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Houston Astros
Stadium: Minute Maid Park | Manager: Tom Lawless

Depth Chart

 
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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. D. Straily
6. R. Hernandez
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: 02/13/2015
 
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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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dan Straily, #19
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
1352.06.752447
 
Jed Lowrie, #8
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
136.249596500
 
Max Stassi, #12
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
7.3502040
 
Position Breakdown
C - 6
Gregorio Petit, #3
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
37.27814290
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 4, SS - 19, 3B - 12, DH - 3
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
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
News
Astros manager A.J. Hinch doesn't think they'll be any pressure on Jose Altuve this season, according to MLB.com.

Altuve hit an astounding .341, winning a batting title last year. Despite that, Hinch stressed that every year is different, and Altuve will be fine as long as he plays.  "I don't think there's any pressure on him as much as it's the pressure he puts on himself to be an elite player at the highest level," Hinch said. "And he just needs to play."

Hinch also pointed out that teams have had multiple seasons to adjust to Altuve at this point, and haven't been able to do so. "People have been trying to figure him out, and he's a tough out," he said. "He knows his strengths, he uses his strengths. He doesn't carry a lot of baggage with him, positive or negative, at least [that's] the early impression." 

Just like last season, Altuve is expected to hit first or second in the team's batting order. The 24-year-old hit .341/.377/.453 over 660 at-bats last year.

Jon Singleton, #28
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
95.1684213442
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 91
News
Astros first baseman Jon Singleton had a rough MLB debut in 2014. Not only did he struggle offensively, batting .168 with 134 strikeouts in 95 games, he also made 11 errors. 

It seems, however, Singleton has formulated a plan to make sure his output improves in 2015.

"Just try to take things slow, just day by day, moment by moment, really," Singleton said, per the Houston Chronicle. "I know things I need to work on. Everything's a work in progress, as long as I can take things slow and moment by moment and work on progressing and not the entire picture. I have an effective plan when I go up to the plate. I just have to slow my thoughts down and prepare myself better before I attack."

Although, Singleton still needs to prove this spring he deserves a starting job at the major-league level. He could be sent back to the minors, if he is unable to make an impact this spring.

"Maybe," manager A.J. Hinch said when asked if Singleton needs to receive everyday at-bats. "It's yet to be determined. You want him to play; he's a young player. It probably depends exactly how that breaks down before we determine what's more valuable to Jon Singleton being a great major-league player.

"There's always that debate at the end of the camp if guys are on the bubble. But he's not on the bubble yet. He's right at the beginning of a camp. (First base is) where he's going to be playing for a new coaching staff, a new manager and just being himself -- and taking a deep breath in between at-bats."

Collin McHugh, #31
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
119154.22.7341157
 
Dallas Keuchel, #60
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
129200.02.9348146
 
News
Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel told reporters he was pleased with how he felt after his first live batting practice session, the Houston Chronicle reports. The left-hander threw 30 pitches and faced some of Houston's top prospects, including shortstop Carlos Correa.

"I felt good," Keuchel said. "I was pretty much trying to throw as many strikes and fill up the zone as possible. I was able to establish both corners. I was just trying to let the movement take shape and see where I was at in my first time ramping it up a little bit more than bullpens.

"You get your adrenaline flowing when you see a batter up there and your competitive juices start flowing," Keuchel said. "I was very happy with the way I was able to command the ball and some of the shape that was able to take place."

Keuchel led the club in victories in 2014, posting a 12-9 record with 2.93 ERA.

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
Samuel Deduno, #44
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
26100.24.47083
 
Luis Valbuena, #24
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
149.2496816511
 
Scott Feldman, #46
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
812180.13.7450107
 
Brad Peacock, #41
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
49131.24.7270119
 
Injuries
Hip - Questionable for start of season (Updated - 2/24/15)
News
Astros pitcher Brad Peacock reported no discomfort in his surgically repaired hip Thursday, while running a day after throwing his second bullpen session, per the Houston Chronicle. Peacock ran for 20 minutes at 80 percent of his body weight on an AlterG anti-gravity treadmill.

