Houston Astros: Bold Predictions Based On Spring Training

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Aug 21, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros starting pitcher Mike Fiers (54) waves to the crowd 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
Aug 21, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros starting pitcher Mike Fiers (54) waves to the crowd 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 /
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With Opening Day only Two Weeks Away, Here are some Bold Predictions for your Houston Astros

Mar 3, 2016; Clearwater, FL, USA; Houston Astros infielder Danny Worth (26) throws to first base as Philadelphia Phillies catcher Andrew Knapp (80) slides into second base in the third inning of the spring training game at Bright House Field. Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 3, 2016; Clearwater, FL, USA; Houston Astros infielder Danny Worth (26) throws to first base as Philadelphia Phillies catcher Andrew Knapp (80) slides into second base in the third inning of the spring training game at Bright House Field. Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports /

This might sound a bit crazy, but I’ve had a busy month of March with school and Spring Break travel, so I’m going to make three bold predictions for the Astros based on one Spring Training game that I had the fortune of attending in Jupiter, Florida on March 12. Bare with me here, as I think you’ll like my predictions.

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The game that I attended featured the Astros and the Cardinals in an essential split-squad game for both teams. The Cardinals were in an actual split-squad that afternoon while the Astros did not want to send their star players all the way down to Jupiter for just one game. I expected a boring afternoon game where Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright would dominate, but that was not the result.

The Astros lost 4-3, but there were a lot of role players who shined in defeat. I won’t mention him in my bold predictions, so I’ll go ahead and give Danny Worth credit for hitting a solo home run and RBI double off Wainwright, providing offense for the Astros when no one else could.

While sluggers like Carlos Correa, Carlos Gomez, Colby Rasmus, Jose Altuve, and George Springer did not make the trip, some players impressed me. Ok, enough of the introduction, let’s get to it.

Next: Bold Prediction #1: Mike Fiers Will Make American League All-Star Roster

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