Houston Astros: Top 10 Starting Pitchers in Franchise History

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5th Best All-Time Astros Starter

Mike Scott by Colin Gay

Scott, a key pitcher for the Houston Astros in the 1980’s, is on the shortlist of the top ten pitchers in Astros history.

In his nine years as an Astro, Scott finished with a record of 110-81 with an ERA of 3.30. During the five seasons of 1985-89, Scott was one of the most dominant pitchers in all of baseball finishing with a record of 86-49 and has his three All-Star seasons.

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In 1986, Scott won the NL Cy Young Award. Comparing the stats of the other pitchers that season, he was by far the most dominant leading the league in ten categories, which included ERA with 2.22, shutouts with five, and WHIP with .923. To prove how dominant he was in 1986, Scott posted a WAR of 8.4 with was much better than second-place finisher Fernando Valenzuela, who had a WAR of 5.4. He also finished tenth in MVP voting that season. Scott helped lead that 1986 Astros team to a first-place finish with a 96-66 record and an NLCS berth.

Scott is in the top ten in Astros history in wins, innings pitched, strikeouts, and shutouts and is in the top twenty for ERA.

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