The Houston Astros rebuilding movement has been difficult on fans to say the least. The Astros have managed to overhaul their farm system with a slew of trades, bringing back quality minor league talent.
However, these moves have left much to be desired from their everyday lineup. Unfortunately for Astros fans, the team's most exciting prospects are at best two to three years away from Major League Baseball, if things pan out well.
The move to the American League brings Astros general manger, Jeff Luhnow, the additional assignment of finding a designated hitter. This will open up more opportunities for the Astros to build a stronger lineup.
Here is my prediction of what the Astros lineup will look like to open up the 2013 season.