The Astros have come away from the first road trip of the season with a record of 5-1. Their play thus far has been thoroughly impressive, as evidenced by their supreme run differential of plus-27, currently the best in baseball.
The one constant for the Astros throughout their time in Oakland and Anaheim was their offensive output. As it stands, only one team has scored more runs (Cincinnati).
In light of this explosive start to the season, let’s examine some performances — individual and collective, with a touch of apprehension for good measure.
Fun with max exit velocity
Through six games, Astros hitters collectively rank in the Top 5 in both hard hit rate and average exit velocity.