Carlos Javier Correa Oppenheimer Jr. is a Puerto Rican professional baseball shortstop who plays for the Minnesota Twins of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played MLB for the Houston Astros, who selected him first in the 2012 MLB draft.
Carlos made his MLB debut in 2015 with the Astros and won the American League (AL) Rookie of the Year Award. Further, in 2017, he appeared in the World Baseball Classic, won the AL Player of the Month Award for May, was named an MLB All-Star, and also won the World Series. In 2021, Carlos was named to his second All-Star Game and won the Gold Glove and Platinum Glove Awards. After seven seasons with Houston, he entered free agency and signed a three-year deal with the Twins.
Carlos Correa Discusses About Twins Contract
On Wednesday, it was first reported by a Puerto Rican newspaper that Carlos Correa has reiterated on national television that he’s withdrawing his contract with the current team ‘Minnesota Twins.’
While as a guest analyst on TBS’ coverage of the MLB playoffs this Thursday afternoon, Carlos said his time with the team was great. He added that he would love to be back with Minnesota. When asked about his future decision, Carlos said he’s leaving the contract talks to Scott Boras (his agent).
The conversation was not a long one as the focus shifted to Game 2 between the Astros and Mariners.
Earlier, Carlos signed a three-year contract worth $105.3 million with Minnesota that includes language, which allows him to opt out after year 1 or 2. Currently, he is center stage for a bidding war.
Minnesota’s future at shortstop is a mystery because Royce Lewis, who was drafted to be the future shortstop, is now recovering from a second torn ACL in as many years and isnt seems ready for the 2023 season start.
Carlos Correa Early Life:
|Full Real Name||Carlos Javier Correa Oppenheimer Jr.|
|Date Of Birth||September 22nd, 1994|
|Age||28 years old|
|Year Of Birth||1994|
Carlos was born on 22nd September 1994 in Ponce, Puerto Rico. This family raised him in a small house in Barrio Velázquez (a fishing village), Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico.
When he was five years old, Carlos was enrolled in a youth league. Later, he played as a first baseman due to his hitting skill, and alongside his father, he continued Carlos’s training daily during their free time.
When Carlos was seven years old, he performed solidly in Santa Isabel’s Playita Cortada American Baseball Congress affiliate. Further, Rio Grande recruited Carlos to participate in the championship series in Atlanta. However, the distance between Santa Isabel and Rio Grande (the municipality) was difficult for the family.
Later, the citizens of Santa Isabel began to organize charity games, and his original team gave their sales income to help pay for the travel. By that time, Carlos was Rio Grande’s pitcher and was also the tournament’s Most Valuable Player after striking out eight batters in a team comeback. When he was eleven, the family traveled to the municipality of Caguas for Carlos’s practices with higher-level teams.
After a few years, the family moved from Barrio Velázquez due to recurrent floods. His brother joined Carlos in baseball practices, and the family was again forced to do odd jobs.
Shortly, the Puerto Rico Baseball Academy and High School enrolled Carlos; his discipline and talents were visible to his coaches. The coaches offered transportation for working extra hours to improve his bat.
In 2010, Carlos participated in the WWBA PG Underclassman World Championships and the Perfect Game BCS Finals. After attending one of the Perfect Game events, he adjusted his batting swing with his hitting coach, José Rivera. In 2011, he appeared at the PG BCS Under-18 Finals and East Coast Professional Showcase. However, Carlos’s performance at the 2011 PG World and National Showcases promoted him to the top of his class, earning him a place in the Aflac-PG All-American Game. He was named Rawlings’ Defensive Player of the Year. Carlos closed the year by appearing once in the PG WBAA World Championships.
Further, he opened 2012 by being selected the MVP in the Víctor Pellot Excellence Tournament. He gave an extraordinary performance for a shortstop, including a two-home run game. In the 2012 PG World Showcase, Carlos achieved a PG record with a 97-mile-per-hour throw across the infield.
After graduating, Carlos signed a commitment letter with the University of Miami. Along with being a player for the PRBAHS, he was also a member of the Puerto Rico National Baseball Team and Team Mizuno, which participated in the youth Pan-American tournament.
Carlos Correa Family Background:
|Father||Carlos Correa Sr|
|Brothers||Jean Carlos Correa|
Carlos was born to Sandybel Oppenheimer and Carlos Correa. He has a younger brother named Jean Carlos Correa, who the Astros selected in the 2018 MLB draft. Jean resides in the Montrose area.
