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Astros 2022 Season Predictions: Awards and Standings

Zachary Hablinski
Apr 3, 2022; West Palm Beach, Florida, USA; Houston Astros shortstop Jeremy Pena (3) celebrates his three run home-run against the Washington Nationals with left fielder Michael Brantley (23) in the fourth innings of the spring training game at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 3, 2022; West Palm Beach, Florida, USA; Houston Astros shortstop Jeremy Pena (3) celebrates his three run home-run against the Washington Nationals with left fielder Michael Brantley (23) in the fourth innings of the spring training game at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports /
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Houston Astros, Kyle Tucker
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The Astros MVP

In my opinion, there’s no question that it will be Kyle Tucker. The 25-year-old is projected to slash an .869 OPS and .347 OBP on Baseball-Reference, but I think he can do much better. I see Tucker breaking into his own, similar to what Alex Bregman did in 2018.

As Tucker is young and fast, I also think that he will move to centerfield permanently this season, as well as become the leadoff man for the team. I tested both of these theories in MLB the Show, so I know what I am talking about.

Yordan Alvarez could also become the home run leader for certain stretches throughout the year, while he moves to left field and Michael Brantley moves to right.

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