Astros: Jake Marisnick will not return for the World Series

SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 4: Jake Marisnick
SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 4: Jake Marisnick /

After the Astros World Series Roster was announced, Jake Marisnick will not be on it.

During the last Talking Stros after Game 7 of the 2017 ALCS, a caller asked a question. Would Jake Marisnick return for the World Series in any type of role? That questions was answered today with the release of the Astros World Series roster, but A.J. Hinch announced this during media day yesterday. After weeks of thinking there was a chance, Marisnick was told that he would not make World Series roster according to Brian McTaggart.

When he injured his thumb on the slide into second base, it was expected that he would take 4-6 weeks to recover. Fans did the math and determined that it would be late October before he could return, but he could return during the World Series. However, as the Astros played deeper into October, it was obvious that he would not make the roster.

While he was able to put on a glove and throw the ball, he has still not swung the bat. If he was to make the team, it would only be a defensive replacement in the World Series. That would very risky for the Astros to carry a player who couldn’t hit playing four possible games with NL rules. This was too risky for the Astros.

Could be an option if needed.

According to Jake Kaplan, Hinch said that Marisnick could be an injury replacement if needed. While we could have used his elite defense and speed on the bases, they decided to stick with Derek Fisher.

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Everyone who was on the ALCS roster will return for the World Series. There may have been some thought to carrying Tyler White for pinch hitting situations. Instead, they stick to 12 pitchers and 13 hitters. Marisnick wasn’t ready, but he’s ready to watch the Astros win the World Series.

***Stats from Baseball-Reference***