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Samuel Deduno | Starting Pitcher

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (31) / 7/2/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 212
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Samuel Deduno will start on Wednesday against the Rangers.
Deduno earned another outing after tossing four innings of one-run ball on Friday versus the Mariners. "I thought he competed very well," Astros manager A.J. Hinch said. "I think he had quite a few first-pitch strikes. I think his fastball was in the zone, which helped his breaking ball." Deduno could hold down the fifth spot in the rotation until Brett Oberholtzer (blister) is ready. May 3 - 10:52 AM

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Making a spot-start, Samuel Deduno held the Mariners to one run over four innings on Friday.

Deduno threw 61 pitches and did pretty much as well as the Astros could have hoped under the circumstances. The only run scored on an RBI double by Robinson Cano in the third. Deduno struck out four and walked two and figures to move back into middle relief.
May 2 - 12:03 AM

Samuel Deduno is expected to start on Friday against the Mariners.

Deduno holds a 2.89 ERA over five relief appearances this season. The 31-year-old went just 2 1/3 innings and threw 38 pitches in his last outing, so he'll obviously be on a pitch count. He could hold down the fifth spot in the rotation until Brett Oberholtzer (blister) is ready.
Apr 29 - 3:01 PM

Samuel Deduno will open the season in long relief.

So the battle for the final rotation spot is down to Roberto Hernandez and Asher Wojciechowski. Deduno obviously carries no fantasy value in the Houston bullpen.

Samuel Deduno pitched three scoreless innings out of the pen Monday versus the Nationals.

Deduno isn't expected to open the season in the bullpen as a middle reliever, but he'll likely make starts for Houston at some point during the season. He's allowed one run in eight innings this spring.
Mar 16 - 4:12 PM

Samuel Deduno threw four scoreless innings Saturday in a spot start against the Mets.

Deduno surrendered just one hit and one walk in the start -- his first as a member of the Astros. Deduno could be in the running for a rotation spot next spring, depending on what Houston does this offseason.
Sat, Sep 27, 2014 10:12:00 PM

Samuel Deduno will make his first start for the Astros on Saturday against the Mets.

Deduno was claimed off waivers in late August but has only pitched 4 2/3 relief innings so far for the 'Stros. He holds a 6.52 ERA in eight starts and 3.41 ERA in 26 relief appearances this season and can be avoided for streaming purposes.
Tue, Sep 23, 2014 06:18:00 PM

Astros claimed RHP Samuel Deduno off waivers from the Twins.

Deduno had a 4.60 ERA, 1.45 WHIP, and 74/41 K/BB ratio in 92 innings this season for Minnesota. The 31-year-old right-hander has worked as both a starter and reliever. It's not clear yet how Houston will use him.
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 04:35:00 PM

Samuel Deduno is likely to return to the Twins' starting rotation next week.

He'd be filling in for Yohan Pino, who was optioned back to Triple-A Rochester on Thursday afternoon. Deduno, who's been in the bullpen for the past several days, owns a 4.99 ERA and 1.53 WHIP in 61 1/3 innings this season. He remains a poor fantasy option.
Thu, Jun 26, 2014 02:04:00 PM

Samuel Deduno has been moved to the bullpen.

Deduno was lit up for seven earned runs in 2 2/3 innings Saturday by the Tigers, pushing his ERA to 5.34. He will pitch in a long relief role now for Minnesota with Yohan Pino taking over the vacant rotation spot.
Tue, Jun 17, 2014 04:58:00 PM

Samuel Deduno was hammered for seven earned runs in 2 2/3 innings Saturday in a loss to the Tigers.

Deduno also got rocked Sunday by the Astros and is now 2-5 on the season with a brutal 5.34 ERA and 1.59 WHIP. The Twins might have to try someone else soon.
Sat, Jun 14, 2014 08:11:00 PM

Samuel Deduno allowed five runs over three innings of work in a loss to the Astros on Sunday.

Deduno had to deal with baserunners early and often, as he gave up three hits while walking four on the day. He'd been serviceable in his six starts prior to Sunday, but the walks continue to be an issue -- he's now issued 26 free passes in 54 2/3 innings. He's nothing more than an AL-only option, and he may not even be that Saturday at the Tigers.
Sun, Jun 8, 2014 07:04:00 PM

Samuel Deduno allowed two runs on six hits over five innings to pick up his second win of the season against the Brewers on Tuesday.

Deduno worked into and out of trouble all evening, as at least one runner reached base in each of his five innings. The right-hander walked four to go along with his six hits allowed. Through 13 appearances including six starts, Deduno has a 3.83 ERA and 1.45 WHIP. He makes for a decent AL-only add for pitching-needy teams. He'll draw the Astros on Sunday.
Tue, Jun 3, 2014 11:52:00 PM

Samuel Deduno gave up four runs in 5 1/3 innings Thursday in a no-decision against the Rangers.

Deduno almost pulled a Houdini Act in the second, loading the bases with no outs and then getting a popup and a strikeout before Shin-Soo Choo snuck a ball down the left-field line for a bases-clearing double. Apart from that, Deduno was pretty effective. His rotation spot should still be secure for the moment.
Thu, May 29, 2014 05:12:00 PM

Samuel Deduno lost despite allowing just two runs in 5 2/3 innings versus the Giants on Saturday.

Deduno is getting better by the start, illustrating that he really should have been in Minnesota's rotation all along. He was always a better bet than Mike Pelfrey and Kevin Correia anyway. Next up for him is a home start against the Rangers. He should only be used in AL-only leagues right now.
Sun, May 25, 2014 01:09:00 AM

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C1Jason Castro
2Hank Conger
1B1Chris Carter
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Jed Lowrie
2Marwin Gonzalez
3Jonathan Villar
3B1Luis Valbuena
LF1Colby Rasmus
2Robbie Grossman
CF1Jake Marisnick
RF1George Springer
2L.J. Hoes
DH1Evan Gattis
Starting Pitcher
S1Scott Feldman
2Dallas Keuchel
3Collin McHugh
4Roberto Hernandez
5Samuel Deduno
6Brett Oberholtzer
7Brad Peacock
Relief Pitcher
R1Luke Gregerson
2Pat Neshek
3Chad Qualls
4Josh Fields
5Tony Sipp
6Will Harris
7Joe Thatcher