Here's how the Astros Spring Training roster played out:
There aren't many surprises there, unless you're like me and thought Jon Singleton was a lock for the Opening Day roster. Singleton will start the year at the Astros Class-AAA affiliate Fresno Grizzlies. The other surprise was that Asher Wojciechowski made the Opening Day roster. He had an absolutely wonderful Spring and was rewarded for it, when it was determined that Brett Oberholtzer would start the year on the disabled list.
Will Harris or Samuel Deduno are the beneficiary of Josh Fields starting the season on the disabled list. Both pitchers had good Springs and will hopefully have that translate into success during the regular season.
Jonathan Villar and Robbie Grossman are the winners of the Astros reserve roles. Grossman showed why people were still high on him this Spring; and Villar showed that he had the versatility to improve the Astros roster flexibility by playing all around the infield and outfield. Stay tuned to see if they can build on that success and be productive contributors this year.
There were not many other surprise roster decisions. A lot of this 2015 roster was determined in the offseason, which is a nice change from years past. Thankfully, there weren't many injuries that required the Astros to make a concession decision on the roster. The injuries that did occur were minor in nature as all three pitchers starting on the disabled list are expected to be back within the month or early next month. I imagine the Astros are pretty happy with their roster heading into the 2015 season.