Carlos Correa is a Puerto Rican professional baseball player who plays for MLB of Houston Astros. He was elected by the Astros with the first overall selection of the 2012 MLB draft. Later, he made his debut with MLB in 2015 where he won the Rookie of the Year Award for the American League. He also won the title of the 2017 World Series with the Astros and was named to the second career All-Star Game in 2021.
Carlos Correa was born on 22nd September 1994 in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Although he belongs to a low family, his parents Carlos Sr. and Sandybel Oppenheimer managed to have enough money to build a small house in a fishing village located in Santa Isabel. From an early age, Carlos had an interest in playing catch in an alley that was located adjacent to his home. His practices and interest in the game prompted his neighbors to suggest that he must enroll in the youth league. At that time he was merely five years old. His hitting ability was so good that he was assigned to play as a first baseman. His father continued to train him throughout his childhood during their free time.
Correa was an outstanding student and received a scholarship where he got the chance to attend Raham Baptist Academy. In 2010, he participated in the Perfect Game BCS Finals and the WWBA PG Underclassman World Championships after which he came into connection with his hitting coach named José Rivera. It was his performance in 2011 PG World and National Showcases that made him attain top prominent classes and made him earn the title of Rawlings’ Defensive Player of the Year. He closed the year 2011 by appearing in the PG WBAA World Championships. At the start of the year 2012, he established a PG record by scoring for 97-miles per hour throw. He did his graduation from the PRBAHS after which he made a contract with the University of Miami and became committed to playing for the University.
Carlos Correa Career
On 4th June 2012, Correa was selected by the Astros in the first overall pick. With the selection, he became one of the top players to be drafted directly from a Puerto Rican high school and made a record that was earlier made by Ramon Castro’s who was selected in the 17th pick in 1994. Correa became the third player to get drafted by MLB draft after Alex Rodriguez and Adrián González. On 21st September he scored for his 100th run on the season and later, became the first shortstop in Astros to ever score for 100 runs in a particular season. In 2021, Correa batted for around .279/.366/.485 with 104 runs and 92 RBIs. Following the regular season, he was being named by the Houston chapter of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America as the most valuable player of the team of Astros that was his first such award.
Carlos Correa Biography
|Real Name||Carlos Javier Correa|
|Birth Date||22 September 1994|
|Age (as of 2021)||27 Years|
|Birth Place||Ponce, Puerto Rico|
|Height||in feet inches – 6’ 4” – in Centimeters – 193 cm|
|Weight||in Kilograms – 99 kg – in Pounds – 220 lbs|
|Shoe Size||14 (U.S.)|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Father||Carlos Correa, Sr.|
|Brother||Jean Carlos Correa|
|School||Puerto Rico Baseball Academy|
Carlos Correa and his wife Daniella Correa-Rodriguez are together anticipating their first child. Daniella Correa-Rodriguez is a former Miss Texas USA who announced the news on Instagram sharing pictures of her ultrasound and showing the baby images publicly. This is the start of their new life after getting married. According to the reports, the couple was introduced to each other back in 2016 and a few months later they made their relationship to be announced publicly. Soon after Correa won the World Series in 2017 while being with the Astros, he proposed his love of life on national television. Since then they are married and are living a happy married life.
Carlos Correa Net Worth
Carlos is a successful personality in the baseball profession. He owes a net worth of around $7 million. Carlos plays baseball as a shortstop and does batting and throws the ball while being right-handed. He was 17 years old when he was first drafted by MLB in 2012 when Houston Astros selected him.
- In 1998, when Correa was four years old, Hurricane Georges cause heavy damage to the family’s house due to which Correa’s father had to pick several odd jobs.
- He continued training his son even after having such odd conditions.
- By the time Correa became 11 years old, the family traveled to the municipality of Caguas so that he could practice with a higher level of teams.