Astros Opening Day Lineup if Jeremy Pena Jumps to the Major Leagues

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Houston Astros, Alex Bregman
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Alex Bregman, Third Base

Most of Alex Bregman’s injury-plagued 2021 season was spent in the three-hole where he hit .266. Bregman will need to get back to his career slash line of .281/.377/.507 to warrant this position in the lineup, and without Correa’s 27 long balls, the slugging Bregman from 2018 (31 home runs) and 2019 (41) is preferred.

If Bregman doesn’t return to pre-2021 form, we could see Yuli Gurriel in this spot as Gurriel hit .303 in 132 at-bats in the three-hole last season.