Houston Astros: Top three batters and pitchers so far

Carlos Correa of the Houston Astros (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)
Carlos Correa of the Houston Astros (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images) /
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Houston Astros SS Carlos Correa
CHICAGO, IL – APRIL 21: Carlos Correa #1 of the Houston Astros throws to first base to force out Tim Anderson #7 of the Chicago White Sox (not pictured) to end the fifth inning at Guaranteed Rate Field on April 21, 2018, in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images) /

3. Carlos Correa

Correa has been on top of the world since the Astros became champs. Immediately following the game seven win, Correa got engaged to his girlfriend. His 2018 has kept that trend, he’s been off to a phenomenal start.

He currently sits at eight home runs, one behind Springer, and his 31 RBIs lead the team. His batting average has dipped lower than what we expected at .274, however his OBP and slugging percentages are great, .364 and .494 respectively.

The lone knock for Correa at the plate this year is his 45 strikeouts. This number is also tops for the Houston Astros this year. In order for him to remain the top bat on this list and potentially climb list, that trend will have to reverse.

Correa has always shown incredible flashes with his glove. Unfortunately, in the past, he has been a little erratic, forcing some unnecessary errors. Fortunately, this year he has bucked that trend. He has been outstanding with the glove, making every routine play and every difficult one. So far he hasn’t made an error (knocks on wood).

Correa deserves the top spot for the bats thus far. In order to stave off both Altuve and Springer, he’ll have to get that average up and cut down on strikeouts. But, so far Correa has been phenomenal.