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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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Mar 10, 2017; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; Houston Astros starting pitcher Joe Musgrove (59) delivers a pitch against the New York Mets during a spring training game at First Data Field. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports /

Starter #4: Joe Musgrove

If there was one pitcher that everyone seem to be universally rooting for in Astros Spring Training, it had to be Joe Musgrove.

While the Astros juggled Collin McHugh‘s workload, this allowed Musgrove another chance to prove himself to the team’s brass. Sure, he impressed in limited innings last year (4.37 ERA/4.48 FIP in 57.2 innings pitched), but a solid Spring Training was needed to cement his spot in the rotation. And Musgrove once again proved himself with a 2.25 ERA and 15 strikeouts in 22 innings pitched in Florida.

The Astros will be counting on the 24-year old quite a bit, especially in the early going. As McHugh works his way back into the rotation, Musgrove will have an opportunity to make sure he remains once the veteran returns.

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