Originally posted on The Fantasy Fix  |  Last updated 7/15/13
It happens seemingly on a monthly basis these days. Some new pitcher gets called up and takes the world by storm. Perhaps it is the fact that pitching seems to be making a comeback after a couple of decades where hitters seemed to dominate. Perhaps, it is because teams can’t get a reliable scouting report on guys when they first come up. Who knows, maybe it is blind luck. Either way, Jarred Cosart is just in a long line of young pitchers that have captured our imagination with a gem in his debut. For Cosart, it was eight plus innings of shutout baseball where he carried a no-hitter into the ninth. We should start by addressing the obvious. The Astros sent him down immediately following the game in what could best be called a procedural move. They won’t need a fifth starter until well after the all-star break, so why keep him up when he won’t be any good to them. Instead, they activated Justin Maxwell so they could have an extra position player. The Astros brass has said they will ev...
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