The Baseball Writers' Association of America have named Astros shortstop Carlos Correa the 2015 American League Rookie of the Year. Correa beat out Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor and Minnesota Twins designated hitter Miguel Sano.
Correa received 17 first-place votes to Lindor's 13, Correa's point total was 124 and Lindor had 109.
The first-overall pick in the 2012 MLB Draft was called up by the Astros in the middle June. Correa locked down the shortstop position in the field and batted in the three-hole for a playoff team. Correa was already been selected by the MLB Players Association as the 2015 Most-Outstanding Rookie and the Sporting News AL Rookie of the Year -- which is voted on by the players in the American League.
Among rookie in the American League, Correa ranked first in home runs (22), slugging (.512) and OPS (.857), while ranking second in RBI and on-base percentage (.345), and third in batting average (min. 400 PA). With 22 home runs this season, Correa set both the franchise rookie record for home runs and the franchise record for home runs by a shortstop.
Per the Elias Sports Bureau, Correa collected the most home runs by a shortstop within his first 100 games since 1900 -- six more then the player, Nomar Garciaparra.
Correa showed his skill in the postseason as well, batting .292 (7x24) with three extra-base hits, four RBIs, and a .903 OPS. Correa was only one of three rookie in MLB history to bat third in the postseason -- joining Joe Dimaggio and Mickey Mantle.
Correa is the second Astros in franchise history to win the Rookie of the Year award, joining Jeff Bagwell who won the National League award in 1991.