Video: Carlos Correa hit a monster home run in Fresno


It’s only a matter of time before uber prospect Carlos Correa is playing shortstop for the Astros. For now, though, he’s playing for the Fresno Grizzlies. And last night he hit a monster home run against the Memphis Redbirds that went completely out of Chukchansi Park. Note: I had no idea what the name of Fresno’s Park was until I googled it three minutes ago.

Anyway, here’s the blast:

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A few more feet and he woulda hit it right into the Fresno Discount Swap Mall, which is another block beyond that warehouse there. See, when you Google things about Fresno, a place you’ve never been, you learn things! Note: if he hit one about 600 feet to dead center he could hit the Tioga-Sequoia Brewing Company! Maps are great!

The important part of all of this, however, is that Correa has played 14 Triple-A games and has three home runs and a batting line of .283/.353/.500. At the age of 20.

Carlos is comin’, y’all.

Video reviews overturn 42% rate; Boston most successful

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NEW YORK (AP) Video reviews overturned 42.4% of calls checked during Major League Baseball’s shortened regular season, down slightly from 44% in 2019.

Boston was the most successful team, gaining overturned calls on 10 of 13 challenges for 76.9%. The Chicago White Sox were second, successful on eight of 11 challenges for 72.7%, followed by Kansas City at seven of 10 (70%).

Pittsburgh was the least successful at 2 of 11 (18.2%), and Toronto was 7 of 25 (28%).

Minnesota had the most challenges with 28 and was successful on nine (32.1%). The New York Yankees and Milwaukee tied for the fewest with nine each; the Yankees were successful on five (55.6%) and the Brewers three (33.3%).

MLB said Tuesday there were 468 manager challenges and 58 crew chief reviews among 526 total reviews during 898 games. The average time of a review was 1 minute, 25 seconds, up from 1:16 the previous season, when there 1,186 manager challenges and 170 crew chief reviews among 1,356 reviews during 2,429 games.

This year’s replays had 104 calls confirmed (19.8%), 181 that stood (34.4%) and 223 overturned. An additional 12 calls (2.3%) were for rules checks and six (1.1%) for recording keeping.

In 2019 there were 277 calls confirmed (12.5%), 463 that stood (34.1%) and 597 overturned. An additional nine calls (0.7%) were for rules checks and 10 (0.7%) for record keeping.

Expanded video review started in 2014.