Description: Astros righty Brad Peacock, who was acquired from Oakland in the Jed Lowrie trade, will serve as Houston's fourth starter. SOURCE: Brian T. Smith, Houston Chronicle
Insight: The 25-year-old Peacock had been traded in each of the last two offseasons, as he went from Washington to Oakland in the Gio Gonzalez deal. He had a 6.01 ERA at Triple-A last season and shouldn't be owned anywhere but the deepest NL-only leagues.
5/5/2012 1:25:00 PM
Description: Athletics' prospect Brad Peacock gave up one run on six hits in five innings to record his third win of the season for Triple-A Sacramento.
Insight: Peacock is now 3-1 with a 3.24 ERA and 32 strikeouts in 33 1/3 innings over six starts this season. However, if you remove his April 23 start, in which he gave up seven runs on 10 hits in 4 1/3 innings, Peacock's ERA drops to 1.55. The No. 71 overall prospect on MLB.com's top 100 list is an interesting player to watch, as the Oakland A's have proven they are not above bringing up their top pitching prospect as soon as they prove they are ready.