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Astros Jose Siri Brings Trade Profit

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Astros is an outfielder and is attracting trade interest Jose Siri, The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal adds that “many teams” are looking for deals with 27-year-old players. The Phillies, Marlins, and Brewers are each seeking help from Centerfield, Rosenthal points out, but does not clearly indicate that any of the three have had a substantive discussion with Houston.

Interest in Siri comes from other clubs when the Astros seem to be looking for more proven options in the centerfield, but other clubs have made Siri’s powerful MLB debut in 2021 and his Looking at the outstanding Triple-A achievements, it’s quite understandable that he wants him to emerge as a valuable long-term piece if they can land him on a contract with Houston. I can. He’s like late bloomers, turning 27 just six days ago, but Siri was a small sample of 49 at-bats at last year’s MLB debut, with four home runs and three steals. 304 /. I hit 347 / .609. This season he struggled with a .178 / .238 / .304 slash with a larger (but still relatively small) sample of 147 trips to the plate.

Houston chose Siri twice for Triple-A Sugarland this season (most recently a week ago), defeating eight home runs in 13 games played there and .293 / .354 / .828 in 65 at-bats. Hit. Its spectacular work from a right-handed slugger is further backed up by a huge .318 / .369 / .553 slash with 394 at-bats with top Houston affiliates last season. Overall, he played 107 games at the Astros Triple A Club, scoring 462 at-bats, smashing 24 home runs and swiping 25 bags in the meantime. Siri also has eight defensive points, an ultimate zone rating of 6.6, and an average of seven outs in 315 innings of Houston’s center fieldwork this season.

The combination of minor league production and extraordinary defense grades at the big league level is very appealing, but the problem with Siri’s strikeouts is the elephant in the room. Since reaching double A level with Cincinnati in 2018, he has had trouble keeping in touch. Siri punched out at 32.2% of his at-bats that season and has since blown away more than 30% of his at-bats at almost every stop. He gained “just” 16 fans in Triple A this year (24.6%), but Siri was struck out in one-third of MLB’s at-bats and 30.9% of all Triple-A at-bats.

Given that the Astros are in his last minor league option season, there are additional reasons for the Astros to consider Siri’s offer. As a Win Now Club, Houston naturally seeks direct contributors at the center. Given the power / speed / defense blend, it’s tempting to say that you have to put up with Siri, but he’ll be exempt for the next year or otherwise you need to be on the Major League Baseball roster. .. Given his raw tools and Triple-A production (and current gains from trade), if things reach that point, he’s very likely to be claimed by another team, so the Astros can. If so, it makes sense to unlock Siri’s value right now Find a deal that suits their tastes.

Siri hasn’t been in service for a year in Major League Baseball yet, but if you spend enough time on the Big League roster, you can get there. Even if he reaches that point, he could be in control for another five years beyond the current campaign (or another six years if he spent another 17 days with a minor this year).