2017 Houston Astros season

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2017 Houston Astros
World Series Champions
American League Champions
American League West Champions
Houston Astros World Series Champs logo.svg
Major League affiliations
  • AL West Division (since 2013)
Location
Results
Record 101–61 (.623)
Divisional place 1st
Other information
Owner(s) Jim Crane
General manager(s) Jeff Luhnow
Manager(s) A. J. Hinch
Local television AT&T SportsNet Southwest
(Todd Kalas, Geoff Blum)
Local radio Sportstalk 790
(Robert Ford, Steve Sparks, Geoff Blum)
KLAT (Spanish)
(Francisco Romero, Alex Treviño)
Stats ESPN.com
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The 2017 Houston Astros season was the 56th season and best ever season for the Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise in Houston, their 53rd as the Astros, fifth in both the American League (AL) and AL West division, and 18th at Minute Maid Park. The Astros began the regular season at home versus the Seattle Mariners on April 3, 2017, and concluded on the road at Fenway Park versus the Boston Red Sox on October 1. Following the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, the Astros added a patch on the front of their uniforms that read "Houston Strong". On September 17, the Astros clinched the AL West with a 7–1 victory over the Mariners, for their first AL West division title while qualifying for the postseason, and seventh division title overall. The Astros defeated Boston 3–2 on September 29 for their 100th win of the season, their first 100-win season since 1998. Overall, the Astros finished with a 101–61 regular season record, their second-highest win total in franchise history, for a .623 winning percentage.

Just four days after the end of the regular season, the Astros met the Red Sox at home in the AL Division Series (ALDS), and defeated them in four games. Houston then advanced to the AL Championship Series (ALCS) and defeated the New York Yankees in seven games for their first American League pennant. It was the second league championship in franchise history, and first since 2005 and they became the first team in history to make it to the World Series as members of both the National League and the American League. Finally, the Astros faced and defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers in seven games in the World Series, garnering the first World Series title in franchise history.

During the regular season, the Astros featured the highest-scoring offense in the major leagues (896 runs scored), including the highest batting average (.282), on-base percentage (.346), and slugging percentage (.478), led by AL batting champion and second baseman José Altuve (.346). Altuve won a number of distinctions, including Most Valuable Player (AL MVP), Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year, and Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year. He became just the second Astro to win the MVP, following Jeff Bagwell in 1994. The ALCS MVP was starting pitcher Justin Verlander, and World Series MVP center fielder George Springer.

Manager A. J. Hinch led the on-field team, and general manager Jeff Luhnow presided over the baseball operations department. The Astros sent six players to the 88th All-Star Game held at Marlins Park in Miami, including Altuve, Springer, shortstop Carlos Correa, and pitchers Dallas Keuchel, Lance McCullers Jr., and Chris Devenski. Bagwell, an iconic first baseman who spent his entire 15-year major league career in an Astros uniform, was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on July 30, 2017.

Offseason

November 2016

Source[1]

November 3, 2016 Claimed OF Nori Aoki off waivers from Seattle.
November 4, 2016 Traded RHP Pat Neshek to Philadelphia for a player to be named or cash. Exercised the 2017 option on C Evan Gattis.
November 6, 2016 Selected the contract of LHP Reymin Guduan from Fresno (PCL).
November 15, 2016 Named Alex Cora bench coach.
November 16, 2016 Agreed to terms with RHP Charlie Morton on a two-year contract.
November 17, 2016 Traded RHP Albert Abreu and RHP Jorge Guzman to New York for C Brian McCann.
November 19, 2016 Announced Buies Creek (Carolina) will serve as a temporary Class A-Advanced affiliate through the 2018 season.
November 23, 2016 Agreed to terms with OF Josh Reddick on a four-year contract.

December

Source[1]

December 5, 2016 Agreed to terms with Carlos Beltrán on a one-year contract.
December 6, 2016 Claimed LHP Ashur Tolliver off waivers from the L.A. Angels.
December 9, 2016 Agreed to terms with LHP Cionel Perez on a minor league contract.
December 13, 2016 Signed a 30-year lease agreement with Fayetteville, N.C. to relocate their Class A Advanced affiliate to Fayetteville beginning with the 2019 season.

