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Houston Astros

Stadium: Minute Maid Park | Manager: Tom Lawless
Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Astros.2426291634.11
AL West Division4th5th1st4th
American League 10th13th3rd10th
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J. Marisnick
R. Grossman
M. Krauss
A. Presley
C. Rasmus
J. Marisnick
R. Grossman
A. Presley
G. Springer
G. Springer
J. Marisnick
R. Grossman
A. Presley
L. Valbuena
M. Dominguez
G. Petit
J. Lowrie
M. Gonzalez
G. Petit
Rotation
1. D. Keuchel
2. C. McHugh
3. S. Feldman
4. B. Oberholtzer
5. R. Hernandez
6. A. Wojciechowski
7. B. Peacock
J. Altuve
M. Gonzalez
G. Petit
C. Carter
E. Gattis
J. Singleton
M. Krauss
DH
E. Gattis
C. Carter
DL
None
J. Castro
H. Conger
M. Stassi
  Bullpen
L. Gregerson (CL)
P. Neshek
C. Qualls
T. Sipp
K. Chapman
S. Deduno
W. Harris
J. Fields
Last Updated: 03/24/2015
 
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Last Five Games
9/28 vs. NYM
R. GrossmanLF
J. Altuve2B
A. PresleyRF
J. Singleton1B
J. MarisnickCF
M. StassiC
G. Petit3B
J. VillarSS
N. TropeanoP
 
9/27 vs. NYM
R. GrossmanLF
J. Altuve2B
C. Carter1B
D. FowlerCF
J. CastroC
M. GonzalezSS
M. Dominguez3B
J. MarisnickRF
S. DedunoP
 
9/26 vs. NYM
R. GrossmanLF
J. Altuve2B
C. Carter1B
D. FowlerCF
M. Dominguez3B
J. MarisnickRF
J. VillarSS
C. CorporanC
B. PeacockP
 
9/24 vs. TEX
R. GrossmanLF
J. Altuve2B
J. MarisnickCF
C. CarterDH
M. Krauss1B
J. CastroC
A. PresleyRF
G. Petit3B
J. VillarSS
 
9/23 vs. TEX
R. GrossmanLF
J. Altuve2B
C. CarterDH
D. FowlerCF
A. PresleyRF
M. Dominguez3B
M. GonzalezSS
J. Singleton1B
C. CorporanC

Most Frequent Lineup
 AvgHRRBI
J. Altuve2B.341759
D. FowlerCF.276835
J. CastroC.2221456
G. SpringerRF.2312051
M. Krauss1B.194621
A. PresleyLF.244619
C. CarterDH.2273788
M. Dominguez3B.2151657
J. VillarSS.209727
 
Notes
  • 139 different lineups used this season.
  • Most frequent lineup used in 3 games.

Other Frequent Lineups
3 Game(s)
D. FowlerCF
A. PresleyRF
J. CastroC
J. Altuve2B
C. CarterDH
M. Krauss1B
M. Dominguez3B
R. GrossmanLF
J. VillarSS
2 Game(s)
J. Altuve2B
M. GonzalezSS
C. CarterDH
J. CastroC
M. KraussLF
J. Singleton1B
M. Dominguez3B
R. GrossmanRF
E. HernandezCF
2 Game(s)
D. FowlerCF
G. SpringerRF
J. Singleton1B
J. CastroC
M. Dominguez3B
C. CarterDH
A. PresleyLF
M. Gonzalez2B
J. VillarSS
2 Game(s)
R. GrossmanLF
J. Altuve2B
D. FowlerCF
C. CarterDH
J. CastroC
J. MarisnickRF
J. Singleton1B
M. Dominguez3B
J. VillarSS
2 Game(s)
J. Altuve2B
D. FowlerCF
J. Guzman1B
G. SpringerRF
C. CarterDH
M. Dominguez3B
L. HoesLF
C. CorporanC
J. VillarSS

 
 

Asher Wojciechowski, #59
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
000.00.0000
 
News
With Astros manager A.J. Hinch informing Roberto Hernandez he has won a spot in the rotation, it appears Asher Wojciechowski is the odd man out in the rotation. However, Wojciechowski is still in the running to make the Opening Day rotation with Brett Oberholtzer working his way back from injury.

"There's a couple of different ways Asher could make the team," Hinch said, per MLB.com. "We'll assess him after [Tuesday's] outing."

Wojciechowski is 1-0 with a 1.08 ERA in five games (two starts) this spring. He's allowed 12 hits and two runs, while totaling 13 strikeouts in 16 2/3 innings.

