In part three of our 2022 Steamer Projections, we take a look at the Astros bullpen as we know it today.
I’ve included both Josh James and Bryan Abreu for the Houston Astros in this group as they are each projected for more than 20 appearances.
Hector Neris: 4-3, 3.92 ERA, 1.28 WHIP
Steamer projects 72 appearances and three saves from Hector Neris as he switches leagues in 2021, coming over from the Philadelphia Phillies. The projected ERA and WHIP are above his career averages and it’s Neris’ first time in the American League.
Neris has 12 saves last season, but blew seven, so keep that in mind if Ryan Pressly is injured or needs a breather.