Astros Roster Predictions: Starting Pitchers
By Eric Huysman
The Fourth Dimension
Aug 2, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros starting pitcher Brett Oberholtzer (39) pitches against the Toronto Blue Jays during the game at Minute Maid Park. The Astros defeated the Blue Jays 8-2. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Brett Oberholtzer: He may not be the most effective pitcher, but he had an undervalued 2014 season. Plus, once again he breaks up two right-handed pitchers. He is one of the last players still on the team from the Michael Bourn trade.
Brian Del Castillo
I project Brett Oberholtzer, but that could change if Asher Wojiecowskei can get healthy, stay healthy and put up a strong spring. Stud prospects Michael Feliz and Vincent Velasquez will surely get at least a half season more of seasoning in the minors before making an impact with the Stros.
Brett Oberholtzer: No problem earning this spot. Question is, can he keep his spot all year?
At the risk of not having this not be unanimous, I’ll also say Obie. I’ve liked the guy the past couple of seasons, and think that he’s been undervalued. This is the season everything clicks for the lefty.
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