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  1. fchowd0311

    fchowd0311 Contributing Member

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    Can someone who follows baseball closely tell me where Correa's talent ranks relative to the NBA? As in is a Lebron level generational talent or is that too much?
     
  2. Rocket Guy

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    Anthony Davis perhaps?
     
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    I'll go with Wiggins, but it's all semantics. IIRC, it was Pujols who said Correa would be the best hitter in baseball by 2017.

    As Josh Smith would say, his ceiling is through the roof.
     
  4. rezdawg

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    Hard to say, but if you threw every MLB player into a draft and had teams select them, he'd be taken between pick #1 and pick #3.
     
  5. Major

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    Did he really? Seems odd for anyone who's a teammate of Mike Trout to say something like that.
     
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    Good catch. It was Big Papi.

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">David Ortiz yesterday: “By 2017, the best player in baseball will be [Carlos] Correa. Great hitter.” <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Astros?src=hash">#Astros</a></p>&mdash; Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe) <a href="https://twitter.com/PeteAbe/status/640918323698528256">September 7, 2015</a></blockquote>
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  7. Rockets Pride

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    Just shut up with the Basketball talk
     
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    If we're comparing to b-ball he's Durant. If we're comparing football he's Andrew Luck
     
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    Houstunna The Most Unbiased Fan
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    LeBron or Davis are valid comparisons. Correa is showing the ability to do anything on a diamond like those NBAers can do on the court. Postseason means alot too. Carlos (and the rest of the Stros) have a chance to really prove themselves this month. Whatever they do good or bad might not be indicative of their entire playoff careers, but it is a start. Biggio and Bagwell were beyond disappointing on the biggest stage. Our young guys have a chance write new positive history.

    Didn't Scioscia say Los could be better than Trout?
     
  10. moonnumack

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    I don't think LeBron comparison is accurate as he is a once-in-a-generation talent who will go down as Top 10 or 5 player all-time by the time he's done.
    Anthony Davis is more appropriate in that he has great talent at a premier position that is flourishing at a young age. Should be Top 5 player in league for a long time.
     
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    No soup for you!
     
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    Mike Trout is the Lebron of baseball, i dont see correa with that kind of potential, because correa dont steal bases like trout can

    i would say correa is similar to a chris paul type of talent
     
  13. Ricksmith

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    I'd say rookie Anthony Davis. He has all the tools, just hoping he can put it all together. Once you see what he's capable of, you expect him to become the best player in the league in a few years. There's still a few guys ahead of him for now, though. LeBron (Trout), Durant (Harper), and a few pitchers. I guess the pitchers can be Harden and Curry lol.
     
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    how about Keuchel?
     
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    I'm not sure why, but I'd go with Paul Pierce. Maybe it's because neither one of them looks like they will dominate their opponents, but they're very good at what they do. Very crafty and use their abilities to their full potential.
     
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    How about drunk Conger?
     
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    I'm not really a follower of baseball either. I noticed that Grantland picked Francisco Lindor over Correa for AL Rookie of the Year. So I guess Correa is not the clear cut favorite for it?
     
  18. bobrek

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    Either Lindor or Correa would be a worthy winner.
     
  19. Nick

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    I'd actually use the Magic Johnson comparison for Correa... In that what he's doing at such a young age is somewhat unprecedented, along with the fact that he already is one of the team leaders and seems completely unphased in playing on the biggest of stages.

    Anyways, no more basketball talk.
     
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    Ty La...


    sorry thats getting old
     
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