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Nicknames, crazy gear part of Players Weekend

Astros reliever Chris Devenski will be a "Dragon" on the inaugural Players Weekend, Aug. 25-27, around the Major Leagues. Players will get to wear colorful, non-traditional uniforms and alternate designs and also have the opportunity to wear the nickname of their choice on the back of their jersey.
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Houston Astros’ Chris Devenski named as All Star Replacement

This past week, I spent time researching why two members of the Houston Astros were snubbed from this year’s All Star game. Originally, I was going to discuss how Josh Reddick was robbed of a spot on the roster, along with teammate Chris Devenski. Yesterday, as I was in the process of making my case for Devenski’s absence on the roster being the product of a popularity contest...
July 08, 2017  |  Discuss

Devenski selected as AL All-Star replacement

Major League Baseball announced today the selections of seven players to the active All-Star rosters as replacements for All-Stars unable to participate in Tuesday's 88th Midsummer Classic. Newly-named American League All-Stars include Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Chris Archer, Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Canó, Houston Astros reliever Chris Devenski, Minnesota Twins...
July 07, 2017

Astros: Chris Devenski is not an All-Star and this is robbery

The Astros are the best team in baseball, with one of the best bullpens in baseball which is led by the Dragon, Chris Devenski. Chris Devenski has flat out ridiculous numbers this season. His 2.09 ERA is the best among Astros bullpen pitchers, and he carries a 12.5 K/9 innings. Devo has struck out 72 batters […] Astros: Chris Devenski is not an All-Star and this is robbery - Climbing...
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July 07, 2017

Devenski learned value of hard work from Dad

Chris Devenski learned the value of hard work at an early age, accompanying his father, Mike Devenski Jr., who owns a moving and storage company in Artesia, Calif., on jobs while growing up. He'd carry and tape up boxes before graduating to bigger tasks as he grew older and stronger. It was tough work and early mornings.
June 15, 2017

Devenski's great escape preserves shutout

Astros reliever Chris Devenski came into a tie game in the eighth inning and was throwing strikes, as usual. Still, he found himself in a mess when the Orioles filled the bases with no outs.
May 27, 2017

Three Up, Three Down: Chris Sale doing (bad) Chris Sale things

Welcome to this week's edition of Three Up, Three Down — your weekly catch-up of the three best highlights (and lowlights) from around the league. We're here for all of the cheers and the jeers, because it's baseball. You can't have a winner without someone losing along the way.This week, all continue to rise for a judge holding court, we marvel at someone good in D.C. (for once...
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May 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Finding and Building a Devenski

CLEVELAND – Like so many others, Chris Devenski watched in fascination last October. He observed, on the flat-screen television of his offseason home in San Diego, as Cleveland continuously elected not to save their best arm, Andrew Miller, for the ninth inning, but rather to utilize him in high-leverage situations earlier in the game. Unlike the many other major-league pitchers...
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May 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Last Season’s Most Underrated Rookie

I got to participate in the voting for last season’s American League Rookie of the Year award. Like almost everyone else, I agonized over whether to go with Gary Sanchez or Michael Fulmer, before ultimately settling on the latter. Tyler Naquin rounded out my ballot. It was the most common ballot — there were a dozen, out of 30, that read like mine. If I had a fourth-place slot...
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February 20, 2017  |  Discuss

The Astros’ Chris Devenski and Large Velocity Gaps

In the second half of the double-header between the Twins and Astros today, Chris Devenski will take the mound for the Astros. He owns an 80 mph changeup and a 92 mph fastball, give or take some ticks, and that differential is the fourth-biggest one among starting pitchers since 2014. That fact alone should make his changeup a great one when it comes to whiffs. We’ve known for...
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August 11, 2016  |  Discuss

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