In his third season in the majors, was named an AL Gold Glove winner and the Astros Pitcher of the Year by the Houston Chapter of the BBWAA...is the first Astros pitcher to win the Gold Glove award in franchise history...is the first player born in Oklahoma to win an AL Gold Glove Award since Paul Blair in 1975...the Astros went 17-12 in his 29 starts, which were tied for the most on the club with RHP Scott Feldman...was on the Final Vote ballot for the 2014 AL All-Star Team and was named the AL Player of the Week for the week of May 19-25...the longest continuously-tenured pitcher on the Astros staff led the club in wins, innings (200.0), complete games (5) and quality starts (21), while ranking second in strikeouts (146) and ERA (2.93)...set career highs in wins, innings, starts, complete games, strikeouts and quality starts...became the first Astros pitcher to reach the 200.0-inning plateau since RHP Brett Myers in 2011 (216.0)...became the first Astros lefty to pitch 200.0 innings since LHP Wandy Rodriguez in 2009 (205.2)...his 12 wins marked the most by an Astro since Myers had 14 in 2010...21 quality starts marked the most since Myers (24) and Rodriguez (23) topped that figure in 2010...per Elias, became the first Astros pitcher to reach 12 wins and 200.0 innings with a sub-3.00 ERA since RHP Roy Oswalt did so in 2006...led the Majors in groundball to flyball ratio by a wide margin, as his 3.63 mark ranked directly ahead of LHP Tyson Ross' 2.81 GB/FB ratio...marked the sixth-highest GB/FB ratio ever produced by an MLB pitcher since the stat was first tracked in 1987...only one other AL pitcher posted a higher GB/FB ratio for a single season: RHP Derek Lowe in 2003 (3.92)...his groundball rate of 64.4% was the highest ever posted by a left-handed pitcher in a single season since 1987...ranks immediately ahead of Philadelphia's LHP Bruce Ruffin, who posted a 64.3% groundball rate in 1987...opponents' grounded into a double play 36 times against him, which ranked the second most in franchise history in a single season...LHP Mike Hampton set the record in 1999 with 38...became one of just four pitchers since 1987 to post both a strikeout to walk ratio (3.04) and groundball to flyball ratio above 3.00 in a single season...the others to do it were RHP Brandon Webb, RHP Kevin Brown and RHP Greg Maddux...led the AL and ranked tied for second in the Majors in complete games (5) with RHP Adam Wainwright, behind only LHP Clayton Kershaw (6)...marked the most complete games by an Astro since LHP Mike Hampton (7) and RHP Darryl Kile (6) surpassed that mark in 1997...pitched at least 8.0 innings in eight starts. the most by an Astros pitcher since RHP Roy Oswalt did so in 2006...the only AL pitchers with more starts of 8.0+ innings in 2014 were LHP David Price (17), RHP Corey Kluber (10) and RHP Felix Hernandez (10)...ranked 11th among Major League pitchers and fifth in the AL in WAR (5.1)...posted the highest WAR by an Astros pitcher since RHP Roy Oswalt put up a 6.7 mark in 2007...ranked seventh in the American League in ERA...ranked among the AL lefty leaders in complete games (1st), homers allowed per 9.0 innings (0.49, 2nd), ERA (3rd), innings (5th), WHIP (5th), strikeouts (7th) and wins (T-7th)...was one of three qualifying pitchers in the Majors to post an ERA of 3.60 or lower in every month of the season...the others were RHP Felix Hernandez and RHP Johnny Cueto...led all Major League pitchers in total chances (66) and assists (47), while ranking tied for fourth among AL hurlers in putouts (18)...made just one error for a .985 fielding percentage, which ranked sixth among AL pitchers...was one of just 12 qualifying AL pitchers to make one error or less...the only AL pitchers to make one error or less in at least 200.0 innings were Keuchel, RHP Corey Kluber, LHP Mark Buehrle and RHP Felix Hernandez...per Fangraphs.com, led all Major League pitchers with 10 defensive runs saved...his 1.18 WHIP was the lowest by an Astro since RHP Roy Oswalt posted a 1.17 mark in 2006...went at least 5.0 innings without giving up more than five runs in 29 straight starts, which set an Astros record for a single season...RHP Roger Clemens held the previous record as he went 28 straight starts in 2005...ranked seventh among AL pitchers in quickest pace between pitches, averaging 20.6 seconds...ranked fourth among lefties, behind LHP Mark Buehrle (17.3), LHP John Danks (19.9) and LHP Chris Sale (20.1)...was excellent on the road against AL West Division opponents...per Elias, went 5-0 with a 2.94 ERA (16ER/49IP) in seven starts against divisional foes (2 wins at LAA, 2 wins at SEA, 1 win at TEX)...made his first-ever Opening Day roster this season as the Astros No. 5 starter...was one of two Astros starters that remained on the active roster for the entire season (also RHP Scott Feldman)...was never placed on the Disabled List all year...was scratched from one scheduled start on June 28 vs. DET with left wrist inflammation...on April 10 at TOR, defeated the Jays with a 7.0-inning, one-run performance...became one of just 10 left-handers ever to go at least 7.0 innings in each of his first three starts against Toronto, with the most recent being LHP Joe Saunders (2005-07)...struck out 30 batters in April, which tied LHP Mike Hampton for the second-most ever compiled by an Astros left-hander during the month...LHP Wandy Rodriguez set the record with 33 strikeouts in April of 2011...Keuchel only had five starts in April, whereas Hampton and Rodriguez each had six during their respective seasons...on May 8 at DET, out dueled his former college roommate, LHP Drew Smyly (3 ER/5.1 IP), in an Astros 6-2 win...went 7.2 innings, allowing two runs on six hits with seven strikeouts...tossed his first career complete game shutout (second