Houston Astros Follow Low Risk, High Reward Mantra During Trade Period

HOUSTON, TX – JULY 31: Carlos Correa #1 of the Houston Astros connects on a solo home run in the fifth inning during their game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Minute Maid Park on July 31, 2015 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images) The 2015 MLB Trade Deadline has officially come and gone, but not without leaving a few ‘breaking news’ headlines in its...
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Astros bullpen falters in 10-inning loss to Diamondbacks

The Houston Astros managed to get to Diamondbacks' starting pitcher Rubby De La Rose in the fifth inning, tagging the right-hander for four runs, but was unable to hold back Arizona's quick comeback to tie, and eventually lead in the 10th inning in the 6-4 loss.  The fifth inning was the Astros only scoring frame in the extra-inning game, jumping out to a 3-1 lead after two back...
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19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks-Astros Preview

The Houston Astros stocked their farm system as they painfully endured their three worst seasons in franchise history. With an abundance of young talent, they added some veteran flair to their roster Thursday. Houston looks to continue its push toward its first playoff berth in 10 years Friday night against the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks. The Astros (57-45) had a .333 winning...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros Offense Propels Them to Victory

HOUSTON, TX – JULY 28: Jose Altuve #27 of the Houston Astros watches his two-run double in the sixth inning of their game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Minute Maid Park on July 28, 2015 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images) Although Houston Astros starting pitcher Collin McHugh wasn’t great in this game, he didn’t need to be perfect because...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Houston Astros SS Carlos Correa Now Leads All AL Short Stops With Ninth Home Run of the Season

When Carlos Correa hit his ninth home run of the season in the first inning against the Los Angeles Angels Tuesday night he took over the AL lead for home runs by a short stop. Big deal, right? Well--when you consider that he has only played in 42 games and the two guys now tied for second have played in 93 and 99 games it becomes a lot more impressive.Oh--and he's only 20. The future...
Via FatManWriting
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros SS Carlos Correa Makes Incredible Play to Send Game to Extra Innings

The Houston Astros have a good one in short stop Carlos Correa. They know it, the players know it, the fans know it, and whenever it comes time to negotiate a contract extension there are bound to be plenty of teams willing to show how much they know it (if the Astros don't). He showed off his value to the team with another tremendous play Saturday night against the Royals.With the...
Via FatManWriting
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Xander Bogaerts, Carlos Correa Have Bright Futures At Shortstop (Video)

It looks like the Boston Red Sox and Houston Astros may have already found their shortstops of the future. After struggling in the second half of last season, Boston’s Xander Bogaerts is hitting .311 so far in 2015. His counterpart Wednesday night, Houston’s Carlos Correa, is also having an impressive season with a .291 batting average and eight home runs. “You think about...
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Finally: Astros' Lowrie set for rehab stint with Double-A Corpus Christi

Shortstop Jed Lowrie has been out of action for the Houston Astros since late April after tearing a ligament in his thumb. Though his absence facilitated the debut and subsequent blazing-hot start of rookie Carlos Correa, the Astros have been patiently waiting for Lowrie's return since he went under the knife in early May.  On Tuesday, it was announced that Lowrie will officially...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Carter, Correa help Astros to 8-3 win over Red Sox

HOUSTON (AP) Chris Carter hit a two-run homer and rookie Carlos Correa drove in two runs as the Houston Astros used a big fifth inning to roll to an 8-3 victory over Boston on Tuesday night, extending the Red Sox's losing streak to six games. Rookie Vince Velasquez (1-1) allowed seven hits and three runs for his first career win in his seventh major league start. He was recalled...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros' rookie Correa on quite a prodigious home run pace

Carlos Correa is wasting absolutely no time in showing the league he's more than ready to handle big-league pitching.In fact, his red-hot start to his major-league career is not only putting him in the Rookie of the Year conversation, but it's also putting him in some incredible territory as far as his home run prowess is concerned.On Saturday, Correa slugged his eighth home run...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Long-suffering Astros finally back in contention

HOUSTON (AP) Here's something new: The Houston Astros finally have reason to look forward to the second half of the season. After several miserable years of rebuilding, losing and more losing, these Astros - powered by bearded ace Dallas Keuchel, diminutive second baseman Jose Altuve and rookie Carlos Correa - are just a half-game back in the American League West at the All-Star...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros May Still Have Better Roster than Los Angeles Angels

ST. PETERSBURG, FL – JULY 12: Carlos Correa #1 of the Houston Astros flies out to right field during the fifth inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays on July 12, 2015 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images) While the Houston Astros were in first place for most of the first half of the season, a cold streak has recently brought them...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees trade rumors: Houston Astros edition

