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Will Alex Bregman break out in 2017?

The Astros' 2015 first-round pick is expected to play third base in Houston this season. After struggling in his first 10 MLB games, he hit .313 after Aug. 5 last season, notes Jim Bowden. Breakout players (Insider)

Charles Moynihan ESPN Producer 

Robinson Cano says Astros 2nd baseman Jose Altuve is one of his favorite players to watch: "He plays the game the right way. He can run, hit and hit for power. He can do everything." Cano will get an up close and personal look at Altuve on Monday, April 3rd as Houston hosts Seattle on Opening Day.

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Astros' Problem Projection: Left field WOBA (23rd)

How much can Carlos Beltran play the field? That's a big question for the Astros, who could use some punch at the corner outfield spots against left-handed pitching. Jake Marisnick and Teoscar Hernandez are the right-handed hitters who will get a look this spring spelling Nori Aoki.

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Astros bench coach Alex Cora on how much Alex Bregman reminds him of Dustin Pedroia: "I see the same guy I saw in 2007 in spring training. Same attitude. That will to be great."

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Llegó la hora de Yulieski Gurriel en Houston

El codiciado jugador cubano se moverá a la primera base en lo que será su primera temporada completa en Grandes Ligas.

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The bar has been set

Per the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook, the following are the eight highest 2017 over-under win totals across all MLB teams. Story

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Cubs favored to win back-to-back titles

It took the Chicago Cubs 108 years to break their World Series title drought, but Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook gives them the highest odds to be repeat champions this year.

Luhnow: "El Clásico es necesario para el béisbol" (2:49)
Altuve confía en la solidez de los Astros (1:49)
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A new strike zone would hurt Keuchel

Ground balls on pitches low in the zone are the most effective way for Dallas Keuchel to get outs. If he's forced to pitch even just slightly higher in the zone, he risks hitters raking against him.

How Alex Bregman's power changes his fantasy upside (0:47)
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Players with something to prove: Yulieski Gurriel

The Astros are hopeful that a fresh start and a full spring will restore life to the powerful bat of their in-season signing from Cuba last year.

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Bold predictions for spring training

Jason Heyward to center? Matt Wieters to L.A.? And who is Francis Martes? Position changes, trades and breakthroughs will make news before Opening Day.

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Roundtable: Who'll play first base in Houston?

After A.J. Reed hit just .164 in 45 games for the Astros last season, the second-year big leaguer might be looking over his shoulder this spring. Cuban star Yulieski Gurriel could push Reed for the starting job.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.24724th
On Base Percentage.31919th
Slugging Percentage.41715th
Earned Run Average4.0611th
Quality Starts7713th

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