ASTROS SPRING TRAINING
How Astros hope to have exciting answer to a few lingering questions
As Houston Astros Spring Training kicks into gear, all eyes are on Yordan Alvarez. The 2019 Rookie of the Year hopes to rebound from an injury-plagued 2020 season. ESPN Houston's Charlie Pallilo explains how Yordan Alvarez can fill George Springer's shoes offensively.
In the above video we discuss:
- The loss of George Springer makes Yordan Alvarez all the more valuable to the offense. If Alvarez can repeat his production from his rookie season, he'll more than make up for Springer's departure.
- One of the big question marks is whether Alvarez can play defense or, with 2 questionable knees, whether the Astros would even want to use him in the outfield.
- Questions surrounding Yuli Gurriel could make Alvarez playing first an interesting option, but the position requires an incredible amount of skilled footwork and agility that Yordan has yet to show.