Unlike Didi Gregorious, shortstop Jonathan Villar can handle facing lefties. The New York Yankees currently have a three game lead over the Baltimore Orioles for first place in the AL East. How the Yankees have managed to achieve a 47-40 record with Didi Gregorious as their best middle infielder is quite impressive. Before the July 31st MLB trade deadline, it is imperative that...
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Carlos Correa and MLB's Talent Problem

The Correa EffectOne of my small habits for productivity as a sports blogger is to keep copies of analytical works in my office bathroom. It adds up to stolen minutes here and there reading scouting reports and deep team profiles, so that the names stick in your head and you are more likely to remember and recognize guys when they get to the Show.  Tonight, I found myself reading...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Diving to the defense: Lindor thwarts fellow young shortstop

Francisco Lindor and Carlos Correa of the Cleveland Indians and Houston Astros respectively are two of the emerging shortstops in the game of baseball. Tuesday night in Cleveland, one robbed the other. With one out in the sixth inning, Correa slapped the ball to Lindor, who covered ground then fired a dart to Carlos Santana at first. Correa was initially called safe but a review...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

The Top 50 Fantasy Prospects: Midseason Update by Bret Sayre

With rookie eligibility as the cutoff, preseason no. 3 Carlos Correa rises to the top.
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

How Arizona Diamondbacks Cliff Pennington Turned a Bunt into a Triple

Not too long ago the New York Yankees helped Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa get an inside-the--park home run (officially ruled a double) by misplaying a routine pop fly in the outfield. As it turns out, the Yankees are not the only generous ones. Saturday Arizona D-Backs short stop Cliff Pennington got a little help turning a routine bunt in to a two-RBI triple.It looks like...
Via FatManWriting
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros SS Carlos Correa Named AL Rookie of the Month For June

The Houston Astros called up Carlos Correa on June 8th making him the youngest player in baseball at 20-years of age. He wasted little time making an impression recording his first hit and RBI in his first game and his first home run in his second. When the month was done and over with he had nine doubles, five home runs, and 15 RBIs.Not bad, right? Try good enough to be named AL...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros SS Carlos Correa Hits Home Run in First Game at Fenway

When the news broke that people from the Cardinals organization had hacked in to computers belonging to the Houston Astros we learned that the Astros had been in talks with the Miami Marlins superstar Giancarlo Stanton, but decided not to pull the trigger.Crazy, right? Well--the Marlins supposedly wanted George Springer and Carlos Corea. So they pretty much wanted the future of the...
Via FatManWriting
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Red-hot June nets Astros' Correa Rookie of the Month honors

In a development that really shouldn't shock a lot of people, Houston Astros youngster Carlos Correa was named the AL's Rookie of the Month for June on Thursday.  Correa, 20, made his debut with the Astros on June 8, and he has yet to really 'struggle' on either side of his game. So far, he's had great success stealing bases, hitting booming home runs and playing solid defense,...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

The Houston Astros are officially the best team in the American League

For the past several seasons, the Houston Astros have been the definition of mediocrity. They haven’t finished with a winning record since 2008, when they were still apart of the NL Central. They have held the top draft pick 3 times this decade and have lost more than 100 games 3 times as well. It seems to have all finally and mercifully paid off. After finishing off a sweep of...
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July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Yankees outfielders drop pop, Astros Carlos Correa scores little league HR

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June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Astros' Correa hits 'little league home run' thanks to Yankees' misplay

Sunday afternoon's game between the Houston Astros and New York Yankees featured another highlight-reel play involving Houston phenom Carlos Correa, who's already had quite a flashy first few weeks.  Aided by the efforts of the Yankees' outfield, Correa raced around the bases in the fourth inning on what would be ruled a double and an error - though it was also (unofficially) an...
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June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Yankees OF Brett Gardner Helps Astros SS Carlos Correa Score Run on Routine Pop Fly

Carlso Correa has proven to be a valuable asset to the Houston Astros lineup already this season, but on Sunday he got a little help proving his worth. After hitting a nice, deep pop fly he started tearing up the base path in hopes that Yankee outfielders Brett Gardner and Garrett Jones would make a little league mistake and somehow fail to catch the ball.Sure enough--they missed...
Via FatManWriting
June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Rookie Correa leads Astros over Yankees 3-1

HOUSTON (AP) Rookie Carlos Correa doubled twice and scored the tiebreaking run on a triple by Evan Gattis in the seventh inning to help the Houston Astros to a 3-1 win over the New York Yankees on Sunday. Collin McHugh (9-3) allowed a season-low two hits - both singles - and one run and eight strikeouts in eight innings for his third straight win. Luke Gregerson pitched a perfect...
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June 28, 2015  |  Discuss
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