***** Official Houston Astros 2019 Season Thread *****

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Can anyone find the pages with our win predictions? Wondering if anyone got it right this season.
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Just read the 2017 thread to bring back some good memories.
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shano0603 said:

Can anyone find the pages with our win predictions? Wondering if anyone got it right this season.

I think I said 102-60 ... but not sure where it was posted at
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Anyone who predicted 107 is on crack.
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I said 106 wins but that was like Aug 1. And that was when fangraphs was saying 104 wins.
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I threw out 107 but that was a couple weeks ago when we had 10 left.

Yeah anyone who predicted 107 from the get go was just throwing shlt against the wall.
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Farmer1906 said:

Anyone who predicted 107 is on crack.


Then that sports illustrated cover from a few years back about Springer must be fuggin inner city Baltimore in its entirety
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CFTXAG10 said:


Forgot about this from opening day!
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Farmer1906 said:

Anyone who predicted 107 is on crack.


Or owns a flux capacitor
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irish pete ag06 said:

Late to the party but here's the dope smoking outlook (positivity everywhere). Sorry mazag08, coaching life keeps me busy.


The pitching talent depth that the Astros have built is going to continue to show this year. The list of arms that we really didn't have on the radar at this time last year is just staggering.
  • Whitley (ok, he was on our radar)
  • James (seriously, who even knew him 1 year ago)
  • Martin (we know him because he's an Aggie, but who had him nearly winning the #5 spot 1 year later)
  • Brandon Bialek (I honestly didn't know much about him until AJ Hinch raved about him all spring)
  • Rogelio Armenteros (not as heralded as most but has been a producer at all levels)

I'm stopping there, but that's just insane depth. Everyone of those guys are not lower level prospects, they are all knocking on the door.

Genius offseason moves that always kind of make you nod your head.
  • Acquiring the Marwin replacement, Diaz (former freakin All-Star)
  • Signing Brantley (a real good lefty bat that was needed badly to break up the righty brigade we have)
  • Extending Bregman and Verlander.

All of these moves are the type that make smart fans of other teams a little mad.


I expect nothing less than another 100 win season, and with the Rangers and Seattle tanking we could push it into 105+ territory in my opinion.

Here's my unsane Astros predictions:
  • Bregman hits 40 homers and finishes 2nd in the MVP voting behind Trout.
  • Brantley has a turn back the clock career year.
  • Chirinos hits 20 homers (maybe not 20, but close)
  • McHugh wins 15+ games and is much more like the 2016 version of himself.
  • Reddick struggles.
  • Yuli struggles.
  • Peacock loses his 5th starter spot to one of the youngsters.
  • Tyler White is the 6th most productive hitter on the team according to wRC+ #sorrynotsorryBearkat
  • Forrest Whitley is a Charlie Morton type playoff hero.
  • Astros win World Series.

I've said it many times and I'll say it again. Luhnow is turning us into the Cardinals. There's an old saying amongst the scouting circles about "Cardinal magic." They always seem to acquire guys that other teams couldn't figure out, make shrew move after shrewd move, and keep a line of pitching arms knocking on MLB's door.

This is how you make a window last for decades. Not years.


Irish Pete had some awesome spot on predictions here as well as some that missed the mark.
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bearkatag15 said:

Looks like Cole's performance last season was a fluke.
bearkatag on 3/29
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Oh including predicting 105+ and the mariners and roughned retarrds tanking.
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Most of predictions were on last handful of pages

https://texags.com/forums/53/topics/2990586/0


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third coast.. said:

irish pete ag06 said:

Late to the party but here's the dope smoking outlook (positivity everywhere). Sorry mazag08, coaching life keeps me busy.


The pitching talent depth that the Astros have built is going to continue to show this year. The list of arms that we really didn't have on the radar at this time last year is just staggering.
  • Whitley (ok, he was on our radar)
  • James (seriously, who even knew him 1 year ago)
  • Martin (we know him because he's an Aggie, but who had him nearly winning the #5 spot 1 year later)
  • Brandon Bialek (I honestly didn't know much about him until AJ Hinch raved about him all spring)
  • Rogelio Armenteros (not as heralded as most but has been a producer at all levels)

I'm stopping there, but that's just insane depth. Everyone of those guys are not lower level prospects, they are all knocking on the door.

Genius offseason moves that always kind of make you nod your head.
  • Acquiring the Marwin replacement, Diaz (former freakin All-Star)
  • Signing Brantley (a real good lefty bat that was needed badly to break up the righty brigade we have)
  • Extending Bregman and Verlander.

All of these moves are the type that make smart fans of other teams a little mad.


I expect nothing less than another 100 win season, and with the Rangers and Seattle tanking we could push it into 105+ territory in my opinion.

