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The Astros Are in a Sweet Spot

As of Wednesday night, there were 57 position players projected via our depth charts to produce three wins or more. The Astros had four of them: Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa, Carlos Gomez and George Springer. That they had four of these 57 players isn’t especially unique. Houston is one of five teams to have at least four such players. But what is interesting is just how much room...
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Thrive On Basepaths Without Base-Stealing Specialists

Let’s get straight to the point: here’s a look at some stolen base numbers from last season. Feast your eyes! Team Stolen Base Ranking (Win Ranking) Team Stolen Base Leader(s) MLB Ranking 1 (29) Cincinnati Reds Billy Hamilton 2 2 (18) Arizona Diamondbacks A.J. Pollock 4 3 (10) Houston Astros Jose Altuve 5 4 (24) Miami Marlins […]
Via BP Wrigleyville
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros: 2016 Offseason Report Card

After three consecutive years of finishing 40.0 or more games out of their division from 2011 to 2013 (moving from the National League Central to the American League West after 2012), the Houston Astros showed signs of life in 2014. They won 70 games for the first time since 2010, but still finished fourth in the AL West, 28.0 games behind the division champion Los Angeles Angels...
Via Baseball Essential
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros Projected 2016 Lineup + Rotation

Houston Astros Lineup and Rotation Projection Batting Order: 1- Jose Altuve 2-George Springer 3- Carlos Correa 4-Evan Gattis 5-Carlos Gomez 6- Marwin Gonzalez 7- Colby Rasmus 8-Jason Castro 9-AJ Reed or Jon Singleton For the most part, this starting lineup remains the same because it worked for the Astros last year. However, there are two main differences in that Marwin Gonzalez...
Via TopSportsReport
12 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 Fantasy Baseball Second Base Rankings

Embed from Getty Images Stats from Last Season (300 PA min) Dee Gordon led with a .333 BA Jose Altuve and Joe Panik each hit better than .310 Jason Kipnis and DJ LeMahieu were the only other .300 hitters Jason Kipnis (43) and Jose Altuve (40) were the only 2B with 40+ doubles Seven other second baseman hit 30+ 2Bs  Brian Dozier's 28 HRs led the position Robinson Cano ...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Holiday Wish List: Houston Astros

2015 was a landmark year for the Houston Astros: they made the postseason for the first time in a decade, shortstop Carlos Correa won AL Rookie of the Year honors, ace Dallas Keuchel was named AL Cy Young and they set themselves up for an even brighter future.With Christmas around the corner, here are some things the Astros are hoping for in order to come back strong in 2016.  Another...
Via Fox Sports
December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Roamin' Robbie says he's happy in Walla Walla at $24 M per season

Kill the "Welcome Home" parade along the Canyon of Heroes, folks. The agent for Robinson Crusoe Cano says last year's fifth best-hitting 2B in the AL - (after Jason Kipnes, Jose Altuve, Ben Zobrist, and Logan Forsythe, you could look it up) - does not want to leave Seattle, after all.Robbie loves Seattle. He loves the weather. He loves the people. He loves the way the sunset glistens...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
November 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston Astros: Altuve and Keuchel win Gold Gloves

The 2015 Houston Astros were not just a power hitting team that had a lot of swing and misses, they were one of the top defensive teams in the league. Their outfielders were able to get on their horse and get outs, but their infield was recently recognized for their stalwart defense. Jose Altuve took home the Gold Glove for second base in the AL and his second Silver Slugger award...
Via isportsweb.com
November 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Altuve lands in rare Astros company after picking up Silver Slugger Award

Earlier this week, it was announced that Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve was the recipient of a Silver Slugger Award - his second consecutive season taking home the honor. In 2015, Altuve had another phenomenal season for the Astros, hitting .313/.353/.459 with a career-high 15 home runs and 66 RBI, 38 stolen bases, 200 hits en route to his third All-Star appearance and...
Via Fox Sports
November 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Astros' Keuchel, Altuve both win Gold Gloves after standout seasons

CINCINNATI, OH - JULY 14: American League All-Star Dallas Keuchel #60 of the Houston Astros throws a pitch in the first inning against the National League during the 86th MLB All-Star Game at the Great American Ball Park on July 14, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) G CINCINNATI, OH - JULY 14: American League All-Star Jose Altuve #27 of the Houston Astros...
Via Fox Sports
November 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Vegas already has good odds on an Astros World Series in 2016

The season just ended a few days ago, but Las Vegas oddsmakers have already been hard at work. Early projections have laid out odds for the 2016 MLB season, and the Houston Astros' 2015 emergence seems to have earned them a higher profile on the national level.According to Bovada.lv, the Astros currently have 14/1 odds to win the World Series next season. For comparison's sake...
Via Fox Sports
November 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Trio of Astros named as Gold Glove Award finalists

Fresh off their first postseason appearance since 2005, three members of the Houston Astros were announced as finalists for the Rawlings Gold Glove Award, which brings accolades to the best defender at all nine positions on the diamond each season. The winners will be announced on November 10.The Astros up for possible awards include second baseman Jose Altuve, pitcher Dallas Keuchel...
Via Fox Sports
October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

