New York finished 18th in the majors in fielding percentage, while Houston finished 21st. The Astros were 12th in the majors in double plays turned, while the Yankees were dead last. By contrast, the Astros were dead last in stolen base percentage allowed, while the Yankees were 14th.
Houston features once recent Gold Glove winner in and Altuve, with Gold Glove-caliber outfielders in George Springer and Josh Reddick. The Yankees have a recent Gold-Glover in Brett Gardner, with strong defenders in Aaron Hicks and Didi Gregorius. Overall, it’s hard to claim one defense is better than the other definitively.