January 2017

Source[2]

January 9, 2017 Agreed to terms with C Luis Barajas on a minor league contract.
January 10, 2017 Named Darryl Robinson hitting coach, Aaron DelGiudice development coach and Lee Meyer trainer of Fresno (PCL); Omar Lopez manager, Chris Holt pitching coach, Troy Snitker hitting coach, Mickey Storey development coach, John Gregorich trainer and Mark Spadavecchia strength coach of Buies Creek (Carolina), Russ Steinhorn manager, Drew French pitching coach, Ben Rosenthal hitting coach, Jason Bell development coach, Elliot Diehl trainer and Hazael Wessin strength coach of Quad Cities (MWL); Morgan Ensberg manager, Bill Murphy pitching coach, Jeremy Barnes hitting coach and Daniel Cerquera trainer of Tri-City (NY-P); Erick Abreu pitching coach and Jacob Behara strength coach of Greeneville
January 14, 2017 Agreed to terms with LHP Dallas Keuchel and OFs Jake Marisnick and George Springer on one-year contracts and with INF Reid Brignac, C Juan Centeno and LHP C.J. Riefenhauser on minor league contracts.
January 19, 2017 Agreed to terms with RHP Mike Fiers on a one-year contract.

February

Source[2]

February 2, 2017 Agreed to terms with RHP Dayan Diaz on a minor league contract.
February 7, 2017 Agreed to terms with RHP Will Harris on a two-year contract.
February 17, 2017 Agreed to terms with INF Marwin Gonzalez on a one-year contract.

March

Source[2]

March 14, 2017 Reassigned RHPs Edison Frias, Cy Sneed and Aaron West, LHP Brian Holmes and C Garrett Stubbs to their minor league camp.
March 16, 2017 Reassigned OF Andrew Aplin, RHP Brady Rodgers and LHPs Reymin Guduan and Ashur Tolliver to minor league camp.
March 16, 2017 Optioned OF Andrew Aplin, RHP Brady Rodgers and LHPs Reymin Guduan and Ashur Tolliver to Fresno (PCL).
March 18, 2017 Reassigned OF Ramon Laureano and RHP Francis Martes to their minor league camp.
March 22, 2017 Assigned C Max Stassi outright to Fresno (PCL). Optioned INF/OF Tony Kemp, OF Teoscar Hernandez, 3B Colin Moran and 1B A.J. Reed and Tyler White to Fresno. Reassigned C Tyler Heineman and 1B Jonathan Singleton to minor league camp.
March 25, 2017 Reassigned OF Alejandro Garcia, RHP Jordan Jankowski, OF Jon Kemmer and RHP Tyson Perez to their minor league camp. Granted LHP C.J. Riefenhauser his unconditional release.
March 29, 2017 Optioned OF Preston Tucker to minor league camp.

April

Source[2]

April 1, 2017 Optioned RHP James Hoyt to Fresno (PCL).

Regular season

The Astros wore a patch during the 2017 season in support of Hurricane Harvey victims in Houston

Summary

April−June

Opening Day starting lineup
April 3, 2017, at Minute Maid Park
Score: Houston 3, Seattle 0[3]
No. Name Pos.
Batting order
4 George Springer CF
2 Alex Bregman 3B
27 José Altuve 2B
1 Carlos Correa SS
15 Carlos Beltrán DH
22 Josh Reddick RF
10 Yuli Gurriel 1B
16 Brian McCann C
3 Nori Aoki LF
Starting pitcher
60 Dallas Keuchel

One of the most memorable and debated manifestations to hallmark the 2017 season was José Altuve's height and style of play contrasts with that of New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge. At 6 feet 7 inches (2.01 m) and 280 pounds (130 kg), Judge was a rookie who emerged as his chief rival in the 2017 American League (AL) Most Valuable Player (MVP) race,[4] eventually breaking the record for both home runs hit (52) and walks drawn (127) by a rookie while leading the AL.[5] In July, a photo emerged of the pair standing side by side in game versus the Yankees that displayed their drastic size difference and became a viral phenomenon.[4]

