Astros: 3 players that performed well in the World Series

Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports /
2 of 3
Houston Astros, Zack Greinke
Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports /

Zack Greinke was the best *two-way player* this World Series.

Zack Greinke is no Shohei Ohtani, but when the Astros weren’t looking to burn a bench bat, the veteran stepped up big when they needed him the most. While losing his spot in the rotation in September, age was finally catching up to the 38-year-old.

Although not eyed as a starter anymore, Greinke was still used in an opening role. The right-hander pitched four innings, allowing only four hits to his three punch outs. At the plate, Greinke went 2-for-3, one of those at-bats was as a pinch-hitter.

With the National League rule of pitchers hitting possibly coming to an end this offseason, Greinke could possibly be the final pitcher to slash a hit, and it was respectively as a pinch-hitter. Ohtani will of course continue his two-way campaign, but we might not see too many pitchers take at-bats in baseball unless in dire need.