|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||119.10||4.00||9.00||0.00||5.21||1.54||80.00||46.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs LHB|| 30.1||0||0|| 2.67||0||8||32|
|vs RHB|| 90.0||0||0|| 3.50||0||22||60|
|Last 10 Games|
|Dallas Keuchel gives up 12 hits in loss Saturday |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(7/19/14) Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel took a loss Saturday after surrendering four runs (three earned) on 12 hits and two walks in five innings and striking out five in his team's 4-3 defeat against the White Sox.
Keuchel (9-6) gave up a run on an infield single and another on a hit-by-pitch, but the decisive run came on a double in the bottom of the fifth that broke a 3-3 tie. He owns a 3.29 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 92:30 K:BB ratio in 120 1/3 innings. Keuchel is slated to face the Marlins Friday.
|Is Dallas Keuchel sliding out of relevance? |
|by Al Melchior | Data Analyst|
(7/15/14) Going back to spring training, Dallas Keuchel didn't appear to be a must-start option for the Astros' rotation, much less for a Fantasy one. Yet, by late May, Keuchel had become a popular starter in standard mixed leagues. Just as quickly as the lefty gained Fantasy notoriety, he threatened to become an afterthought with a four-game slide to end the first half.
In each of those four starts, Keuchel had allowed at least four earned runs and more than a hit per inning, and he netted four or fewer strikeouts. As Keuchel's ERA has climbed from 2.38 to 3.20, owners for the most part haven't dropped him, but he's now benched in roughly 40 percent of the leagues he had been starting in a month ago.
Much of Keuchel's success has been chalked up to his sinker, which has enabled him to pile up grounders on 63 percent of hit balls and limit opponents to six home runs in 115 1/3 innings. During his recent slump, Keuchel has seen his ground ball rate shrink slightly, but that hasn't really been the source of his troubles.
It's Keuchel's slider that has betrayed him, and it was a large part of his surprising success for much of the season. It's been Keuchel's best swing-and-miss pitch and has helped him to raise his whiff rate from last season's 9.9 percent to 10.9 percent. His whiff and strikeout rates have fallen dramatically over these last four starts, and during the same period, Keuchel has lost some of the vertical movement on his slider -- nearly an inch, according to the PitchFX data on BrooksBaseball.net.
For Keuchel's two most recent starts, he had been dealing with swelling in his left wrist, and his worst start came just over a week after he sustained the injury. Keuchel improved slightly in his final outing before the break, lasting 6 2/3 innings with modest increases in his swinging strike (from three to seven) and strikeout (from one to three) totals.
Given that Keuchel's struggles began before he sustained his wrist injury, health is clearly not the only culprit, but getting rest over the break can only help. His problems stem from location rather than velocity, so perhaps with better health and some mechanical adjustments, he can return to his earlier form. Owners should consider benching Keuchel for Saturday's start at the White Sox, but they certainly shouldn't drop him. He should also be considered a buy-low target who has a chance to bolster your rotation over the coming weeks.
|Astros set second-half rotation |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(7/12/14) The Astros have set their rotation following the All-Star break, at least through the first two series.
Manager Bo Porter announced that Scott Feldman, Dallas Keuchel and Jarred Cosart will open the second half in a weekend series against the White Sox, and will be followed by Collin McHugh and Brad Peacock to open a series in Oakland beginning Tuesday.
|Chris Sale earns final AL All-Star spot |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(7/10/14) White Sox starter Chris Sale has been named to the American League All-Star team, beating out pitchers Garrett Richards, Rick Porcello, Corey Kluber, Dallas Keuchel for the final spot. Sale is 8-1 with a 2.08 ERA, a 0.84 WHIP and 102:16 K:BB ratio over 14 starts (95 innings).
|Dallas Keuchel has poor inning, but picks up win Wednesday |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(7/9/14) Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel didn’t pitch particularly well Wednesday, but still managed to pick up a win.
Keuchel allowed four runs on eight hits over 6 2/3 innings of work. He walked one and struck out three during the appearance. The Rangers got on Keuchel early. Adrian Beltre managed a run-scoring single in the first inning, which opened the scoring. After loading the bases in the second, Keuchel gave up a two-run double to Daniel Robertson. Shin-Soo Choo then added a sacrifice fly, finishing the scoring.
Keuchel settled in at that point, giving up three hits over the last four-plus innings. The win brings Keuchel to 9-5 on the year. His next start is likely to come shortly after the All-Star Game.
|For a brief stretch from May 31 to June 21 last season, Dallas Keuchel looked like he might have something to offer in Fantasy, compiling a 2.59 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 7.5 strikeouts per nine innings. But the way he finished the season -- with a 5.95 ERA, 1.59 WHIP and 7.8 strikeouts per nine innings in his final 16 appearances, including 13 starts -- confirmed what pretty much everyone assumed all along: He's a placeholder, plain and simple. And with the Astros bringing in Scott Feldman and Jerome Williams this offseason, he may no longer have a place to hold. He may be competing for a starting job this spring, but with Jarred Cosart, Brett Oberholtzer and Brad Peacock distinguishing themselves among the up-and-comers last year, it would be another placeholder situation. Even as a major-league starter, he's more likely to hurt your NL-only team than help it. Avoid him.
(Updated 2/28/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|7/25/14||MIA||8:10 pm||Brad Hand|
|7/26/14||MIA||7:10 pm||Tom Koehler|
|7/27/14||MIA||2:10 pm||Jacob Turner|
|7/28/14||OAK||8:10 pm||Jesse Chavez|
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