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3 Astros Things: Sabermetrics is a stat

What is the question again?

Tuesday's game has me listening to this on a loop...

1) Sabermetrics is a stat

Sooooooo...Root Sports had an interesting poll for today.

Clearly the one way to show you're inside baseball is to use sabermetrics as a blanket term as a stat on the level with the batting average, on-base percentage, and slugging percentage. Good job Root Sports.

2) A full season of Carlos Correa's Brian McTaggart put together the stats for Carlos Correa's full season of baseball. Here is how it looks:

Expanding on that, Correa had a 10.1 BB%, 20.8 K%, .210 ISO, .308 BABIP, 126 wRC+, and a 4.5 WAR. After doing a bit of a jump, comparing those numbers to the 2015 shortstop. Giants' Brandon Crawford still leads over Correa in WAR with a 4.7 mark -- but Correa is second among all shortstops. Corre has the top wRC+ and ISO (126, .210) over Crawford's 117 and .205.

I'm not attempting to say the Correa is the best offensive shortstop in baseball ready, but I want to show where Correa stands after just one season.

3) Velasquez heading to the shelf

Former Houston Astros prospect Vince Velasquez was arguably the biggest chip the Astros have given away over the numerous trades they have made over the past two season. Velasquez was traded as part of the Ken Giles trade with te Phillies.

At the start of the season, the Astros looked like the team on the wrong end of the trade with Giles struggling and Velasquez rolling. Velasquez was 3-1 with a 1.78 ERA in the month of April with 33 strikeouts. But things went south in May, he was 2-1 with a 5.12 ERA and 34 strikeouts.

Now Velasquez left his latest start early after his fastball showed dramatically lower velocity.

The last tweet brings new light to the Giles deal. The Phillies said, "I don't know about Velaquez?" And Jeff Luhnow walked up to the poker table and said: "If I can keep Derek Fisher, you can have No.1 overall pick, Mark Appel."