Monday, October 17, 2011

The Astros offense and making adjustments

So here's a random, thrown-together post about the Astros and the adjustments they were able to make. Let's get started. Maybe by the end, this post will have a point, and we'll take the pitchers tomorrow.

We'll begin with the team record. Against teams in which the Astros played more than one series...

Combined record of 1st series of season: 16-33 (.327)
Combined record of 2nd series of season: 19-34 (.358)
Combined record of 3rd+ series of season: 21-39 (.350)

The Astros offense, vs. SP for 1st PA: .252/.299/.368
The Astros offense, vs. SP for 2nd PA: .247/.298/.365
The Astros offense, vs. SP for 3rd PA: .274/.324/.401
The Astros offense, vs. SP for 4th+ PA: .291/.333/.465

The Astros offense, vs. RP for 1st PA: .254/.316/.358

Some notable splits:

Jose Altuve vs. SP for 1st PA: .125/.157/.229
Jose Altuve vs. SP for 2nd PA: .435/.480/.543
Jose Altuve vs. SP for 3rd PA: .273/.289/.364

Clint Barmes vs. SP for 1st PA: .255/.336/.406
Clint Barmes vs. SP for 2nd PA: .305/.362/.486
Clint Barmes vs. SP for 3rd PA: .218/.299/.372

Carlos Lee vs. SP for 1st PA: .265/.338/.456
Carlos Lee vs. SP for 2nd PA: .269/.327/.381
Carlos Lee vs. SP for 3rd PA: .311/.348/.545

J.D. Martinez vs. SP for 1st PA: .306/.327/.490
J.D. Martinez vs. SP for 2nd PA: .404/.412/.660
J.D. Martinez vs. SP for 3rd PA: .132/.250/.184

Angel Sanchez vs. SP for 1st PA: .221/.284/.265
Angel Sanchez vs. SP for 2nd PA: .190/.238/.190
Angel Sanchez vs. SP for 3rd PA: .302/.362/.340

What's the point? You tell me. By the time the 3rd PA against a starting pitcher came around, the Astros were out of it for all intents and purposes (that's not being snarky, it just means that with a 56-106 record, and only 26 comeback wins, it's a logical assumption). Still, the dropoff from Martinez' 2nd to 3rd PAs is wild, as is the bump from Altuve's 1st PA to 2nd PA. Someone's making adjustments, and others just...aren't.

2 comments:

Andrew said...

Interesting, however, I feel like I need to know the league average for all these stats to be able to make an adequate comparison/analysis.

Astros County said...

NL Averages:

vs. SP for 1st time: .248/.306/.388
vs. SP for 2nd time: .256/.317/.395
vs. SP for 3rd time: .275/.335/.436