The Houston Astros Added sweeper Trey Mancini to the fold in exchange with Baltimore Orioles. Mancini, to say the least, got his Houston career off to a strong start, and it’s a reminder of what he could mean for the Astros in the long run.
In his second match since the trade, he appealed against red socksThen on a Friday night in Cleveland, go deep twice win 9-3 Over the guardians. Homer the first night helped him make a little history:
And his second Homer of the night was the first Grand Slam of his MLB career:
As of this writing, Mancini has had three hits as Astro, and all three of those hits were home runs. After a great performance Friday night, he’s now cutting .268/.345/.425 on the season. No, Mancini won’t continue to score three runs for every eight strokes in Houston, but he will be a consistent source of energy throughout the postseason. This is first and foremost because he is a very good hitter, and also because he will be a much better fit in his new stadium.
You’ll remember that the Orioles pre-season adjusted the left field dimensions at Camden Yards. The new left field wall is about 30 feet from the main board than it used to be, as well as 5 feet higher, According to estimates Baltimore Sun. While Mancini wields power across the board, he has been hit hard by those changes in Baltimore. He’s now in Houston, which has perhaps the most fitting left porch in all of MLB. Perhaps not coincidentally, Mancini has shown a more aggressive approach since the trade. Yes, the data sample is ridiculously small, but it’s worth watching to see if this trend continues.
We know Mancini has a lot of power. He has 35 Homer seasons to his credit, and after missing out on the whole of 2020, he turned 21 last year.. Now that he’s on a home court that he’s not actively working against – and very likely helping him out in a big way – you might see a peak return for Mancini.
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