Last season, the Astros led MLB in slugging and on base percentage. They also had the highest batting average, walked the most and struck out the least.
Weaknesses among this group are hard to find. Alex Bregman, George Springer and Yordan Alvarez are among the league's best sluggers. Bregman is one of the most reliable batters to get on base.
Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa and Yuli Gurriel are nightmares for most pitchers.
The free agent-to-be put up a .591 slugging percentage, which was eighth in the league, just behind his teammate Bregman (.592).
Springer sets the tone for the Astros and is arguably the game's best leadoff hitter. Other than Bregman and Yordan Alvarez, Springer was most likely to get on base for Houston last season (,383).
This could be the last season fans get watch Springer in an Astros uniform.
The 2017 American League MVP (legitimate, no asterisk) had possibly his best season at the plate in 2019.
Altuve put up career highs in slugging, on base percentage and batting average.
His reputation took a hit during the offseason because he became a primary face of the sign stealing scandal, despite evidence suggesting he was among the least involved of the relevant players.
The buzzer-tattoo conspiracy, and Cody Bellinger erroneously suggesting Altuve stole the 2017 MVP from Yankees slugger Aaron Judge, have been a sidenote to the fact Altuve is still a boss at the plate.
The Baseball Messiah.
If only Mike Trout didn't exist, this would be the reigning American League MVP.
That's because Bregman is as disciplined and as skilled as anyone at the plate.
Bregman tied with Bellinger to lead MLB in wins above replacement (values the number of wins a player is worth), and was second in offensive WAR.
Like Springer, this could be Brantley's last season with the Astros. What a shame it would be, considering Brantley just signed a two-year deal in 2019 and Houston fell short of the World Series goal by just one game last season.
Brantley was the left-handed bat the Astros needed before they found out how good Yordan Alvarez really is.
So, they ended up with two strong left-handed hitters who contributed.
Brantley's strongest season was in 2014, his first time as an All-Star with the Cleveland Indians. He also won a Silver Slugger Award that season.
But 2019 is arguably the second best campaign.
Brantley knocked in 90 runs for the Astros (fourth on the team) and it was only the second time in his career with 90 or more RBI (97 in 2014).
Perhaps the Astros' most talented all-around player, Correa was limited to 75 games with nagging injuries. Correa suffered a fractured rib during a massage after a neck injury from spring training slowed his start to the season.
Now, it's time to put that same energy into the field and at the plate.
Correa said during spring training that he changed his diet, sleep and workout regimen so he could be more durable in 2020. He said he's in the best shape of his career and feels in control of his body.
The only Astro to bring in more runs than Gurriel last season was Bregman, who finished second behind Mike Trout in American League MVP voting.
He is one of six Astros with a slugging percentage and OPS well over the league average.
Gurriel drove in at least four runs in each of the Astros' three postseason series last year. He's hit three home runs in the team's two World Series appearances since 2017.
Alvarez, the reigning unanimous American League Rookie of the Year, was the biggest revelation for the Astros last year.
Though his performance trailed off in the postseason, Alvarez is a promising young hitter. He set an Astros rookie record with 27 home runs last season.