Houston Astros Starting Lineup 10/20/21 Astros Lineup

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In 2020, the Houston Astros continued a string of success that began in 2017 with their thrilling seven-game World Series victory over the Dodgers. Houston made another World Series appearance two years ago, losing a deciding seventh game to the Washington Nationals. Most of the Astros' core is still intact, but there are immediate questions. One will be how much better West Division rival Oakland is. The other will be how Houston fills empty holes. Centerfielder and team MVP George Springer took his cleats north of the U.S./Canada border, signing with Toronto. Houston will need to compensate for Springer's excellent defense and clutch hitting. It will not be easy. There are indications that Houston will already start one rookie Chas McCormick in right field.

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Astros Starting Lineup

F. Valdez , (L), P
1. J. Altuve , (R), 2B
2. M. Brantley , (L), LF
3. A. Bregman , (R), 3B
4. Y. Alvarez , (L), DH
5. C. Correa , (R), SS
6. K. Tucker , (L), RF
7. Y. Gurriel , (R), 1B
8. C. McCormick , (R), CF
9. M. Maldonado , (R), C
Pos Pitcher
P Framber Valdez F. Valdez (L)
Pos Pitcher Rating GS Record IP Batters Faced Hits Runs ER HR Allowed BB SO K% BB% WHIP BABIP
P Framber Valdez F. Valdez (L)
81
22 11-6 44.2 572 110 52 47 12 58 125 .219% .101% 1.25 .268
Pos Hitter Rating Order G PA Hits 1B 2B 3B HR RBI Runs SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
2B Jose Altuve J. Altuve (R)
89
1 146 678 167 103 32 1 31 83 117 5 3 .278 .350 .489 .839
LF Michael Brantley M. Brantley (L)
87
2 121 508 146 106 29 3 8 47 68 1 0 .311 .362 .437 .799
3B Alex Bregman A. Bregman (R)
85
3 91 400 94 65 17 0 12 55 54 1 0 .270 .355 .422 .777
DH Yordan Alvarez Y. Alvarez (L)
91
4 144 598 149 80 35 1 33 104 92 1 0 .277 .346 .531 .877
SS Carlos Correa C. Correa (R)
89
5 148 640 155 94 34 1 26 92 104 0 0 .279 .366 .485 .850
RF Kyle Tucker K. Tucker (L)
92
6 140 567 149 79 37 3 30 92 83 14 2 .294 .359 .557 .917
1B Yuli Gurriel Y. Gurriel (R)
89
7 143 605 169 123 31 0 15 81 83 1 1 .319 .383 .462 .846
CF Chas McCormick C. McCormick (R)
82
8 108 320 73 47 12 0 14 50 47 4 2 .257 .319 .447 .766
C Martin Maldonado M. Maldonado (R)
69
9 125 426 64 41 10 1 12 36 40 0 0 .172 .272 .300 .573

Most Common Astros Lineups

8 Games Game
1. Jose Altuve
2. Michael Brantley
3. Alex Bregman
4. Yordan Alvarez
5. Carlos Correa
6. Kyle Tucker
7. Yuli Gurriel
8. Chas McCormick
9. Martin Maldonado
7 Games Game
1. Jose Altuve
2. Michael Brantley
3. Alex Bregman
4. Yordan Alvarez
5. Carlos Correa
6. Kyle Tucker
7. Yuli Gurriel
8. Jake Meyers
9. Martin Maldonado
5 Games Game
1. Jose Altuve
2. Carlos Correa
3. Alex Bregman
4. Yordan Alvarez
5. Yuli Gurriel
6. Kyle Tucker
7. Aledmys Diaz
8. Myles Straw
9. Martin Maldonado
4 Games Game
1. Jose Altuve
2. Michael Brantley
3. Yuli Gurriel
4. Yordan Alvarez
5. Carlos Correa
6. Kyle Tucker
7. Aledmys Diaz
8. Myles Straw
9. Martin Maldonado
3 Games Game
1. Jose Altuve
2. Alex Bregman
3. Yordan Alvarez
4. Carlos Correa
5. Yuli Gurriel
6. Kyle Tucker
7. Aledmys Diaz
8. Jake Meyers
9. Martin Maldonado
3 Games Game
1. Jose Altuve
2. Michael Brantley
3. Carlos Correa
4. Yordan Alvarez
5. Yuli Gurriel
6. Aledmys Diaz
7. Chas McCormick
8. Jake Meyers
9. Martin Maldonado

2021 Recent Astros Lineups

Game Score Starting Pitcher 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10/20 @ BOS W 9-2 Nick Pivetta N. Pivetta (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Jose Altuve J. Altuve Michael Brantley M. Brantley Alex Bregman A. Bregman Yordan Alvarez Y. Alvarez Carlos Correa C. Correa Kyle Tucker K. Tucker Yuli Gurriel Y. Gurriel Chas McCormick C. McCormick Martin Maldonado M. Maldonado
10/19 @ BOS L 3-12 Eduardo Rodriguez E. Rodriguez (L), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Jose Altuve J. Altuve Michael Brantley M. Brantley Alex Bregman A. Bregman Yordan Alvarez Y. Alvarez Carlos Correa C. Correa Kyle Tucker K. Tucker Yuli Gurriel Y. Gurriel Jose Siri J. Siri Martin Maldonado M. Maldonado
10/16 vs BOS L 5-9 Luis Garcia L. Garcia (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Jose Altuve J. Altuve Michael Brantley M. Brantley Alex Bregman A. Bregman Yordan Alvarez Y. Alvarez Carlos Correa C. Correa Kyle Tucker K. Tucker Yuli Gurriel Y. Gurriel Chas McCormick C. McCormick Martin Maldonado M. Maldonado
10/16 vs BOS W 5-4 Framber Valdez F. Valdez (L), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Jose Altuve J. Altuve Michael Brantley M. Brantley Alex Bregman A. Bregman Yordan Alvarez Y. Alvarez Carlos Correa C. Correa Kyle Tucker K. Tucker Yuli Gurriel Y. Gurriel Chas McCormick C. McCormick Martin Maldonado M. Maldonado
10/11 @ CHW L 6-12 Dylan Cease D. Cease (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Jose Altuve J. Altuve Michael Brantley M. Brantley Alex Bregman A. Bregman Yordan Alvarez Y. Alvarez Carlos Correa C. Correa Kyle Tucker K. Tucker Yuli Gurriel Y. Gurriel Jake Meyers J. Meyers Martin Maldonado M. Maldonado

However, pitching for the Astros may be an even more pressing problem. Rookies hurled a third of the innings during the pandemic-shortened 2020 season. Staff ace Justin Verlander, with a lot of years already on his arm, is coming off Tommy John surgery. Verlander isn't on the preseason depth chart as part of the five-man rotation. Zack Greinke will assume his number-one role, followed by Framber Valdez. How well the Astros lineup can improve a batting average that fell below the league average will be an important development to watch. However, Houston's pitching will need to be strong to avoid an imbalance that could challenge the Astros' 11th best run-differential from last season. If there is any regression, Houston could experience a downturn in success.