There was some thought that Brad Peacock would earn himself a full time starting pitcher role with the Houston Astros at the beginning of the 2013 season out of spring training. That didn’t really happen the way it looked like it might but now, even with a high ERA, Peacock is showing for sure that he should be able to make the team out of 2014 spring training. Look for him to be one of the inning eating solid mid-rotation pitchers.
The best part about the late emergence of Peacock is that he isn’t just shutting down a few hitless teams here and there but teams including the Cincinnati Reds and Oakland Athletics. We are talking about him going out against good and hot hitting Major League Baseball line-ups and still holding his own or even shutting them down. That shows a poise and consistency level that he has yet to find to this point in his career.
Now at last it appears that his time in the minor leagues could be over for good. The Astros will make very few guarantees going into the season next season but I believe that will only play into Peacock’s hand. He should be in that five-man rotation next year. He could be one of the ace level starters by that time or he might hold down a solid four or five spot. Either way he is proving to be able to get MLB hitters out and good ones at that. He’ll be on the bump next year.