It is no secret that the Houston Astros are rebuilding. While it was nice to see this team competitive and hover around .500 for the first two months, they have fallen back to where many expected.
They currently sit 10 games under .500, and look like they are at least one year away from being in playoff contention. Not all hope is lost though, as a number of teams have gone from worst to first in one season.
Houston has built a nice foundation from which they could potentially make a drastic jump. They have had a couple of solid drafts and have added quality prospects through trades the past few seasons.
Here are four examples from the past few years who have made a quick turnaround to give Astros' fans some hope.