Friday, June 20, 2014

Correa to spend most of the second half in Corpus

Speaking at the California/Carolina League All-Star Game, Carlos Correa says he's ready to head to Corpus.

I feel that could happen pretty soon. The Astros and the front office will make that decision. I feel I have been doing pretty well on the field. It is up to them now...I am ready to go back to Lancaster and help my team. If I get that call I will go to Corpus Christi and help win some games.


Luhnow responded on Wednesday:

He will play at Corpus Christi this year, there is no question about it. We want him to get that Double-A experience....He is a young player in an offensive league, you have to keep that in mind...There is zero question on our side anymore of him playing shortstop and at a high level...My guess is he will be spending the bulk of his second half in Corpus.


I don't want to read too much into this, but it seems the Astros were thinking along the lines of, "There's a chance he's a third baseman," like most of us armchair GMs (a term I hate, and will never use again). But that's done for now.

Also, what do you think the timeline for Correa is? If he spends July-August in Corpus, and continues to hit, will he open 2015 in OKC? Or go the Corpus/OKC route in 2015, coming up (at age 21, I might add) in 2016?
 

10 comments:

Steve Payne said...

There is nothing left for him to accomplish at Lancaster. I can understand them holding him through the all-star break but he should have been moved to Corpus yesterday.

Anonymous said...

I suspect the next steps depends on what he does at Corpus. If he tears it up, he could have a shot at the opening day roster for the MLB Astros. If he does well, I suspect he will start at AAA. If he struggles, he will be back at AA. That is my guess as an "armchair" GM. But what about Rio Ruiz? He's been doing great at Lancaster too. Where is the Rio Ruiz love?

(Not Hank) Aaron said...

Like I've said before, I completely understand them following the Xander Bogaerts model for promotion. Approx 100 games in A+ at 19, then the rest of the year at AA. Open season at AA, transition to AAA mid year. Barring setbacks, that would leave him ready to open the 2016 season as the starting SS as a 21 year old. Seems to be working for Xander.

The General said...

They should promote Ruiz and Teoscar Hernandez with Correa. That would be a pretty young and slick nucleus in a dew years.

Anonymous said...

yeah. Lancaster has done great, but CC needs a little extra help to get them into the playoffs.

chris

Anonymous said...

If were calling Correa and Ruiz up, you might as well add Kemp to the list. All 3 are exceling

JohnButte said...

Promotion time! I agree, would like Correa, Ruiz, Kemp, Teoscar, and Hader all to move up. Move Holburton, White, and Feliz up and Gio Mier down to fill the void.

Masked Marvel said...

Last thing I would want is for Correa to go to Corpus and need to be "the man" in a currently punchless lineup. He needs to go up with, as the above commentators suggested, Ruiz, and possibly Hernandez and Kemp to assist.

Ed said...

Next June, when Villar is hitting .203, Correa will come to Houston.

hooksfan said...

As a season ticket holder for the Corpus Christi Hooks, I agree with the assessment of the Masked Marvel. Our line-up is pretty punchless. So far this month nearly 70% of the hits the Hooks have gotten have been singles. Your not going to win many games that way. Since the promotion of Tucker I can count on one hand the amount of wins the Hooks have. Our problem is more than hitting...it also stretches into pitching.