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2015 TCB Astros March Madness: Aaron West vs. Joe Sclafani

On to match two. What happens when two hype trains collide!?

Note: we had some technical difficulties and are a day late starting the third round. We'll do two matches today to catch up, after which we'll be doing one match per day as planned.

Just a reminder; voting will stay open for 24 hours for each of these match-ups, and there will be one match-up per day. For a complete breakdown, check out the introductory post if you haven't already. Here's a link to the updated bracket. Get those votes in while you can!

Round Three, Match Two

Aaron West, RHP

As an individual, you’d be hard pressed to find a player the TCB staff loves more. West has an interesting background and has been a guest on the podcast. This past season was far from as planned as he spent the majority of the season rehabbing from forearm tightness and then elbow pain. It’s tough to take anything from his stats considering. The talent remains despite being a year older. He throws in the upper 90’s and can command it, that’s a hard pitch to find. -- Subber10


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