A look at the Houston Astros improved starting pitching in 2014

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Brad Peacock

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Brad Peacock

Peacock was 4-9 with a 4.72 ERA, 1.56 WHIP, .267 BAA, and 8.13 K/9 ratio. He never once pitched past the seventh inning all year, but did show some consistency. He piled up 119 strikeouts while allowing 136 hits, 70 walks, 69 earned runs, and 20 home runs in 24 starts  (131.2 innings pitched). He was optioned to OKC in late July, but recalled after the Astros traded Jarred Cosart to the Miami Marlins at the trade deadline.

The 26-year-old Peacock will most likely be replaced in the rotation next season. He had a nice month of September, but the team had to use a lot of the bullpen in almost every one of his starts this year. Peacock was a nice fill-in pitcher for Houston while they were rebuilding, but I really don’t see him being a part of their future plans.