Astros: Examining the RBI Percentages for Lineup

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Houston Astros, Aledmys Diaz, Yordan Alvarez
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Yordan Alvarez  – .372

Spending most of the year in the cleanup spot provided Alvarez with the most RBI opportunities on the season and the Cuban-slugger did not fail, coming in with the fourth highest RBI% among every day players.

Aledmys Diaz – .359

We’ve mentioned that Diaz has been just about average offensively over the last couple of years, measured by multiple advanced metrics, and this is another that shows he’s just good enough to maintain that status.

Martin Maldonado – .230

Most Astros fans understand why Maldonado is the starting catcher and it’s not for his bat.  Maldonado, is far and away the worst of the regulars and this is another metric he struggled in, knocking in only 23% of potential RBI.

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