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Advanced Stats and 4A Minor Leaguers


Looking at the International League and Mexican League Hitters

Talking Sabermetrics and AL Pitching


Another look at pitching differences between the AL and NL, as the Astros prepare to move.

Sabermetrics: the third base coach


The 3d base coach's decision to send the runner is more complicated than fans think.


Final Game Thread for 2012 Astros vs. Cubs

The Astros try to end the 2012 season on a high note with a sweep of the Cubs.


Astros v. Cubs, Game 2 Game Thread

The Astros attempt to win their last series against the Cubs while in the NL

Talking Sabermetrics


As we enter the season's last week, let's look at batting measures, and the Cubs vs. Astros.

Astros' three things...


Lots going on...a change in managers, applauding Bud Norris, and the upcoming move to the AL.

Talking sabermetrics, and looking ahead to the AL.


The Astros move to the AL will have implications for construction of the team next year. A key question is how much of the AL's advantage is due to the DH and how much is due to better talent . Can sabermetrics help us with this question?

Astros Sign Two Year Deal with Quad Cities

The Astros will be back in Iowa next year, changing the A level team from Lexington to the Quad Cities River Bandits. The Astros previously had a team in Quad Cities in 1993-98. The Cardinals...

Talking Sabermetrics: Astros Pitchers and Defense

The advanced stats suggest that the Astros' weak defense was a major part of the Astros' pitching problems.


Phillies vs. Astros game thread

Another better-late-than-never game thread. We had some technical difficulties on the web site.


Phillies at Astros, Game 1

Better late than never. Game thread below.

Astros Minor League Review: Red Hawks SP Rudy Owens

A review of Red Hawks' starting pitcher Rudy Owens' performance.

Talking Sabermetrics: More On Pitchers and Runners On Base

Sabermetric topic takes a closer look at Astros' starters Norris, Lyles, and Harrell.

Talking Sabermetrics: Fangraphs' New Fielding Dependent Pitching Stats

New family of fielding dependent pitch stats helps us analyze Astros' starters.

Astros History: Roy Oswalt, best Astros' pitcher ever?

Astros History: Roy Oswalt, best Astros pitcher

Thursday's Three Astros Things....

Thursday's Three Astros Things: multi positional players; Keuchel vs. Pence; and Astros' revenues.

Which WAR Works Best? (Pitching Version)

Comparing pitching WAR between baseball-reference.com and fangraphs.com.

Astros Manager Candidates: Saber Edition


Sabermetrics is important to the Astros' front office; who are the saber manager candidates?

Talkin' Sabermetrics: Paredes' Walk Rate and A Logical Fallacy About Sac Bunts


A saber look at Jimmy Paredes' walk rate, as well as the logical fallacy in saying that sac bunts lead to wins.

Thursday's Three Astros Things....


Thursday's three astros things starts off with Altuve.

Talkin' Sabermetrics: Closers and Hot Hands...

Could the Astros become a proving ground for sabermetric theories for closers and use/misuse of hot/cold hitters?


Want your Astros broadcasts next season?

As we all know, the Astros will have their own sports network next year and will no long be carried on Fox Sports Network. For those of us outside Houston, but still in the Astros territory, there...

Astros History: Casey Candaele's 113 OPS+ Season

Astros history and Casey Candaele.

Talking Sabermetrics: Pythagorean Records; WAR de jour

The Astros' Pythagorean Record and Lucas Harrell's WAR provide a topic for discussion.

Thursday's Three Astros' Things


Some comments on Brett Wallace, Jordan Lyles, and Carlos Lee.

Talking Sabermetrics: Astros Trades Walking The Walk


A sabermetric look at the impact of walk rates on the Astros' trade acquisitions.

Chris Johnson traded to D-Backs


Chris Johnson was traded to Arizona for 24 year old LFer Marc Krauss and 21 year old LFer Bobby Borchering Both are in AA.

Astros lose again... and enter season long 11 game losing streak


Astros lose again---11 straight. What more is there to say?

Astros' History: The Wild, Wild Road Trip of 1992


The Astros made history with a 26 game road trip in 1992.

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