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Sports Illustrated's Ben Reiter who predicted 2017 championship says Astros will win World Series

The Astros will have a reason to celebrate this year, according to Ben Reiter. Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Ben Reiter, senior writer with Sports Illustrated, made a bold prediction when he said the Houston Astros, who were in the midst of a 100-loss season in 2014, predicted the club would win the World Series.

What's more, he predicted the exact year of 2017 for Houston's crowning.

This season, he correctly predicted a 2019 World Series of the Astros and Washington Nationals. He believes the 'Stros are taking it again.

Reiter spoke with ABC13 hours before Game 1, explaining that the Astros are a growing dynasty.

He believed strongly in the Astros organization and its plan to rebuild using analytics, patient decision-making, cutting edge training, and a dash of gut intuition. That grew into his book Astroball: The New Way to Win It All.

In the book, he dives into the team's strategy for continued success.

Aside from correctly predicting the championship matchup, he offered more predictions.

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