With the move to the American League next season, the Astros are going to need their starting rotation to step up with new division rivals Los Angeles Angels and Texas Rangers, two of the top offenses in the game today. If facing Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton isn't bad enough, Houston will also have to face a designated hitter every game instead of the opposing pitcher.
It will not be an easy task for this group that currently has a team ERA of 4.65, that ranks 27th in Major League Baseball. This is a young rotation that will need to grow up quick to improve on their numbers from 2012. Starting next season, this is the rotation that I think Astros fans can expect to see.