The other position the Astros have tons of depth at is starting pitching. And there are four options but we’ll start with Jose Urquidy who right now the Astros need but when Lance McCullers Jr. comes back, one of the starting five will be expendable.
Urquidy has struggled with consistency and health issues over the past couple years. He is also not a big strikeout guy so his value isn’t super high though he is capable of putting on stellar performances dating back to his game four start against the Nationals where he threw 5.2 innings of shut out baseball on the road in the World Series.
He would be a great addition to a team looking for depth in their rotation and it would be interesting to see what his value is on the trade market and what the Astros would get back in return.
Considering their needs seem to be an upgrade in center field and possibly getting a more offensively adept catcher, it also wouldn’t be surprising to see the Astros trade Urquidy and perhaps a prospect or two for an upgrade in the rotation.