Hope For Next Year

As we enter October baseball, the Astros have the luxury of sitting at home and watching the playoffs on television. Already with slim chances at the wild card, Houston couldn’t pull off the two sweeps they needed. The 2015-16 season showed promise for the future of the ball club bringing in rookies Yulieski Gurriel and Alex Bregman that made huge additions to its offense; Tyler White and A.J. Reed didn’t have great starts to their careers. Chris Devenski also made his debut out of the bullpen and was possibly the most consistent reliever throughout the season. Along with the new pieces added, George Springer, Jose Altuve, and Carlos Correa shined just as much as expected. Houston’s “big 3” batted 1st, 3rd, and 4th for a majority of the year with a .291 batting average collectively. Together they had 542 hits, 300 total runs, and 274 RBI’s; leading the team in all three categories. With these three continuing to progress in their still very young careers and using their leadership to grow their teammates, the Astros’ future look very promising. Altuve won his second consecutive batting title or the American League along with being named the team’s MVP for the third time in four years. Devenski was named the team’s Pitcher of the Year and Rookie of the Year. Collin McHugh received the Darryl Kile Award, which is given to the player who best portrays professionalism and likeability with teammates, fans, and the media. Houston finished the season in third place of the American League West with a record of 84-78. 2017 looks to be full of excitement as the Astros will start at home in April. The schedule is posted and tickets will be available.

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One thought on “Hope For Next Year

  1. The Astro’s have a successful formula for a promising 2017 season. If they give as much patience with the incoming 2017 rookies as they have with Springer, Altuve, and Correa then they will also shine. I think your analysis of the season was put of the park.

    -Katie Weidman

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