1.) What is the most devastating pitch you’ve seen an Astro throw?
I asked this on twitter the other day, here were a few of the responses - let us know yours!
It’s the @LMcCullers43 curveball. Not a question. Dude threw 24 in a row IN THE PLAYOFFS.— Collin McHugh (@Collin_McHugh) March 1, 2020
3-2 bangerz forever
My vote. https://t.co/9epSqDrEEH— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) February 29, 2020
I guess you forgot - Nolan Ryan’s gas. TEXAS APPROVED #beatthemetshttps://t.co/ruwI5KgLeo— Ned Merrill (@LOSSTandFOUNND) March 1, 2020
2.) With the changes to the rules this year limiting or eliminating the value of LOOGY’s and the addition of a 26th spot, what ideas do you have for the new added flexibility in roster spots?
Rule changes for 2020 pic.twitter.com/Tcukk78K7v— The Crawfish Boxes (@CrawfishBoxes) February 22, 2020
Do you think this will increase the number of Jake Marisnick / Myles Straw type - super speedsters with defensive replacement value? Does this inherently change their market value in your mind? Does this further drive the Opener / shorter inning style of play?
3.) Where do you project the Astros to finish the year?
Here are some other sites preditctions for the Astros: +
Fangraphs: 97-65, 1st in division,best record in baseball
PECOTA (BP): 98.2-63.8, 1st in division, 2nd best record (Dodgers 102.4)
Rotochamps: 98-64, 1st in division, 2nd best record (Dodgers #1)
Thelines: 95.5-94.5, 1st in division, 3rd best record (Dodgers/Yanks tied 100.5)
Bettingpros: 91.3-70.7, 1st in division, 6th best record