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Projected lineup CF – Jordan Schafer SS – Jed Lowrie LF – J.D. Martinez 1B – Carlos Lee RF – Brian Bogusevic 3B – Jimmy Paredes/Chris Johnson 2B – Jose Altuve C – Jason Castro/Chris Snyder SP – Wandy Rodriguez SP – Bud Norris SP – J.A. Happ SP – Livan Hernandez SP – Jordan Lyles/Zach Duke CL – Brett Myers Five things to think about: • Can a healthy Lowrie hit 12-15 homers in a prime lineup slot while qualifying at shortstop and third base for his fantasy owners? You betcha. Will he stay healthy? Um ... • Before you jump on the Altuve speed bandwagon, keep in mind that his bat probably isn't big-league ready. Maybe he'll be a good hitter someday, and his average might be fine now, but last season he was rushed to the majors after just 35 games at Double A, and walked just five times in 234 plate appearances. That won't cut it, even for the awful Astros. Altuve is as likely to be in the minors by June 1 as he is to steal 30 bases this season. • E
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