MY Astros Batting Order

Dusty can't help himself as he continues to insist on starting Maldonado and Gurriel in more than half the games. I believe it will be clear very soon how STUPID this is.


Here is how I would set the Astros lineup after all of the trades and assuming everyone is healthy. This is the lineup. I would expect to use in the postseason.


Vs. RHP

  1. Altuve, 2B, R

  2. Mancini, 1B, R

  3. Alvarez, DH/LF, L

  4. Bregman, 3B, R

  5. Tucker, RF, L

  6. Pena, SS, R

  7. Brantley, LF/DH, L

  8. Vazquez, C, R

  9. McCormick, CF, R

Bench

Diaz, IF/OF

Gurriel, IF

Myers, OF

Maldonado, C

(Postseason) Dubon, IF/OF


Vs. LHP

  1. Altuve, 2B, R

  2. Mancini, LF/DH, R

  3. Alvarez, DH/LF, L

  4. Bregman, 3B, R

  5. Tucker, RF, L

  6. Pena, SS, R

  7. Gurriel, 1B, R

  8. Vazquez, C, R

  9. McCormick, CF, R

Bench

Brantley, LF/DH, L

Diaz, IF/OF

Myers, OF

Maldonado, C

(Postseason) Dubon, IF/OF


Maldonado will start some. If Dusty is deciding, more than half of the catching starts will go to Maldonado. If Click is deciding more than half of the catching starts will go to Vazquez.


IF Brantley is not available, these are my Astros lineups. This is the lineup I would be using NOW.


Vs. RHP

  1. Altuve, 2B, R

  2. Mancini, 1B/DH, R

  3. Alvarez, DH/LF, L

  4. Bregman, 3B, R

  5. Tucker, RF, L

  6. Pena, SS, R

  7. Diaz, LF/1B, R

  8. Vazquez, C, R

  9. McCormick, CF, R

Bench

Gurriel, IF

Myers, OF

Maldonado, C

Dubon, IF/OF

(Postseason) Lee, C or Matijevic, IF/OF


Vs. LHP

  1. Altuve, 2B, R

  2. Mancini, LF/DH, R

  3. Alvarez, DH/LF, L

  4. Bregman, 3B, R

  5. Tucker, RF, L

  6. Pena, SS, R

  7. Gurriel, 1B, R

  8. Vazquez, C, R

  9. McCormick, CF, R

Bench

Diaz, IF/OF

Myers, OF

Maldonado, C

Dubon, IF/OF

(Postseason) Lee, C or Matijevic, IF/OF


That's MY lineup. What is yours?


Note: in case one want to tell me that Yuli is a better defender that Mancini at 1B

Mancini (1B) +2 DRS, 3.6 UVR/150

Yuli -2 DRS, -1.0 UZR/150


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