How Yordan's early season trajectory raises exciting Astros organizational questions

Houston Astros slugger Yordan Alvarez made history on Monday night by hitting his 100th career home run, making him the 5th fastest to do it.

Yordan is off to a fast start this season, with 2 home runs and 10 RBI in just six games. Which makes us question; how likely is he to win the AL MVP in 2023?

And furthermore, how many seasons does Yordan have to stack up to be in the best Astro ever conversation?

Be sure to check out the video above as we discuss how Yordan's at-bats are must-see TV, and project just how good he can be if he continues on this pace.

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The Houston Astros haven't counted on their catchers to deliver much offensive production in recent years, with defensive specialist Martin Maldonado being their primary catcher for the last few seasons. But top hitting prospect Yainer Diaz is making a case to get more playing time behind the plate and at first, based on his ability to swing the bat.

Until recently, he hasn't been able to get any meaningful playing time. Even David Hensley, who was optioned to Sugar Land a few weeks ago, has more plate appearances than Diaz this season.

So how does manager Dusty Baker find more opportunities for Diaz? Should he use him more often as a DH, along with getting time at first base and catcher?

And what does that mean for Jose Abreu, Martin Maldonado, and to a lesser extent, former first round pick and Sugar Land Space Cowboy catcher, Korey Lee?

Plus, considering how good the Astros outfielders have been this year, does the team need to grab another bat before the trade deadline?

Don't miss the video above as we break it all down!

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