Astros: Comparing the 2020 outfield lineup against the Yankees
Bench and Outliers
Some of our players not ranked in these categories are Myles Straw, Aledmys Diaz, Garrett Stubbs, Dustin Garneau, Jack Mayfield and Abraham Toro.
Look for some stellar defensive input from Straw in both the infield and outfield. Stubbs is also one to keep an eye on in my opinion, especially in the speed department.
Spring Training will be exciting this year as the Astros decide who will make the 26-man roster to start the season. With all of the talent to choose from, this will prove to be a very difficult decision for anyone who takes the manager position this season.
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My next installment will analyze our pitching comparisons, but will come later into Spring Training as rotations shape up and fill out.
With the addition of the latest trade from the Rays, Austin Pruitt, and some others on the 40-man roster, this should be an interesting time for both the back end of the rotation and the makeup of the bullpen.
The report from Commissioner Rob Manfred lingering over the Astros has caused quite the negativity in the fandom, and we only have 22 days left until catchers and pitchers report for Spring Training, and Opening Day 2020 fast approaches. But with the revelation of our new manager and GM on the horizon, these are exciting times for the Astros and their fans as our final 26-man opening-day roster comes into full view.
And even though there is so much negativity coming from other fan bases, the Astros still have one of the best, if not the best, lineups in all of MLB. The Astros were also rated as one of the top defensive squads in 2019 by MLB. Because much of our core is back on the field in 2020, we’re sure to be at the top of the leader boards in these categories again.
So chins up, people. Let’s show the rest of the world what Houston Strong really means!