Wednesday, May 9, 2012

WTH 25-Man Roster - Position Player Update

As promised, let's check in with the position players from the WTH 25-man roster and see how they're doing. [Note - The What the Heck 25-man roster was compiled through reader votes throughout the off-season.]

100 AB's into the season Jonathan Singleton leads the WTH crew in average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage. With a minimum of 100 AB's, only three players in the Astros system have higher averages - Brandon Barnes, Matt Duffy and Fernando Martinez; no one has a higher on-base percentage; and only Brandon Barnes and Telvin Nash have higher slugging percentages.

George Springer leads this group with 23 RBI's. Zach Johnson leads all Astros minor league players with 31 RBI's. No one has more stolen bases than our one-two punch of Delino DeShields and Jonathan Villar.

Jonathan Meyer has continued to hit well after his strong start. Kody Hinze and Roberto Pena have continued to struggle. And Jonathan Villar is showing signs of improvement. I've not seen any word about Brandon Wikoff's DL status so we'll leave him on the roster for now.


  1. Jonathan Villar, really????

  2. Not sure what the "really" is for, but if you're referring to his low batting average, he is in fact hitting .281 over his last 10 games. He may revert to hitting poorly or he may build on his recent success. Your guess is as good as mine, but he is showing signs of improvement at the plate as of late. If you're referring to something else, let me know.