Two Astros pitchers were awarded the AL Pitcher of the Month Award in the first two months of the season. In April, left-handed starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel posted a 5–0 win–loss record (W–L), allowing six runs in six games started and 1.21 earned run average (ERA) over ​44 23 innings pitched (IP). It was his fourth career monthly award, making him the first Astros pitcher to win four; J. R. Richard was the other Astros pitcher who had won three. Keuchel joined Bartolo Colón, Félix Hernández, Justin Verlander as active pitchers who had won at least four.[6]

From May 6−23, starting pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. completed 22 scoreless innings, which among Astros pitchers, was the longest scoreless inning streak since Roy Oswalt delivered 32 from August 27 through September 11, 2008. In that same span, McCullers also became the first Astros pitcher since Nolan Ryan in 1984 to allow no earned runs over at least five innings pitched in each of four consecutive appearances.[7]

During the May 14 game versus New York at Yankee Stadium, third baseman Alex Bregman hit his first major league grand slam off Masahiro Tanaka in a 10–7 Astros win.[8] On May 20, Keuchel was placed on the 10-day disabled list due to a pinched nerve in his neck.[9]

Shortstop Carlos Correa delivered a career-best five consecutive multiple-hit games from May 25−29, and totaled 14 such games on the month. In May, he was selected for his first AL Player of the Month Award, and McCullers his first AL Pitcher of the Month Award. In 26 games, Correa batted .386, eight doubles, seven home runs, 26 RBI and a 1.130 OPS. His batting average and RBI total led the AL, on-base percentage ranked third, hits and OPS fifth, and slugging tied for sixth.[7]

McCullers was credited with a 4−0 record in six starts during the month of May. He permitted an AL-leading 0.99 earned run average (ERA), 21 hits, and a .164 batting average against (BAA) with 37 strikeouts. He also ranked second in wins, third in BAA, and tied for fifth in strikeouts.[7]

With persistent neck problems, the Astros placed Keuchel back on the disabled list on June 8.[10]

July

In the July 9 game versus the Toronto Blue Jays, the Astros won 19–1 as Correa homered twice, collected four hits, and drove in a career-best five runs. He reached the 20-home run mark and saw a 15-game hitting streak snapped the previous day. It was the Astros' 60th win of the season, making them the fifth team within the previous 40 years to reach that many wins before the All-Star break.[11] The Astros entered the All-Star break with the best record in the AL, at 60–29,[12] marking the best 89-game start in franchise history. Their ​16 12-game lead in the AL West marked the largest divisional lead the club had ever attained all-time.[13]

For the first time in franchise history, three Astros players were elected by fans as starters for the All-Star Game, held at Marlins Park in Miami. The starters were Altuve, Correa, and center fielder George Springer. As was former Astros manager Brad Mills' selection, Altuve, who typically hit third for the Astros, batted leadoff for the American League. Springer, the Astros leadoff hitter, batted cleanup. Two others Astros made the team, including Keuchel and McCullers.[14][15]

On July 18, Correa sustained a torn ligament in the left thumb, and the Astros placed him on the DL.[12]

Rookie third baseman Colin Moran sustained fractures of the facial bones during a game versus the Baltimore Orioles on July 22. The injury occurred as he fouled off a pitch, and the batted ball struck him directly in the face. He underwent surgery to repair the fractures on July 31.[16]

On July 30, 2017, former Astros first baseman Jeff Bagwell was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.[17]

In July, Altuve batted .485 for the fifth-highest average in one month since 1961. Over 23 games, he accumulated 48 hits, 10 doubles, one triple, four home runs, 21 RBI and 1.251 OPS. He carried a 19-game hitting streak from July 2–23. He also recorded five consecutive multi-hit games during the week of July 3–9, becoming the ninth player in MLB history to do so. His average set the Astros record for one calendar month—surpassing Richard Hidalgo's .476 average in September of 2000—and he won his second AL Player of the Month Award. Yuli Gurriel won the AL Rookie of the Month Award in July, and he led all AL rookies with .565 slugging percentage, .899 OPS, 28 hits, nine doubles, and 20 RBI. The nine doubles tied Lance Berkman's club record for rookies in a single month.[18]

