Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Correa named TSN Rookie of the Year, headed to Kansas City

Carlos Correa was given the AL Rookie of the Year award by the Sporting News yesterday, an award voted on by players.

He has been everything as advertised. For being 21, he's got incredible poise. The skill-set is there. 

Correa received 98 of the 176 votes to win, with Francisco Lindor - likely Correa's main competition in the BBWAA vote to be announced on November 16 - coming in 2nd, with 30 votes. Lance McCullers picked up a couple of votes, as well.

Correa is also the first Astro to win the award since Willy Taveras in 2005. Jeff Bagwell won it in 1991, Jeffrey Leonard in 1979, Greg Gross in 1974, and Joe Morgan won it, too.

Correa is off to Kansas City to serve as a "social media correspondent" for MLB.com during the World Series.

(NOT HANK) here. I looked this up, and felt like it was worth sharing. Since the Sporting News dropped the Pitcher/Batter distinction and awarded only one Rookie of the Year in each league in 2004, the BBWAA AL ROY and Sporting News AL ROY  matched up 9 of 11 times, with the exceptions coming in 2010 (Neftali Feliz BBWAA and Austin Jackson SN) and 2011 (Jeremy Hellickson BBWAA and Mark Trumbo SN). It's happened more in the NL, with Willy T beating out Ryan Howard in the SN in 2005, J.A. Happ beating Chris Coughlin in 2009, Jason Heyward beating Buster Posey in 2010 and Wade Miley beating Bryce Harper in 2012.

In other words, the SN is not terribly predictive on the BBWAA results, but it is a good sign.