3 reasons why the Astros could win 100 games

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The Astros’ offense will get much better.

The Astros have raised the top of the AL West during the first 40 games without getting a ton from their offense. As of Monday, the team’s batting average was .229 (19th) and its OBS was only .310 (17th) — substandard levels for this caliber of roster.

Despite those numbers, The Astros have found a way to eke out wins this by not having one everyday player hitting above .290. But as the season goes on, the club should find its offensive groove.

The Astros have a ton of great hitters with a large enough sample size to suggest that they get better as the season goes on. listed below or four key hitters first half and second half stats.

Alex Bregman – 1st half: .269 BA  (97 tOPS), 2nd half: .297 BA (tOPS 110)

Kyle Tucker – 1st half: .265 BA (89 tOPS), 2nd half: .297 BA (tOPS 118)

Jose Altuve – 1st half: .305 BA (tOPS 102),  2nd half: .309 BA (tOPS 103)

Mike Brantley – 1st half .294 BA (tOPS 99), 2nd half: .301 BA (tOPS 101)

I think it’s fair to say we’ve seen the floor from this juggernaut offensive lineup, and they should start smacking hits more frequently as the season wanes on.