Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Xavier Cedeno sent to Oklahoma City

Not quite sure what Dallas Keuchel has to do to get some love, but our buddy Greg Rajan let everyone know that, to make room for Jason Stoffel, the Astros have sent Xavier Cedeno up to Oklahoma City.

Henry Sosa is currently injured, but when he gets back, another move will have to be made, and Sosa will work out of the rotation.

Xavier Cedeno: 108.2IP, 98H/46ER, 109K:42BB, 3.82 ERA/1.29 WHIP
Dallas Keuchel: 108.1IP, 100H/38ER, 63K:25BB, 3.16 ERA/1.15 WHIP

The only thing I can see is the strikeout rates, but at least someone is moving up...

1 comment:

OremLK said...

Xavier Cedeno has better stuff than Keuchel. Keuchel's fastball sits around 86mph. Cedeno's sits around 89-90ish. He also flashes a plus curve. This is why he strikes out more batters than Keuchel. And, strikeout numbers are arguably more important than ERA in assessing minor league pitching prospects. All of that said, I think they should both move up. Perhaps they will following further trades.