Carlos Correa and the Houston Astros were unable to hold talks about an extension that would allow the shortstop to continue on the team he was promoted to. MLB before the start of the current 2021 campaign.
On the contrary, both the office and belt they avoided salary arbitration and agreed to the sum of $ 11.7 million to contest the Major League Baseball schedule this year. These facts indicate that the Puerto Rican shortstop will be one of the best available defenders of his position in the next free agent market alongside Trevor Story, Javier Báez and Corey Seager.
According to market research on the Spotrac website, belt He plans to sign a 10-year, $ 258.5 million deal, which would yield an annual salary of $ 25.8 million, placing him as the second-highest-paid shortstop in the majors as of next season.
The Ponce, Puerto Rico-born has had an acceptable season in 2021 with the Astros in which he has a .271 average, 16 homers, 68 runs scored and 58 RBIs, which made him the honor of being selected to the Colorado All-Star Games. , appointment that he could not attend due to health problems.
Regarding his defense, Correa is one of the best this year. So far in 97 games he has recorded just 6 errors in a total of 849 innings, which allow him to add a .982 fielding percentage.
In addition, it must be remembered that he has been a consistent hitter in the postseason, exhibiting an average of .270, 17 home runs and 50 RBIs in a total of 63 games played.
With these credentials, Correa is ready to sign a great contract that will grant him the $ 25 million that is projected to him, but not with the Astros who were disinterested in keeping him for the rest of his career in the organization, at least after what he experienced at the beginning. of this 2021.