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2015 TCB Astros March Madness: Scott Feldman vs. Luke Gregerson

The rotation's veteran workhorse dances with the bullpen's newest anchor.

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 Ten

Scott Feldman, RHP

In his first season with Houston, Feldman proved his worth by living up to his contract. He was essentially exactly what everyone expected; 180.1 innings of work and an ERA in the upper threes. He commanded his pitches well, generated some ground balls, and 20 of his 29 starts were Quality Starts. He failed to pitch five or more innings just twice all season, providing much needed stability in the middle of the Astros' young rotation. Feldman figures to provide similar solid-but-unspectacular value in 2015. -- Brian Stevenson


Luke Gregerson, RHP

2014 proved to be a big year for Gregerson; it was his very first outside of the safety of PETCO Park, and he went to Oakland in the AL, no less. Despite a big transition in run scoring environment, Gregerson turned in another strong year that helped the Astros feel comfortable with giving him a big deal to pitch for them in the same division.Gregerson has always out-performed his peripherals and predictive metrics, so there is a bit of concern for him, but even if he were to regress, he would still represent a huge upgrade in bullpen stability for the next few seasons. He'll be in a three-way competition for the closer's role with Qualls and Neshek. -- Brian Stevenson