2015 Houston Astros season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

2015 Houston Astros
American League Wild Card
Major League affiliations
  • AL West Division (since 2013)
Location
Results
Record86–76 (.531)
Divisional place2nd
Other information
Owner(s)Jim Crane
General manager(s)Jeff Luhnow
Manager(s)A. J. Hinch
Local televisionRoot Sports Southwest
(Bill Brown, Alan Ashby, Geoff Blum)
Local radioSportstalk 790
(Robert Ford, Steve Sparks)
KLAT (Spanish)
(Francisco Romero, Alex Treviño)
StatsESPN.com
BB-reference
< Previous season     Next season >

The 2015 Houston Astros season was the 54th season for the Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise in Houston, their 51st as the Astros, third in both the American League (AL) and AL West division, and 16th season at Minute Maid Park. The Astros made the playoffs for the first time since 2005, and the first time since moving to the American League. They defeated the New York Yankees in the Wild Card Game before losing in five games to the eventual World Series champion Kansas City Royals in the Division Series.

Offseason[edit]

  • 11/5/14 – Astros trade C Carlos Perez and RHP Nick Tropeano to the L.A. Angels for C Hank Conger.[1]
  • 12/12/14 – Astros sign free-agent RHPs Luke Gregerson and Pat Neshek.[2]
  • 12/15/14 – Astros sign free-agent SS Jed Lowrie.[3]
  • 1/14/15 – Astros trade RHP Mike Foltynewicz, 3B Rio Ruiz and RHP Andrew Thurman to the Atlanta Braves for C/OF Evan Gattis and RHP James Hoyt.[4]
  • 1/19/15 – Astros trade CF Dexter Fowler to the Chicago Cubs for 3B Luis Valbuena and RHP Dan Straily.[5]
  • 1/20/15 – Astros sign free-agent OF Colby Rasmus.[6]

Spring training[edit]

After a five-year gap in contact with the Astros organization,[7] former first baseman Jeff Bagwell accepted a formal invitation from manager A. J. Hinch to be a guest instructor in spring training.[8]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

American League West[edit]

AL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Texas Rangers 88 74 0.543 43–38 45–36
Houston Astros 86 76 0.531 2 53–28 33–48
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 85 77 0.525 3 49–32 36–45
Seattle Mariners 76 86 0.469 12 36–45 40–41
Oakland Athletics 68 94 0.420 20 34–47 34–47


American League Wild Card[edit]

Division Leaders W L Pct.
Kansas City Royals 95 67 0.586
Toronto Blue Jays 93 69 0.574
Texas Rangers 88 74 0.543


Wild Card teams
(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)
W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 87 75 0.537 +1
Houston Astros 86 76 0.531
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 85 77 0.525 1
Minnesota Twins 83 79 0.512 3
Cleveland Indians 81 80 0.503
Baltimore Orioles 81 81 0.500 5
Tampa Bay Rays 80 82 0.494 6
Boston Red Sox 78 84 0.481 8
Chicago White Sox 76 86 0.469 10
Seattle Mariners 76 86 0.469 10
Detroit Tigers 74 87 0.460 11½
Oakland Athletics 68 94 0.420 18


Record against opponents[edit]