August

On August 10, Bregman tied the Astros' record for extra-base hits in consecutive games at 10 games, first accomplished by Hidalgo.[19] In a 27-game stretch following the All-Star break, the Astros slumped, going 11–16.[12]

On August 13, 2017, the Chicago White Sox traded reliever Tyler Clippard to the Astros for a player to be named later or cash considerations.[20]

On Saturday, August 26, Hurricane Harvey reached Houston. The Astros were playing a series versus the Los Angeles Angels at the time, and were scheduled to return home to host the Texas Rangers. The games versus the Rangers were relocated to Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida, as more than 50 inches of rain inundated parts of Greater Houston and flooded more than one-third. Team officials planned for the next series versus the New York Mets also to be played at Tropicana Field, but mayor Sylvester Turner encouraged Astros president Reid Ryan to return the team to Houston to play the Mets. "You guys come home and play baseball," said Turner to Ryan. "This will be the beginning of our rebuild."[21]

In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, the Astros assisted in the rebuild of various parts of the city during their off-time. One establishment included the Houston chapter of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Individual members of the team delivered meals, cleaned up damaged homes, and rescued pets. They visited the George R. Brown Convention Center, which housed more than 7,000 people displaced from their homes.[21]

Having lost 17 of 27 games as of August 31, the Astros acquired right-handed ace and former Cy Young Award winner Justin Verlander from the Detroit Tigers just moments before the trade deadline. Detroit received prospects Franklin Pérez, Jake Rogers, and Daz Cameron.[22] The Astros also claimed outfielder Cameron Maybin off waivers from the Angels on August 31.[23] Correa and McCullers returned from the disabled list at that time.[21] Verlander won all five regular season starts in an Astros uniform to help lead them to a 22–8 record over their final month and an overall registry of 101–61, clinching the AL West division title.[21]

September/October

Verlander's debut as an Astro occurred on September 5 in a 3–1 victory versus the Mariners. The only run he allowed was a home run to Kyle Seager and he struck out seven over six innings. Maybin homered in the seventh inning to break a 1–1 tie, giving the Astros their sixth consecutive win.[24]

Moran returned to the Astros on September 19, having completed a rehabilitation assignment at Class-A Quad Cities River Bandits. He had sustained a fracture below the left eye in a game on July 22.[25]

On September 19, Altuve was announced as the recipient of MLB's Lou Gehrig Memorial Award for 2017, as the player "who best exemplifies the giving character" of Gehrig.[26]

The Astros defeated the Red Sox 3–2 on September 29 for their 100th win of the season. Charlie Morton (14–7) pitched six innings to earn the win and Bregman hit a tie-breaking home run. The Astros joined the Los Angeles Dodgers and Cleveland Indians as 100-game winners in 2017, marking the first time since 2003 that three or more teams reached the milestone, and the sixth time overall in major league history. It was Houston's first 100-win season since 1998, when they won a club-record 102 games.[27]

Having achieve 200 hits on the season, Altuve became just the fifth hitter since integration in 1947 to record four straight 200-hit seasons, following Wade Boggs (1983−89), Kirby Puckett (1986−89), Ichiro Suzuki (2001−2010), and Michael Young (2003−07).[28] He also became the first hitter in Major League history to solely lead his respective league in hits for four years in a row while also collecting his third career batting title. Suzuki technically led the AL in hits from 2006−10, but tied with Dustin Pedroia in 2008.[29]

Season standings

American League West

American League West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Houston Astros 101 61 0.623 48–33 53–28
Los Angeles Angels 80 82 0.494 21 43–38 37–44
Seattle Mariners 78 84 0.481 23 40–41 38–43
Texas Rangers 78 84 0.481 23 41–40 37–44
Oakland Athletics 75 87 0.463 26 46–35 29–52


American League Wild Card

Division Leaders W L Pct.
Cleveland Indians 102 60 0.630
Houston Astros 101 61 0.623
Boston Red Sox 93 69 0.574


