Carlos Correa has been everything Jeff Luhnow wanted when he was drafted in the 2012 MLB Draft first overall. Correa batted .279 (108x387) with 22 doubles, 22 home runs, 68 RBIs, 14 stolen bases, and 132 OPS+ Correa is easily in the race for the 2015 American League Rookie of the Year award. But, Monday he put himself in Astros history forever with a monster game in Game four of the American League Championship Series.
Correa hit a game-tying home run in the third, the go-ahead double, and extending the lead with a two-run in the seventh.
Correa is the youngest shortstop to ever hit a home run in the playoff. Elias Sports Bureau noted that Correa is in the company of DiMaggio and Mantle:
Correa is the third player in major-league history, age 21 or younger, to hit out of the third spot in the starting lineup of a postseason game. You might have heard of the other two: Joe DiMaggio, who batted third for the Yankees in all six games of the 1936 World Series against the Giants at age 21, and Mickey Mantle, who did it in for the Yankees in all seven games of the 1952 Fall Classic against the Dodgers at age 20.
This is only the beginning of Correa's career, time to jump on bandwagon fans. Join Captain Correa's team.