Astros: How the 2021 Team Ranks in Franchise History

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How do the ’21 Astros rank when compared to all other Astros’ squads? Read on for more!

Playoffs now ensue. Thursday afternoon, Lance McCullers toes the rubber for the Houston Astros against the Chicago White Sox. But—as they say—sometimes it’s good to stop and smell the roses. Looking back, the 2021 regular season represented one of the Astros best campaigns in 11 key metrics. Let’s take a look:

All in all, the Astros—formerly the Colt .45s—have played 60 seasons. This year represented one of the best campaigns by the numbers. And while numbers do not necessarily tell the whole story, analyzing this year’s team compared to squads of the past might give credence to just how formidable the ’21 Astros might be in the playoffs. Let’s take a look at how this year’s Astros squad fared compared to the 59 others in franchise history in 11 key metrics.

1) Win-Loss Record: 7th out of 60

The ’21 ball club earned the seventh highest winning percentage in franchise history, going 95-67. The best Astros win-loss percentage came in 2019, the only season Houston won at least 107 games in a season. In effect, when it comes to regular season winning percentage, the ’21 Astros rank seventh out of all 60 Houston MLB rosters to ever take the field.