Astros Roster Predictions: Starting Pitchers

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Ace of the Staff

Sep 18, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros starting pitcher Scott Feldman (46) pitches during the fifth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Eric Huysman

Collin McHugh: I know that money-wise that Scott Feldman is should be number one. An argument could be made for Feldman as well. My justification is that I like McHugh’s strikeout ability as number one. I also like the fact that it breaks up the righties with the two lefties.

Ryan Gonzalez

Scott Feldman

Kennon Riley

Scott Feldman

Brian Del Castillo

Dallas Keuchel: He will have a lot on his plate while facing aces from around the A.L.  I think he will be solid again, but this team still lacks a true ace.

Thomas O’Banion

Keuchel: Proved himself last year as the staff ace. He gets the opening day nod.

Jason Burke

For me, it’s Keuchel. While his numbers weren’t quite as good as McHugh’s last season, I fear regression less from the bearded lefty. Ok, it’s actually just because he has an amazing beard. Analysis.

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