Dallas Keuchel Houston Astros

Age: 31 (January 1, 1988) | 6' 3" | 205lbs. | Throws: Left P-34
Tm Lg YEAR W L SV Hld G GS IP H HR BB SO ERA WHIP Rating BB/9 SO/9 BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
HOU AL 2014 12 9 0 0 29 29 200.0 187 11 48 146 2.92 1.18 1.14 2.2 6.6 .296 64/17/19 18 18
HOU AL 2015 20 8 0 0 33 33 232.0 185 17 51 216 2.48 1.02 1.02 2.0 8.4 .277 62/19/20 39 35
HOU AL 2016 9 12 0 0 26 26 168.0 168 20 48 144 4.55 1.29 1.32 2.6 7.7 .310 57/19/24 4 8
HOU A- 2017 1 0 0 0 1 1 5.0 3 0 0 5 1.80 0.60 0.60 0.0 0.0 .248 n/a
HOU AA 2017 0 0 0 0 1 1 3.0 2 0 1 3 0.00 1.00 0.83 3.0 9.0 .268 n/a
HOU AL 2017 14 5 0 0 23 23 145.1 116 15 47 125 2.91 1.12 1.11 2.9 7.7 .262 67/15/18 24 21
HOU AL 2018 12 11 0 0 34 34 204.1 211 18 58 153 3.74 1.32 1.31 2.6 6.7 .313 54/22/24 11 13
Career 6yrs 73 55 0 0 176 167 1103.0 1051 101 304 907 3.54 1.23 1.23 2.5 7.4 .301 n/a
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Keuchel's career ERA at home (91 starts) is 3.04. His road ERA (92 starts) is 4.27.

When he finally signs with someone, the projections will have to factor that in.

The key decision: does he like pitching in Minute Maid? Or at home?

Alex Patton Alex
Feb 10

I suppose the plan, by hiring Dusty Baker, is to make the playoffs and then lose in the first round.

GEOFF CRESAP SydThrift
Feb 7

The ace of the Nomads, Aaron Gleeman's team of unsigned free agents (Baker is Dusty, who Aaron would hire to manage):

Well, it’s a good thing the Nomads can hit.

Dallas Keuchel and Gio Gonzalez are dependably solid atop the rotation, but the rest of the starters have all sorts of durability concerns in addition to simply not being all that good. Clay Buchholz was excellent for the Diamondbacks last season, starting 16 games with a 2.01 ERA, but PECOTA isn’t quite sold on the oft-injured 34-year-old. The Nomads also caught a tough break at the last minute, losing no. 4 starter Jeremy Hellickson when he re-signed with the Nationals yesterday. I wouldn’t blame you for thinking 100-150 innings apiece for Buchholz, Doug Fister, Edwin Jackson, and Brett Anderson is way too optimistic, so feel free to allow one more roster spot for starting pitching help and insert, say, Ervin Santana into the mix. The overall picture wouldn’t change much.

The bullpen isn’t great, but it’s quite a bit stronger than the rotation and so they’ll lean heavily on relievers (although something tells me Baker may not be a big fan of the “opener” strategy). Craig Kimbrel is the anchor, giving the Nomads an elite closer, and the Bud Norris/Ryan Madson setup duo should be solid (making it a setup trio with Brad Boxberger would have helped, but he signed with the Royals yesterday). After that it gets a little sketchy, with more quantity than quality, although they’re definitely not short on late-inning experience. They are short on reliable left-handers, so Baker will probably want to pick his spots with Jake Diekman and Tony Sipp.

Accounting for a below-average defense, PECOTA projects the Nomads to have a slightly below-average pitching staff, ranking ninth in the league in runs allowed.

Alex Patton Alex
Feb 7
Fangraphs:  WAR 3.6    FIP 3.69   SIERA 4.15   FB 53%    FBv 89.3    HR/FB 11%    Hard 28%
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 16 '18