Someone Made Graphs Ranking the Astros Players by Their Cheating and George Springer and Alex Bregman Look Awful

The Houston Astros Bang Graph
The Houston Astros Bang Graph /

Major League Baseball is still dealing with the aftermath of the Houston Astros' sign-stealing scandal. While AJ Hinch, Alex Cora, and Carlos Beltran were fired, the players got off scot free, and were unapologetic for their actions in 2017.

The drama only continues.

Twitter user and Astros fan Tony Adams (@adams_at) created a chart tracking the number of audible trash can bangs vs. the total number of pitches faced by each player in 2017. Based on his data, the stars who needed signs the most were third baseman Alex Bregman and outfielder George Springer, along with Marwin Gonzalez and Carlos Beltran.

According to the data chart, Bregman received 133 trash can bangs on 800 total pitches (16.6%), while Springer earned 139 bangs on 933 pitches (14.9%).

And, of course, the lack of bang could mean no cheating, or it could mean the arrival of a fastball. There could be more cheating involved!

That doesn't make either young star look good, based off their 2017 seasons. Bregman recorded a .284 batting average and .827 OPS with 19 home runs and 71 RBI.

Meanwhile, Springer accumulated a .283 batting average and .889 OPS with 34 homers and 85 RBI. But what makes this data look even worse for the outfielder is that he batted .292 with six homers and nine RBI in that postseason, resulting in a World Series MVP Award.

The sign-stealing controversy already stained the accomplishments of each Astros player on the 2017 roster. However, Bregman and Springer look even worse than most, which is sad for two of the brightest young studs in the majors.