Sep 18, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros first baseman Jon Singleton (28) flips the ball to first base during the third inning against the Cleveland Indians at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
As the Astros’ Spring Training is just warming up, the writers here at CTH have boldly chosen their picks for First and Second Base. If you missed the first installment, the CTH crew submitted their predictions for Catcher and Designated Hitter.
“Second base?!” you say, “Is that really a prediction?” Well…maybe not. But we have to cover ALL the positions around the diamond, so bear with us.
At first base, the Astros have several options: Jon Singleton, the incumbent who struggled in 2014; Evan Gattis, the newly acquired slugger who may be asked to do it all; Chris Carter, the DH who occasionally sees time in the field; and Dan Johnson, a veteran non-roster invitee.
At second base, Jose Altuve will look to replicate his spectacular 2014. But the real question here is: who will back him up, if needed? Jonathan Villar and Marwin Gonzalez are looking to stay in the Majors, while Jed Lowrie could see some time there, if necessary.
Next: First Base