The deal was made official today as Correa was introduced as the newest Minnesota Twin.
And the star shortstop is already making himself at home.
The former No. 1 draft pick has taken it upon himself to help mentor another young shortstop who was the No. 1 draft pick back in 2017.
A video surfaced today of Correa speaking with top Twins prospect Royce Lewis.
The two were having a long chat about defense and the overall craft of a shortstop, as Correa imparted his knowledge on the young Lewis.
Carlos Correa is already having a lengthy chat with Royce Lewis about shortstop defense.
Two shortstops taken No. 1 overall, five years apart, discussing the craft. pic.twitter.com/2nIBoyFF1O
— Do-Hyoung Park (@dohyoungpark) March 22, 2022
A New Role
It’s interesting to see Correa now taking on a mentor role.
For so long, he was the young up-and-comer with the Houston Astros.
He was like the new kid on the block.
But now, after having played a number of years in the big leagues, Correa has a chance to share his experience with his new teammates, as well as other players who have not yet made their Major League debuts.
Correa knows what it’s like to be the young pup.
He knows what it takes to succeed at the big-league level and also can attest to what it’s like to be a prospect and No. 1 draft pick.
Now, Correa is the veteran, sharing his experience and knowledge of baseball with the younger players in the Twins’ organization.
Correa should help a guy like Lewis mature and grow into an exciting young shortstop in his own right.
A little mentoring could go a long way for somebody like Lewis.
To have somebody with the career accomplishments that Correa does on his side, he’s sure to become a star one day.