Astros Bytes: 8 interesting numbers heading into the ALDS

Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports
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Eight bytes equals a bit, so here’s 8 interesting byte sized Astro related numbers that equals a bit of information in the 6th edition of Astro Bytes:

The Houston Astros look to begin their postseason route in the ALDS on Thursday with the Chicago White Sox. Here are eight interesting numbers to keep an eye with the series nearing.

.309 – Jose Altuve slashed .309/.359/.541 with 15 home runs when leading off an inning. When not leading off Altuve is batting .254.

11.1 – Lance McCullers, Jr. walks 11.1% of batters faced (one of every nine), which is in the 17th percentile for Major League Baseball.

.424 – Jason Castro has an OBP of .424 in late/close situations, with a slash line of .296/.424/.407 with three doubles, four RBI and six walks in 35 plate appearances. In all other situations Castro is batting .221.

0 – Postseason appearances for Kendall Graveman in his career.  In parts of seven sevens, Graveman has appeared in 147 games, but has never appeared in the postseason.

12 – Carlos Correa has 12 outs above average at shortstop which is in the 98th percentile in the league and ranks sixth among shortstops. Statcast also credits Correa with nine runs prevented.

24.4 – In 28 starts this season Lance McCullers, Jr. averaged facing 24.4 batters and 17.4 outs per start.  In two games against the White Sox this season McCullers faced a total of 45 batters over 13 innings, giving up four hits, three runs (all earned), striking out 14 and walking six.

5.00 – Ryan Pressly has a 5.00 ERA in 22 postseason appearances.  Last season, in seven postseason appearances covering 7.1 innings, Pressly had a 2.45 ERA and four saves, giving up seven hits while striking out eight and walking one.

17 – Kyle Tucker has 17 home runs on fastballs this season. Tucker is batting .318 and slugging .586 on the pitch with a wOBA of .401.  Tucker has seen fastballs on 55.2% of pitches this season.


.278 – Not only is Jose Altuve batting .278, he batted .278 prior to the All-Star game and .278 after the All Star game.  Altuve is also batting .278 vs. left handed pitchers and .278 vs. right handed pitchers.

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