Here's my unsane Astros predictions:
  • Bregman hits 40 homers and finishes 2nd in the MVP voting behind Trout.
  • Brantley has a turn back the clock career year.
  • Chirinos hits 20 homers (maybe not 20, but close)
  • McHugh wins 15+ games and is much more like the 2016 version of himself.
  • Reddick struggles.
  • Yuli struggles.
  • Peacock loses his 5th starter spot to one of the youngsters.
  • Tyler White is the 6th most productive hitter on the team according to wRC+ #sorrynotsorryBearkat
  • Forrest Whitley is a Charlie Morton type playoff hero.
  • Astros win World Series.

I've said it many times and I'll say it again. Luhnow is turning us into the Cardinals. There's an old saying amongst the scouting circles about "Cardinal magic." They always seem to acquire guys that other teams couldn't figure out, make shrew move after shrewd move, and keep a line of pitching arms knocking on MLB's door.

This is how you make a window last for decades. Not years.


Irish Pete had some awesome spot on predictions here as well as some that missed the mark.
Dat Tyler White prediction tho.
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Bregxit said:

bearkatag15 said:

Looks like Cole's performance last season was a fluke.
bearkatag on 3/29
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BCSGrubber said:

Most of predictions were on last handful of pages

https://texags.com/forums/53/topics/2990586/0



Nuke said 108 jokingly lol

My dumbass said 99. what an idiot.
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bobinator said:

May be bombing the moon here but I liked Bregman in the MLB opening day ad.

Definitely one of the faces of baseball.




This is still pretty good.
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Bregxit said:

bearkatag15 said:

Looks like Cole's performance last season was a fluke.
bearkatag on 3/29


But I'll always have Tyler White. Rest In Peace tubby
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shano0603 said:

Can anyone find the pages with our win predictions? Wondering if anyone got it right this season.
Nuke LaLoosh - 108 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Bregxit - 107
Beau Beavers - 104
DVC2010 - 104
mathguy86 - 101
n_touch - 101
zgood10 - 100
ChAg1799 - 100
Bonfired - 100
Deluxe - Not 100 because of some early division win voodoo
Farmer1906 - 99
shano0603 - 99
Wabs - 99
agproducer - 98
Marvin - 96
Frok - 95
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mathguy86 said:

I said 106 wins but that was like Aug 1. And that was when fangraphs was saying 104 wins.
You said 101 the day before the season.
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Alright,

We have arrived

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BCSGrubber said:

Most of predictions were on last handful of pages

https://texags.com/forums/53/topics/2990586/0





I missed on Oakland and us.
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aggiedata said:


I got worried for a sec that maybe that meant we had reached peak Astros...but we went 51-111 in 2013. So we must have a 4 win better season ahead of us.
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Great season and ready to win 11 more games. Going to watch the 2017 World Series games this week in celebration.
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irish pete ag06 said:

third coast.. said:

irish pete ag06 said:

Late to the party but here's the dope smoking outlook (positivity everywhere). Sorry mazag08, coaching life keeps me busy.


The pitching talent depth that the Astros have built is going to continue to show this year. The list of arms that we really didn't have on the radar at this time last year is just staggering.
  • Whitley (ok, he was on our radar)
  • James (seriously, who even knew him 1 year ago)
  • Martin (we know him because he's an Aggie, but who had him nearly winning the #5 spot 1 year later)
  • Brandon Bialek (I honestly didn't know much about him until AJ Hinch raved about him all spring)
  • Rogelio Armenteros (not as heralded as most but has been a producer at all levels)

I'm stopping there, but that's just insane depth. Everyone of those guys are not lower level prospects, they are all knocking on the door.

Genius offseason moves that always kind of make you nod your head.
  • Acquiring the Marwin replacement, Diaz (former freakin All-Star)
  • Signing Brantley (a real good lefty bat that was needed badly to break up the righty brigade we have)
  • Extending Bregman and Verlander.

All of these moves are the type that make smart fans of other teams a little mad.


I expect nothing less than another 100 win season, and with the Rangers and Seattle tanking we could push it into 105+ territory in my opinion.

Here's my unsane Astros predictions:
  • Bregman hits 40 homers and finishes 2nd in the MVP voting behind Trout.
  • Brantley has a turn back the clock career year.
  • Chirinos hits 20 homers (maybe not 20, but close)
  • McHugh wins 15+ games and is much more like the 2016 version of himself.
  • Reddick struggles.
  • Yuli struggles.
  • Peacock loses his 5th starter spot to one of the youngsters.
  • Tyler White is the 6th most productive hitter on the team according to wRC+ #sorrynotsorryBearkat
  • Forrest Whitley is a Charlie Morton type playoff hero.
  • Astros win World Series.

I've said it many times and I'll say it again. Luhnow is turning us into the Cardinals. There's an old saying amongst the scouting circles about "Cardinal magic." They always seem to acquire guys that other teams couldn't figure out, make shrew move after shrewd move, and keep a line of pitching arms knocking on MLB's door.

This is how you make a window last for decades. Not years.


Irish Pete had some awesome spot on predictions here as well as some that missed the mark.
Dat Tyler White prediction tho.


Just get the last one right.
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That year in review video after the game was pretty sweet.
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Since we got some time until our opponent is determined; I'm trying to list all the Astros records that was accomplished this season. Please add to my list.

