One can argue the merits of that statistic, but it is another stat where Judge beats Altuve. For those who have never played catcher, I think it gets lost how difficult it is to hit well every day as Mauer did. He went 10-15 in the Milwaukee series with three extra base hits and a walk. With the injuries to Austin and Bird (as well as Holliday’s plague), Carter will be the everyday first baseman for July. His current bid for the Miami Marlins is one of the most intriguing off-field MLB stories. April 12, 2018Astros’ Yuli Gurriel Rehabbing, Raking At AA Corpus, Back Friday vs Rangers - April 10, 2018Father Figure: Former Astros’ Pitcher Shane Reynolds Cheers Son, Texas Longhorns’ Ryan Reynolds - April 8, 2018. Pineda’s Fly Ball% has dropped 12% since his rookie year to 32. But if he shows he can keep improving, he could make his way up the minor league ladder. Over the course of his time in the majors this season, Gee has maxed out at 83 pitches and has not thrown more than 64 in a Twins uniform. , so his next couple of starts will be of the rehab variety for the 2015 Triple-A national champion Grizz.