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Carlos Correa sets Astros franchise record for home runs by a rookie

Next stop: Rookie of the Year?

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Carlos Correa has been everything and more what was expected of him. He forced his way to the majors, and hasn't been stopped by Major League pitching. Friday, Correa hit is 22nd home run of the season. That home run surpassed the franchise-record for home runs by a rookie.

Lance Berkman's 2000 season with 21 home runs set the current mark before Friday. Berkman hit 21 home runs in 114 games, and Correa has reached 22 in 97 games -- most of it before he turned 21 years old.

Correa hit his 22nd home run in grand fashion, hitting it over the centerfield wall at Chase Field. Which is basically like hitting one over the Crawford Boxes wall but 400 away.

Correa leads all shortstop in home runs and slugging percentage (.520) among shortstop with at least 400 at-bats. Correa is currently batting .282 (107x379) with 52 runs scored, 22 doubles, one triple, 67 RBIs, 39 walks, and 13 stolen bases.