Wild Card teams
(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)
W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 91 71 0.562 +6
Minnesota Twins 85 77 0.525
Kansas City Royals 80 82 0.494 5
Los Angeles Angels 80 82 0.494 5
Tampa Bay Rays 80 82 0.494 5
Seattle Mariners 78 84 0.481 7
Texas Rangers 78 84 0.481 7
Toronto Blue Jays 76 86 0.469 9
Baltimore Orioles 75 87 0.463 10
Oakland Athletics 75 87 0.463 10
Chicago White Sox 67 95 0.414 18
Detroit Tigers 64 98 0.395 21


Record against opponents

2017 American League Records

Source: AL Standings Head-to-head
Team BAL BOS CWS CLE DET HOU KC LAA MIN NYY OAK SEA TB TEX TOR NL
Baltimore 10–9 4–3 1–5 3–4 1–6 3–3 2–4 2–5 7–12 4–3 4–2 8–11 6–1 12–7 8–12
Boston 9–10 6–1 4–3 3–4 3–4 2–4 2–4 5–2 8–11 3–4 3–3 11–8 5–1 13–6 16–4
Chicago 3–4 1–6 6–13 10–9 4–2 10–9 3–4 7–12 3–4 1–5 3–4 3–3 4–3 3–3 6–14
Cleveland 6–1 3–4 13–6 13–6 5–1 12–7 6–0 12–7 5–2 3–4 4–2 4–3 6–1 4–2 6–14
Detroit 4–3 4–3 9–10 6–13 3–4 8–11 3–4 8–11 3–3 1–5 1–6 2–5 1–5 3–3 8–12
Houston 5–1 4–3 2–4 1–5 4–3 3–4 12–7 5–1 5–2 12–7 14–5 3–4 12–7 4–3 15–5
Kansas City 3–3 4–2 9–10 7–12 11–8 4–3 6–1 8–11 2–5 3–3 5–2 4–3 1–6 3–3 9–11
Los Angeles 4–2 4–2 4–3 0–6 4–3 7–12 1–6 2–5 4–2 12–7 11–7 3–4 8–11 4–3 11–9
Minnesota 5–2 2–5 12–7 7–12 11–8 1–5 11–8 5–2 2–4 3–3 3–4 2–4 4–3 4–3 13–7
New York 12–7 11–8 4–3 2–5 3–3 2–5 5–2 2–4 4–2 2–5 5–2 12–7 3–3 9–10 15–5
Oakland 3–4 4–3 5–1 4–3 5–1 7–12 3–3 7–12 3–3 5–2 7–12 2–5 10–9 2–5 7–13
Seattle 2–4 3–3 4–3 2–4 6–1 5–14 2–5 7–12 4–3 2–5 12–7 5–1 11–8 1–6 12–8
Tampa Bay 11–8 8–11 3–3 3–4 5–2 4–3 3–4 4–3 4–2 7–12 5–2 1–5 2–4 9–10 11–9
Texas 1–6 1–5 3–4 1–6 5–1 7–12 6–1 11–8 3–4 3–3 9–10 8–11 4–2 3–4 14–6
Toronto 7–12 6–13 3–3 2–4 3–3 3–4 3–3 3–4 3–4 10–9 5–2 6–1 10–9 4–3 9–11


Postseason

Many buildings in the skyline of Downtown Houston participated in cheering for the Astros during the 2017 World Series.

As winners of their respective division, the Astros received a bye during the procession of the AL Wild Card Game, played between the wild card winners, New York Yankees and Minnesota Twins. The Astros were seeded #2 in the AL, the result of attaining the second-most wins in the league. Their first playoff game of 2017 was in the American League Division Series, versus the Boston Red Sox. It was the first time the Astros had faced the Red Sox in the postseason.

American League Division Series (ALDS)

The Astros played American League East division champion Boston Red Sox in the ALDS. In Game 1, Altuve hit three home runs in a single game for the first time of his career while becoming the tenth player to hit three home runs in a single postseason game.[30] Verlander won two games in the Astros' 3-games-to-1 triumph over the Red Sox. He started and won Game 1, and picked up the second win with ​2 23 innings of relief in the clinching Game 4.[31]

American League Championship Series (ALCS)

