The Houston Astros‘ pitching prospect, Jarred Cosart, had another rough outing for the Astros today. One thing I like about Spring Training is being able to watch the young guns like Cosart. There was talk about him being involved in the competition for the Astros fifth starter’s role. I think the majority of that talk has died down up to this point. He is 22 years of age, and he has a ton of potential. I just don’t think he will be rushed to the Major Leagues, and he shouldn’t. There is no reason for the Astros to get Cosart to the big leagues.
While watching him this spring, I have noticed he has control and command issues. The kid has electric stuff. He can throw in the upper 90s. He just needs to get his control down.
In today’s outing, Cosart really struggled with his control. He was extremely wild. In fact, he almost caused a bit of a scuffle when he drilled Philadelphia Phillies‘ batter, Josh Fields. Fields was the second batter that was beaned by Cosart today.
Like I said, he is only 22 years old. Astros fans have got to give him some time to get his control and command issues under control. Cosart is still one of the Astros’ top ten prospects and looks like he could be a part of the Astros at some point this season. I believe he will start the year at Triple A Oklahoma City Redhawks. If Cosart can get his control issues fixed at that level, I believe he can be successful as a major leaguer for years to come. He just needs to iron out his issues.