Category Archives: Astros

George Springer Not Providing RBI Opportunities For Teammates

Let’s take a closer look at George Springer’s production.

16 games is a relatively small sample size, but it is also about 10% of the season. Continue reading George Springer Not Providing RBI Opportunities For Teammates

Astros Finally Have Proper Batting Order

I’ve been hoping to see a lefty bat in the #2 spot for awhile now. I was thinking Aoki, but Reddick works just fine too.

I was happy to turn the game on tonight against Seattle and see that Reddick was sandwiched between Springer and Altuve.

Even against a LHP, I would still like to see Reddick or Aoki hitting #2.  When we stack all of our right handed batters at the top, I actually think it helps the pitcher adjust to facing right handed bats. Continue reading Astros Finally Have Proper Batting Order

Astros Need To Change Up The Batting Order

This is just an idea to get our bats going.

Looking at some of the successful teams from last year, like the Cubs and Rangers, I noticed that they changed the batting order quite a bit. Continue reading Astros Need To Change Up The Batting Order

Astros, Mariners 4/6 Game Log

Ariel Miranda left two hanging sliders right down the middle and Beltran missed them both. But undoubtedly Mariners’ broadcasters say he “pitched well to get out of the jam.”

Jose Altuve is looking like RISP and Playoff Altuve… which is not good.

On that hit and run double play, Springer could not have asked for a better pitch to hit a ground ball to the right side: A low and away fastball in the strike zone.

Minute Maid Park New Look

Minute Maid Park is about to host its first game with the updated center field tonight.  I am glad that Tal’s Hill is finally gone, I think it messed with our hitters knowing they couldn’t hit one out to CF.

With the updates, I’ll be anxious to see how it looks in real life instead of just the few pictures that have been released. Honesty, from the picture of the “ivy” wall (it’s fake plastic), it kind of looks out of place to me. Continue reading Minute Maid Park New Look

My Astros Trade Proposal for Jose Quintana

First, I definitely would not trade Alex Bregman. He is such a baseball natural, and I see him developing much the same way as a previous Houston baseball natural – Jeff Bagwell. Baggy didn’t have great size or speed, but worked his butt off in the weight room and in studying the game to join Barry Bonds as the ONLY PLAYERS IN MLB HISTORY with two 40 HR/ 30 SB seasons.

Continue reading My Astros Trade Proposal for Jose Quintana

Will AJ Hinch Give Tony Kemp Same Chance He Gave Alex Bregman?

I’ll be honest, I am a huge fan of Tony Kemp. With his small strike zone, good speed, and pesky left handed bat, I can see him being a great #2 hitter in the lineup.

So, I’m not sure why AJ Hinch wont stick him in there and leave him. He has certainly proved himself at every stop in the minors.

In almost 1800 minor league plate appearances, Tony Kemp has a .392 OBP. What was Alex Bregman’s minor league OBP? It was .388. Continue reading Will AJ Hinch Give Tony Kemp Same Chance He Gave Alex Bregman?

Springer and Bregman like Biggio and Bagwell

As a die hard ‘Stros fan, I couldn’t help but think of the similarities in these two (well, four). In this article, I’ll just stick with them – but Astros fans are overflowing with joy at the thought of these two PLUS ALTUVE AND CORREA! (I’ll give Altuve the comparison of Joe Morgan, and for Correa there is no Astros comparison – maybe Cesar Cedeno). Continue reading Springer and Bregman like Biggio and Bagwell

Only Keuchel and McCullers Should Be Locks In The Rotation

*One big factor for all fans to remember: The fence is MOVING IN this year. Our pitcher’s ERA’s will rise.

Starting pitching for the Astros was not great last year. I had to smile and remind myself how young Lance McCullers is when he commented that the rotation is “as good as anybody when everyone is right” – can’t about half the league say this? Continue reading Only Keuchel and McCullers Should Be Locks In The Rotation