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6 reasons to get excited about the Astros in 2022

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A healthy Alex Bregman

In his last three fully healthy seasons (2017-2019), Bregman averaged 30 home runs, 95 RBI and an OPS+ of 146.  In an injury-plagued 2021, Bregman hit 12 home runs, with 55 RBI and an OPS+ of 113.

That OPS+ is still 13 points above average and pretty good, but I think I speak for all Astro fans when I say I’m excited about the potential for Bregman to approach an OPS+ of 150, with 27-30 home runs and 100 RBI in 2022.

The Astros made it to the World Series with a slightly above average, but obviously not one hundred percent Bregman and those fans have to be excited at the prospect of a healthy Breggy for 145 or so games.

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