Astros roster by the numbers

Here’s a different breakdown of the Astros’ roster:

By the numbers:

13 — Pitchers

2 — Catchers

6 — Infielders

4 — Outfielders

27.3 — Average age of the roster

28 — Average age of the pitching rotation

5 — Players 30 or older (Brandon Lyon, Brett Myers, Wandy Rodriguez, Carlos Lee and Chris Snyder)

21 — Age of youngest player (Jose Altuve)

35 — Age of oldest players (Carlos Lee)

1 — Players remaining for 2005 World Series team (Wandy Rodriguez)

Where the players are from:

18 — United States (Brian Bogusevic, David Carpenter, Jason Castro, Matt Downs, J.A. Happ, Lucas Harrell, Chris Johnson, Jed Lowrie, Brandon Lyon, J.D. Martinez, Brett Myers, Bud Norris, Fernando Rodriguez, Jordan Schafer, Chris Snyder, Kyle Weiland, Wesley Wright, Travis Buck)

3 — Dominican Republic (Fernando Abad, Rhiner Cruz, Wandy Rodriguez)

2 — Venezuela (Jose Altuve, Marwin Gonzalez)

1 — Nicaragua (Wilton Lopez)

1 — Panama (Carlos Lee)

How they were acquired:

9 — Free agents (Fernando Abad, Jose Altuve, Carlos Lee, Brandon Lyon, Brett Myers, Fernando Rodriguez, Wandy Rodriguez, Chris Snyder, Travis Buck).

5 — Draft (Brian Bogusevic, Jason Castro, Chris Johnson, J.D. Martinez, Bud Norris).

5 — Trade (David Carpenter, J.A. Happ, Jed Lowrie, Jordan Schafer, Kyle Weiland).

3 — Rule 5 (Wesley Wright, Rhiner Cruz, Marwin Gonzalez)

3 — Waivers (Matt Downs, Lucas Harrell, Wilton Lopez)

1 Comment

Bet there’s a trade or waiver claim coming up. My bet is a right handed hitting centerfielder.

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