CSS Button No Image Css3Menu.com

Baseball Prospectus home
  
  
Click here to log in Click here for forgotten password Click here to subscribe

Articles Tagged Astros 

Search BP Articles

All Blogs (including podcasts)

Active Columns

Authors

Article Types

Archives

02-01

comment icon

0

Raising Aces: Free Agent Roulette: Doug Fister
by
Doug Thorburn

12-18

comment icon

9

Rubbing Mud: The Best Position To Buy
by
Matthew Trueblood

10-15

comment icon

3

Playoff Prospectus: A Better John/Cueto: ALDS Game 5
by
Matthew Trueblood

10-12

comment icon

2

Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and ALDS Game 4 Previews
by
R.J. Anderson and Sam Miller

10-09

comment icon

0

Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and ALDS Game Two Previews
by
R.J. Anderson and Sam Miller

10-07

comment icon

0

Playoff Prospectus: AL Wild Card Game Recap
by
R.J. Anderson

10-06

comment icon

6

Playoff Prospectus: AL Wild Card Game Preview
by
Kenny Ducey

07-02

comment icon

1

Eyewitness Accounts: July 2, 2015
by
BP Prospect Staff

07-03

comment icon

4

Transaction Analysis: Of Baltimore and Bonus Slots
by
Sam Miller

06-11

comment icon

7

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 221: Astros Pro Scouting Coordinator Kevin Goldstein on the Amateur Draft
by
Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

05-31

comment icon

1

Baseball ProGUESTus: The Astros' Killer S's
by
Andrew Pentis

05-21

comment icon

12

Skewed Left: The Shift's PR Problem
by
Zachary Levine

05-20

comment icon

19

Baseball Therapy: Would the Astros' Piggyback Starters Model Work in the Majors?
by
Russell A. Carleton

05-09

comment icon

0

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 199: Pitchers Putting on Sunscreen/The Astros and Clubhouse Chemistry
by
Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-16

comment icon

0

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 182: How Much Will Mark Appel Make?/Is Mike Scioscia's Job Safe?
by
Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-09

comment icon

0

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 177: How Much Does Velocity Loss Matter?/The Astros' Runaway Strikeout Rate
by
Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-01

comment icon

6

Pebble Hunting: The Astros' Best-Case Scenario vs. The Angels' Worst-Case Scenario
by
Sam Miller

03-29

comment icon

21

Prospectus Preview: These Questions Three: The Bottom of the Barrel
by
Russell A. Carleton and Ian Miller

03-25

comment icon

1

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 166: Is the Internet Too Optimistic About the Astros?
by
Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

02-15

comment icon

19

Pebble Hunting: What it Means to Have the Worst Farm System in Baseball
by
Sam Miller

02-15

comment icon

0

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 141: 2013 Season Preview Series: Houston Astros
by
Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Pete Barrett

02-11

comment icon

11

Bizball: Are the Astros Really Losing Money?
by
Maury Brown

02-02

comment icon

4

BP Announcements: Baseball Prospectus Visits Minute Maid Park - May 11, 2013
by
Joe Hamrahi

01-22

comment icon

0

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 123: How Far Away Are the Astros?/The MLBPA is Mad at the Marlins/Is A-Rod's Surgery Suspicious?/The Future of Baseball on the Radio
by
Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-20

comment icon

15

Skewed Left: How to Analyze the Astros' Spending
by
Zachary Levine

12-12

comment icon

5

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 100: Astros Pro Scouting Coordinator Kevin Goldstein on Being Inside Baseball
by
Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-15

comment icon

0

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 83: Astros vs. Marlins in 2013/The Next Farewell Tour/Yasmani Grandal's Suspension/Mark Trumbo, Center Fielder
by
Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-02

comment icon

2

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 54: Jeff Luhnow's Season-Ending Interview Idea/Why Players and Executives Disagree About the AL MVP
by
Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-11

comment icon

2

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 39: Outdrawing the Astros, Wilin Rosario's Deadly Defense, and the Comeback Players of 2013
by
Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-27

comment icon

0

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 29: The Future of the Red Sox and Dodgers, and Roger Clemens' Comeback
by
Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-17

comment icon

11

The Process: Resetting the Astros Roster
by
Bradley Ankrom

08-07

comment icon

12

BP Unfiltered: The Most Astros Play of 2012
by
Ben Lindbergh

09-08

comment icon

18

Kiss'Em Goodbye: The Houston Astros
by
Ben Lindbergh, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider

