Future Watch: Carlos Correa Rookie Baseball Cards, Houston Astros

Future Watch: Carlos Correa Rookie Baseball Cards, Houston Astros – The wait for Carlos Correa ended 12 at-bats ago and so far, this 6-4, 211-pound phenom is hitting .333. The interesting part about him is the fact that he plays shortstop. There haven’t been that many shortstops that have been this big who can really pick it. So far at the major league level he’s really fitting right in with the first place, believe it or not, Houston Astros.

Before the season began, Baseball America had him ranked as the fourth best prospect in the game. At the age of 20 he has a bright future, maybe one of the brightest we’ve seen over the last few decades.

Earlier this year in AA Corpus Christie he had an amazing 32 RBI in just 29 games while hitting a remarkable .385. Despite his obvious prowess at the plate, the Astros took their time in his development. He was asked to replicate those efforts at the AAA level. As the team expected, his performance dipped slightly.

However, this was understandable as the Pacific Coast League is the toughest of all the minor leagues. He had 98 at-bats and hit .276. With 10 extra base hits, 12 walks and just 14 strikeouts he earned his promotion. Most feel that he’s in Houston to stay.

Some of his first cards appear in the following sets:

However, since his call-up came this season, his first officially designated rookie cards will be forthcoming in several upcoming 2015 Topps baseball card products.

He also has several cards in 2015 Bowman Baseball and 2015 Topps Pro Debut.

The good news is that Carlos Correa has no shortage of  autographed cards. He’s worth the risk and those sets will give you a shot at some other great players as well.

He is fun to watch play the game as evidenced by this towering shot reminiscent of the famous scene from the movie The Natural.

Here’s his first major league homer. It’s no cheapie.

We’ll be hearing a lot more about Correa as the years roll on.

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Russ Cohen