Astros: Most Interesting Statistics of the Young Season

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Apr 12, 2017; Seattle, WA, USA; Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa (1) greets third baseman Alex Bregman (2) following the final out of a 10-5 victory against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field. Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve (27) is at left. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 12, 2017; Seattle, WA, USA; Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa (1) greets third baseman Alex Bregman (2) following the final out of a 10-5 victory against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field. Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve (27) is at left. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports /
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Apr 11, 2017; Seattle, WA, USA; Houston Astros center fielder George Springer (4) hits a single against the Seattle Mariners during the sixth inning at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 11, 2017; Seattle, WA, USA; Houston Astros center fielder George Springer (4) hits a single against the Seattle Mariners during the sixth inning at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports /

Statistic #3: George Springer’s Home Run Total

Unlike Altuve’s case of low ISO, Springer has not had an issue in the power department this season. His six homeruns are in a three-way tie for first place before Sunday’s game. If he maintained this level of production over the whole season, Springer would have a whopping 81 homeruns.

Springer has yet to surpass the thirty homerun mark in his young career. He did get close, though, last year with 29 dingers. If I were a betting man, I think he is on track to break that career-high this year.

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At this point in time, Springer’s grasp on the leadoff role is firm and secure. The Astros are at their best when Springer is one of the more frequent batters seen in any given game. And if he keeps this power display up, he may be the team’s best hitter by season’s end.

**Statistics courtesy of Fangraphs**

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