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Carlos Correa named American League Rookie of the Month

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The Astros shortstop lead all American League rookies in OPS, slugging, RBI and doubles in June.

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Major League Baseball announced today that Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa has been named American League Rookie of the Month for June.

Correa debuted with the Astros on June 8. He is batting (27x94) with nine doubles, five home runs, 15 RBI, four stolen bases and a .543 slugging percentage in his 21 games in the month. Correa ranks first among A.L. rookies in  OPS (.852), doubles, RBI and in slugging percentage for the month. Additionally, he ranked tied for first in home runs and third in hits and in batting average.

Correa is the sixth rookie in team history to be named Rookie of the Month, including more recently  Collin McHugh (September 2014) and George Springer (May 2014).

Correa is the youngest position player in the Major Leagues this season, and the young player in Astros history since infielder Derrel Thomas debuted for the club in 1971.