HOUSTON, TX - The Houston Astros have promoted shortstop Carlos Correa to Triple A Fresno. He will report to the Grizzlies tomorrow, prior to their series opener at Albuquerque. The announcement was made by Astros General Manager Jeff Luhnow.
Correa, 20, was hitting .385 (45x117) with 15 doubles, seven home runs, 32 RBI, 15 stolen bases and a 1.185 OPS in his 29 games for Double A Corpus Christi this season. He was given the day off today and informed of his promotion following the Hooks 2-1 win over San Antonio. Entering today, Correa led the Texas League in runs scored (25), hits, doubles, RBI, total bases (85), stolen bases, batting average, slugging (.726) and OPS. He also ranked tied for first in home runs and ranked second in on-base percentage (.459).
Correa, who is ranked by MLB.com as the No. 3 prospect in all of baseball, was named the Texas League Player of the Week today, marking the second time he has won the award in 2015. For the week of May 4-10, Correa hit .429 (12x28) with four runs, three doubles, one triple, two home runs, 10 RBI and five stolen bases.
Correa joins a Grizzlies team that is 16-14 and leading the Pacific Coast League Northern division. Overall, the Astros have three of their four full-season affiliates in first place in their respective divisions, including the Grizzles, Hooks and Class A Quad Cities River Bandits.