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Astros vs. Yankees: An analysis that defies explanation!

HOUSTON, TEXAS - OCTOBER 12: A view of the patches on the New York Yankees uniform in game one of the American League Championship Series between the Houston Astros and the New York Yankees at Minute Maid Park on October 12, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TEXAS - OCTOBER 12: A view of the patches on the New York Yankees uniform in game one of the American League Championship Series between the Houston Astros and the New York Yankees at Minute Maid Park on October 12, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) /
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ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 29: George Springer #4 of the Houston Astros celebrates on first base after a hit in the first inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on September 29, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Kent Horner/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 29: George Springer #4 of the Houston Astros celebrates on first base after a hit in the first inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on September 29, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Kent Horner/Getty Images) /

Outfield:

Things get somewhat tricky with the outfield comparisons because of the movement in the outfield both with the Yankees and the Astros. But we’re going to give it a shot.

Center Fielder:

Brett Gardner has played both CF and LF this series. His slash line in 13 ABs over these three games is at .154/.154/.308 with a slugging percentage of .154. He has 2 Hits, 0 Runs, and 5 SOs thus far.

George Springer, on the other hand, in his three starts and 12 ABs, is at .083/.214/.548 with a SLG of .333. But, he has 1 Run, 2 Hits, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 BBs, and the same 5 SOs.

(I didn’t compare Jake Marisnick and Aaron Hicks. Between the two of them, they only have 4 ABs.)

Again, Advantage, Astros!

HOUSTON, TEXAS – SEPTEMBER 05: Josh Reddick #22 of the Houston Astros hits a home run in the sixth inning against the Seattle Mariners at Minute Maid Park on September 05, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TEXAS – SEPTEMBER 05: Josh Reddick #22 of the Houston Astros hits a home run in the sixth inning against the Seattle Mariners at Minute Maid Park on September 05, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images) /

Right Fielder:

Aaron Judge has started in all three games and has 13 ABs. He has 4 Hits, 1 HR, 2 RBIs, 1 BB, and 4 SOs, and 1 SB. His numbers are .308/.357/.896 with a SLG of .538.

Josh Reddick has one start and one relief over two games with 4 ABs. He has 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB, and 1 SO and a slash line of .250/.250/1.250 and with a SLG of 1.000.

Kyle Tucker also has one start and one relief over two games with 4 ABs and 1 Hit, .250/.250/.500 and .250 SLG.

Clearly, this one belongs to the Yankees – so far anyway.

Astros - Brantley
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JUNE 20: Michael Brantley #23 of the Houston Astros follows through on a third inning infield single against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on June 20, 2019 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) /

LF:

Moving on over, we’ve got Michael Brantley with three starts, 13 ABs, 1 Run, 4 Hits, 1 BB, and 2 SO’s, he’s at an admirable .308/.357/.665 and SLG of .308.

Giancarlo Stanton, in one game, has 4 ABs, 1 Run, 2 Hits, 1 HR, 1 RBI, and 2 SO, .500/.500/1.750 and a SLG of 1.250.

Cameron Maybin has 3 ABs over two games with 1 Hit, 1 BB, and 2 SO, showing .333/.500/.833 and a SLG at .333.

While it appears, at least on paper, that this position advantage goes to the Yankees OF, even their combined stats aren’t enough of a sample size to compare, so this advantage goes to the Astros.

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