Carlos Correa Net Worth 2024, Biography, Age, Height

By Alice Moreno

Carlos Correa is a well-known Puerto Rican professional baseball player. Born Carlos Javier Correa Oppenheimer Jr. on September 22, 1994, in Ponce, Puerto Rico, he’s popularly known as “I Am Groot”. Standing tall at 6′ 4″ and weighing 220 lbs, Carlos was drafted first by the Houston Astros in 2012 from the Puerto Rico Baseball Academy in Gurabo. He made his MLB debut with the Astros on June 8, 2015.

Known for playing as a shortstop, Carlos bats and throws with his right hand. His jersey number is 4. Over his career, he’s hit 173 home runs and has an earned run average of .272. Carlos’s career earnings amount to $97,944,676, with an annual salary of $33,333,333. His net worth is estimated at $50 million.

Outside of baseball, he’s endorsed by brands like H-E-B, Adidas, and Apple Autos. Carlos is happily married to Daniella Rodriguez and is a proud father of two. He’s the son of Carlos Correa Sr. and Sandybel Oppenheimer and has siblings named Jean Carlos Correa and Leibysand Correa.

Quick Facts About Carlos Correa

NameCarlos Correa
Real NameCarlos Javier Correa Oppenheimer Jr.
NicknameI Am Groot
Birthday/AgeSeptember 22, 1994 (age 29)
Weight220 lbs
Height6′ 4″
BirthplacePonce, Puerto Rico
ProfessionPuerto Rican professional baseball Player
DraftDrafted by the Houston Astros in the 1st round (1st) of the 2012 MLB June Amateur Draft from Puerto Rico Baseball Academy (Gurabo, Puerto Rico).
Mlb Debut DateJune 8, 2015
Mlb Debut TeamHouston Astros
Batted/ThrewRight/Right
Positionshortstop
Jersey Number4
Earned Run Average.272
Home Runs173
High SchoolPuerto Rico Baseball Academy, Gurabo, PR
Net Worth$50 Million
Career Earnings$97,944,676
Salary$33,333,333
EndorsementsH-E-B, Adidas, Apple Autos
FatherCarlos Correa Sr
MotherSandybel Oppenheimer
SiblingsJean Carlos Correa, Leibysand Correa
Marital Statusmarried
SpouseDaniella Rodriguez
Children2

Carlos Correa Biography

Carlos Correa began his MLB journey with the Astros in 2015. That year, he clinched the American League (AL) Rookie of the Year Award. Fast forward to 2017, he showcased his talent at the World Baseball Classic. In the same year, he secured the AL Player of the Month Award for May, earned an MLB All-Star title, and celebrated a World Series win.

By 2021, Carlos had more accolades to his name. He was named to his second All-Star Team. He also proudly held the Gold Glove and Platinum Glove Awards. After seven successful seasons with Houston, he chose free agency. He then signed a three-year contract with the Twins. However, after just one season, he opted out.

Carlos almost sealed deals with the San Francisco Giants and New York Mets. Unfortunately, both agreements collapsed due to failed physicals. In the end, Carlos returned to the Twins.

Carlos Correa Net Worth

Carlos Correa Net Worth

Carlos Correa has a net worth of $50 million. Since his MLB debut on June 8, 2015, he’s earned nearly $98 million in his career. 

He recently penned a 6-year deal with the Minnesota Twins worth $200 million. This deal guarantees him the entire amount. His average yearly salary is $33,333,333.

For 2024, Carlos is set to receive a base salary of $32 million and an additional signing bonus of $4 million. This sums up to a total salary of $33,333,333 for the year. He also benefits from valuable endorsements.

Estimated Career Earnings

YEARTEAMAWARDSSALARYSIGNING BONUSINCENTIVETOTAL CASH
2012Player Cash Earnings$4,800,000$4,800,000
2015Player Cash EarningsAL ROY$330,013$330,013
2016Player Cash Earnings$516,700$516,700
2017Player Cash Earnings$535,000$535,000
2018Player Cash Earnings$1,000,000$1,000,000
2019Player Cash Earnings$5,000,000$5,000,000
2020Player Cash Earnings$2,962,963$2,962,963
2021Player Cash EarningsAL GOLD GLOVE:SS$11,700,000$11,700,000
2022Player Cash Earnings$35,100,000$35,100,000
2023Player Cash Earnings$32,000,000$4,000,000$36,000,000
Est. Earnings(9 seasons)$89,144,676$8,800,000$97,944,676

