Houston’s undervalued rotation
The Astros may not have the juggernaut rotation of death they once had, But Houston might have one of the deepest rotations. Zack Greinke is a former Cy Young winner, McCullers has ace-level stuff and is playing in a contract year, Jake Odorizzi is a 15-game winner still in the prime of their career, and both Jose Urquidy and Cristian Javier have shined in starts in both the regular season and post season.
Brandon Bielak and Luis Garcia have also shown some promise as starters last year and could push for playing time in 2021. And if Framber Valdez can return sometime this season, Houston might be quite frisky come playoff time. Houston may not have a guy in the rotation who’ll throw multiple 14K games or produce a low deGrom-esque ERA, but this rotation can get outs and get dubs.