The Houston Astros called up some of their top prospects for a game on March 16 while the regular season players got some much-needed rest. Carlos Correa is one of several top prospects who is making the most of his limited opportunities in Major League camp.
This has been a great chance for the top prospects in the organization to showcase their talents to Astros manager Bo Porter. It has also been great for Houston to see what these players can do on an everyday basis.
Correa, who was the No. 1 overall pick in last year’s MLB Draft, has appeared in only two games since being called up. He is batting .333 with two RBI, two stolen bases and one run scored. The 18-year old shortstop shined in his debut on March 16 against the Washington Nationals. In fact, he helped spark a comeback in the eighth inning that ultimately led to the 4-2 victory.
Correa has been showing off his speed in both games. Even though he will not be seeing the majors anytime soon, it is comforting to know that the Astros have someone in the minors who is capable of making plays on the base paths.
In Correa’s first season in the minors, he batted .258 with three home runs, 12 RBIs, 14 doubles, two triples and six stolen bases at the Rookie level.