Carlos Correa wins AL Rookie of the Year

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HOUSTON – The Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) announced the winners of the Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Award tonight, naming Astros shortstop Carlos Correa the American League Rookie of the Year and Kris Bryant the National League Rookie of the Year.

Correa, who debuted on June 8 and was the youngest position player in the Majors this season, hit .279  with 22 doubles, 22 home runs, 68 RBI, 14 stolen bases and an .857 OPS in his 99 games in 2015.

The only rookie shortstop in Major League history to record more career homers than Correa prior to turning 21 was Alex Rodriguez (26HR). Correa also became one of 19 players in Major League history to record 22 homers before his age-21 season, a list that includes seven Hall of Famers.

Correa becomes just the second player in franchise history to win the Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Award, joining first baseman Jeff Bagwell, who won the National League award in 1991.