Houston Astros 2016 Season: By the Numbers

A Look at Some Astros Stats in a Different Manner.

Sep 26, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve (27) calls for timeout after stealing a base during the ninth inning as Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano (22) attempts to apply a tag at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The Not So Good

0

The number of Astros, not named Jose Altuve, with a batting average above .275. As a team Houston had a combined slash line of .247/.319/.417 and were less productive the longer the game went, hitting just .236 in innings seven through nine.

1

The number of days in first place. On Opening Day Dallas Keuchel defeated the Yankees in a return trip to New York following the Astros Wild Card win. That was Tuesday, Apr. 5 making it 181 days of regular season play for the Astros without reaching first place again.

2

The number of wins in Arlington in 10 tries. Astros would finish with a 4-15 (.211) record against Texas this season while going  37-20 (.649) against the remaining members of the AL West.

3rd

The place in the division at the end of the season. For a team that came in with World Series aspirations that will be a tough pill to swallow.

11

The number of games behind the Rangers in the division. It wasn’t even close. After pulling within 2.5 games on July 27th, the team would continue to lose ground for the remainder of the season, never getting closer than 5.5 games out again.

84

The number of wins for the Astros this year, one more than their Pythagorean prediction of 83, but five less than the number the would have needed to make the playoffs and two behind their 2015 mark of 86 wins.

198

The number of home runs hit by Houston players. Last year Astros were second in AL with 230 home runs, but they regressed to 198 this year, due in part to the disappearance of Carlos Gomez and Colby Rasmus as well as the injury to Luis Valbuena.

1452

The number of strikeouts by Astro batters, 2nd worst in the American League behind only Tampa Bay (1474). That was 60 more strikeouts than in 2015. When combined with 32 fewer home runs that’s a significant reduction in offense.

Next: The Good Numbers

The Good Numbers

Sep 18, 2016; Seattle, WA, USA; Houston Astros right fielder George Springer (4) runs the bases after hitting a solo home run against the Seattle Mariners during the third inning at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

0

The number of games that George Springer did not appear in 2016. After missing the bulk of the summer last year when he was hit by a pitch on July 1st, Springer lead the major leagues in plate appearances (744).

1

The number on the back of Carlos Correa‘s jersey. It’s also the number of players with more home runs than Correa through their age 21 seasons. Correa has 41. Alex Rodriguez had 64 dingers from 1994 to 1997. He turned 22 on September 22nd.

2

The number of All-Stars representatives from Houston. Jose Altuve came as no surprise. Will Harris joined Altuve with a 1.62 ERA and .95 WHIP in 39 innings before the break. George Springer finished second in the Final Five vote, narrowly missing out being the Astros’ third representative to Michael Saunders.

3

The number of consecutive 200 hit seasons for batting champion Jose Altuve. His 641 hits since 2014 lead all of baseball and is a full 80 hits more than the next closest, Robinson Cano who has 561 hits over the same span.

13

The number of Astros to make their major league debut in 2016, including 2016 USA Today Minor League Player of the Year Alex Bregman. The Astros were the 10th youngest team in baseball, averaging 28.4 years old (per Statista). While that meant a lot of growing pains this year, it should begin to start paying dividends shortly.

.812

The WHIP of Chris Devenski. An unexpected bullpen stalwart, Devenski was the anchor of a bullpen that saw frequent turnover from the closer role, the departure of Scott Feldman, and the sharp decline of Tony Sipp. Devenski trailed only Andrew Miller among American League relievers with at least 15 appearances.

Next: Three Key Astros Stats

216, .338

The number of hits and the batting average for the American League batting champion, Jose Altuve. After claiming the Astros first batting championship in 2014, the 5’6″ second baseman earned his second title in three seasons.

*** Stats from Baseball-Reference and MLB.com ***

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