TCB's Astros Fan Favorite March Madness Tournament is underway. From now until the end of Spring Training, 64 players will face off in a head-to-head public vote to determine who advances to the next round, and who will eventually be crowned the community's favorite Astros player. For more details, click here for the introductory post.
The rules are simple: Determine which player you think should advance to the next round by voting for that player. Arguments made for an advancing player in the comments section below may be used in that player's description for the next round. Vote subjectively, objectively or by using your trusty magic eight ball. Votes will last exactly 24 hours.
In this match-up:
22 - Wesley Wright
One of the few bright spots in the Astros' bullpen in 2012, Wesley Wright was a Rule 5 draft pick in 2007 from the Los Angeles Dodgers. The lefty struck out more than 9 and walked fewer than 3 per 9 IP in 2012, accumulating 0.5 fWAR in 52.1 innings. In the past, his walk rate has been alarming, but if he can stay closer to his 2012 numbers, he has the ability to provide good value as a lefty specialist or long reliever. -Anthony
43 - Robbie Grossman
Don't count out the scrappy Grossman. He has a lot of skills over the tools that some less accomplished players like F-Mart may flash. His biggest plus is his on-base skill, but he can play on the corners in the outfield with a little power. After being acquired in the Wandy Rodriguez deal with Pittsburgh last summer, Grossman hit .267/.371/.422 in 160 plate appearances with Corpus. His walk rate has always been fantastic but he lacks power. He'd be an unconventional choice to man left field and bat leadoff for these Astros. -David