Sat, 02 May 2015 15:05:38 -0700
Houston Astros 1B Marwin Gonzalez is in the lineup Saturday, May 2, against the Seattle Mariners. Gonzalez gives 1B Chris Carter the day off.
Fantasy Tip: Gonzalez ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) has a .244 batting average through his first 42 plate appearances of the season. Gonzalez is a career .255-hitter against righties and goes up against Taijuan Walker of the Mariners. FantasyScore owners should avoid Gonzalez, but if desperate for cap space, Gonzalez will have upside while batting sixth in the order.
Wed, 22 Apr 2015 23:55:02 -0700
Houston Astros 1B Chris Carter hit his first homer of the season Wednesday, April 22.
Fantasy Tip: Carter is 6-for-49 (.122) on the season, but half of those hits have come in the last two days. It's a good sign that he is starting to turn it around. At $4,200 (8.4% of your cap), Carter's power is worth the midrange price on FantasyScore.
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:15:22 -0700
Houston Astros 1B Chris Carter is not in the starting lineup Monday, April 20. SS Marwin Gonzalez is starting at first base and hitting seventh in the batting order against Seattle Mariners SP Hisashi Iwakuma.
Fantasy Tip: Carter ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) is likely receiving a breather after recording just three hits in his first 40 at-bats (.075) of the season. Gonzalez ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) already has one homer this year, but even against struggling Iwakuma, he's on the low-end of the shortstop spectrum for FantasyScore players, especially in a pitcher's park tonight.
Sun, 12 Apr 2015 10:03:33 -0700
Houston Astros DH Chris Carter is not in the starting lineup Sunday, April 12.
Fantasy Tip: Carter ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) has struggled so far this season, so he is sitting out Sunday. Carter should return to the lineup in the next game and should be an option on FantasyScore because of his power potential.
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.