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2015 TCB Astros March Madness: Scott Feldman vs. George Springer

The veteran rotation anchor matches up with the first round's leading vote getter.

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. Here's a link to the first round's wrap up post (wherein you'll find the updated bracket) if you need it. Get those votes in while you can!

Round Two, Match Four

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


George Springer, OF

After scuffling badly in April after being initially called up, Springer exploded by posting a 1.032 OPS in May and following it up with an .824 OPS in June. Though he season ended prematurely due to injury in July, the statement had been made. Even if he never improves past what he showed in his rookie campaign, he figures to be a 30-30 player with plus defense anywhere in the outfield he plays. Strike outs may well hold him back from being elite, but it seems a near foregone conclusion that he'll be a solid regular player at very worst. -- Brian Stevenson