Estimated Return Date: 2018-02-01
Gose (elbow) was selected by the Astros with the 15th pick in the Rule 5 draft Thursday.
The Astros believed Gose had the most upside in the Rule 5 draft, citing his upper-90s fastball and power breaking ball from the left side. That said, it is clearly a bit of a lottery ticket, as Gose was only recently converted from the outfield to the mound, and was shut down in 2017 with an elbow injury while playing for the Rangers organization. He will need to earn a spot in Hiustin's bullpen this spring, as the Astros are in full-contention mode and don't have room to carry long-term projects on the active roster. Even if Gose maxes out, he would not be in line to get saves, so his upside would be capped as a high-strikeout setup man.