Last year being their first time in the American League, the Houston Astros had the second worst record across the MLB. They fell behind the other five teams in their division and never looked back. With players like Mike Trout, Felix Hernandez and Josh Reddick in the American League West, the Astros have fierce competition among them. This hasnt stopped them from taking a 1st place division lead with an 18-8 record; being the only team in the American League West with a record above .500.
Sports analysts have predicted the Astros to make big moves in the next few years, but no on would have thought that 2015 would be a year to start with a bang. With a balanced lineup and pitching staff, the Astros have a great opportunity to keep their reign as the top seed of the league. The pure young talent that they possess shows potential to reach the biggest possesion of them all; the World Series trophy.