Carlos Correa Education:
|University||University of Miami|
|High School||Puerto Rico Baseball Academy and High School|
Carlos attended the Puerto Rico Baseball Academy and High School (PRBAHS) on a scholarship.
Carlos Correa Physical stats:
|Weight In Kg||100kg|
|Height In Feet||6 feet 4 inches|
Carlos stands 6 feet 4 inches tall and weighs around 100kg. He has short black hair and striking black eyes. His height, fair complexion, and beautiful smile make his personality attractive.
Carlos Correa Birth Signs:
|Birth Sign Duality||Passive|
|Birth Sign Modality||Mutable|
Carlos was born on Thursday and is 28 as of 2022. His sun and star sign are Virgo. Further, his birth flower is Morning glory, and the opposite sign is Pisces. Carlos’s birth sign modality and element are Mutable Earth; his birth sign duality is Passive.
Carlos Correa Net worth:
|Net Worth||$7 Million|
Carlos made his MLB debut in 2015 for the Astros; as of 2022, his estimated net worth is roughly $7 Million. His primary source of income comes from playing baseball. In Addition, Carlos has done various endorsements with H-E-B, Adidas, and Apple Autos. He also owns The Walkout (Podcast, Host).
Carlos Correa Relationship Status:
|Spouse Name||Daniella Rodriguez|
|No Of Children||1|
Carlos proposed to his girlfriend, Daniella Rodriguez (Miss Texas USA 2016), on national television immediately after winning the 2017 World Series. The couple has two dogs named Rocket and Groot. They got married in a courthouse on 11th November 2019. Further, in June 2021, they announced on Instagram that they were expecting their first child, and on 29th November 2021, their son was born.
Carlos Correa Career:
Carlos was the youngest high-profile player who entered the 2012 Major League Baseball draft. Within a few months of the event, at 17, he was already on the list of top-ten picks by several major sources, including ESPN and Sports Illustrated. Further, before the draft, his stock rose during the month with his outstanding performances in team workouts.
On 4th June 2012, the Astros selected Carlos as the first overall pick. He was suspicious and thought he was dreaming after entering the stage while the flag of Puerto Rico was hoisted. With the Astros selection, Carlos became the highest-selected player to be drafted directly from a Puerto Rican high school. Several top-10 Puerto Rican picks, including Francisco Lindor and Javier Báez, moved to the United States to complete their high school education after developing in the local youth leagues.
Carlos was the first overall selection in the MLB Draft, after Alex Rodriguez and Adrián González, to become the third Latino and the first Puerto Rican and Latin American-born player to do so. During the ceremony, Carlos was congratulated by Puerto Rican great Iván Rodríguez after returning to Puerto Rico. Further, the following day he was greeted by a victory parade in his native Santa Isabel; hundreds of people attended this parade.
In 2015, he made his MLB debut and won the American League (AL) Rookie of the Year Award. Later, in 2017, Carlos appeared in the World Baseball Classic, won the AL Player of the Month Award, and was named an MLB All-Star; He also won the 2017 World Series with the Astros over the Los Angeles Dodgers. In 2021, Carlos was named to his second career All-Star Game.
On 4th July 2021, Carlos has named a reserve to the MLB All-Star Game, his second career selection, and ranked fifth in the AL in OPS (.926) at the time. On 21st September of the same year, Carlos scored his 100th run and became the first Astro shortstop to score 100 runs.
In 2021, Carlos batted .279/.366/.485 with 104 runs, 92 RBIs, and 26 home runs. He appeared in a total of 148 games. And he also established career highs in home runs, with 104 runs scored and 269 total bases, and tied his career high with 75 walks. Carlos led the team on defense with around 21 defensive runs saved (DRS).
Following the regular season, he was awarded his first career AL Platinum Glove Award and Gold Glove in a season; in addition, the Astros were named the AL Gold Glove Team. The Houston chapter of the BBWAA named Carlos the Astros’ team Most Valuable Player. Further, he won his first Fielding Bible Award and was also named a Sporting News AL All-Star at shortstop.
On 22nd March 2022, Carlos signed a three-year contract with Minnesota Twins worth $105.3 million. This contract included opt-out provisions after each season.
Carlos is involved in charity work, helping children after Hurricane Harvey in Houston. He also assisted his Puerto Rico hometown after Hurricane Maria damaged the island. In March 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, Carlos donated $500,000 for medical equipment to help the city of Houston.
Carlos Correa Social Appearance:
Carlos is active on Instagram and Twitter, with around 928K and 280K followers, respectively. He has a beautiful collection of posts, including his personal and professional life.