Jed Lowrie, #8
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
136.249596500
 
Max Stassi, #12
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
7.3502040
 
Position Breakdown
C - 6
News
The Astros optioned third baseman Matt Dominguez and pitchers Jake Buchanan and Max Stassi to the minors Sunday while reassigning shortstop Carlos Correa, infielder Gregorio Petit, catcher Tyler Heineman and pitchers Darin Downs and James Hoyt to minor-league camp.

Dominguez opened last season as the team's starting third baseman but found himself behind in the race for a bench role this spring.

"[Luis] Valbuena had an amazing spring so far and is basically going to be our third baseman and that leaves Matt in competition with some of the other guys for an extra spot on the roster, a spot off the bench, and right now we feel like there’s a couple of other guys ahead of him and he needs to play every day," general manager Jeff Lunhow said, per MLB.com "Right now he’ll go down to Fresno and play third and play some first and be ready when the need arises."

Correa is the team's top-rated prospect but has yet to play above high Class A.

"Carlos is going to be a star player in the big leagues. It’s just a matter of time," Luhnow said. "Having never had an at-bat in Double-A, he needs to go get some regular work in the high minors. He did a great job for us on the field as well as off the field and I think he’s got a lot of fans in the organization and he impressed the big league staff, which is what you want as a young player."

Gregorio Petit, #3
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
37.27814290
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 4, SS - 19, 3B - 12, DH - 3
News
The Astros optioned third baseman Matt Dominguez and pitchers Jake Buchanan and Max Stassi to the minors Sunday while reassigning shortstop Carlos Correa, infielder Gregorio Petit, catcher Tyler Heineman and pitchers Darin Downs and James Hoyt to minor-league camp.

Dominguez opened last season as the team's starting third baseman but found himself behind in the race for a bench role this spring.

"[Luis] Valbuena had an amazing spring so far and is basically going to be our third baseman and that leaves Matt in competition with some of the other guys for an extra spot on the roster, a spot off the bench, and right now we feel like there’s a couple of other guys ahead of him and he needs to play every day," general manager Jeff Lunhow said, per MLB.com "Right now he’ll go down to Fresno and play third and play some first and be ready when the need arises."

Correa is the team's top-rated prospect but has yet to play above high Class A.

"Carlos is going to be a star player in the big leagues. It’s just a matter of time," Luhnow said. "Having never had an at-bat in Double-A, he needs to go get some regular work in the high minors. He did a great job for us on the field as well as off the field and I think he’s got a lot of fans in the organization and he impressed the big league staff, which is what you want as a young player."

Chris Carter, #23
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
145.2276837885
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 14, OF - 6, DH - 120
Jake Marisnick, #6
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
65.2492131911
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 62
News
Astros outfielder George Springer has started 15 times in right field this spring and has yet to play an inning in center field. It appears the Astros are going to name Jake Marisnick the starter in center field, and that's fine with Springer, according to the Houston Chronicle.

“I’m going to go out there and I’m going to play the only way I know how," Springer said of starting in right field. “He obviously is extremely skilled. He’s extremely fast. I understand his range, he understands mine, and I think this spring has been good just because he’s so aggressive. I understand that and I’ m just going to let him run. He’s there when I need him to be and it’s the same way for him.”

Still, in the long run, Springer sees himself as a center fielder.

“I think I consider myself a center fielder playing right field, but I think anybody who has some speed considers that,” Springer said. “I’ve obviously had more repetitions there and kind of more game experience now (this spring). So it’s kind of one of those things where I can kind of also slow myself down more."

Alex Presley, #8
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
89.244226195
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 80, DH - 5
Pat Neshek, #37
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
7267.11.87668
 
Jose Altuve, #27
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
158.3418575956
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 156, DH - 1
Jon Singleton, #28
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
95.1684213442
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 91
News
Astros first baseman Jon Singleton is continuing to progress as a hitter. Singleton has hit .244 so far this spring and manager A.J. Hinch is seeing him get better every day, reports the Houston Chronicle.

"He's working on things to simplify things at the plate, clear his head and take a good pass at the ball and swing at strikes," Hinch said Friday. "Get in a good body posture, making sure that his effort level is at the right consistent. He can swing ferociously with the best of them, and that's not always the best balance swing for him. I think he's trying to find a happy medium on how to try to take his best swing while staying under control. And I think that’s starting to translate into games."

Singleton is getting in the mindset of focusing more at the plate.

"A lot of it is thinking," Singleton said. "You got to get in the box and just let everything go. Let everything that you're working on go. Compete. I think that has a little bit to do with it. I also think it's still early, pitches that I'm missing now I don't think I'm going to miss in May or June. But it’s all a work in progress."

