Hey everyone! As an intrigued owner of Jose Berrios, I decided to watch his 2nd start of the season in Houston and jot down what I saw as the game progressed. Scouting pitching is my favorite part of fantasy baseball and it's even more exciting when you're watching a top prospect trying to find his groove in the big leagues. This is my first time doing something like this so any feedback you have is both welcomed and encouraged. Let's get into it!
Line: 4 batters, 0 H, 1 BB, 1 K, 18 pitches (9 strikes)
2nd Inningwho kept his hands back on the 85mph CH that was located at the knees, sending it into the right field seats to give the Astros a 1-0 lead. After coughing up the HR, Berrios seemed either rattled or timid to attack the next two batters. He fell behind 3-0 with 3 straight offspeed offerings to Marwin Gonzalez before getting him to groundout for the second out. He then walked Valbuena on 4 straight pitches with another slew of offspeed pitches. It appeared as if Jose was afraid to attack with his FB. The next batter, Jason Castro, laid down a bunt against the shift to the left side. Berrios had a play on it and likely would have had time to throw Castro out at first, but he bobbled the transfer, leaving him with 2 men on with 2 out and Jose Altuve coming up. The young prospect was able to redeem himself quickly, as Altuve hit a soft 'Baltimore Chop' back to the mound, and this time Berrios made the play at first to end the inning.
Line: 6 batters, 2 H, 1 BB, 1 K, 24 pitches (13 strikes)
3rd InningGattis to ground into an inning ending double play to escape what could have been a disastrous inning.
Line: 4 batters, 0 H, 2 BB, 1 K, 19 pitches (9 strikes)