07-15

comment icon

13

Baseball ProGUESTus: Astros Appreciation
by
Allen Barra

03-31

comment icon

42

Pre-Season Predictions
by
Baseball Prospectus

11-02

comment icon

30

GM for a Day: Houston Astros
by
Steven Goldman

04-14

comment icon

7

Prospectus Hit and Run: Disastropiece Theatre
by
Jay Jaffe

11-25

comment icon

10

Future Shock: Astros Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

04-05

comment icon

0

Preseason Predictions
by
Baseball Prospectus

05-02

comment icon

0

If I Had a Rocket
by
John Perrotto

10-11

comment icon

0

Playoff Prospectus: Houston Astros vs. St. Louis Cardinals
by
Christina Kahrl

10-05

comment icon

0

Playoff Prospectus: Atlanta Braves vs. Houston Astros
by
Joe Sheehan

09-06

comment icon

0

Prospectus Game of the Week: St. Louis Cardinals @ Houston Astros, 9/4/05
by
Jonah Keri

07-21

comment icon

0

Prospectus Notebook: Thursday Edition
by
Baseball Prospectus

05-10

comment icon

0

Prospectus Game of the Week: Houston Astros @ Atlanta Braves, 5/8/05
by
Jonah Keri

10-20

comment icon

0

Astros October Nightmares
by
Baseball Prospectus

10-13

comment icon

0

Playoff Prospectus: St. Louis Cardinals vs. Houston Astros
by
Christina Kahrl

09-21

comment icon

0

Prospectus Matchups: The A's Offense
by
Jim Baker

09-08

comment icon

0

Can Of Corn: The Hottest Team in Baseball
by
Dayn Perry

04-06

comment icon

0

Preseason Predictions
by
Baseball Prospectus

<< Previous Tag Entries No More Tag Entries

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

February 1, 2016 6:00 am

Raising Aces: Free Agent Roulette: Doug Fister

0

Doug Thorburn

The Astros grab themselves a reclamation project, but will the relatively low cost be worth it?

The rest of this article is restricted to Baseball Prospectus Subscribers.

Not a subscriber?

Click here for more information on Baseball Prospectus subscriptions or use the buttons to the right to subscribe and get access to the best baseball content on the web.


Cancel anytime.


That's a 33% savings over the monthly price!


That's a 33% savings over the monthly price!

Already a subscriber? Click here and use the blue login bar to log in.

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

December 18, 2015 8:03 am

Rubbing Mud: The Best Position To Buy

9

Matthew Trueblood

Despite the big names being off the market, there's still plenty of activity to come and these teams still have work left to do.

So, the Cubs have won the winter, and are probably the best team in baseball. That’s one thing we have pretty well nailed down. It’s easy to talk about the Cubs, but you’re exhausted by talk about the Cubs by now. Surely, you can’t stand just one more minute of Cubs talk. You want to hear about your team. You want to know who’s going to sign the next big free agent. You want to know what the teams who aren’t anywhere near done are going to do between now and spring training, not how pretty the Cubs (who probably, though not certainly, are done) are sitting.

That’s an invitation to be titillated, misled, and left wanting, but okay. It’s worth doing. For all the talk about how this winter would be bonkers, we’re hurtling toward Christmas without anything quite like what happened over the same span last winter. Shelby Miller was traded again; so was Craig Kimbrel. A ton of starting and relief pitchers have gotten paid wild sums. A couple of trades (though only a couple, like Wednesday’s Todd Frazier not-quite-blockbuster) have snuck up on us and grabbed our interest. In large part, though, the market remains unresolved.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

And sometimes when you're on, you're really f***ing on, and your friends they sing along and they love you.

