The Astros are receiving commerce curiosity within the outfielder Jose Siri, stories Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, who provides that “quite a lot of groups” have explored buying and selling for the 27-year-old. Each of the Phillies, Marlins and Brewers have been in search of middle area assist, Rosenthal notes, though he doesn’t explicitly point out that any of the three have had substantive talks with Houston.
Interest in Siri comes from different golf equipment at a time when the Astros are apparently in search of extra confirmed choices in middle area, but it surely’s lots comprehensible if different golf equipment would have a look at Siri’s sturdy MLB debut in 2021 and his excellent Triple-A observe report and hope he can emerge as a invaluable long-term piece if they’ll land him in a cope with Houston. While he is one thing of a late bloomer, having turned 27 simply six days in the past, Siri hit .304/.347/.609 with 4 homers and three steals in a tiny pattern of 49 plate appearances throughout final 12 months’s MLB debut. This season, he struggled to a .178/.238/.304 slash in a bigger (however nonetheless comparatively small) pattern of 147 journeys to the plate.
Houston has twice optioned Siri to Triple-A Sugar Land this season (most just lately one week in the past), and within the 13 video games he is performed there, he is ripped eight house runs and batted .293/.354/.828 in 65 plate appearances. That eye-popping manufacturing from the right-handed-hitting slugger is additional backed up by an enormous .318/.369/.553 slash via 394 plate appearances with Houston’s high affiliate final season. Overall, he is performed in 107 video games and tallied 462 plate appearances with the Astros’ Triple-A membership, crushing 24 homers and swiping 25 baggage in that point. Siri additionally posted through-the-roof defensive numbers in 315 innings of middle area work for Houston this season: 8 Defensive Runs Saved, a 6.6 Ultimate Zone Rating and seven Outs Above Average.
While that mixture of minor league manufacturing and distinctive defensive grades on the massive league stage is kind of interesting, Siri’s strikeout woes are the proverbial elephant within the room. He’s had points making contact since reaching the Double-A stage with Cincinnati again in 2018. Siri punched out in 32.2% of his plate appearances that season and has continued to whiff in additional than 30% of his plate appearances at almost each cease since. He’s fanned “simply” 16 occasions in Triple-A this 12 months (24.6%), however Siri has fallen sufferer to a strikeout in one-third of his MLB plate appearances and in 30.9% of his whole Triple-A plate appearances.
There’s further cause for the Astros to contemplate provides on Siri, on condition that he is in his ultimate minor league choice season. As a win-now membership, Houston understandably seeks an instantaneous contributor in middle, and whereas it is tempting to say they need to be affected person with Siri given the facility/pace/protection mix, he’ll should be carried on the Major League roster subsequent 12 months or else be uncovered to waivers. Considering his uncooked instruments and Triple-A manufacturing (and the present commerce curiosity), it is fairly probably he’d be claimed by one other workforce if issues have been to achieve that time, so extracting some worth for Siri proper now is smart if the Astros can discover a deal to their liking.
Siri has not but accrued even one 12 months of Major League service, though if he spends sufficient time on a giant league roster down the stretch, he might nonetheless get there. Even if he does attain that time, he might nonetheless be managed one other 5 years past the present marketing campaign (or six extra if he spends one other 17 days within the minors this 12 months).