Friday, April 18, 2014

What you need to know about the offense, in one graph

ESPN's Mark Simon tweeted a graph this morning that pretty much sums up the Astros' "offense" right now:

"WHAV" is the "hard-hit average." So the Astros fall solidly in the quadrant indicating that - when they're hitting the ball (which is not often) - they're not hitting it hard. If you have seen Games 2-15 this season, this graph represents Jack's complete lack of shock.

That said, there are some encouraging things to be found here. Amazingly, they are hitting the ball harder than the Mets, Padres, Cubs, Royals (who of course just swept the Astros). I wonder what would happen if you took out the Astros' 5HR game earlier this week. Also, this crap is just not sustainable, so hopefully it's a matter of time before balls* start falling in.

*May or may not be referring to genitals.


Reuben said...

Interesting that the Astros "WHAV" is just barely less than that of the Rockies, who apparently are getting the best results in all MLB so far. Sure, Coors Field, but damn that is quite a swing in luck.

Reuben said...

Oh, and if I'm reading it correctly (not a given), the Marlins have made even crappier contact than the Astros - 3rd-worst in MLB - but they have gotten the 3rd-best results.