A look at the Houston Astros improved starting pitching in 2014

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Scott Feldman

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Scott Feldman

Feldman went 8-12 with a 3.74 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, .266 BAA, and 5.34 K/9 ratio. He was a nice veteran presence in the rotation and proved to be a good signing for GM Jeff Luhnow. Feldman finished with 107 strikeouts while allowing 185 hits, 50 walks, 75 earned runs, and 16 homer runs in 29 starts (180.1 innings pitched). He finished the season with seven straight quality starts and the lowest ERA in a full single-season in his MLB career. He was also the Astros’ recipient of the Darryl Kile Good Guy Award, which is awarded by the Houston Chapter of the BBWAA.

Feldman threw two complete games and one shutout in 2014. He signed a three-year, $30 million contract with the Astros last December and will be entering his 11th season in 2015. The Astros may explore moving the 31-year-old, but I expect he will ultimately be back next season and a part of the Astros rotation.