career complete game), and the Astros first of the season, on May 13 vs. TEX...struck out seven and allowed seven hits and one walk...struck out the side on 10 pitches in the 2nd inning (one pitch away from an immaculate inning)...became the first Astro with at least seven strikeouts and no walks in a shutout since RHP Roy Oswalt did so on April 16, 2004, vs. MIL...also became just the second pitcher in club history to shut out the Rangers (also RHP Taylor Buchholz on May 21, 2006, vs. TEX)...RHP Scott Feldman did so later in the season on Aug. 30 in Houston...in his next start, went 8.2 innings on May 19 at LAA and then threw another complete game in his next outing on May 25 at SEA...came within one out of throwing three straight complete games, as OF Mike Trout reached on an infield single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth in his start on May 19...became the first Astros pitcher to go 8.2+ innings in three straight starts since RHP Darryl Kile did so from July 20-25, 1997...prior to Keuchel, the last MLB player to do so was LHP Cliff Lee from June 16-28, 2011...was named the American League Player of the Week for the week of May 19-25...became the first Astros pitcher to win Player of the Week honors since RHP Roy Oswalt did so in 2008...became one of just three left-handed pitchers in club history to win Player of the Week honors, joining LHP Bob Knepper (1981) and LHP Joe Sambito (1980)...went 2-0 with a 1.02 ERA (2ER/17.2IP), 14 strikeouts and a complete game during the week... among AL pitchers during the week, he ranked first in ERA, innings, opponents' average (.153) and complete games, and third in strikeouts...posted a career-long four-game winning streak from May 8-25...was scoreless in a career-long 20.2 consecutive innings from May 8-19...was the longest scoreless innings streak by an Astro since RHP Alberto Arias had a streak of 21.1 scoreless innings in 2009...his 2.14 ERA (11ER/46.1IP) in the month of May was the lowest by an Astros pitcher since RHP Roger Clemens posted a 1.54 ERA (7ER/41IP) in May of 2005...the last Astros lefty to post a lower May ERA was LHP Mike Hampton in 1999 (2.05)...marked the most innings by an Astros lefty during May since LHP Bob Knepper went 49.1 innings in 1986...four wins in May tied a franchise record for a lefty: also Knepper (1988, 1985-86) and LHP Dave Roberts (1973)...per Elias, became the first Houston pitcher with six wins before the end of May since RHP Roy Oswalt in 2007...defeated the Twins on June 6 at MIN (0ER/6IP), becoming the second Astros pitcher ever to win their first six road starts of a season, with the other being RHP Darryl Kile in 1996 (Elias)...he and RHP Jarred Cosart (9-6) each won nine games in the first half...prior to that duo, the last Astros pitcher to record nine wins before the All-Star Break was LHP Wandy Rodriguez in 2006 (9-6)...on July 25 vs. MIA, became the fourth pitcher in franchise history to go 7.0+ innings and not allow an earned run or walk and still receive a loss...the last to do it was RHP Mark Portugal on Sept. 9, 1991, vs. SD...picked up his fifth complete game of the season on Aug. 21 at NYY (3ER/8IP)...was outdueled by RHP Brandon McCarthy (0ER/9IP), who also threw a complete game... neither pitcher issued a walk, which resulted in the fastest 9.0 inning game ever played at the new Yankee Stadium (2 hours, 7 minutes)...10 of his last 11 starts from July 25 through the end of the season were quality starts...went 3-3 with a 2.37 ERA (21ER/79.2IP), 54 strikeouts and two complete games over that span...the Astros went 7-4 in his starts while going 5-0 in his last five outings...ranked sixth in the AL in ERA in that span.
Pitched in 31 games for Houston, making 22 starts...fared much better as a starter, posting a 6-8 record and a 4.90 ERA (72ER/132.1IP) as opposed to his nine relief appearances (0-2, 6.75) ... owned a tie for the club lead with 153.2 innings pitched (also, Harrell)...had 10 quality starts in 22 total starts this year ... led the American League and ranked second in the Majors in ground ball to fly ball ratio with a 2.57 mark (min. 150IP)...that stat was first tracked in 1987, and since that season, Keuchel's 2.57 GB/FB ratio ranks third in franchise history trailing Mike Hampton in 1998 (2.70) and Shane Reynolds in 1995 (2.67) ... improved in nearly every statistic from 2012 to 2013, including groundball percentage (72.0%/61.1%), strikeouts per 9.0 innings (7.20/4.01) and walks per 9.0 innings (3.05/4.11) ... began the year with Triple A OKC but was recalled by Houston on April 6 prior to making an appearance for the RedHawks...was the first pitcher recalled by Houston in 2013...worked in long relief for four appearances before being optioned back to OKC on April 20... started one game for OKC and recalled on May 2...spent the remainder of the season with the Astros...earned 1.000 full year of service time despite being optioned twice...picked up his first career road victory on May 31 at LAA (2ER/7IP) in what was his 10th game (eighth start) on the road...twice reached a career-high nine strikeouts this season, on June 21 at CHC and on Sept. 13 vs. LAA...in a relief appearance on June 25 vs. STL, fanned six hitters in 2.2 innings pitched, which marked the most strikeouts by an Astros reliever in a single game since Jeff Fulchino also fanned six on Sept. 16, 2009 at CIN...was crowned the winner of the Astros "Dancing With The 'Stros" charity event on Sept. 15...competed against four teammates, each paired with a professional dancer ... close to $200,000 was raised for The Astros Foundation at the event...pitched only one game for OKC this season, a 6.0-inning shutout performance on April 26 vs. New Orleans...allowed just three hits, did not issue a walk and fanned five.