Despite being in first place of the AL Central division, the Minnesota Twins have been more good than great this year with a 19-17 record entering play Wednesday.
Some players expected to dominate haven’t really been doing that.
The most high-profile star struggling to leave his mark is definitely shortstop Carlos Correa.
The $200 million man is, as of Wednesday afternoon, hitting a disappointing .185/.261/.363 with five home runs and a 72 wRC+.
wRC+ helps us determine how a hitter fares relative to the league average, which is 100.
Correa’s 72 wRC+ means he has produced 28 percent less than the league-average offensive output.
That’s less than ideal and far from his career 128 wRC+ mark.
Twins fans are starting to lose patience with him, and there have been some boos in Target Field.
The player, however, is taking the situation with maturity.
After a slow start to the season, Carlos Correa understands the frustration coming from Twins fans
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He said he would boo himself too if he was in the stands watching a player of his caliber struggle so much.
Fans usually voice their frustration through booing, and while players don’t like it, some of them understand the situation and Correa, who has been around for almost a decade, is one of them.
He is a former World Series champion with a long playoff resume, so if he is healthy and considering he is still 28 and in his prime, he will find a way to sort things out at the plate.
The Twins need healthy, prime Correa to achieve their ultimate goal: making the playoffs and then letting the talent on their roster take them as far as possible.NEXT: Sonny Gray Dominates An April MLB Leaderboard