Houston Astros: Seven Major League Trade Assets

Joe Fernandez
HOUSTON, TEXAS - APRIL 18: General manager James Click and manager Dusty Baker Jr. #12 talk at Minute Maid Park on April 18, 2022 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TEXAS - APRIL 18: General manager James Click and manager Dusty Baker Jr. #12 talk at Minute Maid Park on April 18, 2022 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images) /
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Houston Astros, Chas McCormick
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Chas McCormick

One of the areas of depth for the Astros is center field. Last year the battle for playing time was between Myles Straw and Chas McCormick.

While Straw was the starter for the first half of the year, the Astros sent him to Cleveland in exchange for Phil Maton who made a huge impact in October of 2021 with his swing and miss stuff and ability to get both left and right handed batters out.

Now this year Chas McCormick and Jose Siri are battling for playing time and a third contender is about to enter the ring in Jake Meyers who had a pretty solid start to his major league career before injuring his shoulder in game four of the ALDS last year.

With the depth the Astros have at this position, it’s not hard to see McCormick being used as a piece for an upgrade on the team or being tossed in with some prospects as part of a bigger trade.

While he’s most likely not going to be an all-star he does have the potential for 20 homer seasons and provides above average defense. He could make for a solid fourth option outfielder for a lot of teams.

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