Welcome to Appy Astros, a blog dedicated to following current & former Greeneville Astros, the Appalachian League affiliate of the Houston Astros. Here you will find reports on current G-Stros, updates on the development of former G-Stros and occasionally an update on what has happened to the guys who have hung up their spikes.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Astros Minor League Affiliates Lose the Most Games
Baseball America has posted it's listing of the combined records of all affiliates for each Major League team. After climbing to 29th place in 2010. The Astros affiliates fall back to 30th after finishing the season a combined 138 games under .500. While it appears at first glance the Astros affiliates were 70 games back from the nearest MLB team, the Brewers. It's not quite that bad. The Astros are one of eight teams that have seven affiliates instead of the normal six. So when you divide the games back by number of affiliates, the Astros average 19.7 games back per affiliate. The Brewers average 11.3 games back per affiliate..... Okay, so maybe it is as bad as it looks.