On April 30th, I made a statement that the Astros have no All Stars on their team... It looks like Lance Berkman may have taken that to heart. Now obviously Berkman more than likely doesn't read this blog, but work with me here...
Since 4/30/08, Lance Berkman has been the best offensive player in all of baseball... and it's not even close.
The next closest player to Berkman in OPS would be Chris Snyder of Arizona. His numbers are quite impressive... but nothing compared to what Lance is doing. <see compared stats below>
This past 10 days for Lance has really moved him up the ranks in many of the reputable offensive categories. Below show what his stats were on 4/30/08 along with his rank and also his stats how they are now, and his rank now. These are only including players with 100 plate appearances.
Pretty amazing that he moved up that far in just 10 days.
Alright, I have some more stats that you may or may not find interesting. Here are how well Lance has done in the Astros Wins and Losses.
You could at least try to make a case that the Astros success depends on how well Lance Berkman does.