Houston Astros Starting Lineup 6/24/19 Astros Lineup

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If everyone can stay truly healthy, this offense is going to be top ten again. A lot of these names have battled injuries that lingered, making them drop in production. Coming into the season full health, Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa should bounce back. Alex Bregman brings everything you could possibly ask for in a ballplayer. This front four with George Springer is very dangerous. Adding Michael Brantley in the offseason is going to give them an above average left-handed bat in the outfield. They will continue with Gurriel, Tyler White, and Josh Reddick to round things out. Houston also added Robinson Chirinos, who has some pop against left-handed pitching. He will maintain a full time role with Brian McCann now in Atlanta. Houston should bounce back to performing like we know they can.

Updated: 15 hours ago

Starting Lineup

G. Cole , (R), SP
1. A. Bregman , (R), SS
2. M. Brantley , (L), LF
3. J. Altuve , (R), 2B
4. Y. Gurriel , (R), 3B
5. Y. Alvarez , (L), DH
6. J. Reddick , (L), RF
7. R. Chirinos , (R), C
8. T. White , (R), 1B
9. J. Marisnick , (R), CF
Pos Pitcher
SP Gerrit Cole G. Cole (R)
Pos Pitcher Rating GS Record IP Batters Faced Hits Runs ER HR Allowed BB SO K% BB% WHIP BABIP
SP Gerrit Cole G. Cole (R) 90 16 6-5 96.2 387 74 44 38 16 25 148 38.90% 6.80% 1.02 0.296
Pos Hitter Rating Order G PA Hits 1B 2B 3B HR RBI Runs SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
SS Alex Bregman A. Bregman (R) 89 1 77 345 72 41 10 0 21 51 51 3 1 0.259 0.388 0.52 0.91
LF Michael Brantley M. Brantley (L) 83 2 75 325 95 62 21 1 11 43 38 3 2 0.322 0.382 0.51 0.894
2B Jose Altuve J. Altuve (R) 92 3 44 188 42 24 8 0 10 22 25 1 2 0.251 0.33 0.48 0.809
3B Yuli Gurriel Y. Gurriel (R) 83 4 72 308 75 49 18 2 6 33 37 3 2 0.261 0.295 0.40 0.696
DH Yordan Alvarez Y. Alvarez (L) 72 5 12 56 16 7 2 0 7 16 12 0 0 0.333 0.429 0.81 1.241
RF Josh Reddick J. Reddick (L) 79 6 71 288 78 59 9 1 9 28 32 4 2 0.297 0.337 0.44 0.778
C Robinson Chirinos R. Chirinos (R) 77 7 60 232 44 21 11 0 12 38 36 0 0 0.234 0.366 0.48 0.85
1B Tyler White T. White (R) 70 8 55 199 38 23 12 0 3 15 14 0 0 0.229 0.342 0.36 0.697
CF Jake Marisnick J. Marisnick (R) 75 9 63 176 41 21 11 1 8 20 27 6 2 0.253 0.312 0.48 0.793

