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Astros | Kyle Smith acquired

The Houston Astros acquired P Kyle Z. Smith from the Kansas City Royals Wednesday, July 31, in exchange for OF Justin Maxwell.

Fantasy Tip: Smith, only 20 years old, went 5-4 with a 2.85 ERA for Single-A Wilmington in 19 starts. He has a simple delivery and mainly relies on a low-90s fastball and an above-average curve. He'll need to improve his changeup to be successful as he moves up the minor league ladder. Smith might be an intriguing prospect with a ceiling of a mid-range starting pitcher, but it's too early to say.

2013-07-31 17:58:34 | Source: - Dick Kaegel

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