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Houston Astros Countdown: Top Five “Sixth” Men for A.J. Hinch

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May 2, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros center fielder Jake Marisnick (6) runs out on the field before playing against the Texas Rangers in the first inning at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports
May 2, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros center fielder Jake Marisnick (6) runs out on the field before playing against the Texas Rangers in the first inning at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports /
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Let’s talk basketball for a minute, then relate it to the Astros.

May 2, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros center fielder Jake Marisnick (6) runs out on the field before playing against the Texas Rangers in the first inning at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports
May 2, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros center fielder Jake Marisnick (6) runs out on the field before playing against the Texas Rangers in the first inning at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports /

The concept of the sixth man is the player that is the first man off the bench. Usually, a guard, this player is an instant scorer, immediately impacting the game with his offense. For example, in Houston, the Rockets have a guard, Eric Gordon. He could be on track to win the 2017 NBA Sixth Man of the Year award after a stellar season of being an accurate three-point shooter off the bench. In any sport, depth on the bench is of vital importance to the success of a team, especially for the Houston Astros.

Today, we will be counting down the Astros top five “sixth men” on the Astros active roster. Today, we will be counting down the Astros top five “sixth men” on the Astros active roster.

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