Height/Weight: 6’3”/190 lbs
Drafted/Signed: 2012, first round (Puerto Rico)
Rookie: .150/.209/.434, 3 XBH, RBI, 2 SB, 11 K/3 BB (10 G)
The top position prospect in the 2012 draft class and subsequent No. 1 overall selection, the 17-year-old Correa possesses a highly projectable frame and an assortment of electrifying tools.
His plus arm may be his most noticeable tool, as he was clocked at 97 mph across the infield at the Perfect Game World Showcase. However, Correa isn’t all arm strength; he has smooth actions on the infield with above-average range and true instincts.
At the dish, Correa, a right-handed hitter, has raw power in all directions thanks to plus bat speed and excellent hand-eye coordination. However, he’ll need to improve his weight transfer upon entering professional baseball, as he retains too much weight on his backside after contact rather than employing a high-pivot finish to drive the baseball. But that’s something that can be easily ironed out with a big league hitting coach.
Correa has struggled in his first 10 games, looking overmatched in the majority of his 10 games. But, as it should be expected, he will have his fair share of struggles given his age and experience. Look for Correa to steadily improve and make adjustments as the season progresses.