Aug 2, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; A general view of a Houston Astros hat and glove in the dugout during a game against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports
Astros #5 Top Prospect: Michael Feliz
4th – 5th starter or closer
I’ve written about Michael Feliz already twice this offseason. The first when the Astros did not initially protect him on the 40-man roster, and then comparing Feliz to Josh Hader. He has a live arm, which generates a lot of swings and misses. Because he started at such a young age, he has a lot of professional experience already. I’m not sure there will be room for him in the rotation, even though he might break in as a starter.
I see him turning into a Wade Davis of sorts, starting in the rotation and succeeding more as a reliever, so I will compare his first year as a starter to Wade Davis’, even though I see slightly more strikeouts.
11-10/ 4.45 ERA/ 184 inning/ 105 k
Ceiling: Yordano Ventura
Floor: Wade Davis
Next: Vincent Velasquez