Astros Roster Projections: Outfield

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Feb 26, 2015; Kissimmee, FL, USA; Houston Astros outfielder

Colby Rasmus

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Jason Burke

I’m going with Jake Marisnick in center to start the season. I have a gut feeling that he’ll at the very least make the team, but think he should also get the chance to start. If he doesn’t get one now, there likely won’t be another time for him to start for the Astros, with every day he isn’t in the lineup being another day the prospects are gaining ground. This is his opportunity to show he belongs.

Ryan Gonzalez


Kennon Riley

With Rasmus earning $8M, he’s going to be the starting center fielder.

Eric Huysman

In my arrangement with Gattis at first, this will leave Marisnick as the everyday center fielder. His defense and speed will help the Astros score more runs, and also prevent more runs.

Issa Cook

Springer (he has Marisnick in right).

Thomas O’Banion


Brandon del Castillo

Colby Rasmus will be in center

Brian del Castillo

Rasmus will be in center as long as he is healthy.

Looks like we have four for Rasmus, two for Marisnick and two for Springer. Rasmus is the logical choice here, but as we’ll see on the next slide, a lot of what happens with the outfield depends upon the development of Jon Singleton.

Next: Left Field