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2014 Astros Team Preview: A Springer in Their Step

Ryan Rufe

Ryan Rufe

Ryan began writing for RotoWire in the summer of 2013 and has played fantasy sports since age eleven. He serves as the Houston Astros beat writer and contributes to the baseball magazine and draft kit. For more from Ryan, he is very interactive on Twitter, @RyanRufe.

2014 Houston Astros Team Preview

In the midst of a long-term rebuilding project, expectations weren’t exactly high for the Astros entering 2013. On the heels of consecutive seasons with 106 or more losses, Houston was projected to finish near the bottom of the AL West standings after coming over from the NL Central. Sadly, the team went on to suffer its worst season in franchise history, enduring 111 losses to finish with the league’s worst record for the third straight year. Of course, switching leagues wasn’t the only reason the team took a big step backwards in 2013. The Astros’ youth movement continued as fifteen players made their MLB debut for the club last season. The lack of experience was evident in many facets of the game.

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