The Astros 2017 Starting Rotation Preview

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Mar 17, 2017; Fort Myers, FL, USA; A view of the Houston Astros logo on a Majestic Athletic jersey at JetBlue Park. The Astros won 6-2. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 17, 2017; Fort Myers, FL, USA; A view of the Houston Astros logo on a Majestic Athletic jersey at JetBlue Park. The Astros won 6-2. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports /
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The starting rotation for the Astros has been set for the Opening Series next week. And the majority of the staff is full of familiar faces.

Arguably the strength of the Astros in 2015, the starting rotation in 2016 developed a negative perception. That is to be expected though when Dallas Keuchel, the 2015 Cy Young winner, and Lance McCullers are out of action for extended lengths of time. Add the ineffectiveness of the other starters throughout random times of the season, and you can easily see why that was the case.

But Houston is on a goal to leave that perception in 2016. The 2017 season offers the team, and the rotation, a fresh chance to prove themselves. On paper, this Astros rotation can be one of the better ones in baseball.

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