The Houston Astros have some intriguing position battles going on in spring training. While 2012 is slated to be a rebuilding year, there's still potential on this roster.
The Astros are young at almost every position and lack of experience could be what really hurts them next season. A .500 win percentage could be a bit of a reach, but developing talent will be the bigger priority as the Astros prepare for the future.
Houston's best player is a 35-year-old slugger who showed last year that he may be nearing the end of the road. Despite the off-year, Carlos Lee led the team in every major offensive category, which proves the Astros need the younger guys to step up.
Three particular position battles have been brewing in spring training as the start to the season gets closer.