triple-shy of the cycle, as he went 3 for 5 with a double, a home run, two RBI and a run scored. However, the Astros were defeated by the Yankees 9-6.

Correa blasted a two-run home run, his fifth of the season already, to cut the Yankees' lead to 6-5. 

"It's really fun playing with that guy," second baseman Jose Altuve said, per MLB.com. "Great hitter, great defender. It's great to play up the middle with him. He was so excited for that home run."

Remarkably, Correa has been held hitless in just four of the first 18 games of his young career. 


Astros rookie Carlos Correa joins some elite company


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/24/2015) On Tuesday, Astros rookie shortstop Carlos Correa became the 10th 20-year-old to hit at least four home runs in his first 15 MLB games, joining the likes of Ted Williams, Frank Robinson and Orlando Cepeda, according to GetSportsInfo.com.

"Well, he's not a secret anymore," Astros manager A.J. Hinch said of his shortstop, per MLB.com. "He's a good player, very comfortable up here. He's not timid at all. He's doing a lot of things right early and gaining a lot of confidence at this level."

The No. 1 overall pick in the 2012 MLB Draft is batting .308 with five doubles, 11 RBI, 10 runs and four stolen bases.

"The last player I've seen with that kind of confidence and charisma at that age was Trouty," said Astros catcher Hank Conger, who played alongside Angels outfielder Mike Trout for three years. "Those guys don't get frustrated about anything on the field. They just keep playing."


Astros SS Carlos Correa drives in four runs during Tuesday's win


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/24/2015) Astros shortstop Carlos Correa smacked his fourth home run of the season to help lead the Astros to a 13-3 win over the Angels on Tuesday.

Correa went 3 for 6 at the plate and drove in four runs during the contest. His biggest hit came in the second inning when he hit a three-run home run off C.J. Wilson. He also scored three runs.

Prior to his three-hit game Tuesday, Correa was hitting .150 with no home runs or RBI in his last five games.


Astros shortstop Carlo Correa swipes three in Thursday win


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/19/2015) Super rookie Carlos Correa has shown all five of his tools in his brief time with the Astros since his promotion. But one of them really stood out Thursday night. That is, his speed.

Correa quadrupled his stolen base output on the year by swiping three in a defeat of Colorado. He swiped third in the third inning, second in the fifth and third in the seventh.

He also doubled, walked and scored twice.


Astros SS Carlos Correa blasts third home run in win Wednesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/18/2015) Astros rookie shortstop Carlos Correa had another big night at the plate in Wednesday's 8-4 victory over the Rockies. Correa went 3 for 5 with a two-run home run, a double, three RBI and a run scored. 

Correa's home run, his third of the season, gave the Astros an early 2-0 lead in the first inning. He's now slashing a ridiculous .359/.375/.641 through his first nine games of his career.


Astros shuffle lineup before facing Mariners


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/13/2015) The Astros will put a shuffled lineup up against the Mariners on Saturday, the team announced.

Right fielder George Springer will return to the leadoff role after teammate Jose Altuve, who hit leadoff in Friday's game, hurt his hamstring. Rookie shortstop Carlos Correa will bat second, despite not hitting any higher than fifth in the lineup since being called up to the majors.

Jake Marisnik will make his first start in left field, giving Preston Tucker a day off. He will bat sixth in the lineup.

First baseman Chris Carter, who hit a home run out of the ninth spot on Friday, will bat in the cleanup spot on Saturday.

Marwin Gonzalez will fill Altuve's void at second base and bat eighth.


Astros' Carlos Correa continues hot start to career


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/13/2015) Astros shortstop Carlos Correa continued his career-opening hitting streak in Friday's win over Seattle. Correa has hit in all four MLB games he's played. 

The rookie also hit his second career home run, going deep with a solo shot in the second inning and driving in his fourth run. Correa went 1 for 4 on the day. 


Astros SS Carlos Correa collects two RBI in Tuesday's game


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/10/2015) Astros shortstop Carlos Correa drove in two runs to lead the team, but it was not enough as the Astros fell 4-2 to the White Sox on Tuesday.

Correa drove in the runs when he hit the first home run of his career off Zach Duke in the ninth inning. The two-run shot was his second and third RBI in his first two games with the Astors. He finished the game 2 for 4 with one strike out.

"It's always good to get the first one out of the way," Correa said, per MLB.com. "I wish we could have won the game. We battled back and tried to come back in the game. We gave a lot of effort that last inning. It felt great. I wish we could have won the game."


Astros SS Carlos Correa collects first MLB hit in Monday's loss


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/9/2015) Astros shortstop Carlos Correa earned his first MLB hit and RBI during Monday's 3-1 loss to the White Sox.

Correa recorded his first hit when he reached on an infield single off Chris Sale in the fourth inning. The single also drove in a run. It was his lone hit in four at-bats during the debut. He also struck out once.


Astros designate 3B Matt Dominguez


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/8/2015) General manager Jeff Luhnow has announced that the Astros have designated for assignment third baseman Matt Dominguez to make room on the 40-man roster for Carlos Correa, per Sportstalk 790.

The career of Dominguez has taken a precipitous drop after he served as a starter in each of he last two seasons. He lost the job to Luis Valbuena to start this year and is batting .251 at Triple-A Fresno. He did, however, drive in seven runs on Sunday.