Houston Astros' second-half preview: The future is bright
Standing: 4th in AL West
Batting Average: Jose Altuve, .335
Home Runs: George Springer, 19
ERA: Dallas Keuchel, 3.20
At 40-56, the Astros are well on their way to topping last year's 51-win total. All-Star Jose Altuve is second in the American League with a .335 batting average, and Chris Carter and George Springer have 19 home runs each, tied for tenth-most in the AL. Still, Houston's offense is the lowest-scoring in the AL.
Houston's pitchers have the second-highest team ERA in the league, despite the strong performance of All-Star Final Vote candidate Dallas Keuchel.
Springer was featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated in June.