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The Astros Announce Their 26-man Roster

No TCBer’s quite got it right.

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Robel Garcia #9 of the Houston Astros: the spoiler
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Per Jake Kaplan, this is the 26-man Astros roster heading into opening day.

Framber Valdez, Andre Scrubb, Josh James, and Austin Pruitt were place on the 10-day IL. Jake Odorizzi was optioned as a “paper move.”

Unless I missed something, none of our TCBer’s accurately predicted this roster, though a few were close. The biggest surprise was Robel Garcia making utility over Abraham Toro.

The closest prediction was made by ABlindHog who made the difficult choices of picking Robel Garcia at utility and both Brandon Bielak and Luis Garcia as pitchers. But he made an unforced error with Andre Scrubb, leaving off Bryan Abreu. Scrubb’s injury was announced on March 19th, and other prognosticators assumed he would be on IL, which turned out true. I suppose ABlindHog gambled on Scrubb’s injury being minor, and if it had been, his predictions would probably have been 100% correct.

Good work.

And thanks to all who participated, all of whom were remarkably close, including GoStros, Strosfan, and Crhea87.