Astros fans are you ready for the 2020 season? Let’s take a look at the 2020 Astros 26-Man roster projection. After all the off-season scandal news, I’m sure the team and fans are ready to have somewhat of a clean slate. Let’s take a look at the 2020 Houston Astros 26-Man roster.
2020 Astros 26-Man Roster Projection: Catchers
The Astros re-signed Maldonado to a two year seven million dollar contract, after trading for him in each of the last two seasons. Former Athletics’ catcher, Dustin Garneau, was signed to be Maldonado’s backup as well for the upcoming season.
First Base: Yuli Gurriel
Yuli Gurriel is back on a one year contract after having the best season of his career. In 2019 he was a finalist for AL Gold Glove, and will look to continue playing at that level with the glove this season.
Second Base: Jose Altuve
Although Altuve had right knee surgery he came back and had a very strong season in 2019, hitting .298 with 31 home runs and 74 RBI’s.
Short Stop: Carlos Correa
After playing in only 75 games due to being on the IL, Correa hit .279 with 21 home runs and 59 RBI’s last season. Can you imagine if he has a full healthy season? Get ready fans!
Third Base: Alex Bregman
Alex Bregman should have been the AL MVP last season as he batted .296 with. 41 homer runs 112 RBI’s. He also led the AL in walks and was second in OBP with a .423 mark.
Utility: Aledmys Diaz
Diaz only played 69 games for Houston last season, but his defensive versatility and occasional power make him a lock to be on the Astros’ roster.
These four are all locks to make the team. However, Reddick is in the final year of his contract. Also, many fans aren’t sure what to make of Kyle Tucker. Either way, this outfield needs to step up in 2020.
Designated Hitter: Yordan Alvarez
The 2019 Rookie of The Year will return for a full season after hitting .313 with 27 home runs and 78 RBIs in only 87 games last season.
McCullers is making a come back after missing the 2019 season because of Tommy John Surgery. Unfortunately, Brad Peacock’s neck and shoulder injuries will force him to have a bullpen role. I see the Astros giving the last starting position to pitcher Josh James.
The Final Spot:
Myles Straw, Utility
Myles Straw is known for his legs; not his power. He is an incredible pinch-runner and can play both infield and outfield, making him a versatile option for the Astros.
Possible: Garrett Stubbs:
Many MLB teams are considering rostering a third catcher with the extra spot. Since Stubbs can both play in the outfield and sit behind the dish, the Astros may consider giving him the spot.
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