Carlos Correa (a shortstop) speared a liner as a third baseman, because he's absurdly good
Carlos Correa is a special talent. He hits, he runs (fast), and he teams up with Jose Altuve to make some mind-bending plays on defense. In 2016, Correa turned his flashy, star-making rookie year into a stellar sophomore campaign, posting a 5.9 WAR and cementing himself in the middle of the Astros' lineup.
He's one of the brightest talents in the game today, and he'll only get better from here. Oh, and did we mention he's just 22 years old and has exactly zero games of big league (or Minor League) experience as a third baseman?
No matter, Puerto Rico's absurd infield depth (Francisco Lindor mans shortstop, Javy Baez plays second base and T.J. Rivera slots in at first base) meant Correa slid over to the hot corner for Friday's World Baseball Classic matchup with Team USA and ... did ... this:
A closer look:
Sorry, Nolan Arenado, but that's what it's like on the other end of what you do all the time.
And Carlos ... seriously, wow.