Carlos Correa
Carlos Correa
24-Year-Old ShortstopSS
Houston Astros
60-Day IL
Injury Ribs
Est. Return 7/26/2019
2019 Fantasy Outlook
For the second consecutive year, Correa's season was abbreviated due to injury. Unlike in 2017, his offensive numbers were not good as the problems with his back and oblique area lingered and affected his performance. A hitter is nothing without a healthy core, and Correa proved that in spades last year as he looked like a shadow of the guy we saw at the plate from 2015-17. The injury issue is present now, and tough to overlook given it has happened in back-to-back seasons, but what should be overlooked is last year’s struggles. Asking a hitter to perform at a high level without his core is like asking a sprinter to excel while running with plantar fasciitis. The down year presents a buying opportunity we have not yet had for Correa as expectations have been high since he came on the scene. Jump back in with both feet and hope he gets back over 600 plate appearances to maximize his earning potential. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $5 million contract with the Astros in February of 2019 after winning arbitration hearing.
Rehab assignment on tap
SSHouston Astros
Ribs
July 13, 2019
Correa (ribs) will begin a rehab assignment Monday with Triple-A Round Rock, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic reports.
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Correa was originally expected to start the rehab stint Wednesday or soon after, but he'll instead kick things off a couple days earlier. The 24-year-old isn't eligible to be activated until July 26 due to his recent move to the 60-day injured list, so there will be no rush in getting him back up to speed.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
10
24
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
10
5
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+17%
OPS vs LHP
2019
 
 
+23%
OPS vs LHP
2018
 
 
+13%
OPS vs LHP
2017
 
 
+18%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .953 279 40 9 42 0 .338 .419 .533
Since 2017vs Right .818 884 128 41 142 6 .264 .338 .479
2019vs Left 1.051 56 6 3 10 0 .340 .411 .640
2019vs Right .856 158 20 8 25 1 .279 .342 .514
2018vs Left .798 118 14 1 13 0 .286 .390 .408
2018vs Right .705 350 46 14 52 3 .224 .300 .405
2017vs Left 1.066 105 20 5 19 0 .391 .457 .609
2017vs Right .906 376 62 19 65 2 .294 .372 .533
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+4%
OPS on Road
2019
 
 
+10%
OPS at Home
2018
 
 
+28%
OPS on Road
2017
 
 
+9%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .834 559 71 25 89 3 .272 .356 .478
Since 2017Away .864 604 97 25 95 3 .289 .359 .505
2019Home .950 112 15 7 21 1 .313 .384 .566
2019Away .861 102 11 4 14 0 .275 .333 .527
2018Home .638 235 25 7 28 1 .195 .298 .340
2018Away .818 233 35 8 37 2 .282 .348 .470
2017Home .986 212 31 11 40 1 .333 .406 .581
2017Away .905 269 51 13 44 1 .301 .379 .525
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Stat Review
How does Carlos Correa compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against this season's data (min 200 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.39
 
BB Rate
9.3%
 
K Rate
23.8%
 
BABIP
.344
 
ISO
.253
 
AVG
.295
 
OBP
.360
 
SLG
.547
 
OPS
.907
 
wOBA
.389
 
Exit Velocity
89.7 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
46.8%
 
Barrels/PA
8.3%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Correa took another big step forward in his age-22 season, setting new career-highs in homers (24), batting average (.315), on-base percentage (.391) and slugging percentage (.550) while cutting his strikeout rate down to 19.1 percent. The counting stats could have been even better if he hadn't lost two months to a thumb injury suffered while he was sliding into home plate in early July. After returning in September, Correa hit just four homers in the final month of the season, but he swatted five in 18 postseason games while doing his part to help the Astros bring home a World Series title. After reaching double-digit stolen bases in each of his first two seasons with Houston, Correa had just two steals in 2017, which is a particularly surprising shift when you consider that he was 27-for-34 (79.4 percent) in his career prior to last season. With an excellent supporting cast returning around him in Houston, Correa could emerge as an MVP candidate with a completely healthy season in 2018.
Correa had a solid 2016 season that may get lost amid his heightened expectations and with so many other shortstops producing at the plate. Correa drew more walks last season, but also struck out a bit more and also did not get as much loft on his batted balls as he did in his rookie season. He also didn't run as frequently as expected, as he attempted just 17 steals. Correa needs to close the gaps in his splits to improve as he has hit for a better average and more power against righties than he has lefties. He could hit anywhere in the top four spots of the lineup in 2017, but hitting between Alex Bregman and Jose Altuve could be huge for his runs and RBI. At just 23, Correa still has time to become the top player at his position and fantasy superstar many envisioned when drafting him in the first round last year.
Correa, who entered 2015 fully healthy after suffering a fractured fibula the year prior, showed he had nothing left to prove in the minors, hitting .335/.407/.600 with 10 home runs, 44 RBI, and 18 stolen bases in 53 games between Double-A Corpus Christi and Triple-A Fresno. He made his big league debut in June as a 20-year-old and never looked back, replacing the injured Jed Lowrie as the Astros' starting shortstop. Correa surpassed his already lofty expectations by hitting .279/.345/.512 with 22 home runs, 68 RBI, and 14 steals in 99 games for Houston. The former No. 1 pick also broke several playoff records for his historic performance (4-for-4, two home runs, 11 total bases) in Game 4 of the ALDS. Fresh off a tremendous debut season, Correa is likely to be the first shortstop taken off the board in 2016 drafts and is justifiable as a first-round pick.
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 several months removed from the injury, the 20-year-old shortstop is running, fielding grounders and taking part in other baseball-related activities, and should be fully recovered for the start of spring training. Despite the lost development time, Correa is still widely considered one of the top prospects in baseball. He's likely to spend most of the season, if not all of it, with Double-A Corpus Christi.
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.
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Moves to 60-day IL
SSHouston Astros
Ribs
July 12, 2019
Correa (ribs) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Friday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
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Rehab starting next week
SSHouston Astros
Ribs
July 11, 2019
Correa (ribs) is expected to begin a rehab assignment sometime around next Wednesday, Hunter Atkins of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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Runs Tuesday
SSHouston Astros
Ribs
June 26, 2019
Correa (ribs) ran before Tuesday's game and is awaiting consultation with team doctors to discuss the next phase of his rehab, David Barron of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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Likely out through All-Star break
SSHouston Astros
Ribs
June 20, 2019
Manager AJ Hinch said he doesn't think Correa (ribs) will "factor into the major-league team" before the All-Star break, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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Yet to resume activities
SSHouston Astros
Ribs
June 10, 2019
Correa (ribs) said Sunday that he has been limited to light exercises since landing on the 10-day injured list May 29 and hasn't begun any baseball activities, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
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