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.
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