MIAMI, FL - APRIL 27:  Kyle Barraclough #46 of the Miami Marlins pitches in the ninth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Marlins Park on April 27, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)

3 Targets Astros Must Pursue to Improve Their Bullpen

The Astros continue to impress in their quest for a repeat. They have a top-four record in baseball and look like they'll be back playing in late October. 


But the one weakness they have shown is their bullpen, especially against their chief current rival, the Yankees. Here are three moves they can make to shore up the one weakness on their team.

3. Brad Hand

San Diego is a wasteland that Hand is too good for. He already has 16 saves this year, which is fourth in all of baseball, with a 1.93 ERA. He's also a lefty, so all the better for matchups. He can easily go in and take over for Giles at the back of the pen in Houston. 

2. Jared Hughes

With a WHIP of just 1.00, the guy simply doesn't allow base runners. He plays for the Reds, a team firmly stuck in the middle of nowhere, so they'll definitely be sellers at the deadline. Hughes can jump in and be a solid seventh or eighth inning guy for a playoff team like Houston. 

1. Kyle Barraclough

It's incredibly forgivable to not know who this man is, seeing as the Marlins have played their way off the baseball map. He probably should be the team's closer, while Miami stays faithful to Brad Ziegler. Barraclough has an ERA of 1.48 and a WHIP of just 0.99 this year and could be a solid back-of-the-bullpen guy.