Carlos Correa will be a thorn in the Chicago White Sox side in this series.
Like Altuve, Carlos Correa has been a staple in Houston. Correra has turned himself into a cornerstone of the franchise after the Astros rebuild. He also happens to be hated across the MLB because of his role in the Astros cheating scandal. It’s the price you have to pay when you are one of the best players on the best teams in the American League.
Correa is just that and his resume backs it up. He is the 2015 Rookie of the Year and a two-time All-Star. This season, he has put up solid numbers once again. He hit .279 with 26 home runs and 96 RBIs. Correa tends to raise his level of play during the postseason and has a knack for getting big hits.
In 2015 he made burst onto the national stage with a 4-for-4 performance in the ALDS that included two home runs. This was the first of many big moments for Correa in the postseason. In 2019 he hit a walk-off home run in the 11th inning to help the Astros down the Yankees in Game 2 of the ALDS.
In 2020, he crushed a walk-off home run off Tampa Bay Rays reliever Nick Anderson for a walk-off homer in San Diego where Game 5 of the ALCS was being played due to COVID-19. His heroics helped the Astros stave off elimination.
A few weeks earlier, he hit a huge three-run homer off A’s starter Frankie Montas in Game 4 of the ALDS to help blow the game wide open. White Sox pitchers need to be careful of Correra, especially late in games or he will make them pay.