The ascension of Carlos Correa continues. Correa won't turn 21 years-old till this September and he is currently batting .347 (60x173) this season between Double A Corpus Christi and Triple A Fresno. ESPN's Keith Law has updated his Top-25 prospect in baseball today, naming Correa the top prospect in baseball.
The Astros selected Correa first-overall in the 2012 MLB June Amateur Draft, the first of three-straight first overall selections for Houston. He spent the 2012 season with the Gulf Coast League Astros and the Greenville Astros.
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Correa played all of the 2013 season with the Low A Quad City River Bandits, batting .320 with 46 extra-base hits, 86 RBIs, 73 runs scored, and 10 stolen bases in 117 games. Law ranked him 24th amount prospects that season.
He started the season with the High A Lancaster Jet Hawks in 2014, suffering a fractured right fibula in June of the season. It appeared Correa was primped to be called up to Double-A at the time of the injury, he was batting .325 (81x249) with 28 extra-base hits, 57 RBIs, 50 runs scored, and 20 stolen bases in 62 games with the JetHawks. Law ranked Correa forth among prospects, ranking outfielder Byron Buxton second overall. Buxton was selected second behind Correa in the 2012 draft by the Twins.
Law ranked Correa third among prospects behind third baseman Kris Bryant and Buxton to start the 2015 season.
Correa was assigned to Double A to season this season, he batted .385 (45x117) with 24 extra-base hits, 32 RBIs, 25 runs scored, and 15 stolen bases in 29 games with the Corpus Christi Hooks.
On May 11, the Astros promoted their top prospect to Triple A Fresno. He is still adjusting to the top minor league tier, he is batting .268 (15x56) with 6 extra-base hits, 7 RBIs, 12 runs scored, and 7 walks.
The question has been there all season long, when will we see Correa in an Astros uniform? He has all the tools necessary to succeed at the next level and the Astros are pushing for the playoffs a year early. But when is the right time?