2019 Recent Astros Lineups

Game Score Starting Pitcher 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
6/23 @ NYY W 9-4 Justin Verlander J. Verlander (R), 7 IP, 9 SO, 3 ER, W Jose Altuve J. Altuve Alex Bregman A. Bregman Michael Brantley M. Brantley Yordan Alvarez Y. Alvarez Yuli Gurriel Y. Gurriel Robinson Chirinos R. Chirinos Josh Reddick J. Reddick Tyler White T. White Jake Marisnick J. Marisnick
6/22 @ NYY L 5-7 Wade Miley W. Miley (L), 5 IP, 7 SO, 4 ER, ND Jose Altuve J. Altuve Alex Bregman A. Bregman Michael Brantley M. Brantley Yordan Alvarez Y. Alvarez Yuli Gurriel Y. Gurriel Josh Reddick J. Reddick Tyler White T. White Max Stassi M. Stassi Jake Marisnick J. Marisnick
6/21 @ NYY L 1-4 Brad Peacock B. Peacock (R), 6 IP, 11 SO, 2 ER, L Alex Bregman A. Bregman Michael Brantley M. Brantley Jose Altuve J. Altuve Yordan Alvarez Y. Alvarez Yuli Gurriel Y. Gurriel Robinson Chirinos R. Chirinos Tyler White T. White Jake Marisnick J. Marisnick Myles Straw M. Straw
6/20 @ NYY L 6-10 Framber Valdez F. Valdez (L), 3.1 IP, 3 SO, 5 ER, L Alex Bregman A. Bregman Michael Brantley M. Brantley Jose Altuve J. Altuve Yordan Alvarez Y. Alvarez Yuli Gurriel Y. Gurriel Josh Reddick J. Reddick Robinson Chirinos R. Chirinos Tyler White T. White Jake Marisnick J. Marisnick
6/19 @ CIN L 2-3 Gerrit Cole G. Cole (R), 6 IP, 8 SO, 1 ER, ND Alex Bregman A. Bregman Michael Brantley M. Brantley Jose Altuve J. Altuve Josh Reddick J. Reddick Yuli Gurriel Y. Gurriel Tyler White T. White Garrett Stubbs G. Stubbs Jake Marisnick J. Marisnick Gerrit Cole G. Cole
6/18 @ CIN L 3-4 Justin Verlander J. Verlander (R), 7 IP, 8 SO, 4 ER, L Alex Bregman A. Bregman Michael Brantley M. Brantley Yordan Alvarez Y. Alvarez Yuli Gurriel Y. Gurriel Robinson Chirinos R. Chirinos Tyler White T. White Tony Kemp T. Kemp Jake Marisnick J. Marisnick Justin Verlander J. Verlander
6/17 @ CIN L 2-3 Wade Miley W. Miley (L), 4.1 IP, 6 SO, 3 ER, L Alex Bregman A. Bregman Michael Brantley M. Brantley Yordan Alvarez Y. Alvarez Yuli Gurriel Y. Gurriel Josh Reddick J. Reddick Robinson Chirinos R. Chirinos Tyler White T. White Tony Kemp T. Kemp Wade Miley W. Miley
6/16 vs TOR L 0-12 Brad Peacock B. Peacock (R), 5 IP, 5 SO, 4 ER, L Alex Bregman A. Bregman Michael Brantley M. Brantley Yordan Alvarez Y. Alvarez Josh Reddick J. Reddick Robinson Chirinos R. Chirinos Tyler White T. White Tony Kemp T. Kemp Jack Mayfield J. Mayfield Myles Straw M. Straw
6/15 vs TOR W 7-2 Framber Valdez F. Valdez (L), 6 IP, 8 SO, 2 ER, W Alex Bregman A. Bregman Michael Brantley M. Brantley Yuli Gurriel Y. Gurriel Yordan Alvarez Y. Alvarez Tyler White T. White Josh Reddick J. Reddick Jack Mayfield J. Mayfield Garrett Stubbs G. Stubbs Myles Straw M. Straw
6/15 vs TOR W 15-2 Gerrit Cole G. Cole (R), 6 IP, 10 SO, 2 ER, W Alex Bregman A. Bregman Michael Brantley M. Brantley Yuli Gurriel Y. Gurriel Yordan Alvarez Y. Alvarez Robinson Chirinos R. Chirinos Josh Reddick J. Reddick Tyler White T. White Tony Kemp T. Kemp Jake Marisnick J. Marisnick

2019 Houston Astros Pitching Analysis

Houston had one of the most dangerous rotations in baseball last year, but 2019 will be a little bit different given some changes. The Astros finished with the best ERA in baseball last season, and it started at the top with Justin Verlander and Gerrit Cole. Both threw over 200 innings last season, and had over 250 strikeouts with a sub three ERA. Verlander has crushed in Houston, and this is certainly a team where arms go to change for the better. His strikeouts have been up since moving from Detroit, and Cole took a massive step forward in his career. He was already above average in Pittsburgh, but the strikeouts have really lifted him into the next level of arms. Cole had 276 strikeouts last season, and year two is going to be interesting because of recency bias. Verlander and Cole are both projected for well over 200 strikeouts again. What is changing in Houston is the names following after Cole and Verlander. Charlie Morton is now in Tampa Bay, Lance McCullers is going to miss the 2019 season, while Dallas Keuchel is a free agent unlikely to return to Houston.

Joshua James is a 25-year-old right-hander who was a late round draft pick that thrived in the minors last season. He earned a few starts with Houston, and looked very impressive. James averaged about 97 mph on his fastball, and had a very good changeup to go with it. We have a limited sample size on James right now, but projections have him pitching over 100 innings this season. Collin McHugh and Brad Peacock are likely going to be re-joining the rotation, and they were in the bullpen last season. Peacock was another name who turned around his career in Houston. In 2017 he made 21 starts, going 13-2 with a 3.00 ERA. Peacock has hit career highs in each of the last three seasons, continuously raising it. Peacock won’t have over a 35% strikeout rate this year if he isn’t pitching out of the bullpen, but is a quality arm at the backend of a rotation. McHugh pitched out of the pen last season, with a 1.99 ERA and 33.2% strikeout rate. Even falling back to half that production with his career would be huge for a fourth or fifth starter on Houston.