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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Breakout Player

This one is pretty easy to guess, and it’s Jeremy Peña. With a 1.199 OPS in spring training, Peña has proved that he is ready for the big stage. It is hard to replace Carlos Correa, but Peña should not try to.

He is good enough to be his own superstar, and with so much offensive power around him, the pressure will be much lower for the 24-year-old. As I am two years younger than Peña, I thought to myself how I would feel in his shoes, and I think I would be very nervous.

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Do not be surprised if he does not have it at the beginning of the year, Astros fans, but give him time, and he will be ready by October to be a star.

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