Dallas Keuchel was never the top prospect that scouts drooled over, but he has always been a bulldog on the mound.

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Before growing his signature beard, Keuchel worked his way up the Astros farm system to Corpus Christi for the end of the 2010 season and returned for a large portion of the 2011 season. He received the call-up to the big leagues in 2012 and never looked back.

However, Keuchel did return to Corpus Christi in July this season on a rehab assignment, pitching three shutout innings for the Hooks.

Here's how he fared while playing for the Corpus Christi Hooks.

53.2 innings pitched
2-6 record
4.70 ERA
36 strikeouts

127.2 innings pitched
9-7 record
3.17 ERA
76 strikeouts

2011 Mid-Season All-Star
2011 Post-Season All-Star

Since being called up to the majors, Keuchel has pitched almost 1,000 innings. For an in-depth look at his stats, click here.

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