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Brett Oberholtzer | Starting Pitcher

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (25) / 7/1/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 226
Bats / Throws: Left / Left

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Brett Oberholtzer struggled Tuesday, giving up nine hits and two runs over 4 1/3 innings in a loss to the Rangers.
Oberholtzer had at least two baserunners in each of the first three innings but managed to escape the jams. He was unable to do the same in the fourth, when a Robinson Chirinos home run and, later, a Dan Robertson RBI single plated runs. Two more hits in the fifth inning ended Oberholtzer's night. The left-hander fell to 5-13 with a 4.39 ERA overall in what was likely his final start of the 2014 season. With some established starters and young emerging stars, he'll enter spring needing to earn his spot in the Astros' rotation. Sep 23 - 11:06 PM

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Brett Oberholtzer was effective in a losing cause Wednesday, allowing two runs over 7 2/3 innings against the Indians.

Oberholtzer gave up seven hits, walked none and struck out three. It was his 13th quality start in 23 tries this year, but he's 5-12 with a 4.39 ERA overall. Ideally, he'll enter next year as the Astros' sixth or seventh starter.
Sep 17 - 10:39 PM

Brett Oberholtzer allowed three runs over six and a third innings in picking up his fifth win of the season on Friday.

Oberholtzer gave up seven hits, walked two and struck out one while holding the A's to three runs in just over six innings. Oberholtzer allowed a pair of RBI singles in the third in this one, but pitched an otherwise clean game. Friday's start was a nice bounce-back for Oberholtzer, who allowed seven runs in his last outing. For the season, he has a 4.38 ERA and a 1.37 WHIP. He'll take on the Angels in his next start.
Sep 6 - 2:08 AM

Brett Oberholtzer was tagged for a career-high seven runs over 4 1/3 innings in Friday's loss to the Rangers.

It was his shortest outing since April 24. Oberholtzer gave up nine hits, including a three-run homer to Michael Choice in the fourth inning. The 25-year-old southpaw dropped to 4-10 with the loss and holds a 4.39 ERA and 81/24 K/BB ratio in 121 innings over 20 starts. He'll try to bounce back next week against the A's in Oakland.
Aug 30 - 12:37 AM

Brett Oberholtzer allowed just one run over seven innings but took the loss Wednesday versus the Twins.

Oberholtzer was excellent, scattering six hits and striking out four batters while issuing no walks. But the Houston offense managed just one run against Twins starter Kyle Gibson and the Minnesota bullpen. Oberholtzer will carry a 4-8 record, 3.87 ERA, and 1.32 WHIP into his next start on the road against the Yankees.
Aug 13 - 5:03 PM

Brett Oberholtzer fired seven strong innings against the Rangers on Friday, but settled for a no-decision after allowing two runs on six hits over seven frames.

Oberholtzer walked just one and struck out four on the night. The big southpaw has now delivered five straight quality starts, bringing his ERA down from 4.66 to 4.05. He'll look to keep things rolling when he does battle against the Twins on Wednesday.
Aug 9 - 12:36 AM

Brett Oberholtzer picked up his third win after allowing three runs in 6 2/3 innings Monday against the A's.

Oberholtzer has given the Astros three straight quality starts, though the win tonight was his first since May 30 (he went on to spend most of June in the minors). He's back looking like a legitimate AL-only option, though he's not to be touched in mixed leagues.
Jul 28 - 11:57 PM

Brett Oberholtzer was strong on Tuesday, giving up two runs and six hits in seven innings of work.

Oberholtzer was pitching in the place of Colin McHugh. The numbers weren't spectacular or flashy, but he got the job done. He made the A's put the ball in play, as he didn't record a walk or strikeout. While Oberholtzer didn't factor into the decision (the game went twelve innings), the effort dropped his ERA to 4.32. Should McHugh return this week, Oberholtzer will probably make his way back to the minors.
Jul 23 - 2:37 AM

Astros recalled LHP Brett Oberholtzer from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Oberholtzer will join the Astros rotation in place of the injured Collin McHugh, and will take the hill against the Red Sox on Saturday. Over 11 starts with the Astros this season, he owns a 4.66 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 48/17 K/BB ratio over 63 2/3 innings. He makes for an unappealing streaming option in fantasy leagues.
Jul 12 - 11:26 AM

Brett Oberholtzer is expected to be recalled to start on Saturday against the Red Sox.

Collin McHugh is nursing a right fingernail avulsion and will be pushed back at least until Sunday. Oberholtzer, who was scratched from a scheduled outing Tuesday at Triple-A Oklahoma City, holds a 4.66 ERA over 11 starts with the big club this season.
Jul 11 - 10:02 AM

Astros optioned LHP Brett Oberholtzer to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Oberholtzer made a couple starts while Dallas Keuchel (wrist) was banged up, but Keuchel is ready to rejoin the rotation Friday. The left-hander holds a 4.66 ERA over 11 starts this season.
Jul 4 - 3:57 PM

Brett Oberholtzer was whipped for five runs on nine hits over 6 1/3 innings Thursday in a loss to the Angels.

Oberholtzer had been clinging to his "sixth starter" designation by the skin of his fingernails, and this start may make it easy for Houston to demote him again. The left-hander was 0-6 with a 5.68 ERA in his first seven starts for Houston, but had gone 2-0 with a 1.86 ERA in his three outings since prior to tonight's uneven performance. We expect Oberholtzer to get shipped to the minors; if the Astros show mercy, his turn in the rotation would come up again against the Rangers next week.
Jul 4 - 1:15 AM

Brett Oberholtzer tossed 6 1/3 innings of one-run ball Saturday in a no-decision against the Tigers.

Oberholtzer pitched well in his return to the major league level, limiting a dangerous Tigers offense to five hits and two walks while pitching into the seventh inning. But the Houston bullpen again faltered. Oberholtzer owns a 4.40 ERA this season in the bigs.
Jun 28 - 7:57 PM

Astros optioned LHP Brett Oberholtzer to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Oberholtzer pitched well in his two starts since rejoining the rotation, but the Astros have decided to go back to a normal five-man setup. The southpaw will be back later this summer.
Jun 1 - 11:19 AM

Brett Oberholtzer stifled the Orioles offensive attack in Friday's victory, surrendering just one run on four hits over seven strong frames.

Oberholtzer struck out just one without walking a batter on the evening. The only run that they could muster came on an RBI single off the bat of J.J. Hardy in the second inning. Even with the nice effort though, Oberholtzer still owns a 4.76 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 40/12 K/BB ratio through 51 innings on the season and should probably be avoided for Thursday's matchup against the Angels.
May 31 - 12:21 AM

Depth Charts

C1Jason Castro
2Hank Conger
3Max Stassi
1B1Jon Singleton
2Dan Johnson
2B1Jose Altuve
2Ronald Torreyes
SS1Jed Lowrie
2Marwin Gonzalez
3Jonathan Villar
3B1Matt Dominguez
LF1Jake Marisnick
2L.J. Hoes
CF1Dexter Fowler
2Alex Presley
RF1George Springer
2Robbie Grossman
DH1Chris Carter
Starting Pitcher
S1Scott Feldman
2Dallas Keuchel
3Collin McHugh
4Brett Oberholtzer
5Brad Peacock
6Samuel Deduno
7Vince Velasquez
8Michael Feliz
Relief Pitcher
R1Luke Gregerson
2Pat Neshek
3Chad Qualls
4Josh Fields
5Tony Sipp
6Darin Downs
7Jake Buchanan
8Will Harris
9Kevin Chapman
10Michael Foltynewicz