How They Were Acquired: The Houston Astros’ ALCS Roster

In a rematch of the 2017 ALCS, which they won in seven games, the Astros will face off against a Yankees team that now has much more firepower in the lineup –Edwin Encarnacion, DJ LeMahieu, Giancarlo Stanton, Gleyber Torres and Gio Urshela weren’t on the 2017 team— and another frontline starting pitcher in James Paxton. Of course, the Astros have added some big names of their own. Yordan Alvarez, Michael Brantley, Gerrit Cole and Zack Greinke are the team’s most notable players without a 2017 World Series ring.

Kyle Tucker is in the Game 1 starting lineup, with Josh Reddick on the bench. Brad Peacock and Bryan Abreu have been added to the roster with Wade Miley and Myles Straw left off for this round.

Here’s how every member of the Astros’ 2019 ALCS roster was originally acquired. The team’s full RosterResource Depth Chart and Payroll pages are also available as a resource.

Homegrown (8)

Total WAR: 23.8

Signed in Free Agency (6)

  • Yuli Gurriel, 1B: July 2016 (Cuba) — Signed to five-year, $47.5 million contract.
  • Josh Reddick, OF: November 2016 (LAD) — Signed to four-year, $52 million contract.
  • Joe Smith, RP: December 2017 (CLE) — Signed to two-year, $15 million contract.
  • Héctor Rondón, RP: December 2017 (CHC) — Signed to two-year, $8.5 million contract.
  • Robinson Chirinos, C: December 2018 (TEX) — Signed to one-year, $5.75 million contract.
  • Michael Brantley, OF: December 2018 (CLE) — Signed two-year, $32 million contract.

Total WAR: 10.9

Acquired Via Trade (10)

Total WAR: 26.2

Acquired Via Waivers (1)

Total WAR: 1.1

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Baron Samedi
2 years ago

thrilling article