Astros Franchise Record - 107 wins
Astros Franchise Home Record - 60 wins
Astros Franchise Road Record - 47 wins (can't confirm)
Astros Franchise Player Strikeout Record - Cole 326
Astros Franchise Team Strikeout Record - 1666
Astros Franchise Slugging Percentage Record - .495
Astros Franchise OBS Percentage Record - .848
Astros Franchise XBH Record - 637
Astros Franchise Runs Scored Record - 23-2 win over Baltimore
Astros Franchise Home Run Record - 288
Astros Franchise Rookie Home Run Record - Alvarez 27
Astros Franchise Rookie RBI Record - Alvarez 78
Astros Franchise Home Run Record in a single game (Tied) - 7 vs Oakland (Sept 9th)
MLB Record - Least Intentional Walks in a Season - 0
MLB Record - Consecutive games with double-digit strikeouts - Cole 9
MLB Record - Most home runs in first two innings - 6 vs Oakland (Sept 9th)
MLB Record (Tied) - Most home runs by a leadoff hitter - 39, Springer
First Team to lead league in Most Ks pitching and Least Ks batting
6.2.6
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devastor said:

Since we got some time until our opponent is determined; I'm trying to list all the Astros records that was accomplished this season. Please add to my list.

Astros Franchise Record - 107 wins
Astros Franchise Home Record - 60 wins
Astros Franchise Player Strikeout Record - Cole 326
Astros Franchise Team Strikeout Record - 1666
Astros Franchise Slugging Percentage Record - .494
Astros Franchise XBH Record - 637
Astros Franchise Runs Scored Record - 23-2 win over Baltimore
Astros Franchise Home Run Record - 288
Astros Franchise Rookie Home Run Record - Alvarez 27
Astros Franchise Rookie RBI Record - Alvarez 78
Astros Franchise Home Run Record in a single game (tied) - 7 vs Oakland (Sept 9th)
MLB Record - Least Intentional Walks in a Season- 0
MLB Record - Consecutive games with double-digit strikeouts - Cole 9
MLB Record - Most home runs in first two innings - 6 vs Oakland (Sept 9th)
First Team to lead league in Most Ks pitching and Least Ks batting

MLB Record (Tied) - Most home runs by a leadoff hitter, season - 39, Springer (Alfonso Soriano 2006)
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I was at 96, mainly because I didn't like our rotation and I thought the offense would dip. Boy was I wrong about the bats.
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Two #s I heard on the radio yesterday:

Astros record when scoring 3+ runs: 89-19
Astros record when hitting at least 1 homer in a game: 99-33
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Still hard for me to believe that this team won 107 games replacing Morton/Keuchel/McCullers with Miley/McHugh/Peacock. The latter three broke down before September, whether because of injury or ineffectiveness, and it's unlikely any of them will start a single postseason game (Miley, maybe).

The acquisition of Greinke and the absolute dominance from Verlander and Cole carried the day on the mound.

Add in all the plate appearances missed by Altuve, Springer, Correa, even some time by Yuli if I recall, and... wow. Bregman, Brantley and Alvarez (throw in Chirinos and Reddick for stability) carried the bats.

Any team in any season could play the "what if" game, but this team could have been historically all-time great without the injuries. Here's praying for a healthy and strong playoff run!
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Quote:

Carlos Correa Concern surrounding Correa's tight lower back undercut the entire six-game road trip. Whether he is healthy enough to play in the American League Division Series or even make the roster is a huge unknown.

No Astro faces a more pivotal week than Correa, a man who keeps reiterating that he could play if the playoffs were near but still has not done any baseball activities in six days.

"We want him to swing the bat toward the middle part of the week and, most importantly, will be the day after he does a full workout on Wednesday or Thursday," Hinch said. "We're going to need to know how he responds to doing everything from fielding to swinging to running and then the next day is the big day. The day he does it, he's probably going to feel great. I think he feels good now. I think the recovery day the next day is the day we'll all be hopeful he reports back pretty well."
https://www.houstonchronicle.com/sports/texas-sports-nation/astros/article/Astros-insider-3-up-3-down-heading-into-playoffs-14477729.php
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Saw on twitter this morning that Michelle Margeaux is mar-gone.

I guess she didn't want Julia re-signed
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Speaking of the 100 win club, it's not the easiest thing to accomplish. Just looking back since 1900 (and yes, the season totals changed over time), there aren't many clubs that have more 100 win seasons than the Astros current total of 4:

23 NY Yankees
9 St. Louis
6 Atlanta Braves
6 Chicago Cubs
5 Baltimore Orioles
5 Detroit Tigers
5 Oakland A's (plus 5 more as the Philadelphia A's)

That's it. The Dodgers have 3, plus 4 more as the Brooklyn Dodgers. The SF Giants have 4, plus 3 more as the NY Giants. Even if you count those as "franchise" totals, the list is still fairly elite.

In terms of a run of 100 win seasons, whether consecutively or close to it, the list is smaller. Yankees, Cardinals, Braves, Orioles, Cubs and Astros are it.