The Houston Astros have been a juggernaut of an offense for several years now, and even though they don't have the same kind of depth they've had in previous seasons, the position player core remains intact and should be a scary-good offense once again in 2019.
So, check out what the Astros' 2019 Opening Day lineup could look like.
Projected 2019 Opening Day Lineup:
1. George Springer, CF
2. Jose Altuve, 2B
3. Alex Bregman, 3B
4. Carlos Correa, SS
5. Michael Brantley, LF
6. Yuli Gurriel, 1B
7. Josh Reddick, RF
8. Tyler White, DH
9. Robinson Chirinos, C
No wonder ESPN's Buster Olney thinks they are winning the World Series again. That lineup is stacked.
Just a reminder at what a beast the Astros 2019 lineup will be.— Kevin Christensen (@PimpDaddyMormon) January 24, 2019
As it stands right now, they won't have utility man Marwin Gonzalez and they haven't made a huge upgrade at the catcher spot. But man, that top-four is as good as any in baseball.
George Springer, Jose Altuve, Alex Bregman and Carlos Correa all have 30-homer power and the capability of driving in 100 runs (which won't happen but they could). Adding Michael Brantley is huge and could be an underrated addition.
The lineup gets thinner towards the bottom, but what if they acquired J.T. Realmuto? This offense would go to another level.