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MLB Opening Day 2016: Astros, Yankees starting lineups

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Marwin Gonzalez gets the start for the Astros on Opening Day.

Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports

Baseball is finally back. The New York Yankees start right where they left off with the Houston Astros. The Astros won the 2015 Wild Card game 3-0 in Yankee Stadium. Dallas Keuchel and Masahiro Tanaka dueled in the game, they will again on Opening Day.

Tuesday, April 6 - 12:05 CT W L ERA FIP IP K/9 BB/9 HR/9 BABIP fWAR
LHP Dallas Keuchel 20 8 2.48 2.91 232 8.38 1.98 0.66 0.269 6.1
RHP Masahiro Tanaka 12 7 3.51 3.98 154 8.12 1.58 1.46 0.242 2.2


The biggest surprise with the Astros lineup for Opening Day is the selection of Marwin Gonzalez over Tyler White. White beat out Jon Singleton for the first base position batted .353 (18x51) with three home runs and 12 RBIs this spring. But Gonzalez is a more veteran option on a very high energy day on Opening Day.

Astros lineup PA HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG wRC+ fWAR
2B, Jose Altuve 689 15 66 38 0.313 0.353 0.459 120 4.3
RF, George Springer 451 16 41 16 0.276 0.367 0.459 129 3.7
SS, Carlos Correa 432 22 68 14 0.296 0.345 0.512 133 3.3
LF, Colby Rasmus 485 25 61 2 0.238 0.314 0.475 115 2.8
CF, Carlos Gomez 477 12 56 17 0.255 0.314 0.409 96 2.6
3B, Luis Valbuena 493 25 56 1 0.224 0.31 0.438 105 1.2
DH, Preston Tucker 323 13 33 0 0.243 0.297 0.437 100 0.3
1B, Marwin Gonzalez 370 12 34 4 0.279 0.317 0.442 108 1.5
C, Jason Castro 375 1 31 0 0.211 0.283 0.365 76 1.3