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3 Players Who Won't Make Astros' Postseason Roster

TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 01:  Abraham Toro #13 and Jose Altuve #27 of the Houston Astros celebrate a no hitter by teammate Justin Verlander #35 at the end of the ninth inning during a MLB game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on September 01, 2019 in Toronto, Canada.  (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)
Houston Astros v Toronto Blue Jays | Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images

The Houston Astros are still vying for home-field advantage throughout the playoffs, which could prove to be valuable if they face the New York Yankees in the ALCS, and the NL winner, if they reach World Series. The bulk of this roster is already set in stone, so who will be on the outside looking in? Here are three players who won't be on the Astros' postseason roster.

3. RHP Bryan Abreu

HOUSTON, TEXAS - SEPTEMBER 09: Bryan Abreu #66 of the Houston Astros reacts during a pitch in the eighth inning against the Oakland Athletics at Minute Maid Park on September 09, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
Oakland Athletics v Houston Astros | Bob Levey/Getty Images

The final couple of spots in the Astros bullpen are still up for grabs, and rookies Jose Urquidy and Bryan Abreu are certainly in the mix. If you had to pick between these two, Urquidy has shown to be the better option, especially in recent starts, even though Abreu has tossed three scoreless appearances since being called up again.

2. RHP Joe Biagini

HOUSTON, TEXAS - SEPTEMBER 05: Joe Biagini #29 of the Houston Astros pitches against the Seattle Mariners at Minute Maid Park on September 05, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
Seattle Mariners v Houston Astros | Bob Levey/Getty Images

I'm sure Houston hoped acquiring Joe Biagini from Toronto at the deadline would've deepened their bullpen, but it hasn't worked out, as he's made 11 appearances and owns a 7.90 ERA over 13.2 innings. Couple that with the Aaron Sanchez injury, and a move that many praised the Jays for has turned to dust.

1. 3B Abraham Toro

HOUSTON, TX - AUGUST 22:  Abraham Toro #13 of the Houston Astros grounds out in his first MLB at bat in the second inning against the Detroit Tigers at Minute Maid Park on August 22, 2019 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
Detroit Tigers v Houston Astros | Tim Warner/Getty Images

That final roster decision from a position player standpoint comes down to outfielder Kyle Tucker and third baseman Abraham Toro. Even though he came through with the clutch dinger during Justin Verlander's no-hitter, Toro will be the odd man out. Toro is a switch-hitter and provides more defensive versatility, but Tucker's power and overall offensive game is too much to overlook.