So it will be interesting to see them pitted against each other.
The best-of-seven series will feature the two highest-scoring offenses in baseball this season - with the Astros' 896 runs representing the most by any team in almost a decade - as well as the two bullpens with the highest strikeout rates.
By virtue of his home run hat trick, Altuve became the ninth player in MLB history to smack a trio of jacks in a postseason game, according to MLB.com's Brian McTaggart. "There's really not a weakness on either side". NY was down 0-2 in the five-game series, but avoided elimination three times. In Game 4, their pitchers' fastballs averaged a staggering 98 miles per hour, never once dipping below 96 - and that was with Chapman, who sometimes touches 102 and 103 miles per hour, not even participating. The key will be if they can get their starters to go deep into games - instead of lasting only to the third or fourth inning.
Of course, the series won't just be decided by the stars on each roster. They're going to hit their home runs, but they're going to do a lot of other things offensively.
"It's a complete lineup throughout", Yankees Manager Joe Girardi said of the Astros. "I think certain veterans on the team steer them in the right direction, too, like CC Sabathia".
Matt Holliday is starting at designated hitter and batting eighth for the Yankees in Friday's ALCS Game 1 versus the Astros.
Keuchel was 14-5 with a 2.90 ERA in the regular season and won his start against the Boston Red Sox in the Division Series, giving up one run in 5 2/3 innings with seven strikeouts.
The American League Championship Series gets started tonight in Houston, with the AL West champion Astros hosting the wild-card Yankees.
"It's just been a culmination of command, location, maybe a little more confidence", Keuchel said of his success.
Justin Verlander has a 1.88 ERA in his last nine postseason starts dating back to 2012.
Right-hander Luis Severino will start Saturday's Game 2 in Houston.
"There's so many young guys on this team that maybe they don't realize they are supposed to lose", Singleton said. "They probably don't throw a ball under 95 [mph]".
The Yankees will need that resolve again with the Astros perhaps even a tougher opponent than the Indians.