2015 Record: 86-76
Runs Per Game: 4.48 (7th)
Team ERA: 3.57 (6th)
Run Differential: +111 (3rd)
What Went Right:
Jose Altuve was one of the top hitters in the AL again. George Springer was very good in his first full season. Carlos Correa was as good as you could have hoped for in his rookie season.
Dallas Keuchel won the AL Cy Young. Collin McHugh and Lance McCullers turned in solid seasons as well. The bullpen was much improved with the addition of Luke Gregerson as closer.
What Went Wrong:
Evan Gattis hit 27 home runs but he was still a below average DH. Chris Carter wasn’t much better at first base.
Scott Kazmir was kind of abust after they traded for him. Roberto Hernandez, the former Fausto Carmona, made 11 starts for the team.
Player to Watch?:
George Springer didn’t show off his power as much but he was a better overall hitter this past season.
There’s Always Next Year:
This team played like one of the best in baseball last year. They’re still so young and there’s no reason to think they won’t compete for the championship for many years to come.
How Did We Do:
We were pretty optimistic about Houston heading into the season. We didn’t see them as playoff contenders this year though. This team went way beyond our expectations.