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2015 TCB Astros March Madness: Josh Fields vs. Joe Sclafani

In our eighth match, a hard-throwing potential closer squares off with the super-utility man of the future, if there's such a thing.

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 Eight

Josh Fields, RHP

Look past the ERA. Josh Fields had a really good season last year. In 54 2/3 innings he struck out 11.52 batters per nine innings, while allowing only 2.80 per nine innings. He had a BABIP well above his career average, so he's yet another player expected for some positive regression. By the end of the year Fields could be the Astros closer. -- Timothy DeBlock


Joe Sclafani, 2B/3B/SS/LF/RF/DH

This is an aggressive ranking for a utility infielder, to be sure, but for those who give significant weight to a player’s floor and major league readiness, Sclafani delivers. Drafted in the 14th round in 2012 as a shortstop out of Dartmouth, Sclafani provides versatility in addition to a well-rounded skill-set that makes him a very strong utility infielder candidate in the majors - perhaps as early as 2015. -- Anthony Boyer