Tue, 03 Dec 2013 14:17:40 -0800
The Houston Astros acquired OF Dexter Fowler and a player to be named from the Colorado Rockies Tuesday, Dec. 3, in exchange for SP Jordan Lyles and OF Brandon Barnes.
Fantasy Tip: Fowler's value doesn't change all that much with the move to Houston, where he'll start in center field. Lyles and Barnes are merely NL-only fodder. Lyles has room to grow, but Coors Field will negate any upside he has left. Barnes is more of a fourth outfield type that might struggle to find consistent playing time, like he did in Houston.
Mon, 23 Sep 2013 21:32:23 -0700
Texas Rangers OF Alex Rios became the eighth player in franchise history to hit for the cycle Monday, Sept. 23, against the Houston Astros. He is also the third American League player to accomplish the feat this season, joining Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Mike Trout and Houston Astros OF Brandon Barnes.
Wed, 31 Jul 2013 21:24:53 -0700
Houston Astros OF Brandon Barnes (back) was removed from the game Wednesday, July 31, against the Baltimore Orioles due to a tight lower back.
Sat, 20 Jul 2013 12:21:11 -0700
Houston Astros OF Brandon Barnes hit for the cycle against the Seattle Mariners Friday, July 19. He became the eighth player in franchise history to accomplish the feat and the first since OF Luke Scott May 28, 2006, against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Thu, 20 Jun 2013 15:40:14 -0700
The Houston Astros placed OF Trevor Crowe (shoulder) on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained AC joint in his right shoulder Thursday, June 20, and recalled 1B Marc Krauss from Triple-A Oklahoma City in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: Tough break for Crowe, who was just recently named the starter in right field. Brandon Barnes figures to see more playing time as a result. Pick him up for outfield depth in AL-only universes.
Sun, 09 Jun 2013 12:46:24 -0700
Houston Astros OF Brandon Barnes (hamstring) left the game against the Kansas City Royals Saturday, June 8, in the sixth inning, because of tightness in his left hamstring. He was not in the starting lineup Sunday, June 9.
Sun, 19 May 2013 10:50:47 -0700
Houston Astros OF Brandon Barnes (ankle) appeared as a defensive replacement against the Pittsburgh Pirates Saturday, May 18. He was unavailable Friday, May 17, according to manager Bo Porter, because of a sprained right ankle.
Mon, 06 May 2013 16:40:23 -0700
Houston Astros OF Chris Carter will remain an everyday player, but he'll likely spend more time at first base and designated hitter now, according to general manager Jeff Luhnow.
Fantasy Tip: With the Astros' outfield roster shuffle Monday, J.D. Martinez should receive regular playing time now that he's back from the disabled list, and he's a target for AL-only leaguers. Robbie Grossman, Jimmy Paredes and Trevor Crowe will likely battle for playing time for the other outfield spots, along with Brandon Barnes, if Carter isn't starting in the outfield. Grossman, Paredes and Crowe are all switch-hitters, too, so the playing time could be very fluid, and Bo Porter may choose to ride the hot hand.
Mon, 25 Mar 2013 12:30:32 -0700
Houston Astros SPs Brad Peacock and Alex White, RP Xavier Cedeno, INF Matt Dominguez, C Carlos Corporan and OFs Justin Maxwell, Brandon Barnes, Chris Carter and Fernando Martinez were told that they have made the roster. Ps Jose Valdez and Kevin Chapman, INFs Brandon Laird and Jose Martinez and C Rene Garcia will be sent to the minors. P Chia-Jen Lo was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Thu, 21 Feb 2013 13:28:27 -0800
Houston Astros OF Rick Ankiel has a good shot to make the opening day roster, and he could even wind up starting in right field. He'll earn $750,000 with incremental bonuses based on plate appearances if he makes the team. Ankiel's strong outfield arm may set him apart from the team's other options. Those he'll be competing with include OFs Justin Maxwell, Fernando Martinez, J.D. Martinez and Brandon Barnes.