Astros News

Projecting the Astros Opening Day Roster

codypoage
Feb 15, 2017; West Palm Beach, FL, USA; Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch (top) speaks with pitchers and catchers during spring training workouts at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 15, 2017; West Palm Beach, FL, USA; Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch (top) speaks with pitchers and catchers during spring training workouts at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports /
facebooktwitterreddit
Prev
6 of 6
Next
Feb 15, 2017; West Palm Beach, FL, USA; A general view of the Houston Astros logo mounted at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 15, 2017; West Palm Beach, FL, USA; A general view of the Houston Astros logo mounted at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports /

Summary

In essence, this is how my projected Astros Opeing Day roster breaks down:

Infield: Altuve, Correa, Bregman, Gonzalez, Gurriel, McCann, Gattis (7)

Outfield: Springer, Reddick, Beltran, Aoki, Marisnick (5)

Starting Rotation: Keuchel, McCullers, McHugh, Morton, Musgrove (5)

Bullpen: Giles, Gregerson, Harris, Devenski, Feliz, Sipp, Chapman, Fiers (8)

Next: Astros Rotation Notes: Oswalt, McCullers, and Morton

We all like to make a big deal about an Opening Day roster. Probably too much so. But it is still a fun exercise to partake in. I have a feeling that my projected roster won’t come to pass exactly. But if you look at the core alone, the 2017 season has the makings of being a memorable one.

**Statistics courtesy of Fangraphs**

facebooktwitterreddit