Astros: 2022 Steamer Projections for Starting Rotation
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Cristian Javier: 5-6, 4.44 ERA, 1.33 WHIP
Steamer projects 45 appearances with 11 starts for Cristian Javier in 2021. I get it, but if I were the Astros I’d put this guy in the rotation, if at all possible. He’s much better in that role. These projections show an ERA 0.89 higher with a 0.15 increase in WHIP. Neither of those are outrageous depending on how Javier is used.