Minnesota Twins appear to be winners of the never-ending Carlos Correa sweepstakes.The All-Star shortstop is finalizing a six-year, $200 million contract with the Twins, ESPN’s Jeff Passan reported Tuesday, citing sources.
Carlos Correa is a professional baseball shortstop who currently plays for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB). He was drafted first overall by the Astros in the 2012 MLB Draft and made his MLB debut in 2015.
Correa has established himself as one of the top shortstops in the league and has been named an All-Star twice, won the American League Rookie of the Year award in 2015, and helped the Houston Astros win their first World Series championship in 2017.
He is known for his offensive prowess and has a career batting average of .276 and hit 131 home runs. He also considered as a solid fielder and has won Gold Glove award in 2018. Correa’s strong arm, good range and accurate throws have made him one of the best defensive shortstops in the league, he has been able to maintain a career fielding percentage of .976.
He is considered a leader in Houston Astros and one of the faces of the franchise. He is still young and has a lot of potentials that he can achieve in the future.