2015 AL 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 11–8 3–3 5–1 4–3 3–4 3–4 2–4 0–7 10–9 6–1 3–3 10–9 1–6 8–11 12–8
Boston 8–11 3–4 2–4 4–2 2–4 4–3 2–5 2–5 8–11 5–1 4–3 9–10 2–5 10–9 13–7
Chicago 3–3 4–3 10–9 9–10 5–1 7–12 4–3 6–13 2–5 5–2 4–3 1–5 3–3 4–3 9–11
Cleveland 1–5 4–2 9–10 7–11 5–2 9–10 4–2 7–12 5–2 3–4 4–3 5–2 3–3 3–4 12–8
Detroit 3–4 2–4 10–9 11–7 3–4 9–10 1–6 11–8 2–5 2–4 4–3 3–3 2–5 2–4 9–11
Houston 4–3 4–2 1–5 2–5 4–3 4–2 10–9 3–3 4–3 10–9 12–7 2–5 6–13 4–3 16–4
Kansas City 4–3 3–4 12–7 10–9 10–9 2–4 6–1 12–7 2–4 5–1 4–2 6–1 3–4 3–4 13–7
Los Angeles 4–2 5–2 3–4 2–4 6–1 9–10 1–6 5–2 2–4 11–8 12–7 3–3 12–7 2–5 8–12
Minnesota 7–0 5–2 13–6 12–7 8–11 3–3 7–12 2–5 1–5 4–3 4–3 4–2 3–3 2–5 8–12
New York 9–10 11–8 5–2 2–5 5–2 3–4 4–2 4–2 5–1 3–4 5–1 12–7 2–5 6–13 11–9
Oakland 1–6 1–5 2–5 4–3 4–2 9–10 1–5 8–11 3–4 4–3 6–13 3–4 10–9 1–5 11–9
Seattle 3–3 3–4 3–4 3–4 3–4 7–12 2–4 7–12 3–4 1–5 13–6 4–3 12–7 4–2 8–12
Tampa Bay 9–10 10–9 5–1 2–5 3–3 5–2 1–6 3–3 2–4 7–12 4–3 3–4 2–5 10–9 14–6
Texas 6–1 5–2 3–3 3–3 5–2 13–6 4–3 7–12 3–3 5–2 9–10 7–12 5–2 2–4 11–9
Toronto 11–8 9–10 3–4 4–3 4–2 3–4 4–3 5–2 5–2 13–6 5–1 2–4 9–10 4–2 12–8


Game log[edit]

Regular season[edit]

2015 Game Log[9]
Legend:           = Win           = Loss           = Postponement
Bold = Astros team member

Postseason[edit]

2015 Postseason Game Log (3–3)[10]

Roster[edit]

2015 Houston Astros
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches

Statistics[edit]

Through 2015 season

Batting[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; BB = Base on balls; SO = Strikeouts; AVG = Batting average; SB = Stolen bases

Player GP AB R H HR RBI BB SB AVG. OBP. SLG. OPS
José Altuve, 2B 154 638 86 200 40 4 15 66 33 67 .313 38
Chris Carter, 1B 129 391 50 78 17 0 24 64 57 151 .199 1
Jason Castro, C 104 337 38 71 19 0 11 31 33 115 .211 0
Hank Conger, C 73 201 25 46 11 0 11 33 23 63 .229 0
Carlos Correa, SS 99 387 52 108 22 1 22 68 40 78 .279 14
Matt Duffy, CI 8 8 0 3 1 0 0 3 1 2 .375 0
Scott Feldman, P 18 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .500 0
Evan Gattis, DH 153 566 66 139 20 11 27 88 30 119 .246 0
Carlos Gómez, CF 41 149 19 36 9 0 4 13 8 31 .242 10
Marwin González, IF 120 344 44 96 18 1 12 34 16 74 .279 4
Robbie Grossman, LF 24 49 7 7 2 0 1 5 5 17 .143 0
Will Harris, P 44 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 0
Roberto Hernández, P 20 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 0
L. J. Hoes, OF 8 15 1 4 0 0 0 1 1 3 .267 0
Scott Kazmir, P 13 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 0
Dallas Keuchel, P 33 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 .200 0
Jed Lowrie, SS,3B 69 230 35 51 14 0 9 30 28 43 .222 1
Jake Marisnick, CF 133 339 46 80 15 4 9 36 18 105 .236 24
Lance McCullers, Jr., P 22 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 0
Collin McHugh, P 32 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 .125 0
Brett Oberholtzer, P 8 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 0
Alex Presley, OF 8 12 1 3 0 0 0 1 1 5 .250 0
Colby Rasmus, OF 137 432 67 103 23 2 25 61 47 154 .238 2
Domingo Santana, OF 14 39 6 10 2 0 2 8 2 17 .256 2
Jon Singleton, 1B,DH 19 47 6 9 2 0 1 6 10 17 .191 1
George Springer, RF 102 388 59 107 19 2 16 41 50 109 .276 16
Max Stassi, C 11 15 4 6 0 0 1 2 1 5 .400 0
Preston Tucker, LF 98 300 35 73 19 0 13 33 20 68 .243 0
Luis Valbuena, 3B,1B 132 434 62 97 18 0 25 56 50 106 .224 1
Jonathan Villar, SS 53 116 18 33 7 1 2 11 10 29 .284 7

