The Astros have designated right-hander Dean Deetz for project, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com was amongst these to report. The transfer makes room for the Astros’ acquisition of fellow righty Austin Pruitt from the Rays.
The 26-year-old Deetz has been with the Astros since they used an 11th-round choose on him in 2014. Deetz had a quick, Three 1/3-inning debut with the Astros in 2018, however he has in any other case spent the previous a number of years within the minors. Whereas Deetz was lights-out on the Triple-A degree in 2018, when he posted a meager .79 ERA (with a worse however still-impressive 3.04 FIP) throughout 34 innings, final season was far harder.
Regardless of placing out 13.5 batters per 9 in 2019, Deetz struggled to a horrid 7.15 ERA/7.38 FIP over one other 34 frames. He walked nearly 10 batters per 9 and recorded a whopping 34.eight p.c dwelling run-to-fly ball charge in that span.