Astros vs. Yankees: An analysis that defies explanation!
By Karen Watson
Position-by-position, we’ll compare Astros and Yankees offensive stats. (Note: The outcome was nothing close to what I expected when I started.)
Let’s see how things shake out. We all know that paper is one thing while our eyes are a whole different story. On paper, things don’t look so great for our boys. But with our eyes, and with the Astros being up 2 to 1 in the series, things are a lot different. Right?
A few things to keep in mind.
• It’s the postseason and these are small samples.
• The Yankees have 11 position players on their roster, while the Astros have 13.
• We have two players that each only have one AB in this series, and two of our starters only have 4 ABs. On the other hand, two Yankees have 3 ABs, one has 4, and the rest all have at least 11.
Gary Sanchez, with three games and 13 ABs, has a slash line of .077/.077/.154 with a slugging percentage of .077, with 1 Hit and 6 strikeouts.
Martin Maldonado, with 1 game, 4 ABs, has a slash line of .250/.250/.750, a slugging percentage of .500, with a double and 2 strikeouts; while Robinson Chirinos has played 2 games, had 7 ABs, no hits, and struck out 3 times.
So far, even combining their stats, the Astros take this category with a slash line of .125/.125/.375.