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2019 Lineup Speculation

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by Stros4me, Nov 21, 2018.

  1. Stros4me

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    If we truly sign Cruz as well, I’ve got to think that 1 of Kemp, Reddick, White, will be moved (2 of them if Tucker is going to make the OD roster).
     
  2. Snake Diggit

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    Such a deep lineup. Given that Brantley isn’t a great defender, I don’t see any way they keep Kemp over Marisnick.
     
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  3. Stros4me

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    Jake has options.
     
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    No reason Brantley should be behind the mashers IMO, he's a prototype 2 hitter.

    CF Springer
    LF Brantley
    2B Altuve
    3B Bregman
    SS Correa
    DH White
    1B Yuli
    C Chirinos
    RF Tucker/Reddick
     
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    I know. I just don’t think they’ll use it. They need him on the big league roster for his defense. (He also will only have an option for a short time to start the season).
     
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    If by mashers, you are referring to Altuve, Bregman, and Correa, I'd call them being good (understatement) hitters a reason for them to bat higher in the order. Altuve, Bregman, and Correa are such good hitters that even against RHPs they are likely to fare as well if not better than Brantley provided that they are healthy. Altuve, Bregman, and Correa are to prototype number 2 hitters as Springer is to the prototype leadoff hitters. Bregman, specifically, will likely get on base more than Brantley, and he would probably be robbed of a couple homers if he was pushed back to cleanup due to fewer plate appearances. The more Bregman is up to the plate, the more the people behind him are up to the plate.

    That said, order doesn't matter much.
     
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    CF Springer
    2B Altuve
    3B Bregman
    DH Brantley
    SS Correa
    RF Reddick
    1B Yuli
    C Chirinos
    LF Kemp
    BN White, Straw , Stassi
     
  8. Stros4me

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    If we make a deal that sends Tucker to Mia for Realmuto, and sign Cruz:

    CF Springer
    LF Brantley
    2B Altuve
    3B Bregman
    DH Cruz
    SS Correa
    C Realmuto
    1B Gurriel
    RF Reddick

    BN: Chirinos, Diaz, White
     
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    RF Springer
    LF Brantley
    3B Bregman
    2B Altuve
    DH Cruz
    SS Correa
    C Realmuto
    1B Gurriel
    CF Marisnick
    Bench: Chirinos, Diaz, Kemp

    That lineup is stacked.
     
  10. Stros4me

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    Stacked for sure. Do you think they play Jake full time over White, Kemp or Reddick?
     
  11. LonghornFan

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    It moved.

    5 out of the 9 hitters are All Stars and 1 has the chance to be if he stays healthy.
     
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    7 are elite hitters when healthy. 1 is a steady veteran league average bat who rarely strikes out and offers defensive versatility. 1 is a poor/inconsistent hitter who is one of the top 5 defensive CF in the league.
     
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    The Astros have the potential to have the best line up in baseball if they manage to add Realmuto and/or Cruz/Murphy....

    The line up would be extremely deep and capable.

    Altuve
    Brantley
    Bregman
    Correa
    Springer
    Realmuto
    Cruz/Murphy
    Gurriel
    Reddick

    That line up would be at worst top 3 in baseball......

    Having said that I think we are lucky to add Realmuto OR another bat.
     
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    Astros won’t give up Kemp or Reddick, need to add LH bats not subtract them. White or Marisnick would make more sense.
    Or Astros carry 13 position players.

    1. Springer
    2. Bregman
    3. Altuve
    4. Brantley
    5. Correa
    6. Gurriel
    7. Reddick
    8. Chirinos
    9. Stassi
    10. Diaz
    11. Kemp
    12. Cruz
    13. White/Marisnick
     
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    Nelson Cruz worries me as a player we give money to and we see severe diminished returns.
     
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  16. Stros4me

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    He worries me as the type of player we pass on and he hits 38 bombs for someone else.
     
  17. Stros4me

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    If we really go crazy:

    CF Springer
    LF Brantley
    3B Bregman
    2B Altuve
    RF Harper
    DH Cruz
    C Realmuto
    SS Correa
    1B Gurriel

    BN: Diaz, Chirinos, Marisnick
     
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    Sign me up it's not my money. That would be the best lineup in the history of baseball.
     
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    Yep. And the crazy part is that we are only one short term contract, one mega contract, and one huge trade away.
     
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    Guys that get MVP votes hitting 7th and 8th LOL.
     
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