The Astros could move Jeremy Pena to left field.
With Jeremy Pena solidified as the shortstop of the present, it wouldn’t be outlandish to think he could play elsewhere on the field given his athleticism, arm strength, and speed.
It wasn’t so long ago that Craig Biggio moved to the outfield to make room for Jeff Kent for the betterment of the team. Biggio left second base where he had previously been an all-star because he knew adding Jeff Kent’s bat would make their lineup that much longer and stronger.
The Astros’ current left fielder, Michael Brantley, may not just be done as an Astro, but he’s potentially closing in on the end of his career at the age of 35 with recurring shoulder issues. Considering that, Pena could fill that vacancy in left field the team will have next season.
If Yordan Alvarez can learn the position, why can’t Pena? It would be a defensive upgrade from Yordan in left and would reunite the Astros’ “core four” of Alex Bregman, Jose Altuve, Yuli Gurriel, and Carlos Correa, the four infielders with the most postseason games played together in major league history.
Now, of course, Correa will come at a price. But there’s reason to believe the Astros can afford him.