Jumping the Gun: the Carlos Correa Thread

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I watched a bunch of Houston games in the late season, starting pretty much when the Giants were toasted and yeah, Correa has a tremendous swing. Him + Springer his going to do a lot of damage in the coming year.

Van Horn Street, Tuesday, 6 October 2015 18:51 (four years ago) link

Once again, I forgot all about Weighted Mahalanobis Distance--I hate when that happens.

clemenza, Tuesday, 6 October 2015 19:25 (four years ago) link

Lindor has been awesome:

Lindor: 390 AB, 50 R, 122 H, 22 2B, 4 3B, 12 HR, 51 RBI, 12 SB, 2 CS, 27 BB, 69 K, .313/.353/.482
Correa: 387 AB, 52 R, 108 H, 22 2B, 1 3B, 22 HR, 68 RBI, 14 SB, 4 CS, 40 BB, 78 K, .279/.345/.512

And... small sample size, but:

Corey Seager: 113 AB, .337/.425/.561

Great year for rookie SS's

polyphonic, Tuesday, 6 October 2015 19:45 (four years ago) link

ten months pass...

Forgot I started this thread. Having a good year--4.9 WAR at 21 and presumably headed for 6.0+ must be Top 10 ever for that age--but hasn't taken the big step forward I was hoping for, which would have unrealistically been a Trout/A-Rod type season: 35 homers, .300/.550+. Maybe next year.

clemenza, Saturday, 13 August 2016 17:16 (three years ago) link

It won't be Top 10.

http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/mike-trout-and-the-greatest-age-21-season-of-all-time/

clemenza, Saturday, 13 August 2016 17:23 (three years ago) link

has to be top ten at SS

Van Horn Street, Sunday, 14 August 2016 04:30 (three years ago) link

After checking, it is. Extraordinary is that in the top 20 all time of age 21 seasons at SS, there is last season's of Lindor at 4th, this season's Addison Russe at 11 and this season's Correa at 7th.

Also, Lindor only played 99 games that season, which is all sorts of nuts.

Van Horn Street, Sunday, 14 August 2016 04:37 (three years ago) link

per fangraphs WAR that is.

Van Horn Street, Sunday, 14 August 2016 04:43 (three years ago) link

nine months pass...

Had a slow start this year, but really coming on--big day today, huge May, now at .311/.386/.514, 12 doubles, 8 HR. He'll turn 23 towards the end of September. He's not Trout or A-Rod out of the gate, but I'll basically hold to what I wrote in the first post; after Trout and Harper, he's the next guy I'd take in an open draft. (Ahead of Kershaw/Sale, maybe...I don't know.)

clemenza, Tuesday, 30 May 2017 01:15 (two years ago) link

I'd take Kershaw before Harper.

Van Horn Street, Tuesday, 30 May 2017 02:08 (two years ago) link

Interesting. Kershaw will end this year just shy of 2,000 innings--who knows if he ends up being Randy Johnson or Roy Halladay in terms of longevity. Harper's been kind of unpredictable thus far.

clemenza, Tuesday, 30 May 2017 02:15 (two years ago) link

kershaw's five years older and a pitcher, easy decision imo

qualx, Tuesday, 30 May 2017 02:24 (two years ago) link

Ah yes, I was thinking more who are you taking at draft age.

Van Horn Street, Tuesday, 30 May 2017 02:26 (two years ago) link

sort of feel like people forget about bryant in these discussions

k3vin k., Tuesday, 30 May 2017 03:16 (two years ago) link

This goes back to Monday's home run:

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2712422-carlos-correa-becomes-4th-fastest-shortstop-to-50-career-home-runs

Loved Garciaparra; hopefully Correa won't break down physically.

clemenza, Tuesday, 30 May 2017 19:46 (two years ago) link

or mentally. that wouldn't be nice either.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 30 May 2017 20:02 (two years ago) link

I want to counter with a player who was both long-term great and crazy (not flaky, crazy), and I can't think of anyone.

clemenza, Tuesday, 30 May 2017 21:57 (two years ago) link

hoping correa follows the a-rod path so we get some good photoshoots out of it

qualx, Tuesday, 30 May 2017 23:51 (two years ago) link

one month passes...

Hurt his thumb again tonight.

http://www.chron.com/sports/astros/article/Astros-Carlos-Correa-exits-game-with-injury-11295307.php

clemenza, Tuesday, 18 July 2017 03:39 (two years ago) link

nine months pass...

correa has been very, very good. lindor has been even better. correa has always been a bit ahead of lindor, offensively, but lindor provides so much surplus defensive value that he's been worth more WAR, overall. and this year, lindor's offense has been better as well, even though correa is still raking.

obviously DLC (Karl Malone), Thursday, 17 May 2018 01:57 (one year ago) link

Definite edge to Lindor at the moment.

clemenza, Thursday, 17 May 2018 04:38 (one year ago) link

four months pass...

He's kind of lousy this year.

clemenza, Friday, 21 September 2018 11:50 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

With the usual caveats about opportunities:

http://pbs.twimg.com/media/EHIamhvWsAESZt3.jpg:large

clemenza, Friday, 18 October 2019 12:46 (four months ago) link


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