As Correa explained to McTaggart, he was a big fan of Pujols’ when he was younger: "He’s a guy I admired, a guy I looked up to when I was growing up. He’s obviously a great player and one of the greatest hitters in the game. It’s good to talk to guys like that who have knowledge of the game and can help you with some stuff."
As Correa’s rookie year rolls along, not only does he seem to have already locked down a permanent spot on the Astros’ roster, but he’ll have more opportunities to meet players he grew up admiring. To that end, Correa told McTaggart, "That’s really cool, man. It means a lot. A guy who’s going to be in the Hall of Fame one day, it’s great to be playing against him."
One thing worth noting as the Astros spend a few days in Anaheim this week: Correa’s reputation is already drawing lofty comparisons, as Angels manager Mike Scioscia sees parallels to his own young star:
Scioscia on Correa: "You can see the physical tools, no doubt. Reminds me a lot of Mike (Trout), the way he carries himself at a young age."