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
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
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
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.