Astros' Lyles Showing Some Traces of an Ace

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Astros' Lyles Showing Some Traces of an Ace
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Jordan Lyles is a 6-4, 215-pound righthander who can throw four pitches for strikes. The 22-year-old is in his third season in the majors – a young starter on a rebuilding club desperately seeking long-term answers. He possesses a fastball that hits 95 mph, an improving curveball, a changeup that's a perfect foil for his two-seamer, and an increasingly nasty slider that's evolved from a quasi-cutter into a true strikeout pitch.

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