Number 7 on the Top 10 Baseball Teams list is the Houston Astros. When the ‘Stros switched from the National to American League in 2013, they were in the midst of a lengthy rebuild. In 2015, however, they burst onto the scene, making the playoffs and defeating the Yankees at Yankee Stadium in the AL Wild Card game. From there, the Astros cemented themselves as one of the top teams in baseball.
Their lengthy rebuild netted them several top draft picks, such as outfielder George Springer, shortstop Carlos Correa, and third baseman Alex Bregman. In the wake of Hurricane Harvey in 2017, the city of Houston rallied around the Astros, and led by MVP second baseman Jose Altuve and newly-acquired ace righty Justin Verlander, a World Series title came to Houston for the first time. Now, as one of the best teams in baseball, the Astros hope to make another World Series run in 2019.
Teams were evaluated in 9 different categories (visit this blog post to see the methodology). The Astros graded out as follows:
|Fan Clubs (FanWide)||20||11|
|World Series Wins since 1903||1||21|
|Playoff Series Wins since 2000||8||5|
|Wins (last 5 years)||444||7|
|All Stars (Last 5 years)||18||3|
|National Games Televised (This Year)||15||4|
|Attendance (Average Last 3 Years)||28246.42||17|
|Forbes Value (in billions)||1.65||11|
|Total Social Media Followers (Millions)||3.439||12|
Top 10 so far:
7. Houston Astros
Fan Clubs: 20 (11th)
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