Truth #1: The Astros' depth will be tested.
Houston has always had a rock-solid starting staff, but they stood out from the other teams in the league by showcasing lineup depth. They kicked off this season with All-Star second baseman Jose Altuve (broken thumb) and Michael Brantley (shoulder). Those are two critical pieces to the offense. So manager Dusty Baker has penciled Mauricio Dubon, Corey Julks, and David Hensley in their place.
While the trio has held their own, they are far from the clutch hitters Altuve and Brantley are when this lineup clicks.