Five Stunning Statistics From The Astros First Month
By Alec Brown
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#1 Surprisingly bad stat: José Abreu posts the sixth-lowest OPS in the MLB
For as shockingly great as Mauricio Dubón has been, the Astros prized free-agent signing has been just the opposite. Only five big leaguers posted a worse OPS than José Abreu in the month of April.
A notorious slow starter, Abreu's .536 OPS is startlingly bad, even for a guy that gets off to slower starts. His $19 million a year contract isnt lightening the pressure. He was brought in to drive in runs, and instead has done virtually no damage for the Astros while batting cleanup. His woes at the plate have amounted to a -0.7 WAR.
If Houston is to repeat as World Champs, they'l need Abreu to start hitting like the player they believed they were signing.