Source: Spotrac-cash-earnings

Carlos Correa Contract Details

YEARTEAMAGESERVICESTATUSBASE SALARYINCENTIVELUXURY TAX SALARYPAYROLL SALARYADJUSTED SALARYYEARLY CASH
2023Minnesota Twins287Injured list$32,000,000$1,333,333$33,333,333$33,333,333$33,333,333$36,000,000
2024Minnesota Twins29$32,000,000$1,333,333$33,333,333$33,333,333$33,333,333$36,000,000
2025Minnesota Twins30$36,000,000$1,333,333$33,333,333$37,333,333$37,333,333$36,000,000
2026Minnesota Twins31$31,500,000$1,333,333$33,333,333$32,833,333$32,833,333$31,500,000
2027Minnesota Twins32$30,500,000$1,333,333$33,333,333$31,833,333$31,833,333$30,500,000
2028Minnesota Twins33$30,000,000$1,333,337$33,333,333$31,333,337$31,333,337$30,000,000
2029Vested34Vested$25,000,000$33,333,333$25,000,000$25,000,000
2030Vested35Vested$20,000,000$33,333,333$20,000,000$20,000,000
2031Vested36Vested$15,000,000$33,333,333$15,000,000$15,000,000
2032Vested37Vested$10,000,000$33,333,333$10,000,000$10,000,000
2033UFA38UFA

Source: Spotrac

Carlos Correa Injuries

DATETEAMREASONDAYS MISSEDCASH PAID WHILE INJURED
09/20/2023 – 10/01/2023MINFoot12$2,064,516
05/31/2022 – 06/08/2022MINCovid-199$1,735,713
05/10/2022 – 05/18/2022MINFinger9$1,698,390
07/09/2021 – 07/15/2021HOUCovid-197$440,321
08/21/2019 – 09/17/2019HOUBack28$752,696
05/29/2019 – 07/26/2019HOURibs59$1,586,038
06/29/2018 – 08/10/2018HOUBack43$231,168
07/18/2017 – 09/03/2017HOUThumb48$140,304
215$8,649,146

Source: Spotrac-injuries

Carlos Correa Early Life

From a young age, Carlos Correa loved baseball. He would often play catch in an alley next to his house. At age five, a neighbor saw his potential and suggested he join a youth league. There, he played as a first baseman because of his strong batting skills. His father also trained him daily.

At seven, Carlos was a standout player in Santa Isabel’s Playita Cortada American Baseball Congress team, hitting as many as 150 home runs. After his team’s elimination, the league’s top team, Rio Grande, wanted him for the championship in Atlanta. But, traveling from Santa Isabel to the Rio Grande was challenging for his family.

To support the trip to Atlanta, the Santa Isabel community stepped in. They held charity games, and his original team gave their sales income. In the tournament, Carlos pitched for the Rio Grande. He shone, striking out eight players and leading a team comeback. He was named the Most Valuable Player. His dedication and skills led his coaches to invest extra time in enhancing his batting.

Carlos Correa Career

Carlos Correa Career

In 2012, Carlos Correa set a significant milestone when he was drafted directly from a Puerto Rican high school, securing the highest selection ever for such a player. This achievement surpassed Ramón Castro’s 17th pick from 1994.

Correa’s accomplishment places him in the esteemed company of other top Puerto Rican talents like Francisco Lindor and Javier Báez.

However, unlike Correa, these players migrated to the mainland United States to finish their high school or college education after honing their skills in Puerto Rican youth leagues. 

On June 8, 2015, Carlos Correa’s baseball journey took a major leap when the Astros promoted him to the major leagues. In his debut against the Chicago White Sox, the Astros faced a 3–1 defeat.

However, Correa shone by managing a 1-for-4 performance, which included an RBI single against Chris Sale. The very next day, Correa showcased more of his talent. He stole his first career base and hit his inaugural MLB home run, this time off of Zach Duke.

On October 14, 2017, Carlos Correa showcased his prowess by hitting his third postseason home run, which included a game-winning walk-off double against the Yankees. This victory marked the Astros’ second win in the ALCS series. However, the team faced challenges at Yankee Stadium, losing all three middle games. The Astros bounced back in Game 7, defeating the Yankees 4–0 and advancing to their second World Series, where they met the National League champions, the Los Angeles Dodgers. An exhilarating Game 2 saw Correa, José Altuve, and George Springer from the Astros, and Charlie Culberson and Yasiel Puig from the Dodgers all hit home runs in extra innings. This game set a major league record with five home runs in extra innings as the Astros clinched a 7–6 victory.

In the 2017 World Baseball Classic, Carlos Correa represented Puerto Rico. Given the team’s lineup, which included Francisco Lindor at shortstop and Javier Baez at second base, Correa took on the role of third baseman for Puerto Rico.

On July 4, 2021, Carlos Correa earned his second career selection to the MLB All-Star Game as a reserve. However, by July 10, 2021, Correa chose not to participate in the game. As a result, Tim Anderson was selected as his replacement for the 2021 MLB All-Star Game.

