FIRST THREE OUT…
One of Houston’s top pitching prospects has helped the club out this year. But he has been too inconsistent to be called upon as postseason reliever. He has electric stuff, but the ability to control his pitches regularly remains to be seen. However, if Liriano continues to struggle, Martes might just be a better option.
Fiers came through for the Astros in July, when other starters were hurt or slumping. Since then, he has fallen back into a funk of his own. The only way Fiers will make the postseason is if multiple injuries occur to the starting rotation, which hopefully does not occur.
Fisher looked to have a decent shot of making the 25-man roster. However, the combination of Maybin’s arrival and Fisher’s regression from his initial splash in the majors has severely hurt his chances. Fisher has definitely carved out a role in the future for the club, but that will not be seen in the 2017 postseason.
***Stats per baseball-reference***