Two Truths, One Lie: Astros Edition
By Trevor Pedro
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Lie #1: Jose Abreu will push this lineup to new heights
When GM James Click signed White Sox perennial All-Star Jose Abreu, there was a collective panic across Mariner Twitter. Comments centered around the Astro's embarrassment of riches offensively, with many fans wondering how any team could overtake them in the standings. Well, a little under one month into the season, and all is right in the world.
The lumbering first baseman has regressed from career norms to a .250/.289/.572 slash line with no homers. Abreu has the lowest average exit velocity of his career (89 mph), striking out at a career-high 23.7%. He'll figure it out at some point. But then again, let us hope it takes a bit.