Last Sunday, starting pitcher Lucas Harrell was demoted to the bullpen due to wildly inconsistent numbers. What I was hoping for and most Astro fans were hoping for is happening. Top pitching prospect Jarred Cosart is getting the call.
This is a huge move. For those who do not know, Cosart is the first of many top prospects awaiting their call to Houston. This move symbolizes the beginning of the Astros way back to the top. The last Astros pitching prospect to have hype like Cosart does, was a guy named Roy Oswalt. Spoiler alert, that turned out to be pretty darn awesome. Here’s the better news. The Astros have five or six more prospects just like Cosart to have the hype that Roy Oswalt had. Those men go by the names of Mike Foltynewicz, Asher Wojciechowski, Mark Appel, Lance McCullers, and of course, Jarred Cosart. Can we speed up to next year or 2015 already?
Cosart, 23, went 7-4 with a 3.29 ERA in 18 games (17 starts) for the RedHawks this year.To make room for Cosart on the 25 man roster, the Astros have optioned 24 year old outfielder Jimmy Paredes back to Triple A Oklahoma City.