Houston Astros 2016 Pitching Rotation Options (Part 1)

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Aug 21, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros starting pitcher

Mike Fiers

(54) celebrates with teammates after pitching a no-hitter against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Minute Maid Park. The Astros defeated the Dodgers 3-0. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Astros improved pitching rotation has been a major contribution to their 2015 turn around.  The starting rotation ranked 19th in ERA in 2014, and this season the Astros starters are ranked 7th with a 3.61 ERA.

This article takes a look at what the Astros 2016 pitching rotation could look like.  Part 1 will cover the Astros veteran staff and part 2 will cover the current and upcoming rookies.  Below is a breakdown:

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Veterans (Part 1)

  1. Dallas Keuchel
  2. Scott Kazmir
  3. Collin McHugh
  4. Scott Feldman
  5. Mike Fiers

Current and Upcoming Rookies (Part 2)

  1. Lance McCullers
  2. Vincent Velasquez
  3. Mark Appel
  4. Michael Feliz

With the standard rotation including five pitchers, you can see the Astros have a healthy amount of options for the 2016 season.  Click through the slides below and we will cover each player by looking at these three areas:

  1. Player Overview
  2. Contract Situation
  3. 2016 Status and My Recommendation

Next: Dallas Keuchel