Multiple sources have reported that the Astros and outfielder Michael Brantley agreed on a two year, $32 Million contract this Monday.
The Astros are a right-hand-heavy lineup, and acquiring a contact-bound left hander with significant pop and speed is sure to help them smooth out the bumps in their offense. Pair Brantley’s 2018 slash of .309/.364/.468 and 17 home runs with other Houston guys like Jose Altuve, Alex Bregman, Carlos Correa, George Springer, and more, and you’re looking at a pretty devastating lineup.
Even with this significant addition, the ‘Stros also are looking into signing a new designated hitter, as well as possibly trading for the Marlins’ All-Star catcher, JT Realmuto.
The 2017 World Series Champions are looking to make another run, and their terrifying rotation paired with their deep offense is sure to turn some heads in their favor.