Jumping the Gun: the Carlos Correa Thread

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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 (three years ago) link

I'd take Kershaw before Harper.

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

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

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

sort of feel like people forget about bryant in these discussions

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

Definite edge to Lindor at the moment.

clemenza, Thursday, 17 May 2018 04:38 (two years ago) link

four months pass...

He's kind of lousy this year.

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


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