3 Astros non-roster invite snubs for 2022 spring training

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Houston Astros, Kit Scheetz
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Kit Scheetz, who received major-league spring training invites the last two years, remains without one in 2022.

With a smaller amount of games scheduled, the Astros might be looking at other prospects that haven’t sniffed major-league exposure yet. Scheetz, who has been invited twice, remains away from major-league camp following a 3.93 ERA in 2021.

The left-hander saw 55 innings with the Skeeters, but now 27-years-old, Scheetz hasn’t shown much consistency at the highest minor-league level. With 44 strikeouts to his 31 walks, the ratio doesn’t sound stellar, but losing a season in 2020 and pitching minimal Triple-A innings in 2019 can also be factors.

Although not invited this spring, Scheetz is still rostered for the Space Cowboys, while a lefty option out of the bullpen for manager Mickey Storey.