Astros Power Rankings Roundup: Week 3

By The Guru
Monday, Apr 17, 2017

Season Trend

Below is a graph of where the Astros have ranked over the course of the season.

And here is what Power Rankers are saying about the Astros this week:

ESPN

Astros ranked 1st - "Jose Altuve reached base in 11 consecutive plate appearances, including back-to-back 3-for-3, two-walk games, and raised his average from .188 to .319. -- David Schoenfield, ESPN.com"

USA Today

Astros ranked 3rd - "Dallas Keuchel better after three starts this year (0.61 WHIP, 0.86 ERA) than his '15 Cy Young year."

Fan Rag

Astros ranked 5th - "Big scare with Carlos Correa’s hand, but he’s OK."

Bleacher Report

Astros ranked 3rd - The Bleacher report rankings commented on four teams this week. Your team was not one of the five mentioned. The write up includes other information, like MVPs of the Week, that make the write up worth the read for fans of any team.

Fox Sports

Astros ranked 1st - "One Nice Thing: Yes, a 7-to-1 jump — but it's deserved. Jose Altuve bounced back in a big way over the last week, Dallas Keuchel has been superb and George Springer has six homers. They've won four straight and five of six to jump to the top of the A.L. West and this fine Power Ranking.

One Not-So-Nice Thing: The Astros' rotation, outside of the dominant Keuchel, could take it up a notch, but let's focus on how the Astros forfeited their DH in Saturday's game against the A's (as part of a furious comeback from 5-0 down), which led to this. Maybe Stanford shouldn't be so interested in A.J. Hinch..."

Average ranking is 2.6 --> See where that puts the Astros in our weekly Power Rankings!

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