Carlos Correa has already homered off a Cy Young winner (and 4 more awesome facts)
If any of us were half as good at anything as Carlos Correa is at baseball, we wouldn't be spending our time scouring the Internet for GIFs of him hitting monster home runs in small towns throughout the U.S.
#Astros officially select SS Carlos Correa to the Major League roster. He will join the club tomorrow in Chicago.- #VoteAstros (@astros) June 8, 2015
Ahead of Correa lighting your fantasy league on fire, probably, we thought it'd be best to give you a little background on the kid who would have just finished taking final exams for the spring semester of his sophomore year if it weren't for his supreme baseball ability.
1. He's already homered off a Cy Young Award winner
You might recall that 2015 was supposed to be the year of the comeback. Johan Santana, Manny Ramirez and Wily Mo Pena were all primed to make it back to the bigs. Ditto for Barry Zito. The 2002 AL Cy Young Award winner signed a deal with the Athletics, but failed to make the Major League roster, instead accepting a spot at Triple-A Nashville, where he crossed paths with Correa and ...
2. Carlos Correa is smarter than all of us
Not only is Correa a top MLB prospect, but he was also the valedictorian of his high school. If the baseball thing doesn't pan out for him, he can always fall back on a career as a brain surgeon or an astronaut.
3. He's still really young
Going by Opening Day rosters, Correa is only 100 days older than the AL's youngest player -- Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna. Neither has celebrated their 21st birthdays yet.
4. He wants to handle his own finances
Most super wealthy professional athletes hire accountants and financial experts to handle their yacht-loads of dough (mo money, mo problems, ya know). But Correa is holding himself a little more personally accountable:
5. He hit a home run out of a stadium and off the building across the street
Seriously, he did that:
Brace yourselves, folks. The future is upon us.