There is an expression at our local men’s golf association golf tournaments for players that finish in last. Usually, there is the abbreviation “DAL” attached to their name. DAL stands for “dead ass last.” It is the nature of team sports that someone must finish last. So, finishing last inofitself is not necessarily totally negative. Still, there is the way that the Rockies finished last. You had to pipe light down to them they were so far in the cellar defensively.
The Houston Astros finished in 29th in team defense here. However, it should be noted that these numbers reflect the eight regulars. Chris Nelson does not appear here, but he came in with a -13.5 run differential primarily at third base. Any mitigation that you might think about their situation should be seen through that light.
The young catcher came out offensively, but is unfortunately stuck in his shell defensively