Mar 2, 2015; Kissimmee, FL, USA; Houston Astros relief pitcher Josh Fields (35) throws during morning work outs at Osceola County Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
The Group of Three
Tony Sipp, Pat Neshek, and Josh Fields received unanimous votes for being on the team from the entire CTH staff. So let’s break each down briefly.
*Luke Gregerson and Chad Qualls aren’t part of this particular list since they were on the previous slide, even though they both received unanimous votes. They will be on the team as well.
Pat Neshek: As soon as he was signed, Astros fans knew he’d play a big part in the bullpen. He’s another potential closer candidate, but will probably be used in tight situations in the later innings
Josh Fields: Yet another closer candidate on the team, and he’s somebody that I want to close out games. This would mean that Qualls, Gregerson, Neshek, and Sipp could be used in escaping jams leading into the ninth inning, something they all excel in.
Tony Sipp: He was extremely valuable in his role coming out of the bullpen last season and getting the team out of trouble at any point in the game. Expect for him to have a very similar role this season.
Now let’s take at the final two bullpen spots on the team.
Next: The Final Two