HOUSTON, Texas -- As 2017 wraps up, it has been an incredible year in Houston. This ranking of the top 20 athletes in the city for 2017 takes into account overall impact on their team, where they rank vs. their peers in their respective sports, and quality of performance. This takes into account on the field or court impact only.
As you might suspect, the list is Astros heavy thanks to the run to the World Series. Obviously, the criteria and ranking is subjective, but that is the point of these things. Feel free to switch these around in your own rankings. The final breakdown: Astros (10), Rockets (4), Texans (3), Dynamo (2), UH (1).
No. 20: Charlie Morton, Astros
While his regular season was not overwhelming (14-7, 3.62 ERA, 163 Ks in 146.2 IP), it was still pretty solid and consistent. The big reason he is here, however, is he came up big in the postseason other than one rough outing in Boston, where he was mostly unlucky. He closed out the Astros first-ever World Series with a phenomenal outing and deserves to make the list on that alone.
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The top 20 athletes in Houston for 2017: No surprise, the Astros dominate again