Power Ranking the Four Astros Pitchers That Need to Step Up Most While Lance McCullers Recovers

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Four Astros to keep an eye on with Lance McCullers Jr. out with an injury

Lance McCullers Jr. will miss Opening Day after having been shut down with an forearm strain. The hope is that McCullers recovers much quicker than he did in 2022, when he didn't debut until August after injuring himself in the 2021 playoffs.

Having already lost Justin Verlander in free agency, the Astros pitching depth is now being put to the test. With the AL West much improved heading into 2023, four Astros pitchers will need to step up to help Houston weather the storm. Let's dive in.