Thursday, March 27, 2014

Carlos Correa and Cal Ripken, Jr

USA Today's band of baseball experts gave up their projections for the 2014 season (Astros 5th. duh.) and had this interesting nugget, from one of eight major league scouts:

A lot of us like to bash the Astros for their new-wave way of doing things, but there's some serious talent right there. I'm not sure I've seen a physical specimen like Carlos Correa at shortstop since Cal Ripken, Jr.

Well. That feels nice, yes? Correa is listed at 6'4" 205lbs. Ripken was 6'4" 200lbs.

(Side note: I had no idea that Cal Ripken, Jr is the all-time leader in GIDPs). Anyway. That was fun.