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Carlos Correa

Born: 09/22/1994 (Age: 19)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4" Weight: 205
Primary Position: SS
Secondary Position: 3B
Physical/Health
Every bit of 6-4/205; a body to dream on; super athlete; tons of strength potential; already gaining some muscle; looks like an 18-year-old Alex Rodriguez.
Evaluator Chris Rodriguez
Report Date 05/04/2014
Dates Seen 4/8, 4/10, 4/12, 4/17, 4/18, 4/22, 4/24
Affiliate Lancaster JetHawks (High A, Astros)
Makeup

Elite makeup; he's into every single play; bounces around in-between pitches; baseball rat; loves to compete; makes adjustment in-game and game-to-game; the type of confidence to make his potential a reality.

MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Realistic Role Video
2015 Low 70 60; first-division starter No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 60 Wide, square stance; small leg kick for timing mechanism; hands drift into hitting position; well-above average bat speed; lots of present strength in his wrists and arms; will only get stronger; generates plenty of leverage; fluid mechanics; hips fire and arms follow quickly behind; can allow the pitcher to dictate the at-bat; some swing-and-miss; swing can get long; struggled with his swing in early looks, but already has made improvements and shortened his path to the baseball; more aggressive recently as well; tracks pitches well; on-base could be above-average at the highest level; all the pieces to have impact potential.
Power 60 Present strength is plus, and when he adds 20 or so pounds his raw power could become a 7; hits bombs in batting practice; slight uppercut swing plus bat speed = power potential; generates lots of torque very easily with good swing mechanics; dependent on how the hit tool actualizes; may take a while to fulfill the power potential due to adjustments to the majors at such a young age, but it's all there.
Baserunning/Speed 40 Fringe-average speed currently; clocked anywhere from 4.33 to 4.43 down the line; hustles out of box; once his body fills out, he'll slow to below-average; good instincts on the basepaths; turned a single into a double when he saw the left fielder come in slowly for the ball.
Glove 50 Plus-plus instincts; has quick twitch muscles to have a fast first step and plenty of athleticism to set his feet and make all the throws; range is average; very solid at the bag and with the turn; can be a league-average shortstop for the foreseeable future; will most likely move to 3rd later in his career where he has a much higher upside.
Arm 70 Cannon of an arm; a joy to watch even during warm-ups; plus carry and on a line; there isn't a throw he can't make; left-side of the infield all the way.
Overall

Correa stuggled early in the season with his bat, but he never took it on the field with him. That just shows you the type of makeup he has. He'll make a highlight-reel play and run back to the dugout without a smile on his face because that's what he's supposed to do. The bat will take some time, but you could make the case he's already best shortstop in the organization. Combine the tools and the ability to make quick adjustments as a 19-year-old, the sky is the limit.

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