Moises Alou is that exception to the rule I referred to earlier, only because he only played 126 game in the Houston Astros’ first season in
Minute Maid Park, when they went 72-90. Let’s cut to the chase:
- 3o home runs/28 doubles/114 RBI
- Said, “I’ll do you two better, Rusty,” and only struck out 45 times.
I mean, dang. What else can you say? As a rightfielder, he made just one error (although he made six moonlighting as a leftfielder, maybe because nobody knew how to deal with the left field wall initially. But that’s just a guess because I was 5 that year and didn’t watch the games). He only had a 2.6 WAR, but, hey, sometimes WAR isn’t a great indicator of a really solid season, like the one Alou put up in 2000.
Next: 2004: Lance Berkman