Collin McHugh, #31
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
119154.22.7341157
 
Dallas Keuchel, #60
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
129200.02.9348146
 
Kevin Chapman, #66
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2021.14.64019
 
Robbie Grossman, #19
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
103.233426379
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 102, DH - 1
News
Astros outfielder Robbie Grossman (quadriceps) and infielder/outfielder Jonathan Villar (ankle) are expected back in the spring lineup Saturday, manager A.J. Hinch said Friday. Both players were involved in an outfield collision Wednesday.
Samuel Deduno, #44
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
26100.24.47083
 
News
The Astros have informed pitcher Samuel Deduno that he was won a spot in the bullpen and will pitch in long relief for the team, MLB.com reports.

"[Manager] A.J. [Hinch] talked to him and he was excited because when he came in the office he was a little nervous," general manager Jeff Luhnow said. "He had a big smile on his face when he left the office this morning."

Deduno was claimed off waivers by the Astros in August. He posted a 4.47 ERA and 83:46 K:BB ratio in 100 2/3 innings overall last season but pitched better after the move, giving up just three earned runs in 8 2/3 innings.

Luis Valbuena, #24
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
149.2496816511
 
News
With the demotion of Matt Dominguez to the minors on Sunday, Luis Valbuena will officially open the season as the Astros' starting third baseman.

"One of our goals this offseason was to give ourselves more options," general manager Jeff Luhnow said, per the Houston Chronicle. "Our infield production last year, with the exception of (Jose) Altuve, was below what we really needed it to compete in this division.

"So we went out to address upgrades at shortstop (accomplished with the signing of Jed Lowrie) and options at third and first base, and I think we're seeing the results of that. Valbuena had an amazing spring so far and is basically going to be our third baseman."

Valbuena is batting .405 (17 for 42) with two home runs, five doubles, four runs, eight RBI, four walks and six strikeouts in 15 spring games.

Scott Feldman, #46
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
812180.13.7450107
 
News
Astros pitcher Scott Feldman surrendered three runs on seven hits with two walks in 4 1/3 innings pitched against the Yankees Sunday. Feldman needed 83 pitches to get through the outing and most concerned with his pitch location, reports the Houston Chronicle.

"I want to get my command better before the season starts," Feldman said. "It's just a progression, trying to just set the foundation here and take it into the season."

Feldman was taken to deep right field in the third for his first run by Chase Headley.

"Headley is a good hitter," said Feldman, who will start the second game of the season. "I kind of just got it into the happy zone for him, and he put a good swing on it."

Brad Peacock, #41
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
49131.24.7270119
 
News
Astros pitcher Brad Peacock surrendered four runs (three earned) on two hits and two walks in two-thirds of an inning while striking out two in his spring debut against the Yankees Sunday.

"It was definitely exciting," Peacock said after the outing, per the Houston Chronicle. "I felt good out there. I felt really good. The fastball felt good. The changeup felt good. Just the curveball and slider need work. I did some extra pitches in the bullpen and kind of found it. … I guess the nerves got me. I was just excited to get out there and feeling good."

Peacock has been dealing with a hip injury but was able to pitch in a minor-league intrasquad game Tuesday before making his debut Sunday.

Will Harris, #38
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
0329.04.34035
 
Luke Gregerson, #44
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
5572.12.12359
 
Tony Sipp, #29
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
4350.23.38463
 
Jason Castro, #15
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
126.2224314561
 
Position Breakdown
C - 114, DH - 11
News
Catcher Jason Castro is the longest-tenured member of the Astros and optimistic about the direction of the team, MLB.com reports.

"It's a great time for this organization," Castro said. "It's exciting to have been here and weathered the storm a little bit through the middle of that and see it through to the other side. It's exciting and hopefully we can play up to the type of baseball we're capable of playing. We have some guys in here who can do some pretty special things on the baseball field."

Manager A.J. Hinch is a fan of the different things Castro brings to the lineup and behind the plate.

"Jason's a well-rounded player," Hinch said. "There's a reason he's an All-Star, there's a reason he can contribute in every facet of the game. For us, being a left-handed bat, we have some right-handed bats that we're going to rely upon… and he'll offer us something different than those that hit in front of him. I like his balance, his composure, his steadiness of how he approaches the game. I look forward to his leadership. As he's entering these years of his career, he's got a track record under his belt to provide some steady leadership and have a good year for us."

Castro is 9 for 34 with two home runs this spring.

Evan Gattis, #24
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
108.2634122520
 
Josh Fields, #35
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
4654.24.45470
 
Injuries
Groin - Doubtful for start of season (Updated - 3/29/15)
News
Astros pitcher Josh Fields missed another day with a strained groin and is running out of time to make the team. 

