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2015 TCB Astros March Madness: J.D. Davis vs. Jose Altuve

How much do you love your new third base prospect? It'll have to be a lot if he's to pull off a massive upset.

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 Sixteen

J.D. Davis, 3B

We’ve seen the Astros target power bats, warts and all, at the MLB level this off-season, but it should come as little surprise given some of their recent draftees. Davis’ big calling card is his raw power, easily a six out of eight, and possibly a seven depending on who you talk to. Splitting time between Tri-City and Quad-Cities in his debut season, he posted a .215 ISO overall, knocking 13 homers in 73 games. He figures to strike out a fair amount, but if he reaches his 30 home run potential and can maintain some level of defensive value, he’ll find his way onto a Major League roster somewhere. -- Brian Stevenson


Jose Altuve, 2B

The Astros keystone man (in more than one way) had a breakout season that will be remembered for decades. Capturing the MLB batting title by hitting .341, Altuve positioned himself as the best player on the team, the face of the franchise and a legitimate All-Star talent. While some regression is to be expected, there's little doubt that he will still be one of the best, if not the best, players on the club for some time to come, and he has, after all, built his whole career atop the shattered expectations of naysayers. -- Brian Stevenson