Monday, November 10, 2008

Assessing the Astros' Offensive Rankings

Here we get to look back at 2008.

Runs scored: 712 - 22nd in the Majors, 11th in the NL
Hits: 1432 - 22nd, 9th
Doubles: 284 - 21st, 10th
Triples: 22 - 25th, 14th
Home runs: 167 - 16th, 8th
AB/HR: 32.6 - 15th, 8th
RBIs: 684 - 20th, 10th
Avg: .263 - 17th, 7th
OBP: .323 - 23rd, 12th
SLG: .415 - 17th, 9th
OPS: .737 - 20th, 10th

Strikeouts: 1051 - 16th-most, 10th-most
Walks: 449 - 3rd-worst, last in the NL (only Seattle and Kansas City drew fewer walks than the Astros
Stolen Bases: 114 - 9th, 5th
SB%: 69% - 22nd, 12th
Groundball-to-Flyball Ratio: 1.24:1 - 14th, 7th

So the Astros need some help with the bat. Of course 20% of those home runs were taken off the field when Carlos Lee got his pinky finger in the way of a breaking ball and his bat. In the coming day we'll see if there are any financial and statistical fits with free agency.

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