Houston Astros Spring Training Battles: First Base

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Who will be the Astros’ Opening Day first baseman?

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Baseball season is almost upon us. Pitchers and catchers report on February 18th, and the Houston Astros’ first Spring Training game is on March 3rd against the Philadelphia Phillies. Over the next few weeks, we will be profiling and predicting the Astros’ Spring Training battles.

Late last night breaking news broke that Evan Gattis was having hernia surgery, he would be missing four to six weeks. Editor Eric Huysman wrote an article last night that could have an impact on the first base job. His suggestion was that the extra at-bats would help one player in particular. You can read it here: Evan Gattis is Having Surgery, Out for 4-6 Weeks, Next Man Up.

We begin our series with first base. The departure of Chris Carter allows for a slew of Astros youngsters to make their case this spring. We’ll start with a certain former top-100 prospect who is currently penciled in to take over duties at first.

Next: Jon Singleton