Houston Astros
    Héctor Rondón
    Héctor Rondón
    #30 | Héctor Rondón
    Healthy
    Relief Pitcher | Houston Astros
    Bats / Throws Right / Right
    Date of Birth 2/26/1988
    Height, Weight 6'3", 180 lbs
    From Guatire, VEN
    College None
    Drafted 2004
    Salary --
    Nationality Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of VEN
    2019 Season
    SV
    0
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    WHIP
    1.43
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    ERA
    4.79
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    BIOGRAPHY  
    Bats / Throws Right / Right
    Date of Birth 2/26/1988
    Height, Weight 6'3", 180 lbs
    From Guatire, VEN
    College None
    Drafted 2004
    Salary --
    Nationality Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of VEN
    RotowireJul 17, 4:26a ET

    News

    Rondon (3-2) served as the opener in Tuesday's loss to the Angels, retiring only two batters and giving up six runs on five hits and a walk while striking out one.

    Impact

    After 396 games as a reliever, Rondon was given the opportunity to open a game for the first time in his career. Needless to say, the experiment did not go well, as the 31-year-old gave up five runs and allowed the first six Angels hitters to reach base before recording his first out. The blowup increased Rondon's ERA from 3.34 to 4.79 over 38 appearances.

    RotowireJul 16, 1:09p ET

    News

    Rondon will serve as the opener for Tuesday's game against the Angels, manager AJ Hinch told MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM.

    Impact

    The outing will technically be Rondon's first career start as a major leaguer, but it would be a surprise to see him pitch for much longer than an inning. The opener role isn't a very interesting one for fantasy purposes, as it guarantees that Rondon will face the toughest part of the Angels' order and removes even the slim possibility at earning a win. Rogelio Armenteros will pitch the bulk of the innings behind Rondon.