The 2015 Houston Astros will look to build upon last season’s successful campaign. After losing 100+ games for three straight seasons, Houston posted a more respectable 70-92 record in 2014. Houston’s success is directly tied to its youth movement and home run prowess. Due to the make-up of its lineup and home field advantage, Houston’s offense is built to hit home runs. Designated hitter Chris Carter clubbed 37 home runs last season while second baseman Jose Altuve won the American League batting title. Houston made a few moves during the offseason to add even more home run potential to its lineup. Houston signed free agent shortstop Jed Lowrie and traded for outfielder Evan Gattis. Gattis clubbed 22 home runs in just 369 at-bats with the Atlanta Braves last season. Gattis, Carter, and first baseman Jonathan Singleton, will form one of the best power trios in baseball. Fans are also hoping that young outfielder George Springer can take another step forward. In just 295 at-bats, Springer hit 20 home runs last season. Springer also offers above-average speed and outfield defense. Houston’s starting rotation is still a work in progress and will likely hold Houston back from taking another step forward in 2015.
According to TicketIQ, the average ticket price for 2015 Astros tickets is $89.05, which is higher than the average ticket prices from prior years. The average ticket price was $63.85 in 2014 and $65.81 in 2013. The most expensive home game of the 2015 season features a matchup against the New York Yankees on June 27. The average ticket price is $195.87 while the get-in price is $37. The least expensive home game of the 2015 season features a matchup against the Seattle Mariners on April 30. The average ticket price is $48 while the get-in price is $12.
While Houston’s offense will be very entertaining to watch, its pitching staff will likely give up a lot of runs. Fans can expect high-scoring games at Minute Maid Park while enjoying the power display from Houston’s young lineup. The future is bright in Houston and fans can expect to pay reasonable ticket prices to attend games during the 2015 season.