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Do the Astros Have an All-Around Even Team?

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Bullpen

Mar 7, 2015; Kissimmee, FL, USA; Houston Astros relief pitcher

Luke Gregerson

(44) pitches during the third inning of a spring training baseball game against the New York Yankees at Osceola County Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

The Astros improved this aspect of the game, that cost them many wins in 2014 with players who weren’t ready to pitch in the major leagues. Jeff Luhnow realized this, and added talent to the existing bullpen talent.

Closer: Luke Gregerson

Setup Man: Chad Qualls

Setup Man: Pat Neshek

Josh Fields

Tony Sipp

Joe Thatcher

Will Harris

The bullpen may still lack a dominate closer, the group as a whole should be pretty good. Luhnow brought some veterans in to stabilize the bullpen, to prevent losing those close games. With a decent rotation, and pitchers going deeper into games, it should keep the bullpen fresh down the stretch.

I would give the Astros bullpen a B+

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