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2015 TCB Astros March Madness: Lance McCullers jr. vs. Jason Martin

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A young fireballer or an even younger outfielder who's quickly becoming a fan favorite. Make your choice!

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 Thirty One

Lance McCullers jr., RHP

Mechanics were an issue when he was drafted and they continue to be a part of the issue. You can’t deny his two pitch arsenal as it’s one of the best in the minors. He has an electric fastball and a great curve. However, due to inconsistencies in his delivery and the fact that throwing strikes is a very difficult task, he may not improve his walk rate enough to reach his ceiling. He’ll also have to improve his changeup which has received mixed reviews. -- Subber10

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Jason Martin, OF

The Astros’ 8th-round pick in the 2013 draft as a seventeen-year-old out of Orange Lutheran High School, where he was also a defensive back on the football team before an injury, Martin flashes a toolset that has drawn comparisons to pre-breakout Brett Phillips. Plus speed, a plus glove, and a nice hit tool should carry him whether he’s able to add power or not. -- Anthony Boyer