Astros among league leaders in key stat categories

Jose Altuve #27 of the Houston Astros reacts after hitting a home run during the sixth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Minute Maid Park on September 27, 2022 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)
Jose Altuve #27 of the Houston Astros reacts after hitting a home run during the sixth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Minute Maid Park on September 27, 2022 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images) /
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Houston Astros can be found among many stats leaders as the MLB regular season draws to a close

The Houston Astros pitching staff has earned their accolades this season but the Astros hitters have found their way among the top of the league leaders in key stat categories entering play on Friday.

The home run, average, RBI, and OPS categories are probably the most referenced in baseball and Astros are among the top 10 in all of those, let’s take a look.

Houston Astros Batting Average

The Astros heart of the lineup is filled with power but Yordan Alvarez is also ranked seventh currently in the American League in average at .304 while leadoff man Jose Altuve is in the 10 spot with a .297 average. Both Bregman and Tucker are in the 30s. which creates a mess for opposing pitchers, and if Uncle Mike was still around he would be around the top 10 to 15 as well.

Houston Astros Home Runs

The Astros have three players in the top 11 in the American League in home runs and Yordan Alvarez sits atop that list tied for third with 37. Tucker sits at 10 with 29 home runs total and Altuve is tied for 11th with 28. That’s some serious power shared by the Astros top of the lineup and Bregman, Peña, and Mancini are between 26th and 39th.

Houston Astros RBI

The Astros can score some runs, make no mistake about it, and their dominance of the RBI category proves it. Tucker is third in the American League with 104, Alvarez is tied for fourth with 96, and Bregman is tied for ninth with 91. The list seems repetitive but the Astros put up numbers and yet their offense is not looked at as one of the top ones in the league.

Houston Astros OPS

The Astros again crush this category in the American League with four players in the top 16.  Tucker sits at 16th with .822, Bregman at 12th with .829, and two Astros are in the top three with Altuve at third with .914 and Yordan at second with a monster 1.021.

It’s not always about stats and stat leaders. Take Trout and Ohtani, for example, but the collection and rank of the top players on the Astros shows how dangerous the lineup can be when it’s clicking on all cylinders.

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These rankings along with having two different players of the month make for a dangerous lineup in October.

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