Picture this: it’s the bottom of the first inning, and the Houston Astros are up to bat. Who would you put at the number two spot? This might seem like a trivial detail, but ask any avid baseball fan and they’ll tell you that every position in the batting lineup matters. That’s why we turned to the most plugged-in Houston Astros fans and fans across the country to find out who they thought should bat second.
In our latest SB Nation Reacts survey, we asked fans across the MLB to weigh in on this important decision. And with the dust settled, we have the results: 47% of respondents said they would put Alex Bregman in the number two spot, while 34% opted for Michael Brantley.
But why does this matter? Well, the player batting second is typically one of the team’s best hitters – someone who can get on base and set the stage for the team’s power hitters to bring in runs. It’s a crucial position, one that requires a player who can handle pressure and deliver when it counts.
So what does this mean for the Houston Astros? It’s hard to say for sure, but with Bregman and Brantley both recognized as top hitters, it’s clear that Astros fans have confidence in whoever ultimately takes on this important role. And with opening day just around the corner, we can’t wait to see who steps up to the plate.
If you’re a baseball fan, you won’t want to miss out on our weekly SB Nation Reacts surveys. By participating, you’ll get a chance to share your thoughts and see how they stack up against other fans across the country. So why not sign up and join the conversation? We promise, it’s always a home run.