Jake Odorizzi was dealing before suffering an unfortunate and seemingly random lower leg injury. While his first three starts of the season were nothing to write home about, he turned it around with his last four starts.
Odorizzi had thrown 22.2 innings across his last four starts allowing only two earned runs before getting hurt. When he does come back he will have to keep up that performance to either stay in the Astros rotation over going to the bullpen when Lance McCullers Jr. returns OR so he can be traded and net the Astros their highest value.
He’s a veteran pitcher and while he can’t go deep into games as he struggles third time through the order he has shown that he still can get major league hitters out.
He would most likely be tossed in rather than be the centerpiece of a trade, but it would be interesting to see if there’s any value for him on the market as well.