Is Carlos Correa a victim of Charles Dickens?


That title has to be a head scratcher, until you realize that Charles Dickens wrote “Great Expectations”.

There has been talk about Carlos Correa’s sophomore year being a disappointment. It is only a minor disappointment in comparison to his insane first 99 games of 2015. His BA is down from .279 to .265. His OPS is down from .857 to .823. When he reaches the 99 game mark he will not match the 22 HRs he had last season, and probably will be a little short of his numbers last year for RBIs and runs.

Yes, he is such a slacker.

Of course there are other numbers to consider.

  • He does not turn 22 until September.
  • When Correa hits his next HR, he will become the career leader in HRs by a SS for the Houston Astros.
  • He is on a pace to hit 25 HRs and 110 RBIs. He would pass himself for most HRs by a SS and totally bury the 84 RBIs that SS Denis Menke put up in 1970.
  • He does not turn 22 until September.
  • In his age 21 season – Craig Biggio was playing very well – at A ball.
  • In his age 21 season – Jeff Bagwell was playing very well in a season split between rookie and A ball.
  • In his age 21 season – Lance Berkman was playing very well at A+ ball.
  • In his age 21 season – Jose Altuve had a 57 game mlb debut with 2 HR and 12 RBIs and .276 BA / .297 OBP / .654 OPS
  • Can we remind you that Carlos does not turn 22 until September and is the 3rd youngest player in the AL?
  • He does not turn 22 until September.
  • At 21, Derek Jeter had his first splash in the majors with a .250 BA and .669 OPS.
  • Jeter never hit more than 24 HRs and never more than 102 RBIs and that was when he was 25.
  • And Carlos Correa is still only a 21 year old, playing SS, and hitting cleanup with folks like Colby Rasmus and Carlos Gomez “protecting” him in the lineup.

So, just remember that when you expect more out of Carlos Correa that even in a “disappointing” season, he is producing at levels never seen here in Houston at the SS position.

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131 comments on “Is Carlos Correa a victim of Charles Dickens?

    • Bagwell. 110 games and 39HRs. Plus a .368BA, a .451OBP and a .750SLG for an otherworldly 1.201OPS.

      Unless Altuve hits another 22HRs in the next 12 games. Which is not impossible. Just a touch unlikely.

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  1. Well boys and girls……with Bregman coming up, and the new Cuban guy that will probably be here by this time next month (hopefully) the Astros are going in the right direction!! Our rotation has options, our outfield is probably the best, or one of the best in MLB, and our infield is getting ready to be coveted by every team in baseball! Call me a bit optomistic…..but I think the West is ours to take. PLUS…..we have a couple of guys in Fresno who are ready to help us at a moments noice!!! Becky⚾

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