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Braves vs. Astros World Series roster: players and statistics

What do you need to know about this year's Major League Baseball final series between the teams originating from Houston and Atlanta and their lineups.

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Braves vs. Astros World Series roster: players and statistics

The first game of the 2021 World Series will be played on Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park. The downtown Houston stadium is the home of the Houston Astros, who will be contending for their second championship in the last five years, while the Braves are trying to lift the trophy for the first time since 1995. The last time the Braves played in the World Series, it was still the 20th century, when Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, and the Backstreet Boys were still thriving as the biggest teenage pop-stars on 1999 pop charts.

The Braves story and how they've reached the fall classic could be marked as the true underdog story, coming from an 88-win season, losing one of their biggest stars on the way, and giving a genuine upset to the baseball world after defeating Dodgers in six games in the NLCS.

Astros, who are entering this World Series as uncompromising favorites, are on the high part of their postseason roller-coaster ride after defeating the Red Sox in 6 games and outscoring them 22-1 in the last 25 innings of play.

It will be a clash between one of the most prolific offenses this year, the Astros, and the team that showed the best team rotation resilience, especially in the Braves' end part of the season.

Teams postseason statistics

Name, Games, At Bats, Batting Average, On-Base %, Slugging %, On Base plus Slugging

Houston Astros, 10, 345, .281, .353, .443, .797

Atlanta Braves, 10, 332, .250, .319, .407, .725

Teams Rosters

Houston Astros

PITCHERS

Number, Name, Position

77 Luis Garcia SP

93 Yimi Garcia RP

31 Kendall Graveman RP

21 Zack Greinke SP

53 Cristian Javier RP

88 Phil Maton RP

17 Jake Odorizzi SP

55 Ryan Pressly RP

58 Brooks Raley RP

45 Ryne Stanek RP

62 Blake Taylor SP

65 Jose Urquidy SP

59 Framber Valdez SP

CATCHERS

Number, Name, Position

18 Jason Castro C

15 Martin Maldonado C

INFIELDERS

Number, Name, Position

27 Jose Altuve 2B

2 Alex Bregman 3B

1 Carlos Correa SS

16 Aledmys Diaz 2B

10 Yuli Gurriel 1B

OUTFIELDERS

Number, Name, Position

23 Michael Brantley LF

20 Chas McCormick CF

6 Jake Meyers CF

26 Jose Siri CF

30 Kyle Tucker RF

DESIGNATED HITTER

Number, Name, Position

44 Yordan Alvarez DH


Atlanta Braves

PITCHERS

Number, Name, Position

36 Ian Anderson SP

60 Jesse Chavez SP

54 Max Fried SP

77 Luke Jackson RP

74 Dylan Lee RP

55 Chris Martin RP

68 Tyler Matzek RP

33 A.J. Minter RP

50 Charlie Morton SP

51 Will Smith RP

18 Drew Smyly SP

71 Jacob Webb RP

CATCHERS

Number, Name, Position

24 William Contreras C

16 Travis d'Arnaud C

INFIELDERS

Number, Name, Position

23 Ehire Adrianza 3B

1 Ozzie Albies 2B

9 Orlando Arcia SS

17 Johan Camargo 3B

5 Freddie Freeman 1B

27 Austin Riley 3B

7 Dansby Swanson SS

OUTFIELDERS

Number, Name, Position

14 Adam Duvall CF

38 Guillermo Heredia CF

22 Joc Pederson RF

8 Eddie Rosario LF

12 Jorge Soler RF