Dallas Keuchel, Starting Pitcher, Houston Astros, #60
Date of Birth: 1/1/1988
Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma
College: University of Arkansas
Dallas Keuchel, starting pitcher for the Houston Astros, was drafted by the Astros in 2009. He pitched in their minor league system from 2009 through most of 2013. He finished his minor league career with 323 strikeouts to 104 walks and a 26-29 record in 83 games.
Keuchel pitched in 16 games with the Astros in 2012 and he finished with a 3-8 record and a 5.27 ERA. In 2013, he had a full season with the Astros, pitching 153.2 innings in 31 games. He finished the season with a 6-10 record and a 5.15 ERA. In 2014, he pitched 200.0 innings in 29 games and he had a 12-9 record with 146 strikeouts to 48 walks and a 2.93 ERA.
Keuchel won his first Gold Glove in 2014. In 29 games, he had a .985 fielding percentage with 47 assists and just 1 error. He won a second Gold Glove in 2015.
Keuchel had an outstanding season in 2015, leading the American League in wins and receiving the American League Cy Young award. He finished the season with career highs in innings pitched (232.0), wins (20 to 8 losses), and strikeouts (216 to 51 walks). He had a career low ERA of 2.48 in 33 games. He pitched 14.0 innings in 3 postseason games and he gave up 10 hits, including 2 home runs, and 4 runs. He had a 2-0 record and 14 strikeouts to 5 walks.
Keuchel struggled in 2016, finishing with an ERA of 4.55. He had 9 wins to 12 losses and 144 strikeouts to 48 walks in 168.0 innings in 26 games. Defensively, however, he fared much better, winning his third consecutive Gold Glove.
Keuchel had a better season in 2017, finishing with an ERA of 2.90 in 23 games. He had 14 wins and 5 losses and 125 strikeouts to 47 walks in 145.2 innings. In the postseason, he pitched 27.2 innings in 5 games and he gave up 25 hits and 12 runs. He had a win in Game 2 of the ALDS, giving up 3 hits and 1 run in 5.2 innings. He struck out 7 batters and walked 3. His second postseason win was in Game 1 of the ALCS, when he gave up 4 hits and no runs in 7.0 innings. He struck out 10 batters and walked just one.
Career pitching statistics for Keuchel through 2017 include:
- 158 games played
- 984.2 innings pitched
- 64-52 win-loss record
- 792 strikeouts to 285 walks
- 3.65 ERA