The Astros put together a pair of series wins this past week, going 5-2 against the Athletics and Blue Jays. The club has been playing some of their best baseball in recent memory and the Star Performer Award is back.
With the Astros firing on all cylinders there were plenty of candidates for the hardware this week. Brett Oberholtzer picked up a pair of wins and is deserving of at least an honorable mention. Josh Fields, Scott Feldman, and Dallas Keuchel were key contributors as well.
Chris Carter also had a big week. Carter’s two homers and .304/.360/.609 slash line make him this week’s runner-up. Carter’s recent hot streak is going to make Bo Porter‘s lineup decisions a little more difficult when the Astros start a 3-game interleague series Tuesday in Philadelphia under National League rules.
The latest edition of the Star Performer Award goes to Jon Singleton. The Astros first-baseman had seven hits in 22 at-bats (.318) including two doubles and three homeruns. Singleton scored seven runs and drove in six. All together, it was a positive week for a hitter who is still hovering around the .200 mark with his batting average. Hopefully, this is the beginning of a hot streak for the 22-year old rookie and he continues to show improvement. Congratulations to Jon Singleton on his first ever Star Performer Award.