Roberto Osuna
RP HOU
3 weeks ago

The domestic assault charge against Osuna was withdrawn Tuesday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Osuna has entered a peace bond which prevents him from contacting the alleged victim for one year. The closer served a 75-game suspension for the alleged incident earlier in the season. With no further punishment coming from the courts, the fantasy impact of the case appears to be finished.

Roberto Osuna
RP HOU
3 weeks ago

Osuna tossed a scoreless ninth inning, allowing one hit and striking out one while picking up the save Monday against Toronto.

EDGE Analysis

Osuna struck out the first batter of the frame and after allowing the tying run to the plate, he induced two flyballs to seal the victory. The 23-year-old has racked up eight saves in his previous 10 appearances and figures to have the closer's role locked down heading into the postseason. He's posted a 2.50 ERA and 1.00 WHIP with 32 punchouts over 36 innings this year.

Roberto Osuna
RP HOU
1 month ago

Osuna allowed a home run and struck out one batter while recording his 18th save in Sunday's 5-4 win over Arizona.

EDGE Analysis

Osuna came in with two runners on and one out in the ninth. He allowed a sacrifice fly before coughing up a two-run shot to Daniel Descalso. Despite the shaky outing, the 23-year-old is now 18-of-19 in save chances this season with a 2.65 ERA.

Roberto Osuna
RP HOU
1 month ago

Osuna tossed a perfect ninth inning Monday against the Tigers and picked up the save.

EDGE Analysis

Osuna entered the contest with a one-run lead, and he induced three groundballs to secure a 3-2 victory. The 23-year-old has successfully converted five saves over his previous five appearances, allowing one run while striking out one through five innings. Osuna appears to have solidified his role as the closer with under a month to go in the regular season.

Roberto Osuna
RP HOU
1 month ago

Osuna picked up his 15th save of the season Saturday against the Red Sox, allowing one run on two hits and a walk in the ninth inning.

EDGE Analysis

Osuna was shaky in this one, allowing a run on a pair of singles and a walk before getting J.D. Martinez to ground into a double play to end the game. The save was his second in as many days, and the 23-year-old closer is now a perfect 6-for-6 in save chances since joining the Astros at the end of July. Osuna may not be available for Sunday's series finale after pitching consecutive days, leaving Hector Rondon to cover the ninth inning should a save opportunity arise.

Roberto Osuna
RP HOU
2 months ago

Osuna (2-2) picked up the win Wednesday against the A's, allowing just one hit while striking out the side.

EDGE Analysis

It was an nice bounce-back effort from Osuna, who took the loss Tuesday. He served up a double to Jed Lowrie but needed just 12 pitches (nine strikes) to fan the other three batters he faced before Tyler White ended things in the bottom half of the inning. The closer now owns a solid 2.45 ERA and 13:2 K:BB to go with a pair of saves across 11 appearances with the Astros. That said, he's pitched two consecutive days -- and four times in the last five days -- so he'll likely be unavailable for Thursday's series opener against the Angels, leaving Hector Rondon to take the mound should a save opportunity arise.

Roberto Osuna
RP HOU
2 months ago

Osuna (1-2) allowed one run on two hits and a walk while striking out two over one inning, picking up the loss against Oakland on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

Osuna entered a 3-3- game -- a non-save situation -- with the mission of getting the lower third of the Athletics' lineup. After getting the first out, Osuna lost command of his slider and walked the eight-hole hitter Ramon Laureano on four pitches. A single and a ground-rule double later, Oakland plated the go-ahead run. The Astros closer was pitching for the third time in four days, which may have been a factor. Most elite closers bring swing-and-miss potential, but just two of Osuna's 23 pitches were swinging strikes.

Roberto Osuna
RP HOU
2 months ago

Osuna allowed one run on three hits and struck out three over one inning in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Mariners.

EDGE Analysis

Osuna entered the game to start the eighth inning with the Astros ahead, 3-1, before Hector Rondon picked up his 14th save in the ninth inning. The deployment of relievers was notable because manager A.J. Hinch declared earlier in the day that Osuna would be the team's primary closer. Hinch later clarified his plan for closing out games, telling Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle that "using the plan that I can use these guys at any given time is still the best plan moving forward." It looks like Hinch's plan was to have Osuna -- his new closer -- face the heart of the Mariners order, then have Rondon face the bottom of the order. As Hinch stated earlier in the day, we expect Osuna will get a "majority of the save opportunities" going forward; however, circumstances dictated he be used in the eighth inning Tuesday.

Roberto Osuna
RP HOU
2 months ago

Osuna was confirmed as the Astros' primary closer Tuesday, MLB Network Radio reports.

EDGE Analysis

Osuna is yet to record a save in five appearances for his new team as the Astros have eased him back into action following a long suspension. Hector Rondon had performed well after taking over for Ken Giles but has blown his two most recent opportunities, prompting manager A.J. Hinch to make the change. Osuna has been one of the better closers in the game so far in his young career, recording 104 saves with a 2.84 ERA and a 28.7 percent strikeout rate. As a proven closer on a good team, the move sees Osuna instantly regain his status as one of the top fantasy relievers in the game.

Roberto Osuna
RP HOU
2 months ago

Osuna (1-1) took the loss after allowing one run on two hits while striking out one over one inning in Sunday's 4-3 extra-inning loss to the Mariners.

EDGE Analysis

Osuna entered the game in the 10th inning after closer Hector Rondon blew the save in the ninth. After getting the first out, he allowed a single to Dee Gordon and a double to Mitch Haniger, producing the first run he's allowed in four appearances since being acquired by Houston. It's doubtful a scoreless appearance would have altered the closer situation in the mind of manager A.J. Hinch, but it feels like a lost opportunity to give the manager second thoughts about sticking with Rondon as the team's primary closer.