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Jos Abreu Is a Great Fit for Minute Maid

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      January 16, 2023 9:03 AM MST
  • On Monday, Nov. 28, the came to terms with slugging on a three-year deal. The 2020 AL MVP fills an area of need for the Astros, who received terrible Jerryd Bayless Jersey production from Yuli Gurriel, Trey Mancini, andJ.J. Matijevicin 2022. Abreu will provide his new team with some much-needed production at first base.In return, Houston will provide Abreu with his ideal offensive environment. The right-handed slugger should thrive in the AL West, and, specifically, at Minute Maid Park.The Astros' home stadium isn't a hitters' park. In fact, according to Statcast Robert Covington Jersey park factors, it's a slightly pitcher-friendly environment. However, the short porch in left field makes Minute Maid an offensive haven for right-handed power bats. Abreu is a perfect example.Abreu hit just 15 home runs in 2022, the lowest total of his career. However, according to Statcast data, he Charles Barkley Jersey would have hit an extra seven home runs had he taken all his plate appearances at Minute Maid Park. The unique dimensions of the stadium could have padded his stats quite nicely.Scroll to continueWhat's more, Abreu would have had similar succe s at most of the other AL West ballparks. He would have hit 24 homers at Globe Life Field, 21 at Angel Stadium, and 19 atT-Mobile Park. The only AL West stadium that Joel Embiid Jersey would have given him trouble is theOakland Coliseum, where Statcast estimates he would have hit 14 long balls one fewer than his actual total. All in all, the AL West should be much kinder to Abreu than his former stamping grounds in the AL Central.The Astros finished fourth in baseball last season with 214 home runs. With Abreu in the Markelle Fultz Jersey fold, they'll be hoping to top that number in 2023.More From SI's Inside The Astros:
      December 6, 2022 10:12 PM MST