PT TOMORROW: AL WEST—Waiting for the smoke to clear

Houston Astros

Two needs have topped this postseason contender's wish list for a while now, those are pitching help (like every other club) and a left-handed hitter who can play CF. While the Astros may come up short by the trade deadline, the unanticipated July offensive explosion of Chas McCormick (OF, HOU)—1.216 OPS, with 6 HR and 3 SB through 70 PA—has made him the club's most attractive trade chip.

It's no secret that Dusty Baker is no fan of the right-handed-hitting McCormick's CF defense, and Yordan Alvarez (OF/DH, HOU) remains the primary LF (if not at DH) as he returns from the IL this week. But McCormick's bat—now .282/.369/.531 through 245 PA YTD with good underlying metric support—and elite defender Jake Meyers' (OF, HOU)...

Almost!

You’re just a few clicks away from accessing this feature and hundreds more throughout the year that have a singular goal in mind: Winning your league. Subscribe to BaseballHQ.com here!

Already a subscriber? Sign in here

More From PT Tomorrow

Marlins bullpen has been a disaster; Braves and Mets starting rotation options; the Rojas experiment in Philly and back-end bullpen temperature in Washington.
Apr 20 2024 3:05am
Mike Clevinger should soon rejoin a rotation that has struggled at the back end. Plus, Massey on the verge of return, and more from around the ALC.
Apr 19 2024 3:04am
On the bump in LA; key off-season acquisitions in ARI; future call-ups in COL; Waldron knuckling in SD; struggles in RF for the SF.
Apr 18 2024 3:07am
After an impressive major league debut, Yariel Rodríguez looks to have a chance to remain in the Blue Jays' rotation. Plus, the effects of several imminent injury returns, and more.
Apr 16 2024 3:08am
Kyle Hendricks, DL Hall, and Andrew McCutchen are among the players off to sluggish starts. Are they at risk of losing their roles?
Apr 15 2024 3:03am

Tools