Not all the news was bad on Wednesday for Astros fans.
Jarred Cosart (Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports)
This is big news for Astros fans. Cosart is the first of the legitimate big name prospects to reach the major leagues. And he certainly will not be the last.
Friday is as good a time as any to see the hard throwing right hander take the mound for the first time as a major leaguer. Cosart was always a hard thrower, but this season saw him really take a step forward. He became a more complete pitcher as his other pitches developed and he became more than just a thrower.
So far this season, Cosart has pitched 93 innings while striking out 93 batters to go with a 3.19 ERA.
Cosart might not come up taking the league by storm, and there could be some rough patches, but overall I think he is ready for the major leagues.