The Importance of Fly Balls for Hitters

Hitters, we generally accept, are capable of controlling their balls in play (BIP) to some degree. They don’t have complete control — for example, BABIP is a much less reliable statistic than strikeout rate in the absence of huge samples — but when we see a batter with a high BABIP it’s less suspicious than it would be if that were a pitcher. Interestingly enough, the year...
Via Fangraphs
October 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Heading into Game 5, Astros' Altuve not concerned about mini-slump

Jose Altuve collected three hits in the Houston Astros' ALDS Game 1 win over the Kansas City Royals, but he's been quiet since then. In the three games after the series opener, the Astros' star second baseman has gone 0-15 as the Royals pitchers have handled him well.  Heading into Game 5 on Wednesday night, however, Altuve said he isn't really concerned with his personal slump...
Via Fox Sports
October 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Astros stymie flat Royals to take 1-0 AL Division Series lead

The Houston Astros won their second game of this Postseason on Thusday night, beating the Kansas City Royals 5-2 at Kauffman Stadium to take a 1-0 lead in their AL Division Series matchup. The Astros struck early against Yordano Ventura, plating two runs in the first inning. The first three Houston hitters of the night all reached base – Jose Altuve on a single, George Springer...
Via Bloguin Best
October 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Astros stymie flat Royals to take 1-0 AL Division Series lead

The Houston Astros won their second game of this Postseason on Thusday night, beating the Kansas City Royals 5-2 at Kauffman Stadium to take a 1-0 lead in their AL Division Series matchup. The Astros struck early against Yordano Ventura, plating two runs in the first inning. The first three Houston hitters of the night all reached base – Jose Altuve on a single, George Springer...
Via The Outside Corner
October 09, 2015  |  Discuss

HoustonAstros Shut Out Yankees to Earn Trip To ALDS Against Royals

Last season the Astros fans wanted to see their team do at least one thing--win at least 60 games; something the team had not been able to for the previous three years. The goal was met when the team won 70. Going into the new season this year everyone hoped for the best, but those that were being realistic did not expect the team to be competitive let alone make the playoffs--which...
Via FatManWriting
October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Five questions about the 2015 American League Wild Card game

The Houston Astros (86-76) and the New York Yankees (87-75) meet tonight in the American League Wild Card game to determine who’ll go on to face the Kansas City Royals in the ALDS. It’s a battle of two teams that have had their ups and downs this year: both of them were in first place in their respective divisions for a good length of time, and both of them faltered and were...
Via The Outside Corner
October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Altuve prefers Astros' playoff chase to batting title chase

Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve had a great 2014, one that wound up with him winning the AL batting title during a game with the New York Yankees in late September. He finished the year hitting .341, edinging out Victor Martinez of the Detroit Tigers to take home 'batting champion' honors.  While that was a moment of pride for the Astros' 2015 All-Star, he told Evan Drellich...
Via Fox Sports
September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

After collision and two-homer games, Astros' Altuve, Correa crack a joke

Friday night's game was ugly for the Houston Astros. Not only did they lose (again) to the first-place Texas Rangers, but star second baseman Jose Altuve left early after a scary collision with shortstop Carlos Correa in shallow center field.  After passing a postgame concussion test, Altuve was back out on the field for Saturday's contest...and promptly hit two home runs in the...
Via Fox Sports
September 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston Astros Ride Six Home Runs To Much Needed Win Over Texas

For much of the season the Houston Astros have been on top of the division. However, thanks to a recent slump the team is now 3.5 games behind the Texas Rangers for first in the division with the Los Angeles Angels nipping at their heals for the last wlld card spot.So--yeah, you could say they were in need of a win Saturday when they played the Rangers.Thanks to a nice team power...
Via FatManWriting
September 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Astros hit 6 homers, beat Rangers to boost playoff chances

  Carlos Correa and Jose Altuve hit two homers apiece as the Houston Astros connected a season-high six times in a 9-7 win over the Rangers on Saturday, cutting Texas' lead in the AL West to 3 1/2 games. The victory breaks an eight-game losing streak to the Rangers and ends a three-game skid overall for Houston, which increased its lead for the second AL wild card spot to one game...
Via AP on Fox
September 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Astros hit 6 homers in win over Rangers to close gap

HOUSTON (AP) -- Carlos Correa and Jose Altuve hit two homers apiece as the Houston Astros connected a season-high six times in a 9-7 win over the Rangers on Saturday, cutting Texas' lead in the AL West to 3 1/2 games. The victory breaks an eight-game losing streak to the Rangers and ends a three-game skid overall for Houston, which increased its lead for the second AL wild card spot...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
September 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Astros' Altuve hurt in collision as Rangers win 8th straight vs. rival

HOUSTON — Shin-Soo Choo homered and drove in three runs as the Texas Rangers beat Houston for the eighth straight time, winning 6-2 Friday night and extending their AL West lead over the Astros to 4 1/2 games. Houston star second baseman Jose Altuve exited early after being hurt in a collision with shortstop Carlos Correa while chasing a popup. There was no immediate word on Altuve...
Via AP on Fox
September 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Astros star 2B Altuve injured in collision with SS Correa

HOUSTON (AP) Astros star second baseman Jose Altuve has been hurt in a collision with rookie shortstop Carlos Correa in Houston's game Friday night against the Texas Rangers. There was no immediate word on his injury. Altuve and Correa were tracking a popup by Elvis Andrus with two outs in the seventh inning. Altuve had the ball in his glove for a moment before Correa crashed into...
Via AP on Fox
September 25, 2015  |  Discuss
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