Born: Sep 22, 1994
A native of Puerto Rico and an honors graduate of the Puerto Rico Baseball Academy and High School, Carlos Javier Correa, Jr. was selected in the first round (first overall) of the 2012 amateur draft by Houston Astros, the first draft conducted by Astros' GM Jeff Luhnow. At the time, Carlos was the highest-selected player to be drafted from a Puerto Rican high school.
The shortstop played in 2012 with the GCL Astros (R) and then the Greeneville Astros (R). In 2013 Carlos played with Quad Cities (A), then Lancaster (A+) in 2014 where he was batting .325 when he broke his right fibula on June 21, requiring season-ending surgery. In short stints with Corpus Christi (AA) and Fresno (AAA) in 2015 Correa hit for a combined OPS of 1.007, then he got called up to the Astros on June 8.
As of this writing (September 2015), Correa is slashing .282/.348/.509 and is a front-runner for the AL Rookie of the Year Award. He is fully expected to be a major part of the core of young Astros stars of the future.