Feb 26, 2015; Kissimmee, FL, USA; Houston Astros outfielderColby Rasmus
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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.
With Rasmus earning $8M, he’s going to be the starting center fielder.
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.
Springer (he has Marisnick in right).
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.
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