A good year for Correa stock

After starting the first couple of weeks of the 2021 season on a hot streak, Carlos Correa fell into a pretty nasty slump. By May 11 he was slashing an anemic .239 BA/ .290 OBP/ .693 OPS. It looked like Carlos might have made a mistake in not taking the Astros’ off-season extension offer, even if it seemed a low ball number.

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ChipalattAwards for May

May looked like it would be a tougher month than April on paper, but the Astros ended up a ½ game better than April at 15-12 as they went 8-5 in the division and split with some tough teams outside the division (Rays, Yankees, Blue Jays, Dodgers, Padres). They held on despite pitching injuries (Framber Valdez, Jose Urquidy, Jake Odorizzi, Lance McCullers, Enoli Paredes, Blake Taylor, Kent Emanuel) and positional player injuries (Michael Brantley, Yordan Alvarez, Yuli Gurriel). And the team is starting June on a roll, so hopefully, this will be the month they take over the division.

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