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Bryan Abreu

Bryan Abreu

P | B/T: R/R | 6' 1" 204 | Age: 22
Santo Domingo Centro, Dominican Republic
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 0 0 1.04 7 0 0 8.2 13 0.81
1 Season 0 0 1.04 7 0 0 8.2 13 0.81
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 7 0-0 1.04 8.2 13 0.81
1 Season 7 0-0 1.04 8.2 13 0.81

Standard MLB Pitching Statistics

SeasonTmLGBFWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIP
2019 HOU AL 32 0 0 1.04 7 0 0 8.2 4 1 1 0 3 13 0.81
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Fastball: 55 | Curveball: 65 | Slider: 55 | Changeup: 40 | Control: 45 | Overall: 45

Abreu signed for $40,000 out of the Dominican Republic as part of the Astros' 2013 international class, then spent four years in Rookie ball trying to locate the strike zone. He finally broke out in 2018, when his stuff and control took significant steps forward. He posted a 1.49 ERA with 90 strikeouts in 54 1/3 innings, claiming a spot on the 40-man roster despite having barely any full-season experience.

Abreu possesses the best curveball in the system, an absolute hammer with high spin rates and quality depth that club officials compare to that of Lance McCullers Jr. Abreu can also flash a wipeout slider at times, though with less consistency, and sets up both breaking balls with a four-seam fastball that ranges from 92-96 mph with running life. He blew away right-handers in 2018, striking out 52 percent while holding them to a .380 OPS.

His ability to refine his nascent changeup will play a large part in determining whether Abreu's long-term role is as a starter or a reliever. To stay in the rotation, he'll also have to continue to improve his control and command. While he'll need a few years to reach his ceiling as a frontline starter, his curveball could help him bolster Houston's bullpen sooner if needed.


Statcast - Pitching

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2019 146 16 0 0.0 87.6 5.3 .202 .255 .184 .246 .363 37.5 40.6 9.4
ALL 146 16 0 0.0 87.6 5.3 .202 .255 .184 .246 .363 37.5 40.6 9.4
MLB 40553 6.3 87.5 11.2 .251 .412 .317 .318 .371 34.5 21.7 8.3

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
10/31/2019 Houston Astros activated RHP Bryan Abreu.
10/22/2019 Houston Astros reassigned RHP Bryan Abreu to the minor leagues.
10/12/2019 Houston Astros activated RHP Bryan Abreu.
10/04/2019 Houston Astros reassigned RHP Bryan Abreu to the minor leagues.
09/07/2019 Houston Astros recalled RHP Bryan Abreu from Round Rock Express.
09/04/2019 RHP Bryan Abreu assigned to Round Rock Express from Corpus Christi Hooks.
08/02/2019 Houston Astros optioned RHP Bryan Abreu to Corpus Christi Hooks.
08/02/2019 Corpus Christi Hooks activated RHP Bryan Abreu.
07/31/2019 Houston Astros recalled Bryan Abreu from Corpus Christi Hooks.
04/23/2019 RHP Bryan Abreu assigned to Corpus Christi Hooks from Fayetteville Woodpeckers.
03/27/2019 RHP Bryan Abreu assigned to Fayetteville Woodpeckers from Round Rock Express.
03/09/2019 Houston Astros optioned RHP Bryan Abreu to Round Rock Express.
11/20/2018 Houston Astros selected the contract of Bryan Abreu from Fayetteville Woodpeckers.
09/11/2018 RHP Bryan Abreu assigned to Buies Creek Astros from Quad Cities River Bandits.
07/10/2018 RHP Bryan Abreu assigned to Quad Cities River Bandits from Tri-City ValleyCats.
07/03/2018 RHP Bryan Abreu assigned to Quad Cities River Bandits.
06/21/2017 Bryan Abreu assigned to Greeneville Astros from GCL Astros.
07/06/2016 RHP Bryan Abreu assigned to GCL Astros from Greeneville Astros.
06/26/2016 RHP Bryan Abreu assigned to Greeneville Astros from GCL Astros.
06/23/2016 RHP Bryan Abreu assigned to GCL Astros.
02/25/2014 RHP Bryan Abreu assigned to DSL Astros Blue.
11/11/2013 Houston Astros signed free agent RHP Bryan Abreu to a minor league contract.