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Top Chas McCormick News

  • Astros' Chas McCormick: Slated to be everyday player

    McCormick is expected to be an everyday player in 2024, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

    McCormick had a breakout season in 2023, posting a 133 wRC+ and .362 wOBA to go along with 22 home runs and 19 stolen bases. However, he was limited to only 457 plate appearances, in part because former manager Dusty Baker wanted to get Mauricio Dubon in the lineup regularly. That appears to be poised to change in 2024, with new manager Joe Espada voicing his support of McCormick as an everyday player.

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  • Astros' Chas McCormick: Avoids arbitration

    McCormick agreed to a one-year, $2.85 million deal with the Astros on Thursday, avoiding arbitration, Chandler Rome of The Athletic reports.

    McCormick is coming off a breakout year where he slashed .273/.353/.489 with 22 home runs and 19 steals in 115 games. With good health, he should blow past the 457 plate appearances he saw last year, as he is also a strong defender, capable of playing all three spots in the outfield.

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  • Astros' Chas McCormick: Takes seat for Game 6

    McCormick is out of the lineup for Game 6 of the ALCS against the Rangers on Sunday, Chandler Rome of The Athletic reports.

    McCormick is 3-for-15 with a two-run homer and a walk so far in the series, and he'll hit the bench Sunday as Houston attempts to close things out. Mauricio Dubon is starting in center field and batting seventh.

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  • Astros' Chas McCormick: Not in lineup for Game 3

    McCormick is out of the lineup Wednesday for Game 3 of the ALCS at Texas.

    Mauricio Dubon will start in center field and bat seventh versus the Rangers and right-hander Max Scherzer. McCormick is 6-for-19 (.316) so far in the playoffs, but all six of those hits have been singles and he slashed just .194/.260/.299 across his final 73 regular-season plate appearances.

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  • Astros' Chas McCormick: Absent from Game 3 lineup

    McCormick is not in the lineup Tuesday for Game 3 of the ALDS in Minnesota, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

    McCormick patrolled center field and collected two hits and an RBI in the first two games of the series, but he'll sit in favor of Mauricio Dubon in Game 3. Dubon will be flanked in the outfield by Yordan Alvarez and Kyle Tucker.

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  • Astros' Chas McCormick: Back in lineup Friday

    McCormick (back) is starting in center field and batting seventh in his return to the lineup Friday at Arizona.

    McCormick missed Wednesday's series finale at Seattle after taking an Andres Munoz fastball to the back the day before, but he's ready to rock following Thursday's scheduled team off day. The 28-year-old outfielder has posted a .911 OPS with 14 homers, 10 steals, 43 RBI and 38 runs scored in 61 games since the All-Star break.

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  • Astros' Chas McCormick: Out with sore back

    McCormick (back) is not in the lineup Wednesday at Seattle.

    McCormick was lifted from Tuesday's loss to the Mariners after taking an Andres Munoz fastball to the back in the top of the ninth inning, but he's said to be feeling better Wednesday and could be available off the bench. Mauricio Dubon will start in center field and bat seventh for the visiting Astros.

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  • Astros' Chas McCormick: Exits after HBP

    McCormick exited Tuesday's game against Seattle in the ninth inning after being hit in the back by a pitch, Matt Kawahara of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    McCormick was hit by a fastball from Andres Munoz and was helped off the field by a trainer as well as manager Dusty Baker. The Astros wrap up a series with Seattle on Wednesday before an off day Thursday, so it wouldn't be a surprise to see McCormick out of the lineup for at least one game.

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  • Astros' Chas McCormick: Benefitting from Brantley's absence

    McCormick went 1-for-4 with a solo home run Saturday against the Royals.

    McCormick has started five consecutive games in left field, directly replacing Michael Brantley (soreness) in the lineup. He's responded by going yard twice and stealing a bag in that span. It's unclear how long Brantley may be sidelined, but McCormick should be productive in the meantime.

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  • Astros' Chas McCormick: Goes yard in loss

    McCormick went 1-for-3 with a three-run homer and a walk in Friday's loss to the Royals.

    McCormick's eighth-inning blast cut Kansas City's lead to 7-5, but Houston's comeback attempt fell short. The 28-year-old outfielder is up to 21 home runs this season after knocking his first since Sept. 6. During that 12-game drought, he posted an ugly .479 OPS. McCormick is slashing .281/.362/.501 with 39 extra-base hits, 68 RBI and 19 stolen bases through 429 plate appearances.

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  • Astros' Chas McCormick: Swipes two bags in win

    McCormick went 3-for-4 with one RBI and two steals in Sunday's win over Kansas City.

    McCormick broke out of a 1-for-15 slump with the three-hit effort. The two swipes lifted his total to 18 after having combined for eight steals in his first two seasons. McCormick is slashing .284/.363/.504 with 20 homers, 64 RBI, 56 runs and 18 stolen bases over 363 at-bats in what has been a breakout season for the third-year vet.

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  • Astros' Chas McCormick: Absent from lineup

    McCormick is out of the lineup for Wednesday's contest against the Athletics, Chandler Rome of The Athletic reports.

    It's a day off for McCormick, who had started each of the previous three games. Jake Meyers is getting a rare start in center field.

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  • Astros' Chas McCormick: Sitting Saturday

    McCormick will be on the bench for Saturday's game against San Diego.

    McCormick is having a career year, with personal bests in all three aspects of his .285/.367/.521 slash line, as well as career highs in homers (20) and steals (14). Despite that success, he's seen his playing time slip since Michael Brantley returned from the injured list in late August, particularly against righties. He's now been on the bench against three of the last four right-handers the Astros have faced, and Saturday, Mauricio Dubon will again start in center field while Brantley starts in left.

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  • Astros' Chas McCormick: Reaches 20-homer mark

    McCormick hit a solo home run as a pinch hitter in Wednesday's 12-3 win over the Rangers.

    McCormick snapped an 11-game homer drought with the blast. In that span, he hit .292 (14-for-48) with three doubles and eight RBI. The homer got him to 20 long balls for the first time in his three major-league seasons. The outfielder has added 63 RBI, 54 runs scored, 14 stolen bases, 16 doubles and two triples while slashing .289/.371/.527 through 384 plate appearances. While McCormick has played well, he's likely to be in a part-time role between left field and center field, splitting time with Yordan Alvarez, Michael Brantley and Mauricio Dubon.

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  • Astros' Chas McCormick: Heads to bench Wednesday

    McCormick is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Rangers.

    McCormick is in the midst of a seven-game hit streak during which he's gone 11-for-21 with three doubles, seven RBI and six runs, but he'll take a seat Wednesday for the second time in Houston's past four contests. Mauricio Dubon will receive another start in center field.

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  • Astros' Chas McCormick: Sitting again Sunday

    McCormick is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Yankees, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

    It's the second time on the bench in the last four games for McCormick, despite the fact he's hitting .300/.345/.475 with four homers, 13 RBI and 12 runs in his past 20 contests. Mauricio Dubon will start in center field and bat eighth in Sunday's series finale versus New York.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 208 lbs
Birthplace: West Chester, PA
Age: 28
Experience: 3
Bats/Throws: R, L