Astros' Trey Mancini is off to a hot start with his new team, and it may be a sign of things to come

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The Houston Astros included slugger Trey Mancini to the fold simply prior to the Aug. 2 trade due date in a swap with the Baltimore Orioles. Mancini, to state the least, has actually gotten his Houston profession off to a scorching start, and it’s a suggestion of what he might imply to the Astros down the stretch. 

In his 2nd video game given that the trade, he homered versus the Red Sox, and after that on Friday night in Cleveland he went deep two times in a 9-3 win over the Guardians. His very first homer of the night assisted him make a little history: 

And his 2nd homer of the night was the very first grand slam of his MLB profession: 

At this writing, Mancini has 3 hits as an Astro, and all 3 of those hits have actually been crowning achievement. After Friday night’s huge efficiency, he’s now slashing .268/.345/.425 on the season. No, Mancini is not going to continue striking 3 crowning achievement every 8 at-bats for Houston, however he’s going to be a constant source of power down the stretch and in the postseason. That’s firstly due to the fact that he’s an excellent player, and it’s likewise due to the fact that he’s going to be a better fit in his brand-new house ballpark. 

You’ll remember that the Orioles prior to the season changed the left-field measurements at Camden Yards. The brand-new left-field wall is around 30 feet further from home base than it utilized to be, in addition to 5 feet taller, according to quotes made by The Baltimore Sun. While Mancini has power to all fields, he was harmed terribly by those modifications in Baltimore. Now he remains in Houston, which includes possibly the most accommodating left-field deck in all of MLB. Perhaps not coincidentally, Mancini has actually revealed a more pull-heavy method given that the trade. Yes, the information sample is ludicrously little, however it bears enjoying to see whether that pattern continues. 

We understand Mancini has a lot of power. He has a 35-homer season to his credit, and after missing out on all of 2020 he struck 21 out in 2015 in his very first season back given that winning his fight versus colon cancer. Now that he remains in a house ballpark that isn’t actively working versus him — and will highly likely assist him considerably — you may see the return of peak Mancini.



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