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Astros: Three Position Battles to Watch in Spring Training

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Mar 29, 2015; Kissimmee, FL, USA; A general view of the field from the roof of Osceola County Stadium during the sixth inning of a spring training baseball game between the Houston Astros and the New York Yankees. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 29, 2015; Kissimmee, FL, USA; A general view of the field from the roof of Osceola County Stadium during the sixth inning of a spring training baseball game between the Houston Astros and the New York Yankees. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports /
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Let the Competition Commence!

Spring Training is used, right or wrong, to see how players measure up against one another. It is also used as a time to see who can be an asset to the team’s upcoming season.

Next: Three pitching prospects who will have big roles in 2017

The Astros are contenders in 2017, which means that not most roster spots will be open for auditions. Of course, you have to account for depth. And there will always be a few positions that need some fine tuning. Houston has positions that fit this description. Let’s see if some answers come our way in Florida.

**Statistics and salary information courtesy of Fangraphs and Baseball Reference**

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