Pitching[edit]

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; HR = Home runs allowed; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts

Player W L ERA G GS SV IP H R ER HR BB K
Jake Buchanan 0 0 2.00 5 0 0 9.0 5 2 2 1 4 5
Kevin Chapman 0 0 3.38 3 0 0 5.1 4 2 2 1 3 8
Sam Deduno 0 1 6.86 9 2 1 21.0 24 16 16 3 9 17
Scott Feldman 5 5 3.90 18 18 0 108.1 115 49 47 13 27 61
Michael Feliz 0 0 7.88 5 0 0 8.0 9 7 7 2 4 7
Josh Fields 4 1 3.55 54 0 0 50.2 39 20 20 2 19 67
Mike Fiers 2 1 3.32 10 9 0 62.1 45 26 23 10 21 59
Luke Gregerson 7 3 3.10 64 0 31 61.0 48 24 21 5 10 59
Will Harris 5 5 1.90 68 0 2 71.0 42 18 15 8 22 68
Roberto Hernández 3 5 4.36 20 11 0 84.2 90 48 41 9 26 42
Scott Kazmir 2 6 4.17 13 13 0 73.1 78 42 34 13 24 54
Dallas Keuchel 20 8 2.48 33 33 0 232.0 185 68 64 17 51 216
Lance McCullers, Jr. 6 7 3.22 22 22 0 125.2 106 49 45 10 43 129
Collin McHugh 19 7 3.89 32 32 0 203.2 207 89 88 19 53 171
Pat Neshek 3 6 3.62 66 0 1 54.2 49 25 22 8 12 51
Brett Oberholtzer 2 2 4.46 8 8 0 38.1 44 21 19 4 17 27
Brad Peacock 0 1 5.40 1 1 0 5.0 5 3 3 0 2 3
Óliver Pérez 0 3 6.75 22 0 0 12.0 14 12 9 2 4 14
Chad Qualls 3 5 4.38 60 0 4 49.1 46 24 24 6 9 46
Tony Sipp 3 4 1.99 60 0 0 54.1 41 13 12 5 15 62
Dan Straily 0 1 5.40 4 3 0 16.2 16 11 10 2 8 14
Joe Thatcher 1 3 3.18 43 0 0 22.2 23 8 8 1 12 26
Vincent Velasquez 1 1 4.37 19 7 0 55.2 50 28 27 5 21 58
Asher Wojciechowski 0 1 7.16 5 3 0 16.1 23 13 13 2 7 16

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Fresno Grizzlies Pacific Coast League Tony DeFrancesco
AA Corpus Christi Hooks Texas League Rodney Linares
A-Advanced Lancaster JetHawks California League Omar Lopéz
A Quad Cities River Bandits Midwest League Josh Bonifay
A-Short Season Tri-City ValleyCats New York–Penn League Ed Romero
Rookie Greeneville Astros Appalachian League Lamarr Rogers
Rookie GCL Astros Arizona League Marty Malloy
Rookie DSL Astros Dominican Summer League Neder Horta

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Fresno, Greeneville[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ MLB.com
  2. ^ MLB.com
  3. ^ MLB.com
  4. ^ MLB.com
  5. ^ MLB.com
  6. ^ MLB.com
  7. ^ de Jesús Ortíz, José (December 30, 2014). "Jeff Bagwell open to return to Astros organization". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved March 16, 2016.
  8. ^ de Jesús Ortíz, José (January 27, 2015). "Jeff Bagwell to serve as guest instructor this spring". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved February 17, 2016.
  9. ^ "2015 Houston Astros Sortable Schedule". Houston Astros.
  10. ^ "2015 Houston Astros Sortable Schedule". Houston Astros.
  11. ^ Leventhal, Josh, ed. (2015). Baseball America 2016 Almanac. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America. ISBN 978-1-932391-60-2.

External links[edit]