Who Am I?
Height: 6′ 4″
Throws left, Bats left
How did I get here?
Signed by Houston as a 17 year old international free agent out of the Dominican Republic in September 2009. Added to the 40 man roster in November 2016; would have otherwise become a minor league free agent. Three option years remaining.
Why am I here?
“In case of emergency, break glass for left-handed reliever.”
What are my strengths?
Other than left-handedness? Great velocity – he has racked up strikeouts at every level. Even while imploding spectacularly at Fresno in 2016, he was striking out better than a hitter per inning.
What are my weaknesses?
He can’t find the strike zone with a map and a flashlight. Walks almost a batter per inning.
What is my future with the Astros?
Unless he’s suddenly found to be a candidate for Lasik? He might get a cup of coffee, but otherwise he’s DFA fodder as soon as they need the roster space.
What is my projected 2017 performance?
Who else would I remind you of?
A left-handed Ricky Vaughn.