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2019 Lineup Speculation

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

  1. Stros4me

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    Right!?
     
  2. Hemingway

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    take this out several years:
    Assuming we save our next big contract for bregman

    2020

    Springer
    Brantley
    Altuve
    Bregman
    Cruz
    Harper
    Realmuto
    Correa
    Guriel

    2021

    Brantley
    Altuve
    Bregman
    Cruz
    Harper
    Correa
    Alvarez
    Stubbs
    Straw

    2022

    Brantley
    Altuve
    Bregman
    Harper
    Alvarez
    Nova
    Stubbs
    Straw
    Beer
     
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    Screwed that up no Brantley in 21 or 22, but assuming you can get someone similar the point is we would still have a pretty daunting lineup and 2019 and 2020 would be incredible.
     
  5. Stros4me

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    Assuming we add pieces (even smaller ones like the Brantley contract), we can make this work.
     
  6. Stros4me

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    So much fun:

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

    BN: Gurriel/White, Diaz, Chirinos

    This gives us multiple players that can play around the field:
    Gurriel—1,2,3,SS
    White—1,2,3
    Diaz—1,2,3,SS,LF
    Springer—OF
    Bregman—SS,2B,3B
    Brantley—LF,1B
     
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    Back up CF?
     
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    Marisnick out of AAA. Then when he is gone, Straw.
    Would be interesting to see what would happen on a Springer day of rest, though.

    Or it could be more reason to ship White or Reddick.
     
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    Marisnick only has around 20 days of options. So pretty much he is on 25 man, traded, or cut.

    Astros are going to have a back up CF on the 25 man roster. It isn't Reddick. They tried him in 2017 and he had his worst fielding percentage since his rookie year.

    You can count on Marisnick or maybe Kemp being on 25 man.
     
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    I think you are right. If we sign Cruz, it’s almost guaranteed Reddick or White is gone. And it’s likely White, since I doubt he could handle RF full time.
     
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    That's why I would be surprised if we get Cruz. White makes more sense because he can at least play 1B and allow Gurriel to move around to give guys a day off.

    CF Springer
    LF Brantley
    2B Altuve
    3B Bregman
    SS Correa
    1B/DH Gurriel
    1B/DH White
    RF Reddick
    C Chirino/Realmuto*

    Bench: Diaz, Marisnick, Stassi/Chirino

    *Realmuto would hit higher in the lineup.

    Kemp could be the 4th guy on the bench if they go with 13 positional players. Tucker could be the RF if they trade Reddick but don't get Realmuto.
     
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    I don’t see Tucker being given the position. If I’m Luhnow, I sign Cruz unless I’m certain White is good enough to DH all year.
     
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    Springer
    Bregman
    Altuve
    Correa
    Brantley
    White
    Tucker
    Cheerios
    Kemp
     
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    Kemp DH?
     
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    CF Springer
    2B Altuve
    LF Brantley
    3B Bregman
    SS Correa
    C Realmuto
    RF Reddick
    DH White
    1B Gurriel

    BN: Kemp, Diaz, Marisnick, Chirinos
     
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    Brantley or White. Whoever is worse at 1st.
     
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    Springer
    Brantley
    Altuve
    Bregman
    Correa
    Gurriel
    Tucker
    White/Reddick
    Chirinos

    White/Reddick
    Diaz
    Stassi
    Marisnick

    Verlander
    Cole
    McHugh
    James
    Valdez/Peacock/Perez

    Valdez
    Peacock
    Perez
    Osuna
    Harris
    Devenski
    Rondon
    Pressly


    With the 7 day DL, maybe we can afford to go with a 12 man pitching squad, which would free Tucker to play full-time in RF.
     
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    I like it, but the Stros and most teams have gone with 13 and 12 recently to start the season.
     
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    Right, I’m just thinking that we can flex the 5th rotation spot with the 3 from the pen and creatively stretch our rotation to keep everyone fresh.

    Also I like giving Tucker a real shot if he’s on our team, and I think that White and Reddick would make a good RHH/LHH tandem. Also could use the DH to give regular rest to others too.

    I think this approach may make the most of our 25 man roster. Also can send a pitcher to 7 day DL often for rest. Makes use of guys like Martin and Armeteros too.
     
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    I'm thinking Brantley gets a decent amount of playing time at DH if Astros don't add another bat like Castellanos or Martinez.
     
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