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AL West Watch: Astros Calling on Correa



    AL West Watch: Astros Calling on Correa

    The Houston Astros have seen their big AL West lead evaporate pretty quickly, and after a sweep north of the border, they now hold just a 3 1/2-game lead over the Texas Rangers, who are one of the hottest teams in baseball at the moment.

    The Astros are just 4-6 over their last 10 games and beginning to sweat a bit, but on Sunday night they made the decision to give themselves what they hope is a nice spark in the form of top prospect Carlos Correa.

    Correa was the No. 1 draft pick in 2012 and has dominated the minors, splitting time this year between Double-A Corpus Christi and Triple-A Fresno. Combined between the two leagues, he's hitting a robust .335 with 10 homers, 44 RBIs, 21 doubles and 18 stolen bases.

    Now, he'll be the Astros starting shortstop, and if the Astros' string of luck with call-ups continues, it'll probably go pretty well as the team has hit more than not with their call-ups in recent years, led by guys like George Springer.

    Of course, the one prospect they missed on is now the Rangers' starting left fielder and was the AL Rookie of the Month for May, but we won't go into that right now...