Carlos Correa is a Puerto Rican professional baseball player who plays for the Houston Astros MLB. He was voted by the Astros with the first overall roster of the 2012 MLB draft. He later made his MLB debut in 2015, where he won the Rookie of the Year Award for the American League. He also won the 2017 World Series title with the Astros and was named to the second All-Star Game in 2021.
Carlos Correa early life
Carlos Correa was born on September 22, 1994 in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Although he belongs to a lowly family, his parents Carlos Sr. and Sandybel Oppenheimer manage to have enough money to build a small house in a fishing village in Santa Isabel. From an early age, Carlos had an interest in playing catch in an alleyway that was next to his house. His practices and interest in the game led his neighbors to suggest that he enroll in the youth league. At the time, he was only five years old. His batting ability was so good that he was named first baseman. His father continued to train him during their spare time throughout his childhood. Correa was an excellent student and received a scholarship where he had the opportunity to attend Raham Baptist Academy. In 2010, he participated in the Perfect Game BCS Finals and the WWBA PG Underclassman World Championships before coming into contact with his batting coach José Rivera. It was his performance in the 2011 PG World and National Showcases that saw him reach the top leading classes and earn him the title of Rawlings’ Defensive Player of the Year. He ended 2011 with a participation in the PG WBAA World Championships. At the beginning of the year 2012, he set a PG record by scoring for a throw of 97 miles per hour. He graduated from PRBAHS, after which he signed a contract with the University of Miami and focused on playing for college.
Career of Carlos Correa
On June 4, 2012, Correa was selected in the first overall roster by the Astros. With the roster, he became one of the top players drafted straight from a Puerto Rican high school and set a record previously set by Ramon Castro being selected in the 17th pick in 1994. Correa became the third player to be called up to the MLB draft after Alex Rodriguez and Adrián González. On September 21, he scored for his 100th run of the season and later became the first shortstop in Astros to ever score for 100 runs in a given season. In 2021, Correa hit approximately .279/.366/.485 with 104 runs and 92 RBI’s. After the regular season, he was named the most valuable player on the Astros team by the Houston branch of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, which was his first such award. Carlos looks promising in the new 2022 season where he should try to impress with his game.
Carlos Correa Biography
|Real name||Carlos Javier Correa|
|Date of birth||September 22, 1994|
|Age (from 2022)||27 years|
|Birthplace||Ponce, Puerto Rico|
|Profession||Baseball short stop|
|Height||in feet inches – 6′ 4” – in Centimeters – 193 cm|
|Weight||in kilograms – 99 kg- in pounds – 220 pounds|
|shoe size||14 (US)|
|eye color||Dark brown|
|Father||Carlos Correa, Sr.|
|Brother||Jean Carlos Correa|
|School||Puerto Rico Baseball Academy|
|Secondary school||Not known|
|Who is his wife?||Daniella Rodriguez|
Carlos Correa and his wife Daniella Correa-Rodriguez are expecting their first child together. Daniella Correa-Rodriguez is a former Miss Texas USA who announced the news on Instagram and shared photos of her ultrasound and showed the baby photos publicly. This is the beginning of their new life after getting married. According to the reports, the couple was introduced to each other in 2016 and a few months later they announced their relationship publicly. Shortly after Correa won the World Series in 2017 while with the Astros, he presented his love for life on national television. They have been married ever since and live happily married lives.
Carlos Correa Net worth
Carlos is a successful personality in the baseball field. He owes a net worth of approximately $7 million. Carlos plays baseball as a shortstop, hitting and throwing the ball while right-handed. He was 17 years old when he was first drafted by MLB in 2012 when the Houston Astros selected him.
- In 1998, when Correa was four years old, Hurricane Georges caused extensive damage to the family’s home, forcing Correa’s father to sort out several odd jobs.
- He continued to train his son even after such strange circumstances.
- By the time Correa turned 11, the family traveled to the Caguas Municipality so that he could practice with a higher level of teams.