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

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looked it up...during Cole's entire tenure with the Pirates...

his manager was Clint Hurdle and his pitching coach was some guy named Ray Searage.

that may explain a few things
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willjohnathan said:

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I've been saying for a couple of years that Storm is the most underrated Astro.
Do you think that is on Strom? We do a lot of analytics to put our pitchers in more favorable positions plus to work on things that will make them more productive.

Who do you think it is that gets the right information in front of the pitchers? Apparently Storm is a huge proponent of using analytics for player development.
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Boyd is pitching for the Tigers tonight vs. the Phillies.

his ERA is 3.36 in cavernous Comerica.

but 4.81 everywhere else (i.e. on the road)
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W said:

Boyd is pitching for the Tigers tonight vs. the Phillies.

his ERA is 3.36 in cavernous Comerica.

but 4.81 everywhere else (i.e. on the road)
Boyd has been trash since the beginning of June. In those 8 starts he has a 1-4 record (The Tigers went 1-7 overall) 47.1 IP with a 6.08 ERA. He still has elite strike out to walk ratio (72/9 during that span) but he gives up a ton of HRs and hits. 14 HRs and 53 hits.
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Holy hell baseballsavant.com is awesome.

You can look at heat maps of every pitcher that show the location of every pitch sorted by pitch.

Then click on any pitch and it'll show the video of that pitch.

What have I got myself into?
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Ag_07 said:

Holy hell baseballsavant.com is awesome.

You can look at heat maps of every pitcher that show the location of every pitch sorted by pitch.

Then click on any pitch and it'll show the video of that pitch.

What have I got myself into?
Just checked out Yordan's spray chart so far...



Its also fun to click on random video to watch Yordan HRs and hits...

https://baseballsavant.mlb.com/savant-player/yordan-alvarez-670541?stats=career-r-visuals-mlb
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Quote:

Lunhow said yesterday they could go with 3 starters in the postseason,
Don't you think that's all posturing? Lunhow desperately needs a 4th starter, without wanting to act desperate.
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DVC2010 said:

I've been saying for a couple of years that Storm is the most underrated Astro.
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Hey Stassi,

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willjohnathan said:

DVC2010 said:

I've been saying for a couple of years that Storm is the most underrated Astro.
Do you think that is on Strom? We do a lot of analytics to put our pitchers in more favorable positions plus to work on things that will make them more productive.


Strong was hired because of his analytical approach. Him and the Astros are a match made in heaven.
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bearkatag15 said:

Hey Stassi,




I like him in. Dude can frame pitches. Got plenty of O in the line up tonight
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Knew that mound visit wasn't good
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Shoulder, not elbow. That's good at least.
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Guess that's why BP arm is moving up the list of needs.
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I can't remember a season with this many arm injuries. Good frikkin grief.
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I don't see the Astros trading for a rental. If they did, I definitely don't see it being for a big name like Bumgarner. The rotation will be fine for the postseason. Another arm would be a luxury, but it isn't a necessity. Peacock is more than serviceable as your 4th guy.

The real problem is next year. Cole is gone and who knows what will happen with Miley.

I think Lunhow is targeting a Cole replacement. I would assume he is playing hard ball now, but as we get closer to the deadline he'll make more prospects available. Personally, I have no problem giving up Tucker or Whitley if it gets us a front of the rotation guy that is under team control. Syndergaard and Stroman seem like the most likely fits.

Feels like that is the Astros formula. Keep the offensive core together, pay your ace, then fill out your rotation through trades and reclamation projects like Morton and Miley.
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Between Cole and Correa .... it's tough because when healthy, it's Correa all day. But we haven't seen Correa even at 90% healthy all season since he came up.

So as of now I'd say keep Cole, springer, Diaz and Brantley as long as you can


If we can have a core of Altuve, Bregman, Reddick, Cole, LMJ, Alvarez, and Springer for the next 4-6years ... we will be contenders every year. Also throw in Diaz if he can stay healthy and produce.

However if Cole walks and we keep Correa it's not a bad scenario. It's a win-win keeping either of them long term IMO if Correa gets healthy
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En fuego
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Reddick will need to take a pay cut if he wants to remain after his contract.
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We still have Correa locked up for the '20 & '21 seasons. His FA is so far out that it's pretty useless to try and guess what type of contract he'll be demanding. That being said, he seems like the odd man out in the lineup if he ends up demanding big money.

On the other hand, Cole is a lock to cash in on a massive deal this off season. I don't think we'll be in at all. Sounds like he'll be heading back to Cali, or to a big market team.
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That was....fast.
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I guess there was some Stassi there... Not one of the pitches to the last batter was in the zone but 2 of them were called strikes.
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Baggy throwing shade at Fiers' name tattoo!
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Jeff Bagwell is must see tv. Love his commentary
http://houseofhouston.com/author/dshedd/
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Yuli!!!!!
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YULI ITP!
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ITPHR-pina!
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Another Yuli homer!
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LITTLE LEAGUE HR!!! For Yuli. Once the CF missed it I knew he was going to go for it.
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Bags called it too
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^ this. Was excellent
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He's gassed.
What a numbnuts play in center.
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