Friday, May 21, 2010

The Astros vs. the '62 Mets

I know. It's way too early to start comparisons between the Astros and what may be the worst team of all-time, the 1962 Mets (who went 40-120). So that's exactly what we're going to do.

After 41 games, the 2010 Astros are 14-27. After 41 games, the 1962 Mets were 12-29.

Team slash lines:
2010 Astros: .228/.274/.321
1962 Mets: .240/.318/.361

OPS+:
2010 Astros: 58
1962 Mets: 82

Hits/Game:
2010 Astros: 7.43
1962 Mets: 8.18

Runs/Game:
2010 Astros: 2.98
1962 Mets: 3.81

K:BB Ratio:
2010 Astros: 3.13
1962 Mets: 1.61

Cumulative Batter WAR:
2010 Astros: -4.7
1962 Mets: -3.4

Team ERA/WHIP:
2010 Astros: 4.14/1.38
1962 Mets: 5.04/1.50

Pitcher K:BB Ratio:
2010 Astros: 2.21
1962 Mets: 1.35

Team ERA+:
2010 Astros: 103
1962 Mets: 82

Team Fielding %:
2010 Astros: .982
1962 Mets: .967

So if we're looking at the different aspects of each team's game, the 1962 Mets incredibly have a better offense than the 2010 Astros do 25% of the way through the season. The Astros have already been shut out as many times (six) in 41 games as the Mets were in 160. The Astros have scored two or fewer runs in 51.2% of their games this season. The Mets scored two or fewer runs in 38.8% of their games.

The Astros pitching is holding it together, giving the 2010 Astros the nod over the 1962 Mets. But, depressingly, barely.

1 comment:

Seth said...

Nice analysis. Terrible teams. Man, this sucks... Bobby Heck... please hit 3 homeruns this June.