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The season is finally here!  What better time than now to look at some bold predictions for the 2015 season.  With a new manager and a lot of new players in the clubhouse, and more players at AAA Fresno that figure to be coming and going, little is certain about this team.  The few things we do know is that the team will hit home runs, strike out, and make you scratch your head at times on defense.

As a Houston Astros fan, I am excited to see what this team can do and who the breakout players will be this season.  So let’s take a look at some of the things I’d like to be bold in predicting:

  1. George Springer will finish 3rd on the team in home runs
  2. Colby Rasmus will lose his starting job by June, despite being one of the top paid players
  3. The Astros will have 3 different relievers with 15+ saves
  4. Brad Peacock will outperform Brett Oberholtzer
  5. Jake Marisnick will be 2nd on the team in batting average
  6. Jon Singleton will still be at AAA at the All-Star Break
  7. Roberto Hernandez will be traded/cut/DFA’d by the Trade Deadline
  8. The Astros will have more errors than any other AL team
  9. Luis Valbuena will be one of the Astros’ All-Stars
  10. Collin McHugh will strikeout 200 batters

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Alright, so

Evan Gattis

and

Chris Carter

hit bombs, so I see Springer taking a small step back this year leading to about 25 Home Runs.  Rasmus looks like someone doomed to lose his job and lead the team in K%.

The bullpen looks like it could turn into a revolving door.  Josh Fields, Luke Gregerson, and Chad Qualls all could reach the 15 save mark.  I’ve been a Peacock fan for awhile; such nasty stuff, just needs some consistency.

Looking for Marisnick to out hit everyone on the team other that Jose Altuve.  The Houston Astros committed the 7th most errors in baseball last year and have added Chris Carter at First Base, leading to more errors.

Luis Valbuena should surprise a lot of people, especially hitting behind Springer and ahead of Gattis and Carter.

Excited for 2015, the possibilities are endless and the wins look to be more abundant.

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