Update — Well, that escalated quickly. Correa and the Giants’ deal fell through after issues came up with his physical. As a result, Steven Cohen and the New York Mets swooped in and stole Correa from the Giants, signing him to a 12-year, $315 million deal overnight.
Update — The Giants postponed an introductory press conference for Correa on Tuesday due to concerns around his physical, per the AP. The Giants are awaiting test results before making the contract official.
Carlos Correa has signed a 13-year, $350 million contract with the San Francisco Giants, per ESPN’s Jeff Passan.
BREAKING: Shortstop Carlos Correa and the San Francisco Giants are in agreement on a 13-year, $350 million contract, a source familiar with the deal tells ESPN.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 14, 2022
The longtime Houston Astros shortstop played his ball in Minnesota last season where he had a solid campaign. He had his second-highest career batting average, checking in at .291. His RBI numbers weren’t as high as we’re used to seeing from him, but they were still solid with 64 runs batted in. He also hit 22 long balls, which is just four off his career-high.
Correa is one of the most consistent players at shortstop in all of Major League Baseball, so he should be penciled into the lineup every day at the 6 spot barring an injury or some other unforeseen circumstance.
The move shouldn’t impact his fantasy value much at all. He’s still going to get around 20-30 home runs and he’ll probably bump his RBI number back up a tad, but nothing monumental. Either way, he’ll more than likely be one of the first infielders off the board in fantasy drafts this season.