Wed, 01 Apr 2015 07:31:46 -0700
Houston Astros DH Chris Carter and SS Marwin Gonzalez will be used at first base early in the season, according to manager A.J. Hinch. Hinch said the team has no primary first baseman or designated hitter.
Fantasy Tip: Carter is likely to receive frequent starts at first base, and he'll become eligible at the position in traditional leagues fairly early. This will enhance his value in leagues where he is only eligible at the utility spot. Gonzalez has little fantasy appeal.
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 07:07:00 -0700
Houston Astros DH Chris Carter will likely open the season at first base after 1B Jon Singleton was sent to Triple-A Fresno.
Fantasy Tip: This doesn't have any effect on his FantasyScore value, but Carter ($5,100, 10.2% of your cap) only played 14 games at first last season. This made him restricted to the utility spot in some formats that require a player to play 15 games at a position. The early first base eligibility will be a welcomed enhancement in those leagues.
Wed, 14 Jan 2015 20:07:08 -0800
Houston Astros DH Chris Carter settled with the team Wednesday, Jan. 14, for $4.175 million, avoiding arbitration.
Wed, 12 Nov 2014 09:52:44 -0800
Oakland Athletics 3B Josh Donaldson, Houston Astros DH Chris Carter, Kansas City Royals RP Kelvin Herrera, New York Mets RP Jenrry Mejia, New York Yankees RP David Phelps, Los Angeles Dodgers 2B Dee Gordon and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Garrett Richards were among 26 players with less than three years of major league service who qualified for salary arbitration this year. Chicago White Sox RP Javy Guerra, Astros SS Marwin Gonzalez and White Sox SP Jose Quintana were the last players to make it.
Sat, 20 Sep 2014 19:42:57 -0700
Houston Astros DH Chris Carter went 1-for-4 with his 37th home run of the season Saturday, Sept. 20, and the solo shot tied him for the second-most homers in the majors this year.
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 06:56:37 -0700
Houston Astros 1B Chris Carter hit a home run in his third consecutive game Wednesday, Aug. 27. He has 33 on the season and has hit 20 homers since July 1.
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 07:42:02 -0700
Houston Astros 1B Chris Carter hit two home runs and drove in five RBIs Tuesday, Aug. 12.
Fantasy Tip: Carter is the epitome of feast or famine. Right now, he's feasting on fastballs.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:29:51 -0700
Houston Astros OF Chris Carter (illness) is back in the starting lineup Thursday, July 31.
Fantasy Tip: Return Carter to your daily lineups immediately.
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:12:01 -0700
Houston Astros OF Chris Carter (illness) was a late scratch to the lineup Wednesday, July 30, because he fell ill hours before game time. He "vomited a couple times" and was given medication. Carter has hit .295 with eight home runs and 19 RBIs this month. OF Robbie Grossman started in right field in his place and homered in the game.
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:14:47 -0700
The Houston Astros would like to trade OF Chris Carter before the trade deadline.