The Astros faced the wild-card game winning Yankees in the ALCS. The Astros selected Keuchel to start Game 1 versus the Yankees' Masahiro Tanaka. In a pitcher's duel, Tanaka allowed no runs through the first three innings before the Astros scored in the bottom of the fourth. Altuve hit an infield single and stole second base before Carlos Correa drove him in with an RBI single. Yuli Gurriel drove in Correa to give the Astros a 2–0 lead. Keuchel recorded ten strikeouts, allowing four hits and no runs in seven innings. Tanaka pitched six innings with three strikeouts and allowed two earned runs. The Yankees scored their only run of the game in the ninth, when closer Ken Giles allowed a solo home run to Greg Bird before striking out Jacoby Ellsbury swinging to end the game. Giles struck out four of six batters faced for his first save of the ALCS and second of the postseason.[32]

On October 14, Verlander started Game 2, throwing a 13-strikeout, 2–1 complete game victory. The Astros won the game on a ninth-inning walk-off double by Carlos Correa that drove home Altuve.[33] Facing elimination in Game 6 of the ALCS, Verlander pitched seven shutout innings in a 7−1 victory over the Yankees.[34]

The Astros also defeated the Yankees 4−0 in Game 7, on October 21, 2017, allowing them to advance to the World Series for the second time in franchise history, and first as a member of the American League. McCullers pitched four scoreless innings in relief to earn his first career save.[35]

Verlander's totals in the ALCS included a 2−0 W−L, 0.56 ERA and 21 strikeouts in 16 innings pitched. As a result, he was named the ALCS Most Valuable Player (MVP).[36]

World Series

In Game 2, Springer, Correa, Altuve—and two Dodgers players–Charlie Culberson and Yasiel Puig—all homered in extra innings as the Astros prevailed, 7−6. The five home runs accounted for the most hit in extra innings of any single game in major league history.[37]

In Game 3, Yu Darvish started for the Dodgers against Lance McCullers Jr. for the Astros. The Astros scored four runs in the bottom of the second inning on a home run by Yuli Gurriel and RBIs by González, Brian McCann, and Alex Bregman. Darvish left the game after ​1 23 innings, which is the shortest outing of his career (he would tie that feat in Game 7, that time giving up five runs). In the top of the third, McCullers loaded the bases with three consecutive walks. The Dodgers managed to score one run when Corey Seager grounded into a double play.[38][39] The Astros added another run in the fifth on an RBI single by Evan Gattis and the Dodgers added two in the sixth on an RBI groundout by Puig and a wild pitch. McCullers wound up pitching 5​13 innings and allowed three runs on four hits.[40] Brad Peacock replaced McCullers, completing the final ​3 23 innings with no hits allowed and four strikeouts to earn his first major league save. It was the longest hitless World Series relief outing since Ron Taylor's four innings in Game 4 of the 1964 Series, and tied Ken Clay for the longest hitless postseason save, first accomplished in the 1978 ALCS.[41]

Game 5 featured a "roller coaster" of momentum changes induced by key home runs. The Astros fell behind by scores of 4–0, 7–4, and 8–7, but hit a game-tying home run to reduce each deficit. They eventually led 12–9 in the ninth inning, but the Dodgers made their own comeback to tie the game at 12 with a home run from Puig and an RBI single from Chris Taylor. In the bottom of the 10th, Alex Bregman singled to left field off Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen to score pinch runner Derek Fisher for the walk-off hit. That single concluded the second-longest game in World Series history, running at five hours, 17 minutes. Doug Miller of MLB.com ranked World Series Game 5 as the top game of 2017.[42]

Springer homered and doubled in Game 7, finishing with two runs and two RBI. He hit five home runs, tying the World Series record shared by Reggie Jackson and Dodgers second baseman Chase Utley. He also homered in each of the final four games, setting a World Series record for consecutive games with a home run. Springer was named the World Series Most Valuable Player (MVP), hitting 11 of 29 at bats and driving in seven as the Astros' leadoff hitter.[43][44]

As a side note, Springer was featured on a 2014 cover of Sports Illustrated magazine that heralded a World Series win for the Astros in 2017.[45]

