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Possible 1B Log Jam

I'm hoping Brett Wallace comes around and gets his hitting stroke corrected.  He and Villar must pan out in order for the Oswalt trade to have return value.  However, I'm a little worried about the possible first base log jam that Wade has created with the draft and current trades.  If (and this is a big if), Hinze, Nash, and Singleton represent the power in the organization and they all continue to produce, then what are the Astros faced with?  I'm thinking a little Moneyball philosophy will have to come into the mix, right? 

Given a hypotheitical, I think Hinze is in the big leauges by mid 2012 while Nash and Singleton continue to polish; however, what do you do if both these guys are ready in 2013 and Hinze and/or Wallace are playing well? Can any of these guys play outfield?  I would hate for the Astros to keep guys in AA and AAA for a considerably long time just because the position they play already has a producing player at the major league level.  If all three prospects end up mashing it and are putting up .300/30/90 type power numbers at Corpus and OKC next season, then the Astros can't just sit by and let a possible 3-4-5 hitting order tandem waste away in the minors because of position conflict.  It's a good problem to have, but it could also turn out to be disasterous. 

Thoughts?  

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