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Rogelio Armenteros: Is He Our Future Closer?

July 31, 2018

A few days ago, long before yesterday’s Roberto Osuna trade acquisition, Dr. Don Matlosz, a former Jersey Boy pitcher, UH undergrad, good friend of mine from our UT doctoral degree days, and still a professor at Fresno State, e-mailed me that he thought the future closer of the Houston Astros was now on the staff of the Fresno Grizzlies. He was talking about Rogelio Armenteros, a 24-year old Cuban guy who apparently is lighting up the “K” count pretty good this season in that role as a PCL closer. He has 100 strikeouts while also yielding only 85 hits in 91.0 innings of work for the Astros’ AAA farm club this year.

Here’s a link to his professional stats to date:

http://www.milb.com/player/index.jsp?sid=t259&player_id=660494#/career/R/pitching/2018/ALL

Of course, if Roberto Osuna works out in the closer role – and also finds a remedial way to fit in with the morale of the Astros team as someone who genuinely has healed and matured from his past problems, Armenteros could still be a most welcome addition to the set-up role job competition.

Meanwhile, lets hope that Altuve and Correa are both back in the lineup soon. We can’t keep playing with feather bats, slippery gloves, and untimely pitches too much longer and expect to still be in contention by September 1st.

 

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Bill McCurdy

Principal Writer, Editor, Publisher

The Pecan Park Eagle