Tanner Houck Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 5" / 230 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 6/29/1996 (24)
Tanner Houck Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Tanner Houck News
Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Tanner Houck (elbow) has resumed his throwing program, according to Red Sox pitching coach Dave Bush. It sounds like it won't be long before he's back in the Triple-A starting rotation. Although, the team is going to ease him back to full speed out of caution. It's worth noting that Houck is most likely going to be the next man in line, assuming the Red Sox need an additional starting pitcher. Houck doesn't need to be rostered in fantasy leagues right now, but that could quickly change once he's back to full health.
Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Tanner Houck was optioned to the team's alternate site in Worcester on Wednesday after Eduardo Rodriguez returned to the team. Now, however, there's a chance that the Red Sox will need to call Houck back up for a start in this weekend's series against the Chicago White Sox. Houck will be eligible to rejoin the Red Sox on Saturday. Red Sox manager Alex Cora stated that the team will probably have to make some roster moves for this weekend, following the scheduling changes in Minnesota. Cora hasn't given any additional context, but Houck would be the most likely option for a spot start if he's needed. Houck started against the Baltimore Orioles during opening weekend and pitched well, going five innings and allowing six hits, one walk and three runs (two earned) while striking out eight.
With the return of ace Eduardo Rodriguez, the Boston Red Sox optioned starting pitcher Tanner Houck to their alternative site in Worcester on Wednesday. Houck started in place of Rodriguez in the Red Sox's second game of the season and pitched well, allowing just two runs in five inning while striking out eight. With Rodriguez coming back and Nick Pivetta having a strong season debut on Monday, Houck had very little chance of sticking with the rotation no matter how well he pitched. What he did prove was that he could pitch at the big league level, and his stay in the minors could be a short one. Houck is worth stashing in dynasty/keeper leagues.
Boston Red Sox rookie starting pitcher Tanner Houck finally made his debut in 2021, albeit a cameo appearance. He only made three starts, but two of them were against the Braves and Yankees, making his results even more impressive at face value. In 17 innings, he compiled a 0.53 ERA (3.25 FIP) 0.88 WHIP. Most of his success stemmed from 33% strikeout and 47% ground-ball rates. While there can be some excitement from his brief appearance, there are also some red flags that he will need to correct to maximize his potential. First are the free passes as he allowed a 14% walk rate. Second, it might benefit him to expand his arsenal so batters aren't restricted to choosing between a fastball (62%) or a slider (36%), though his slider did generate a 56% strikeout rate. Also, we can't expect that he'll leave runners on base at a 96% rate. Currently, there's no room for Houck in the Red Sox rotation to start 2021. Admittedly, the staff isn't a collection of all-star pitchers. If he intends to obtain a rotation spot, Houck will need to expand his arsenal and limit the free walks. If you have the bench space to wait to see if a spot opens, his ADP of 391 could be justifiable.