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Dallas Keuchel and the path to stardom


He did it himself. Hard work. Determination. Analysis. Confidence. Never overlook those things. Everything begins with his own inner-drive and confidence. Dallas Keuchel was the 221st player taken in the 2009 Draft, so not everyone believed he would be this good.

Because he didn’t have a blazing fastball–ranked 45th in the AL at 89.6 mph by Fangraphs.com–he was harder to project as a major league starter. Even the scouts who appreciated his smarts and his aptitude and work ethic at the University of Arkansas just weren’t sure he would make it.

Indeed, he might have been on the edge when the new boys arrived after the 2011 season. He’d gotten to Class AAA by then, but had been hit hard.

Four seasons later, he stands as an endorsement of how the Houston Astros have done business since owner Jim Crane hired GM Jeff Luhnow after the 2011 season. Keuchel hasn’t just…

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