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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 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

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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

The Astros will go with a six-man rotation for at least one more turn.

That means Brett Oberholtzer, who pitched well in a spot start Saturday, will get another start rather than go to the bullpen. Even if he pitches well his next time out, the southpaw could be bound for relief or Triple-A.
May 28 - 10:35 AM

Brett Oberholtzer finally notched his first win of the year after allowing three runs -- two earned -- in six innings against the Mariners on Saturday.

He struck out a season-high eight. Oberholtzer was 0-6 with a 5.68 ERA in seven starts for the Astros before being sent down on May 9. This was supposed to be just a spot start for him, but perhaps he's earned his way back into Houston's rotation. We'll see.
May 25 - 1:50 AM

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

Oberholtzer, who was demoted on May 9, will make a spot start Saturday against the Mariners. He had a 3.75 ERA in two starts for the RedHawks after going 0-6 with a 5.68 ERA in seven starts for Houston.
May 24 - 2:36 AM

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

Oberholtzer is the odd man out with Scott Feldman returning from the disabled list. The left-hander certainly can't make a case that he was given the boot unfairly, as he held a 5.68 ERA over seven starts. He should get another shot later this summer.
May 9 - 1:57 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
2Carlos Corporan
1B1Jon Singleton
2Jesus Guzman
3Marc Krauss
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Marwin Gonzalez
3B1Matt Dominguez
LF1Jake Marisnick
CF1Dexter Fowler
2Alex Presley
RF1George Springer
2Robbie Grossman
DH1Chris Carter
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Scott Feldman
2Dallas Keuchel
3Collin McHugh
4Brett Oberholtzer
5Brad Peacock
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Chad Qualls
2Jesse Crain
3Matt Albers
4Tony Sipp
5Josh Fields
6Darin Downs
7Jose Veras
8Josh Zeid
9Jake Buchanan
10Michael Foltynewicz
11Kevin Chapman
12Jose Cisnero