If there were any doubts as to which Johnny Cueto would show up Wednesday night in Kansas City, he started to put them to bed with his eighth pitch. He had one out in hand, but the way Jose Altuve unraveled under the spotlight of a playoff series, that had come easily. George Springer was due up next, and Cueto fell behind him 3-1. Surely, there were plenty of nervous Royals fans watching, wondering whether the problematic Cueto, who had scuffled since Kansas City acquired him in July was back—and whether that was what the end of a season looked like.

Read the full article...

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

October 12, 2015 6:00 am

Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and ALDS Game 4 Previews

2

R.J. Anderson and Sam Miller

The Royals and Jays face elimination.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

October 9, 2015 6:00 am

Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and ALDS Game Two Previews

0

R.J. Anderson and Sam Miller

None of today's junior circuit starters pitched for his current team before late July.

Have you ever heard a Game Two described as pivotal? If not, welcome to your first postseason.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

October 7, 2015 6:00 am

Playoff Prospectus: AL Wild Card Game Recap

0

R.J. Anderson

Dallas Keuchel leads the Astros past the Yankees and into their first-ever ALDS.

Heading into this year's edition of the American League Wild Card Game, you had to appreciate that the upstart Astros' first postseason opponents were the Yankees, the team that for much of the past two decades has served as the American League's gatekeeper; the narratives about new versus old spread themselves. Another contrast you had to appreciate was the out-of-place starting-pitcher matchup. On the eve of Jake Arrieta and Gerrit Cole trading flame-emoji heaters, the Astros and Yankees started two pitchers who in the game combined for one pitch clocked above 95 mph, according to PITCHf/x data.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

October 6, 2015 7:52 am

Playoff Prospectus: AL Wild Card Game Preview

6

Kenny Ducey

The Astros and Yankees battle for the chance to dethrone the defending AL champion Royals.

With a six-game lead in the AL East, the New York Yankees remained subdued at the July 31st trade deadline. They refused to mortgage their future while the Toronto Blue Jays loaded up for a long fall. As a result, they were disposed of in the divisional race, and nearly lost home-field advantage in the wild-card game.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

Eyes on Brian Johnson, Luiz Gohara, Sean Manaea, A.J. Reed, Josh Hart, Chance Sisco



Read the full article...

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

July 3, 2013 5:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Of Baltimore and Bonus Slots

4

Sam Miller

The Orioles acquire Scott Feldman from the Cubs, teams trade international bonus slots, and more.



The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

Ben and Sam talk to Kevin Goldstein about the amateur draft, his scouting assignments, the Astros' system, and more.

Read the full article...

The Astros' rebuilding effort hinges heavily on the development of Jonathan Singleton and George Springer.

Most of our writers didn't enter the world sporting an @baseballprospectus.com address; with a few exceptions, they started out somewhere else. In an effort to up your reading pleasure while tipping our caps to some of the most illuminating work being done elsewhere on the internet, we'll be yielding the stage once a week to the best and brightest baseball writers, researchers and thinkers from outside of the BP umbrella. If you'd like to nominate a guest contributor (including yourself), please drop us a line.

Andrew Pentis spent the past four years covering baseball in some manner for MLB.com: as an associate reporter with the Giants in 2009 (a year before they won the World Series) and the D-backs in 2010 (a year before they were any good again) then becoming an editorial producer on the prospects beat in 2011. He is now a free agent living in New York. Search for him on Twitter @AndrewPentis, or drop him a line at apentis@gmail.com.
 


Read the full article...

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

May 21, 2013 5:00 am

Skewed Left: The Shift's PR Problem

12

Zachary Levine

The shift is here to stay, but to be embraced, it has to be rebranded.

In 50 years, and that may be a conservatively distant estimate, we will hear much less talk about defensive shifts.

First of all, there might not be baseball in 50 years. It’s why I’m always hesitant to answer questions that start with “will we ever see,” because “ever” is a really, really long time compared to the current lifespan of baseball (unless it isn’t).

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

<< Previous Tag Entries No More Tag Entries