Adidas officially welcomed its newest member to its family, 2015 MLB Rookie of the Year, shortstop Carlos Correa of the Houston Astros.
The brand inked a multiyear partnership with the 21-year-old, who was drafted first overall by the Astros in the 2012 Draft.
The first order of business with Correa… will be the unveiling of a custom pair of adidas Boost Icon 1 Player Edition cleats on April 5th, when he steps on the field to take on the New York Yankees for Opening Day.
Throughout the season, he will debut a variety of unique styles of adidas cleats and footwear.
“adidas has a ton of energy and momentum right now and I just knew that I had to be part of this brand,” said Correa. “I love what adidas stands for and what they are doing with innovation and fusing sports and culture.”
Correa will also take a leading role in upcoming adidas brand marketing campaigns and collaborate on future baseball cleats and accessories.
Last season, Correa made his major league debut, recording a .279 average with 22 home runs, 68 RBIs and 14 stolen bases. He reached 15 home runs faster than any other shortstop in the last century and just three months later, became the youngest player to hit a home run in the playoffs, hitting .292 with two home runs and four RBI during the postseason.