"It's getting tough," manager A.J. Hinch said, per MLB.com. "At some point, we're going to run out of time. Now that we're a week away from Opening Day and he hasn't been on the mound for a long time, it's getting dangerously close. At the same time, we have to make sure that there are no setbacks and no length into the season that he wouldn't be available."

"We've got the depth and quality people that can fill in if he can't make it," Hinch added.

Matt Dominguez, #30
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
157.2155116570
 
Position Breakdown
3B - 16
News
The Astros optioned third baseman Matt Dominguez and pitchers Jake Buchanan and Max Stassi to the minors Sunday while reassigning shortstop Carlos Correa, infielder Gregorio Petit, catcher Tyler Heineman and pitchers Darin Downs and James Hoyt to minor-league camp.

Dominguez opened last season as the team's starting third baseman but found himself behind in the race for a bench role this spring.

"[Luis] Valbuena had an amazing spring so far and is basically going to be our third baseman and that leaves Matt in competition with some of the other guys for an extra spot on the roster, a spot off the bench, and right now we feel like there’s a couple of other guys ahead of him and he needs to play every day," general manager Jeff Lunhow said, per MLB.com "Right now he’ll go down to Fresno and play third and play some first and be ready when the need arises."

Correa is the team's top-rated prospect but has yet to play above high Class A.

"Carlos is going to be a star player in the big leagues. It’s just a matter of time," Luhnow said. "Having never had an at-bat in Double-A, he needs to go get some regular work in the high minors. He did a great job for us on the field as well as off the field and I think he’s got a lot of fans in the organization and he impressed the big league staff, which is what you want as a young player."

Colby Rasmus, #28
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
104.2254518404
 
Hank Conger, #24
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
80.221244250
 
Position Breakdown
C - 56, DH - 1
Chad Qualls, #50
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
1551.13.331943
 
Marwin Gonzalez, #9
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
103.277336232
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 1, 2B - 11, SS - 71, 3B - 10, OF - 4, DH - 3
Marc Krauss, #18
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
67.194166210
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 33, OF - 23, DH - 4
News
Angels first baseman Marc Krauss has played in two games since missing time with a back injury but has struck out in all three of his at-bats.

Krauss was 9 for 18 with five walks before suffering back spasms early last week. He was able to return to action Friday but has not been able to replicate his success from earlier in the spring. Krauss is in the mix for a bench role this spring.

Brett Oberholtzer, #39
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
513143.24.392894
 
Injuries
Lat - Out until at least late March (Updated - 3/19/15)
News
Astros manager A.J. Hinch is still not certain about pitcher Brett Oberholtzer for the starting rotation when the season begins, reports the Houston Chronicle.

Hinch believes Collin McHugh will be the starter for Houston's fourth game of the season, but wants to see Oberholtzer's "readiness" before making his official decision.

"We'll play our guys" Hinch said. "We're going to take some backups, both to Corpus and to Houston with the idea Friday night I feel good about our guys that are on our team are going to play.

"Saturday it'll be a blend of some of the bench, some guys that want maybe an at-bat or two to finish that spring. Then the back half of that game will be some guys that won’t be on our team."

Roberto Hernandez, #55
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
811164.24.1073105
 
News
Pitcher Roberto Hernandez has been informed that he made the Astros' Opening Day roster, according to a report by the Houston Chronicle

The 34-year-old Hernandez signed with the Astros on February 12. He went 3-0 with a 3.71 ERA in five spring games. 

"I like the dependability of Roberto, his veteran presence," manager A.J. Hinch said to MLB.com. "He can log some innings. I really like that this spring he's kept the ball on the ground, and he's very reliable. He's a guy who's been on a couple of different teams in a couple of different environments. You know what you're going to get with Roberto. He's stuck around this game a long time because he's a good pitcher."

George Springer, #4
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
78.2314520515
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 77, DH - 1
News
Astros outfielder George Springer has started 15 times in right field this spring and has yet to play an inning in center field. It appears the Astros are going to name Jake Marisnick the starter in center field, and that's fine with Springer, according to the Houston Chronicle.

“I’m going to go out there and I’m going to play the only way I know how," Springer said of starting in right field. “He obviously is extremely skilled. He’s extremely fast. I understand his range, he understands mine, and I think this spring has been good just because he’s so aggressive. I understand that and I’ m just going to let him run. He’s there when I need him to be and it’s the same way for him.”

Still, in the long run, Springer sees himself as a center fielder.

“I think I consider myself a center fielder playing right field, but I think anybody who has some speed considers that,” Springer said. “I’ve obviously had more repetitions there and kind of more game experience now (this spring). So it’s kind of one of those things where I can kind of also slow myself down more."