Friday, June 19, 2009

Since May 1...

Going into May 1, the Astros were 9-14. They are now 30-34, including five losses to the Rangers. One of the things I was curious about was how the Astros' hitters are faring since the first month of the season. Let's take us a gander...

Since May 1:















AstroHxABXBH-RBIBA/OBP/SLGK:BB
Quintero15x423-9.357/.372/.4526:0
Tejada62x17523-33.354/.378/.5549:5
Pence54x15518-18.348/.436/.56826:25
Lee55x17815-25.346/.404/.53512:16
Maysonet17x543-7.315/.356/.40713:4
Bourn54x17515-11.309/.376/.41738:18
Berkman41x14418-27.285/.404/.52825:31
Pudge30x1199-19.252/.272/.39525:3
Blum21x884-14.239/.310/.30711:9
Matsui21x936-5.226/.291/.29017:7
Keppinger19x906-5.211/.287/.3008:10
Erstad4x443-2.091/.163/.1828:4


A couple of notes on this little exercise.
-The sample size is smaller, but Quintero is killing the ball lately - hitting .368 in June. He's not presently in danger of taking Pudge's job, but you can bet if offers start rolling in for Pudge, the Astros will (hopefully) start listening a little more closely.
-Bourn has 72 hits through 64 games. In 2008, Bourn didn't get his 72nd hit until July 22. Through 64 games, Bourn is hitting .295/.370/.406 . Through 64 games of 2008, Bourn was hitting .224/.281/.309.

2 comments:

jphelps said...

Erstad is bringing me down :( I like him but at some point you have to put the stud out to pasture.

Seth said...

I couldn't agree more jphelps. I love ol' scrappy Erstad, but sometimes it's just time to let go.

I know it's a smaller issue, but our pinch hitting has been atrocious this year... and Darin has a lot to do with that. The other bad thing is... there's really not anyone just raking in the outfield at AAA.

I wouldn't mind seeing what a Abercrombie, Bugosevic, or Yordany Ramirez could do.