As the decade comes to an end, here’s a look at the 10 best individual seasons by Astros players.
We’re feeling nostalgic here at CTH, as we’ve already looked at the best and worst free agent signings and best and worst trades of the 2010s. Now we’re looking at the 10 best individual seasons by Astros players in the past decade.
This includes both pitchers and position players, and each player is only included on the list once. So in the case of a Jose Altuve or Justin Verlander, for instance, who might have multiple seasons worthy of being selected, we take only that player’s best season and include it.
It’s essentially a look at the stats to see what kind of numbers they put up and how much better than the competition the player was. Winning awards and breaking records also factor into the equation, and sometimes it’s like splitting hairs trying to rank one ahead of another.
Unsurprisingly, the 2017 and 2019 seasons account for eight of the 10 individual efforts on this list. Of course we looked at all of the seasons of the past decade, but the first half of the 2010s didn’t have a great deal of worthy candidates for this list.
So without further ado, here are the 10 best individual seasons by an Astros player in the past 10 years.