Astros Prospects: Looking at the top five starters in the system
#4: Chris Devenski
While this is not totally a surprise, Devenski following his dominating effort in the Triple-A World Series experience moved up in the rankings of Astros prospects. I interviewed catcher Trent Woodward, and he mentioned that Devenski has the best changeup. While Devenski wasn’t as sought after in the trade discussions or claimed in the Rule V draft, he still has a bright future with the Houston Astros. He has become a fan favorite in Corpus Christi with his pitching; the 16th ranked Astros prospects represents a possible Collin McHugh type of surprise impact with the Astros.
Maybe we should call Devenski Mr. Playoffs because between Double-A and Triple-A playoffs, Devenski pitched 15 innings in four games (two starts) with two wins, 1.20 ERA, and 21 strikeouts. Minor leagues or not, that’s impressive numbers. Looking at his last start specifically, he dominated the game keeping a perfect game into the sixth inning. He ended up the night pitching seven innings, allowing one hit, and no runs in that clinching win. When will he make his impact with the Astros? I think that it would
When will he make his impact with the Astros? I think that it would be after Dan Straily, or Brady Rodgers gives a chance. If he reproduces the success he did in Triple-A in his brief time there, he could be one of the Lance McCullers types of surprises for the 2016 season. A surprising fact is that Devenski was what the Astros received from the White Sox in the Brett Myers trade.
Keeping up with the Astros Prospects: RHP Chris Devenski
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