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Astros | Luis Valbuena, Jason Castro out

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:17:10 -0700

Houston Astros 3B Luis Valbuena and C Jason Castro are not in the starting lineup against Oakland Athletics SP Sean Manaea Friday, April 29. SS Marwin Gonzalez will start at third base and is batting eighth, while C Erik Kratz will start at catcher and is batting ninth.

Fantasy Tip: Gonzalez has gone 4-for-15 with one home run and one RBI over the last seven days and is not a strong option in most leagues. Kratz is hitting only .069 this season and should be avoided in all leagues.

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Astros | Preston Tucker, Jason Castro out

Mon, 25 Apr 2016 15:44:52 -0700

Houston Astros OF Preston Tucker and C Jason Castro are not in the starting lineup Monday, April 25. OF Evan Gattis is serving as the designated hitter and batting sixth, while C Erik Kratz is behind the plate and is hitting ninth against Seattle Mariners SP Taijuan Walker.

Fantasy Tip: Gattis is starting to see more of the starts as the DH over Tucker, which limits Tucker's value to cavernous mixed and AL-only leagues. Gattis is hitting only .212 in the early going and hasn't gone deep yet in 32 at-bats, so he's a risky play against the strong Walker Monday night. Kratz should be ignored everywhere.

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Astros | Jason Castro sitting out vs. Boston

Fri, 22 Apr 2016 15:11:58 -0700

Houston Astros C Jason Castro is not in the starting lineup Friday, April 22. C Erik Kratz is starting behind the plate and batting ninth against Boston Red Sox SP Steven Wright Friday.

Fantasy Tip: Castro has negatively regressed annually since his 2013 breakout and currently sits with a .132/.214/.237 slash line to start 2016. At this point, he is nothing more than a desperation fantasy option. Kratz is 0-for-11 to start this season and cannot be started with confidence in any fantasy format Friday.

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Astros | Jason Castro sitting out

Sun, 17 Apr 2016 10:40:07 -0700

Houston Astros C Jason Castro is not in the starting lineup against Detroit Tigers SP Anibal Sanchez Sunday, April 17. C Erik Kratz will start at catcher and is batting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Kratz is not a strong candidate for daily fantasy leagues and should be a avoided in all leagues.

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Astros | Jason Castro out Tuesday

Tue, 12 Apr 2016 13:39:32 -0700

Houston Astros C Jason Castro is not in the lineup Tuesday, April 12, against the Kansas City Royals. C Erik Kratz is hitting ninth in Castro's place.

Fantasy Tip: This appears to be a normal night off for Castro, but Kratz is hitless and doesn't have fantasy value so look elsewhere for catching help.

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Astros | Erik Kratz acquired from San Diego

Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:58:05 -0700

The Houston Astros acquired C Erik Kratz from the San Diego Padres Monday, March 28, in exchange for SP Dan Straily. General manager Jeff Luhnow said Kratz is a good experienced receiver who should contribute offensively as well.

Fantasy Tip: Kratz has a little bit of pop, homering nine times with 26 RBIs in both the 2012 and 2013 seasons with the Philadelphia Phillies as a backup. Expect similar production in Houston as the backup backstop behind Jason Castro. He is only worth a look in deeper AL-only fantasy formats, however.

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Red Sox | Blake Swihart still day-to-day

Tue, 23 Jun 2015 14:47:20 -0700

Boston Red Sox C Blake Swihart (foot) remains day-to-day and is out of the lineup again Tuesday, June 23, but he is not yet headed to the disabled list. C Erik Kratz has joined the active roster as a backup Tuesday.

Fantasy Tip: Keep a close eye on Swihart's progress over the next few days. Sandy Leon ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is filling in as the catcher tonight and should continue to do so for however much longer Swihart is out. Avoid Leon at FantasyScore.

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Royals | Salvador Perez not playing

Sun, 19 Apr 2015 10:49:35 -0700

Kansas City Royals C Salvador Perez is not in the starting lineup Sunday, April 19. C Erik Kratz will be the starting catcher for the Royals.

Fantasy Tip: Perez ($4,600, 9.2% of cap) is receiving a day off and should play in the next game. Kratz ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) should not be a starting option for owners on FantasyScore.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Kansas City Star - Andy McCullough

Royals | Erik Kratz hits two out

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 07:03:25 -0700

Kansas City Royals C Erik Kratz hit two solo home runs after replacing C Salvador Perez (knee) in the fifth inning Monday, Aug. 18.

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Blue Jays | Danny Valencia acquired

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:10:40 -0700

The Toronto Blue Jays acquired 3B Danny Valencia from the Kansas City Royals Monday, July 28, in exchange for SP Liam Hendriks and Erik Kratz.

Fantasy Tip: Valencia could be in a platoon situation at third base for at least another couple weeks until Brett Lawrie returns from the DL. Take a look at Valencia in AL-only leagues.

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