He went through a lot with the organization: he was drafted first overall in 2012 and made his debut in 2015, just as the franchise was on an upward trend that saw them win the World Series in 2017.
He won the Rookie of the Year award in the American League in that explosive 2015 campaign.
He is the symbol of good times in Houston, and fans associate him with winning.
The Astros maintained their hopes to re-sign him, but he ended up taking a millionaire offer from the Minnesota Twins: a three-year, $105.3 million deal that makes him the highest-paid shortstop in the league.
The Astros honored him with a goodbye tweet, highlighting some of his achievements with the team.
“World Series Champion. Two-Time All-Star. Rookie of the Year. Gold Glove Winner. Clutch play after clutch play. The list goes on and on. Thank you, CC1,” the Astros tweeted once his deal with the Twins was made official.
World Series Champion. Two-Time All-Star.
Rookie of the Year. Gold Glove Winner.
Clutch play after clutch play.
The list goes on and on. Thank you, CC1. pic.twitter.com/5eQ4kCjV3F
— Houston Astros (@astros) March 22, 2022
Correa Will Be Missed In Houston
Fans loved Correa because he has swagger, he always put the team first and defended its name with everything he had.
And they loved him because he is an extraordinarily talented baseball player.
In 2021, he won both the Gold and the Platinum Glove for his defensive contributions, and did it while having one of his finest seasons as a hitter.
He slashed .279/.366/.485 with 26 home runs, 104 runs, and 92 RBI.
He has been a productive hitter for most of his career, but Astros fans will probably remember him for his postseason career.
It has been filled with lots of clutch hits, and he is, at 27 years old, the seventh-ranked hitter in the postseason home runs leaderboard, with 18 (!).
He will definitely be missed in H-Town.