A Mid-Season Numbers Tale of Jose Altuve

“Swing hard.
Drop a bunt.
Run as fast as you can.
You won’t catch me.
I’m the Venezuela Man.”

 

The Top Ten MLB Hitters for Batting Average, July 1o, 2017

RK PLAYER TEAM AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
1 Jose Altuve HOU 334 62 116 25 2 13 50 18 4 37 46 .347 .417 .551 .968
2 Daniel Murphy WSH 325 57 111 29 2 14 64 1 0 27 33 .342 .393 .572 .966
3 Jose Ramirez CLE 328 62 109 27 5 17 48 10 4 30 42 .332 .388 .601 .988
4 Ryan Zimmerman WSH 297 52 98 22 0 19 63 1 0 22 62 .330 .373 .596 .969
5 Aaron Judge NYY 301 75 99 13 3 30 66 6 2 61 109 .329 .448 .691 1.139
6 Carlos Correa HOU 317 62 103 18 1 20 65 0 0 41 68 .325 .402 .577 .979
7 Bryce Harper WSH 305 69 99 21 0 20 65 2 2 57 69 .325 .431 .590 1.021
8 Buster Posey SF 275 36 89 18 0 10 35 1 0 33 33 .324 .406 .498 .904
9 Ben Gamel SEA 254 42 82 16 2 4 29 2 0 24 68 .323 .379 .449 .828
10 Charlie Blackmon COL 367 72 117 17 10 20 61 8 6 29 81 .319 .372 .583 .955

The Top Six Astros for Batting Average at the ASG Break

(All Stars in Bold Type)

PLAYER BA HR RBI OBP
Jose Altuve .347 13 50 .417
Carlos Correa .325 20 65 .402
Josh Reddick .313 09 41 .365
G. Springer .310 27 61 .380
M. Gonzalez .308 16 53 .391
Yulie Gurriel .297 11 44 .321

Enjoy tonight’s 2017 All Star Game from Miami this Tuesday, July 11th. This great season will resume regular season play on Friday, July 14th, with our Houston Astros entertaining the Minnesota twins for the first of a three game weekend series at Minute Maid Park.

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Bill McCurdy

Principal Writer, Editor, Publisher

The Pecan Park Eagle

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3 Responses to “A Mid-Season Numbers Tale of Jose Altuve”

  1. Larry Dierker Says:

    Yes way, Jose!

  2. Mark W Says:

    This question was posed on SABR-L today:

    >>In yesterday”s starting line-up of the Washington Nationals 87th game of the season, there were 6 players hitting .300 or better. When was the last time this has occurred?<>I can’t say exactly when it last happened, but it may happen again in the next few days. As recently as last Friday, July 7th, the lineup of the Houston Astros looked like this:

    George Springer- .307; Jose Altuve- .342; Josh Reddick- .314; Carlos Correa- .320; Marwin Gonzales- .313

    Yuli Gurriel had a rare rest for that game so he didn’t get into the line-up. But as of the all-star break, Gurriel is at .297, and he’s rather hot. And Evan Gattis currently is at .284.<<

    Mark Wernick
    Larry Dierker Chapter

  3. gregclucas Says:

    I am most happy we are talking about .300 hitters since there is a faction of “new stats” folks that have always tried to sell a point that batting average and strikeouts for hitters are not important. How well the Astros are doing WITH .300 hitters and far fewer strikeouts seems to counter that argument. While it is true that “when” a player gets his hits may be most important, .300 hitters get more hits and have a better chance of getting some in those “important” spots. And batters who hit the ball more frequently are in the same boat. Strikeouts do nothing positive except keeping the occasional hitter from hitting into double plays.

    The very best hitters can do both. The Astros have a good number of them now.

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