On October 12, 2021, Carlos Correa achieved a significant milestone by moving to sixth place in all-time postseason runs batted in (RBI), tying with Albert Pujols at 54 RBIs. This came after his two-run single in Game 4 of the ALDS against the Chicago White Sox. During Game 6 of the World Series, Correa, alongside teammates José Altuve, Alex Bregman, and Yuli Gurriel, made history. With Correa’s 73rd postseason start, this infield unit surpassed the record held by Yankees legends Derek Jeter, Tino Martinez, Paul O’Neill, and Bernie Williams. The latter group had started 68 postseason games together.

On November 3, 2021, a new chapter began for Correa as he became a free agent for the first time. The Astros attempted to retain him by extending a one-year qualifying offer worth $18.4 million, but Correa chose to decline it.

On March 22, 2022, Carlos Correa inked a deal with the Minnesota Twins. The three-year contract, valued at $105.3 million, set him apart in the league. With opt-out options after the first and second years, this contract ensures Correa’s flexibility. The impressive $35.1 million average annual salary made Correa the top-earning infielder, surpassing Anthony Rendon’s $35 million. This places him fourth in the American League’s highest salaries.

Correa’s move to the Twins brought another interesting dynamic. He teamed up with center fielder Byron Buxton. This union made them the third duo in MLB history to be drafted first and second in the same year and later play together for the same team.

On June 9, 2022, an impressive moment was witnessed when the trio of Luis Arráez, Byron Buxton, and Carlos Correa hit back-to-back-to-back home runs. This power display came off their former Astros teammate, Gerrit Cole, during a game against the New York Yankees. 

Later in the season, on August 22, Correa was instrumental in a rare 3–6 triple play against the Texas Rangers. This play began when Nathaniel Lowe lined out to first baseman José Miranda. Quickly reacting, Miranda doubled Corey Seager at first and then threw to Correa, who tagged out Marcus Semien at second.

Correa’s return to Minute Maid Park on August 23 was emotional. Facing his former team, the Astros, as a visitor for the first time, he was greeted with a standing ovation and a touching video tribute. In a dramatic turn during the game, Correa broke the Astros’ no-hitter attempt by Justin Verlander with a seventh-inning single off reliever Ryne Stanek.

Carlos Correa Jersey

YearsTeamJersey Number
2015-2021Houston Astros1
2022-2023Minnesota Twins4

Carlos Correa Stats

SEASONTEAMGPGSABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSBKAVGOBPSLGOPSWAR
2023MIN1351345146011829218655901310.230.3120.3990.7111.4
2022MIN1361335227015224122646101210.2910.3660.4670.8335.55
2021HOU14814755510415434126927501160.2770.3640.4830.8477.23
2020HOU5856201225390525160490.2640.3260.3830.7091.66
2019HOU767528042781612159351750.2790.3580.5680.9263.68
2018HOU111110402609620115655331110.2390.3230.4050.7283.05
2017HOU109109422821342512485532920.3180.3930.5520.9456.68
2016HOU15315257776158353209675131390.2740.3610.4490.817.01
2015HOU99993875210822122684014780.2790.3450.5120.8574.76
Totals1,0251,0153,8605681,05121411173619467339120.2720.3520.4680.81941.02

Source: Spotrac-statistics

Transactions

DateTransaction
January 15, 2023Signed a 6 year, $200M contract with Minnesota, including 4 additional vesting years at $70M
March 19, 2022Signed a 3 year $105.3 million contract with Minnesota (MIN)
November 15, 2021Declined an $18.4M qualifying offer from Houston (HOU)
November 6, 2021Houston (HOU) extended 1 year $18.4 million Qualifying Offer
February 6, 2021Signed a 1 year $11.7 million contract with Houston (HOU), settling in arbitration
January 10, 2020Signed a 1 year $8 million contract with Houston (HOU), avoiding arbitration
February 5, 2019Signed a 1 year $5 million contract with Houston (HOU), settling in arbitration
March 8, 2018Signed a 1 year $1 million contract with Houston (HOU)
March 4, 2017Signed a 1 year $535,000 contract with Houston (HOU)
March 4, 2016Signed a 1 year $516,700 contract with Houston (HOU)
June 7, 2012Signed a contract with Houston (HOU)
June 4, 2012Drafted by Houston (HOU): Round 1 (#1 overall)
January 15, 2023Signed a 6 year, $200M contract with Minnesota, including 4 additional vesting years at $70M
March 19, 2022Signed a 3 year $105.3 million contract with Minnesota (MIN)
November 15, 2021Declined an $18.4M qualifying offer from Houston (HOU)
November 6, 2021Houston (HOU) extended 1 year $18.4 million Qualifying Offer
February 6, 2021Signed a 1 year $11.7 million contract with Houston (HOU), settling in arbitration
Jan 10 2020Signed a 1 year $8 million contract with Houston (HOU), avoiding arbitration
February 5 2019Signed a 1 year $5 million contract with Houston (HOU), settling in arbitration
Mar 8 2018Signed a 1 year $1 million contract with Houston (HOU)
Mar 4 2017Signed a 1 year $535,000 contract with Houston (HOU)
Mar 4 2016Signed a 1 year $516,700 contract with Houston (HOU)
Jun 7 2012Signed a contract with Houston (HOU)
Jun 4 2012Drafted by Houston (HOU): Round 1 (#1 overall)

