Eight bytes equals a bit, so here are eight interesting byte sized Houston Astros related numbers that equals a bit of information in the fourth edition of Astro Bytes:
.318 – Jose Altuve is batting .318 with six home runs and 48 RBI while slugging .568 and accumulating a .988 OBP with runners in scoring position this season.
4.34 – Ryan Pressly’s ERA since the All-Star break is 4.34 over 18.2 innings. In that time, the closer has given up 18 hits, nine runs (all earned), struck out 23 and walked seven while allowing three home runs.
5 – Kyle Tucker has five outs above average (OOA) as a right fielder on the season which ranks in the 87th percentile in MLB.
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.273 – After a hot August where he slugged .637, Yordan Alvarez is slugging .273 with no home runs and an RBI in his first 22 at bats of September.
7 – Cristian Javier’s BB% is in the seventh percentile of MLB. Since Aug. 5 in 11.2 innings has given up 11 hits and seven earned runs while walking 10.
16 – Since Aug. 1, the bullpen has the 16th best ERA in MLB at 4.11. Prior to that date the bullpen ranked 16th in the MLB with a 4.15 ERA.
.313 – Michael Brantley’s expected batting average of .313 is in the 100th percentile in MLB. Brantley’s actual average of .315 is 17 points above the 34-year-old’s lifetime average of .298.
10 – Carlos Correa’s 10 OAA at shortstop is the 6th highest for a shortstop in the MLB, third highest in the American League and in the 97th percentile.