Altuve and Verlander were named co-winners of the Babe Ruth Award as MVPs of the Astros' postseason.[46] In the Astros' 18-game championship run, Altuve batted .310/.388/.634, 22 hits, 14 runs scored, seven home runs, 14 RBI, and nine extra-base hits.[46][47] He established a franchise record for total hits in a postseason. Further, he tied the record for home runs by a second baseman in a single postseason, and hit the fourth-most among all players.[47] Verlander made six appearances and five starts, being credited with a 4–1 record, and gaining a 2.21 ERA, .177 batting average against, eight walks, and 38 strikeouts in ​36 23 innings.[46]

Weeks after the end of the World Series, an unidentified Astros player revealed that Darvish was tipping his pitches. He cycled through ​3 13 IP in two World Series starts and allowed a 21.60 ERA, while striking out no Houston batters. He was much more successful in the NLDS and NLCS, allowing two earned runs over ​11 13 IP with 14 strikeouts.[48]

Altuve, along with Houston Texans defensive end J. J. Watt, were named co-winners of the Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Award for his efforts in leading the Astros to their first World Series title and aiding in the recovery of the Greater Houston area in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.[47]

Following the conclusion of the World Series, Beltrán announced his retirement from his playing career.[49][50]

Game log

Regular season

2017 Game Log: 101–61 (Home: 48–33; Away: 53–28)
Legend:           = Win           = Loss           = Postponement
Bold = Astros team member
  1. ^ a b c Games moved to Tropicana Field for flooding concerns due to Hurricane Harvey.

Postseason

2017 Postseason Game Log (11–7)

Roster

2017 Houston Astros
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches

Statistics

Batting

(Final Stats)
Players in bold are on the active roster.

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = Runs; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; SB = Stolen bases; BB = Walks; K = Strikeouts; Avg. = Batting average; OBP = On Base Percentage; SLG = Slugging Percentage;

Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB K AVG OBP SLG TB
José Altuve 153 591 112 204 39 4 24 81 32 58 84 .346 .410 .547 323
Norichika Aoki* 71 202 28 55 12 1 2 19 5 15 29 .272 .323 .371 75
Carlos Beltrán 129 467 60 108 29 0 14 51 0 33 102 .231 .283 .383 179
Alex Bregman 155 556 88 158 39 5 19 71 17 55 97 .284 .352 .475 264
Juan Centeno 22 52 5 12 0 0 2 4 0 4 12 .231 .286 .346 18
Carlos Correa 109 422 82 133 25 1 24 84 2 53 92 .315 .391 .550 232
J. D. Davis 25 62 8 14 4 0 4 7 1 4 20 .226 .279 .484 30
Michael Feliz 46 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 0
Mike Fiers 30 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 0
Derek Fisher 53 146 21 31 4 1 5 17 3 17 54 .212 .307 .356 52
Evan Gattis 84 300 41 79 22 0 12 55 0 18 50 .263 .311 .457 137
Marwin González 134 455 67 138 34 0 23 90 8 49 99 .303 .377 .530 241
Yulieski Gurriel 139 529 69 158 43 1 18 75 3 22 62 .299 .332 .486 257
Tony Kemp 17 37 6 8 1 0 0 4 1 1 5 .216 .256 .243 9
Dallas Keuchel 23 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 0
Jake Marisnick 106 230 50 56 10 0 16 35 9 20 90 .243 .319 .496 114
Cameron Maybin* 21 59 6 11 1 1 4 13 4 3 16 .186 .226 .441 26
Brian McCann 97 349 47 84 12 1 18 62 1 38 58 .241 .323 .436 152
Lance McCullers Jr. 22 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0
Joe Musgrove 38 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 0
Josh Reddick 134 477 77 150 34 4 13 82 7 43 72 .314 .363 .484 231
Tony Sipp 46 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0
George Springer 140 548 112 155 29 0 34 85 5 64 111 .283 .367 .522 286
Tyler White 22 61 7 17 6 0 3 10 0 4 16 .279 .328 .525 32

Pitching

(Final Stats)
Players in bold are on the active roster.

