Carlos Correa was scheduled to return to Puerto Rico for his high school graduation before reporting to the Astros’ spring training camp in Kissimmee, FL, where he would begin his professional career with the GCL Astros.
On June 18th, he made his professional debut, hitting second and playing short for the GCL Cardinals in a 1-0, 13-inning victory. In his first plate appearance, he singled and stole second, and he went one for five on the day with a walk, steal, and error.
When he fractured his fibula just above his right ankle in June of 2014, his season was cut short. On June 21st, while playing for the California League’s Lancaster JetHawks, he injured his leg sliding into third base on a triple.
As a result, he only appeared in 62 games, batting .325/.416/.510 with the proviso that Lancaster was possibly the most hitter-friendly atmosphere in professional baseball.
His injury occurred at a time when the Astros’ other two overall number one picks, Mark Appel, was struggling on the mound at Lancaster and Brady Aiken, who had been the first pick in the 2014 draft, had failed to sign with the team.
This led some to question whether the Astros had gotten the most bang out of their years of last-place finishes.
How Old Is Carlos Correa?
Carlos Correa is 27 years old. He was born on September 22, 1994.