Astros Roster Predictions: Third Base and Shortstop

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Final Verdict on who starts at 3b and ss

Mar 5, 2014; Kissimmee, FL, USA; Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa (84) dives for a ground ball during the fourth inning against the Detroit Tigers at Osceola County Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Starter at Third Base: Luis Valllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllbuena

While it was not unanimous, 6 out of 7 writers feel like Luis Valbuena and his left-handed bat will find himself as the starting third base for the Astros in 2015. The Astros traded Dexter Fowler for Valbuena to serve as the placeholder until Colin Moran is ready. But he could play himself into a more permanent role at third base, but eventually Lowrie or Moran will take over in 2016.

Starter at Shortstop: Jed Lowrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrie

This was a unanimous vote, because the Astros had to sign Jed Lowrie to a three-year deal to sign with them. He can make the biggest impact on the team at shortstop, or he could be the biggest bust of the season. Let’s see how he plays.

Part of the 25-man roster (4 players)

Luis Valbuena

Jed Lowrie

Matt Dominguez

Marwin Gonzalez

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