2019 MLB Draft Guide Player Profile: Carlos Correa
Colby Conway takes an in-depth look at the Astros shortstop and lets fantasy baseball owners know what to expect during the 2019 MLB season
While Carlos Correa was limited to just 110 games in 2018, it was an underwhelming season for the young Houston shortstop. After a torn ligament in his left thumb cut his 2017 short, lower back soreness sent him to the disabled list last year. Despite the fantasy community salivating over his potential last season, Correa turned in a .239/.323/.405 slash line with 15 home runs, 65 RBI and three stolen bases in those 110 games. Ever since his impressive 2015 campaign, the hype around Correa has been immense, but since the stolen base totals have dissipated and extended disabled list stints in back-to-back years, the buzz around Correa is as low as it has been in recent memory.
A thumb injury wreaks havoc on a hitter and back soreness does the same thing. Certainly, it’s been a down few years for Correa, but some of the peripherals and advanced metric don’t indicate a large discrepancy from years past. Compare the two players below, and determine just how better one is compared...