Astros Fantasy: 2019 fantasy baseball player projections

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HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 05: Jose Altuve #27 of the Houston Astros celebrates with Carlos Correa #1 after hitting a solo home run against Corey Kluber #28 of the Cleveland Indians in the fifth inning during Game One of the American League Division Series at Minute Maid Park on October 5, 2018 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 05: Jose Altuve #27 of the Houston Astros celebrates with Carlos Correa #1 after hitting a solo home run against Corey Kluber #28 of the Cleveland Indians in the fifth inning during Game One of the American League Division Series at Minute Maid Park on October 5, 2018 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images) /
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The Astros had three outfielders make the grade, two veterans and one prospect, out of the eight outfielders on the current 40 man roster.

George Springer

Springer’s overall ranking was 41st, one spot above Carlos Correa, and ranked 18th in the outfielder position. He also came in at 7th among the names listed as designated hitters. Springer had an ADP of 51.6, averaging a 4th round pick up.

His slash line is projected at .269/.346/.811 with 27 HRs and 57 total extra base hits. He’s expected to knock in 77 runs and score 103 while stealing seven bases. That performance is pretty much equal to his numbers last season and his five-year career average.

Michael Brantley

Brantley ranked 98th overall and 34th out of the 80 outfielders listed. His ADP of 112 has him averaging around a 9th round draft pick. But the difference in his ADP among the five leagues was a large, ranging from 81 to 130.

His slash line forecast is .295/.352/.804 with 49 extra base hits including 16 HRs. Brantley is projected to score 78 runs, collect 73 RBIs and steal a dozen bases. That’s not far off of his career average and what he produced last season.

Kyle Tucker

Tucker made the list coming in at 274 in the rankings of the top 350. He failed to make the top 80 outfielders. His ADP was 238 but averaged anywhere from 164 to 341 in the different league sites. However, the average was a 19th round draft pick. His projection is a .260/.324/.772 slash line with nine HRs, 33 runs and 31 RBIs. These stats were based on 221 plate appearances and that is the big unknown right now in a crowded outfield, but Tucker may get quite a few appearances as the DH.

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