Jeremy Peña Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 0" / 202 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 9/22/1997 (26)
Jeremy Peña Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Jeremy Peña News
Houston Astros shortstop Jeremy Pena was on the field on Monday during the team's off day and took ground balls at the team's workout at Target Field. Pena appeared to hit first base gingerly while running out the final out in Game 2 of the American League Division Series against the Minnesota Twins on Sunday. The fact that he was on the field working out a day later suggests that the 26-year-old should be fine to start in Game 3 of the ALDS in Minnesota on Tuesday. In the first two contests against the Twins, Pena has gone 3-for-8 with a double, and a strikeout. In 15 postseason games in his career now, Pena has hit .348 (23-for-66) with four homers, six doubles, eight RBI and 12 runs scored in 69 plate appearances.
Houston Astros shortstop Jeremy Pena (hamstring) will make his return to the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Colorado Rockies. The 25-year-old was pulled out of Saturday's game early due to hamstring tightness. He was held out of Sunday's contest as a precaution, but appears ready to return. He'll cover shortstop and bat eighth versus right-hander Jake Bird on Tuesday. Fantasy managers should make sure to get Pena back in their lineups for this one.
Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker said that shortstop Jeremy Pena (hamstring) is good to go to return to the starting lineup on Tuesday against the Colorado Rockies and right-hander Jake Bird. Pena suffered from cramping in his hamstring on Saturday and didn't play on Sunday, but he's back in there for fantasy managers after the team had an off day on Monday. Fantasy managers are going to want to get Pena back in their starting lineups, especially for a series at hitter-friendly Coors Field this week. The 25-year-old has played in only seven games in the month of July and is hitting 5-for-27 (.185) with a homer, three RBI and three runs scored, so hopefully a trip to Coors Field will get him right offensively.
Pena's rookie season did not leave many Astros fans missing the departed Carlos Correa, especially after his performance in the World Series. During the regular season, Pena slashed a solid .253/.289/.426 with 22 homers and 11 steals. The loaded offense around him bolstered him to 72 runs and 63 RBI despite the fact that he was a bottom-third hitter last season. Now we find Pena going around pick 100 in drafts at a loaded shortstop position. The good news with Pena was that he managed strikeouts (24%) and stole enough bases to be a positive in that category. The bad news is that his barrel rate was more "good" than "great" at 9.6% - and he doesn't hit the ball very hard with a max exit velocity of 110.5 and a lower 36% hard-hit rate. Pena feels like a safe bet to hit 20 homers and steal 10-15 bags again this year, which is certainly useful in fantasy, but there are fair questions about whether or not his ceiling is good enough to be a top 120 pick as a guy unlikely to start many games in the top five sports of the lineup.