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2015 TCB Astros March Madness: Brad Peacock vs. Jed Lowrie

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In match six, a face-off between a returning shortstop and one of the players he was traded for!

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 Six

Brad Peacock, RHP

Brad Peacock may or may not be ready to go by the start of the season due to off-season surgery to repair the labrum in his hip. The hip is tricky for pitchers but the Astros appear confident. Peacock has yet to fully live up to the hype that has followed him through the minors. He has had issues with giving up too many walks but he does posses one of the better arsenals the Astros have at their disposal. His future roll is yet to be decided as he could fit in well in the pen but will likely get many opportunities to be in the rotation. -- Subber10

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Jed Lowrie, SS

Lowrie is a common face for the Astros after taking a short leave of absence to join the Athletics and allow Trogdor to come into the Astros fold. Lowrie signed this off-season on a 3 year deal to bridge the gap between the current era and the Captain Correa era. Lowrie's defense at short stop may lack somewhat, but he allows the Astros to not have to rely on a repeat career year of Marwin or the infuriatingly inconsistent Villar. He also offers some competition for Matty D to contend with at 3rd base. This flexibility will allow the Astros to keep the left side of the infield productive. He also sports a great walk to strikeout ratio to help with the "K-Stros" not be so strikeout prone. I tried to secure a quote from Paul Clemens, in regards to Lowrie's bunting ability, but he could not or would not be reached. -- IrishPete