Note: W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; SV = Saves; IP = Innings pitched; H = Hits allowed; R = Runs allowed; ER = Earned runs allowed; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts

Player W L ERA G GS SV IP H R ER BB K
Tyler Clippard* 0 2 6.43 16 0 2 14.0 11 10 10 7 18
Chris Devenski 8 5 2.68 62 0 4 80.2 50 24 24 26 100
Dayan Diaz 1 1 9.00 10 1 0 13.0 17 14 13 4 20
Michael Feliz 4 2 5.63 46 0 0 48.0 53 30 30 22 70
Mike Fiers 8 10 5.22 29 28 0 153.1 157 92 89 62 146
Ken Giles 1 3 2.30 63 0 34 62.2 44 16 16 21 83
Luke Gregerson 2 3 4.57 65 0 1 61.0 62 31 31 20 70
Jandel Gustave 0 0 5.40 6 0 0 5.0 5 4 3 7 2
Will Harris 3 2 2.98 46 0 2 45.1 37 15 15 7 52
James Hoyt 1 0 4.38 43 0 0 49.1 51 24 24 14 66
Jordan Jankowski 1 0 12.46 3 0 0 4.1 7 6 6 2 5
Dallas Keuchel 14 5 2.90 23 23 0 145.2 116 48 47 47 125
Francisco Liriano* 0 2 4.40 20 0 0 14.1 14 7 7 10 11
Lance McCullers Jr. 7 4 4.25 22 22 0 118.2 114 58 56 40 132
Collin McHugh 5 2 3.55 12 12 0 63.1 62 25 25 20 62
Charlie Morton 14 7 3.62 25 25 0 146.2 125 61 59 50 163
Joe Musgrove 7 8 4.77 38 15 2 109.1 117 59 58 28 98
Brad Peacock 13 2 3.00 34 21 0 132.0 100 44 44 57 161
Tony Sipp 0 1 5.79 46 0 0 37.1 36 25 24 16 39
Ashur Tolliver 0 0 3.60 3 0 0 5.0 4 2 2 4 5
Justin Verlander* 5 0 1.06 5 5 0 34.0 17 4 4 5 43

Awards and league leaders

Awards

88th All-Star Game selections
Player Pos. Sel. Ref.
José Altuve 2B—starter 5th [14]
Carlos Correa SS—starter 1st
George Springer CF—starter 1st
Chris Devenski RHP 1st
Dallas Keuchel LHP 2nd
Lance McCullers RHP 1st
Houston Astros award winners
Name of award Recipient Ref
American League Championship Series Most Valuable Player Justin Verlander [36]
American League Most Valuable Player José Altuve [51]
American League Pitcher of the Month April Dallas Keuchel [6]
May Lance McCullers Jr. [7]
American League Player of the Month May Carlos Correa [7]
July José Altuve [18]
American League Rookie of the Month July Yuli Gurriel [18]
Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year José Altuve [52]
Babe Ruth Award José Altuve [46]
Justin Verlander
Baseball America Major League Player of the Year José Altuve [53]
Hank Aaron Award José Altuve [54]
Lou Gehrig Memorial Award José Altuve [26]
Silver Slugger Award
at 2B José Altuve [55]
at OF George Springer
The Sporting News Major League Player of the Year José Altuve [56]
Sports Illustrated Hope Award Carlos Beltrán [57]
Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year José Altuve [58]
World Series Most Valuable Player George Springer [43]

League leaders

American League statistical leaders
Category Player Total
Batting champion José Altuve .346
Hits leader José Altuve 204
Power–speed number José Altuve 27.4
Sacrifice flies Josh Reddick 12
Singles José Altuve 137
Wins Above Replacement—all José Altuve 8.3
Wins Above Replacement—offense José Altuve 8.1
†—Led MLB
Sources:[59][60]

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Fresno Grizzlies Pacific Coast League Tony DeFrancesco
AA Corpus Christi Hooks Texas League Rodney Linares
A-Advanced Buies Creek Astros Carolina League Omar Lopez
A Quad Cities River Bandits Midwest League Russ Steinhorn
A-Short Season Tri-City ValleyCats New York–Penn League Morgan Ensberg
Rookie Greeneville Astros Appalachian League Danny Ortega
Rookie GCL Astros Gulf Coast League Wladimir Sutil
Rookie DSL Astros Dominican Summer League

See also

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External links

  • 2017 Houston Astros season official site
  • 2017 Houston Astros season at Baseball Reference
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