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5 Houston Astros
April 01, 2013
Enemy Lines
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April 01, 2013

5 Houston Astros

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B-T BA OBP SLG HR RBI SB K
2B JOSE ALTUVE
R-R .301 .351 .419 9 49 34 80
1B BRETT WALLACE
L-R .274 .347 .443 14 47 0 108
DH CARLOS PEÑA
L-L .218 .356 .410 21 64 3 171
LF CHRIS CARTER
R-R .249 .347 .486 22 69 1 121
C JASON CASTRO
L-R .252 .334 .370 6 32 1 67
CF JUSTIN MAXWELL
R-R .247 .338 .484 20 57 15 133
3B MATT DOMINGUEZ
R-R .262 .323 .411 13 64 0 66
RF FERNANDO MARTINEZ
L-R .268 .329 .464 17 56 2 104
SS RONNY CEDEÑO
R-R .258 .311 .375 4 28 3 66
BENCH
C CARLOS CORPORAN
S-R .253 .308 .414 6 26 0 47
SS MARWIN GONZALEZ
S-R .253 .302 .362 3 22 4 31

Enemy Lines

A RIVAL SCOUT SIZES UP THE ASTROS

They may lose 120 games. The worse news is they may do it again next year. They're in such a tough division, and you have to be a really informed baseball man to recognize some of these names.... Two things I like about Houston: Jose Altuve and Bo Porter. The problem is, there aren't enough Altuves, and Porter doesn't play. Altuve is a quality big league player. He sprays the ball around, he's aggressive at the plate. I like Porter's energy. He's an open-minded manager.... Matt Dominguez can field. His bat is the reason the Marlins traded him—it has always been less than spectacular.... I will say this for Brett Wallace—he came into camp in really good shape.... Chris Carter's swing is long. He's been this way forever. That's why he's bounced around.... I think Fernando Martinez is the most accomplished of the young outfielders, but his problem has been staying healthy. His swing is still good, but he's got the body of a 40-year-old because of all the injuries.... I've always liked Jordan Lyles because he's a young guy with a good delivery, but you look at his numbers last year and you go, Uh-oh, what happened? ... Bud Norris is legit. He has a two- and a four-seam fastball—he's not overpowering, but he mixes in a variety of off-speed pitches.... They've stripped this thing all the way down. What's the difference between losing 110 and 120? I give [G.M.] Jeff Luhnow a lot of credit; it takes a lot of guts to do that.

The Lineup

2013 Projected Statistics

MANAGER BO PORTER

First season with the Astros

[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

NEW ACQUISITION

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