- Horoscope: Virgo
- Net worth: $7 000 000
- Ethnicity: mixed
- Nationality: Puerto Rican
- Fathers name: Carlos Correa, Sr.
- Mothers name: Sandybel Oppenheimer
- Weight: 86.0
- Hair color: Light brown
- Eye color: Dark brown
Carlos Correa: biography
Carlos Correa is a professional baseball player from Puerto Rico. He is known for being a member of such teams as Houston Astros and Minnesota Twins and for winning many awards such as Rookie of the Year and World Series. Carlos was born on September 22nd, 1994.
Currently, Carlos plays for the New York Mets team as a shortstop under the number 4.
Childhood and youth
Carlos is from Puerto Rico. He was raised in the small town of Ponce along with a young brother, Jean. By the way, Jean is a sportsman too. He started playing baseball at yearly ages; at the age of 7, he already played in an American Baseball Congress affiliate which is located in Santa Isabel. Carlos's parents were Sandybel Oppenheimer and Carlos Correa Sr.
Interestingly, on June 4, 2012, Carlos became the first Puerto Rican to be selected in the first round of the 2012 draft. Three days later, he signed a professional contract with the Houston Astros. He then joined the Minnesota Twins baseball team.
Houston Astros (2015–2021)
In early June 2015, Carlos received an invitation to join the Houston Astros. He made his Major League Baseball debut against the Chicago White Sox in which he hit an RBI single after throwing Chris Sale. A day later, against the White Sox, he hit his first home run in MLB. On October 12, 2015, in Game 4 of the National League Division Series against the Kansas City Royals, he hit two home runs, a double, and a single, becoming the first rookie in MLB history to hit 4 hits and 4 RBI in the same playoff game. In the 2015 season, he hit .279, hit 22 home runs, hit 22 doubles, 68 RBI, and was named American League Rookie of the Year. In July 2017, Carlos was named to the MLB All-Star Game team for the first time in his career.
Minnesota Twins (2022)
On March 22, 2022, Carlos signed a three-year, $105.3 million contract with the Minnesota Twins. However, on November 2, 2022, he opted out of the last two seasons of his contract and became a free agent.
The baseball player has been married since 2019, his spouse is Daniella Rodriguez. Speaking about his personal life, he is a huge pet lover, he and his wife even have two dogs at home. At the end of 2021, Carlos welcomed a son, and a second child is expected. Carlos does charity a lot; during the Covid-19 pandemic, he even donated half a million dollars to buy medical equipment for Houston's hospitals.
Here is the list of awards that Carols received throughout his baseball career:
- All-Star (2017, 2021), two times in total.
- World Series champion (2017).
- AL Rookie of the Year (2015).
- Gold Glove Award (2021).
- Platinum Glove Award (2021).
- Fielding Bible Award (2021).
- All-World Baseball Classic Team (2017).