Houston Astros: It’s time for the mid-season awards

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MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - APRIL 10: Jose Altuve #27 of Houston Astros rests his hat and glove in the dugout before the game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on April 10, 2016 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - APRIL 10: Jose Altuve #27 of Houston Astros rests his hat and glove in the dugout before the game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on April 10, 2016 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /
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HOUSTON, TX – MAY 08: George Springer #4 of the Houston Astros congratulates Michael Brantley #23 after a two run home run in the third inning at Minute Maid Park on May 8, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images) /

OFFENSIVE MVP  – Honorable Mention

Michael Brantley: LF (ALL-STAR STARTER)

Avg. 310, 11 HR, 22 2B, 45 RBI, 42 R, 100 H, OPS .857,  SLG% .486

In the offseason when the Houston Astros signed Michael Brantley, they knew exactly what they got when they acquired him. But there really wasn’t a ton of press in the way of excitement over this offseason signing. Astros fans, however, knew that this was a great thing for this clubhouse to inherit such a consistent bat.

Michael Brantley has the second most multi-hit games this season and looks to be chasing a 200 hit season. He is mentioned because of the contributions he is making at the dish. He may very well be the first Astros player, not named Jose Altuve, to lead this club in hits in over the last four seasons.

George Springer: RF/CF (ALL-STAR STARTER)

Avg. 307, 18 HR, 10 2B, 45 RBI, 46 R, 67 H, OPS .995, SLG% .610

The only reason I didn’t give George Springer the offensive MVP is because of the injury and the time he has lost. He could easily be staring at 30 home runs under his belt right now, as well as 90-100 hits, and over 60 RBIs. I am sure many have noticed, but Springer has left off right where he started the season, on fire, hitting lead-off home runs and getting extra-base hits. Keep an eye out, George Springer might just edge out the others at the end of the season for the MVP title.

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