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2015 TCB Astros March Madness: Matt Dominguez vs. Kent Emanuel

Round one kicks off with a current Astros regular squaring off against a third-round draft pick.

Just a reminder; voting will stay open for 24 hours for each of these match-ups, and there will be two match-ups per day. For a complete breakdown, check out the introductory post if you haven't already. Get those votes in while you can!

Round One, Match One

Matt Dominguez, 3B

Dominguez is the typical bounce-back candidate that we like to talk about on TCB using the batting average on balls in play (BABIP). His BABIP last year was .244 which is below his .255 career BABIP. It's very unlikely he'll get a BABIP anywhere near .300 but should still some rise in his offensive numbers across the board. Still just 25 some believe the defensive metrics are unkind to his defense and he'll never hit for much, but he does bring double-digit power that can get in the 20s. -- Timothy DeBlock


Kent Emanuel, LHP

One of the few draft picks that the Astros fan base has questioned strongly under Jeff Luhnow’s tenure is the selection of Kent Emanuel. Emanuel has very average stuff but has good control. His command is lacking which could be a significant problem. However, there has to be something there. Bad pitchers just don’t usually post sub-4 FIPs and SIERAs in Lancaster in over 100 innings. -- Subber10