At 105-55, the Houston Astros own the best record in Major League Baseball, and their regular season dominance will translate into postseason success. Here are five reasons why the Astros will win the 2019 World Series.
Their Lineup is Absurd
Going into the regular season the Astros had one of, if not the best positional quartet in baseball in Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa, George Springer, and Alex Bregman. Well, their lineup became even more lethal with the free agent signing of Michael Brantley and emergence of rookie Yordan Alvarez.
Brantley has been exceptional. Hitting .311 while sporting an .873 OPS and totaling 22 home runs, 89 RBIs, 178 hits, and just 66 strikeouts, he has been one of the best hitters in the sport this season and highway robbery for the Astros. Meanwhile, Alvarez is hitting .321 and sporting a 1.092 OPS while totaling 27 home runs and 78 RBIs in the 85 games he has appeared in. Think about that efficiency for a second or two.
Brantley and Alvarez made an already formidable Astros lineup absurd. Also, Yuli Gurriel is hitting .297 and has totaled 30 home runs and 102 RBIs, and Josh Reddick is their eighth-best hitter. Manager AJ Hinch has an uncanny amount…