“I felt good,” he said. “I felt pretty good, no pain. I did 20 minutes of running on the AlterG, which takes away body weight, which is nice. I’m at 80 percent body weight.”

Peacock was happy with Thursday's progress since he didn't respond as well after running Monday.

“I felt a little bit of awkwardness in there (Monday), but that’s gone,” he said.

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
After an All-Star campaign in 2013, Astros catcher Jason Castro suffered a bit of a drop-off, especially offensively, in 2014. He struggled to find an offensive rhythm last season, batting just .222 in a career-high 126 games.

Even though Castro is coming off a down year offensively, the Astros still have high hopes for the 27-year-old catcher.

"He's a player that's an important player on our team, and he needs to be himself. He can have an impact on both sides of the ball," Hinch said Monday, per the Associated Press. "I really believe that he's settling into an important few years of his career. ... As he's getting older and more mature and more comfortable in the league, and getting into his rhythm and game plan on catching and hitting, he's in a great spot to have a great impact."

Astros general manager Jeff Lunhow echoes Hinch's sentiments.

"He's been a key part of the team ever since I got here," Luhnow said. "He had his All-Star year a couple years ago. Last year we saw some major strides defensively with his game, which were important, and the offense slipped a little bit, but I think that if you can somehow get the offense from 2013 and the defense from 2014, you've got one of the better catchers in the game."

Evan Gattis, #24
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
108.2634122520
 
Josh Fields, #35
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
4654.24.45470
 
News
Astros reliever Josh Fields, who missed a bullpen session on Monday with a hamstring issue, returned to the mound Tuesday for a rescheduled session, according to the Houston Chronicle.

Manager A.J. Hinch told reporters that Fields was a full-go and did not experience any discomfort on Tuesday.

"Well, Fields doesn't really downshift," Hinch said. "If he was feeling anything, he doesn't show it. So he looked great. He looked the same as he did a few days ago. And he said he felt great. He went through the whole program, including some of the conditioning. He has one gear, and he throws it.

"I think he's fine. We'll modify his conditioning a touch just to ensure it, but that bullpen didn't give any indication that there's a lingering issue."

Matt Dominguez, #30
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
157.2155116570
 
Position Breakdown
3B - 16
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
Brett Oberholtzer, #39
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
513143.24.392894
 
News
Astros pitcher Brett Oberholtzer, primarily a fastball-changeup pitcher, is working on bringing back his cutter to his repertoire to help him earn a spot in the rotation, according to the Houston Chronicle on Tuesday.

"I threw a bullpen (Sunday), I threw about 35 pitches," Oberholtzer said, who hasn't used his cutter since his collegiate days. "Two cutters that were where I wanted them for strikes to righties. Been working on that. I had it in Triple-A and it was one of my better pitches, but like anybody, if you're a jack of all trades, you're a master of none. So sometimes, if I spent a lot of time on my changeup, I'd lose my cutter or whatever pitch it may be. So I'm trying to keep it up."

Oberholtzer used to throw a cutter, but wanted to narrow his focus to other pitches. He also said he's working on improving his curveball.

"My curveball, I'm trying to get that being more consistent, and that's what guys try to do all the time, is make adjustments and learn from their mistakes," Oberholtzer said. "Different shape. You try to get different looks. But they have to be effective. You can't just throw slop up there. I try to make it as good as possible and fine tune stuff."

Manager A.J. Hinch told reporters earlier in the week that Oberholtzer will get the first crack at the No. 4 spot in Houston's rotation. Last season, he registered a 4.39 ERA and 94:28 K:BB ratio in 143 2/3 innings.

Roberto Hernandez, #55
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
811164.24.1073105
 
News
Astros general manager Jeff Lunhow said Wednesday starting pitcher Roberto Hernandez is expected to arrive for spring training later this week. Hernandez has been unable to report due to visa issues.

"It should be any day now, probably traveling tomorrow," Luhnow said, per the Houston Chronicle.

George Springer, #4
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
78.2314520515
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 77, DH - 1