Source: Spotrac-transactions

Carlos Correa Awards, Records, and Honors

AwardsYear
AL Rookie of the Year2015
World Series champion2017
All-World Baseball Classic Team2017
2× All-Star2017, 2021
Gold Glove Award2021
Platinum Glove Award2021
Fielding Bible Award2021

Carlos Correa Endorsements

Carlos Correa has partnered with several major brands. H-E-B, Adidas, and Apple Autos are among those who have deals with him. Through H-E-B, Carlos promotes their items and has even launched his signature line of cleats with Adidas.

Apple Autos has teamed up with Correa, too. They’ve featured him in commercials to showcase their cars and tech. These ads have boosted Carlos’s reputation in baseball. As he appeared more in Apple Autos advertisements, his fan base grew significantly.

Carlos Correa Family

Carlos Correa was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, to parents Carlos Correa Sr. and Sandybel Oppenheimer. They lived in a modest house in Barrio Velázquez, Santa Isabel, where Carlos grew up.

In 1998, Hurricane Georges damaged their home. This made Carlos’s father take on multiple jobs. Despite this, he still trained Carlos daily. Carlos’s mother also worked. When money was tight, she began selling food to help.

By age 11, the family traveled to Caguas for Carlos’s advanced baseball training. At 14, they left Barrio Velázquez due to frequent flooding but remained connected with the community. Carlos and his brother, Jean Carlos, both practiced baseball, which meant more work for the family. 

His younger brother Jean Carlos Correa in 2018, the Astros drafted him. Jean Carlos now lives in the Montrose area.

Carlos Correa Personal Life

Carlos Correa resides in Houston year-round. In 2017, after the World Series win, he proposed to Daniella Rodriguez, Miss Texas USA 2016, on live TV. The couple has two dogs, Groot and Rocket.

On November 11, 2019, Carlos and Daniella tied the knot in a courthouse. In June 2021, they shared on Instagram that they were expecting a baby. Their son arrived on November 29, 2021. By October 2022, they announced a second pregnancy on Instagram. Their second son was born on March 11, 2023.

Carlos Correa Education

Carlos Correa was brilliant in academics. He was an honor student and earned a scholarship to Raham Baptist Academy. Later on, the Puerto Rico Baseball Academy and High School (PRBAHS) offered him a scholarship to study there.

Carlos Correa Philanthropy

Carlos Correa is dedicated to charity work. After Hurricane Harvey hit, he assisted children in Houston. He also helped his hometown in Puerto Rico after the 2017 Hurricane Maria devastation. In March 2020, during the COVID-19 outbreak, he donated $500,000 in medical gear to support Houston.

Conclusion

Carlos Correa, originating from Puerto Rico, has engraved a significant mark in Major League Baseball. Since his debut with the Astros, he has showcased exceptional skill and dedication on the field. Over the years, Carlos has not only collected awards for his athletic prowess but has also become an ideal of the spirit of baseball for many fans.

Away from the limelight of the stadium, Carlos’s life resonates with stories of commitment and resilience. The hurdles he faced during his upbringing, coupled with the challenges of natural disasters in his hometown, never discouraged his spirit. Instead, they fueled his drive, pushing him to give back to the community. His generous contributions during crises, such as Hurricane Maria and the COVID-19 pandemic, emphasize his deep-rooted values.

In essence, Carlos Correa is more than an exemplary athlete. He represents determination, generosity, and the unbeatable will to rise above challenges, both on and off the field. His journey serves as an inspiration to many, reflecting the essence of perseverance and humanity.

FAQs

Is Correa still with the Astros?

No, Carlos Correa is no longer with the Astros. After spending seven seasons with the Houston Astros, Correa signed with the Minnesota Twins. He is currently in his second season with the Twins and is participating in his first postseason with them since joining in 2022.

Why did the Giants reject Correa?

The Giants, along with the Mets, decided against signing Carlos Correa because of issues identified during his physical examination. Even though both teams had offered him substantial contracts, these concerns led them to reject their offers. Therefore, Correa opted to remain with the Minnesota Twins, accepting a $200 million deal, which was notably less than what he could have secured with either the Mets or Giants.

Alice Moreno
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Hi, I'm Alice Moreno. I've been writing about celebrities since 2005. I love sharing stories about famous people and finding out how much they're worth. I studied Journalism and enjoy digging for facts to make sure everything I write is true.

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