Before May 15, the Houston Astros‘ starting pitchers were having a rough go of it in 2013.
While they were struggling at the major league level, the Astros were holding their top pitching prospect, Jarred Cosart, in Triple-A. It looked like Astros fans would get a glimpse of the future in Cosart sooner rather than later. But since that halfway point in May, the Astros have a 16-14 record, and a large part of that is because of the starting pitchers.
Which leads me to this question: when will the Astros give Cosart his chance in the majors?
I really thought Erik Bedard wouldn’t make it this far with the Astros after the way he started, but he has really settled down and pitched well. He is the guy that I thought would lose his job to Cosart, but that isn’t the case, and probably wont be. The MLB trade deadline is approaching Houston quickly, and the team is certain to be busy again this year … but will Cosart be in the majors before then?
I doubt it.
The Astros will do everything possible to milk all they have out of their two biggest trade assets in Bud Norris and Lucas Harrell. At least one of those two guys will be gone once the deadline passes, and maybe even both, but not before the deadline. These two guys have been a big part of the team’s recent success and really upping their trade value.
If you’re like me, you’re really interested in the Astros future and their prospects who may be making their debut soon. However, we may have to wait a little while to see Cosart’s debut. If you’re asking me, he will be in Houston before the summer is over.