Originally written on The Fantasy Fix  |  Last updated 2/8/12
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Bud Norris (credits below) For those of us in National League-only fantasy leagues, its our last shot at picking Houston Astros.Pardon me if I pass on their starting pitchers.The Astros had a team ERA of 4.51 last year and that included an ERA of 4.46 or worse from three of their regular starting pitchers.As for the offseason, Houston's big addition to the rotation was Livan Hernandez. Yup, he's still alive...and playing.The rotation will look similar to last year led by Wandy Rodriguez, who was the ace of the staff with 11 wins and a 3.49 ERA. Rodriguez has been the only consistent starter for Houston since Roy Oswalt departed and he has had an ERA of 3.60 or below for four straight seasons, but unfortunately has won more than 11 games just once during that span.His strikeouts have dipped a bit in each of the past three seasons and I think at age 35 his stats will start to regress a bit, so I'm not as high on him this year.If you are going to target an Astros starter, take a shot...
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