Houston Matters

Astros Call Up Top Draft Pick Amidst Four-Game Skid

When the Houston Astros take on the White Sox in Chicago today (6/8/15), they’ll have a new player in the dugout with them: top prospect Carlos Correa. The team announced his promotion to the majors Sunday night. In stops at Double-A Corpus Christi and Triple-A Fresno this season, the highly-touted infielder, whom the Astros drafted […]

When the Houston Astros take on the White Sox in Chicago today (6/8/15), they’ll have a new player in the dugout with them: top prospect Carlos Correa. The team announced his promotion to the majors Sunday night.

In stops at Double-A Corpus Christi and Triple-A Fresno this season, the highly-touted infielder, whom the Astros drafted first overall in 2012, has been hammering the ball, hitting a combined .335 with 10 home runs and 44 RBIs to go along with 18 stolen bases.

His arrival may come at a key stretch for the Astros, who have dropped four straight, and are just 4-6 in their last ten games. The hard-charging Texas Rangers, meanwhile, have won seven of their last ten and are now just 3.5 games behind Houston in the American League West.

We talk with Evan Drellich, who covers the Astros for the Houston Chronicle, about Correa, and other developments for the Houston Astros, including last week’s announcement of plans to do away with Tal’s Hill in center field at Minute Maid Park.

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