Tue, 21 Jul 2015 14:36:52 -0700
Houston Astros OF Colby Rasmus is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, July 21, against the Boston Red Sox. L.J. Hoes is starting instead.
Fantasy Tip: Rasmus ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) has not faced Red Sox pitcher Brian Johnson, but Rasmus is hitting .182 in the last week and .230 against left-handed pitchers. It sounds like this is a normal day off, so remove Rasmus accordingly.
Fri, 17 Jul 2015 15:02:58 -0700
Houston Astros OF L.J. Hoes is starting in left field and hitting seventh against Texas Rangers SP Martin Perez Friday, July 17. OF Preston Tucker is sitting out against the left-handed pitcher.
Fantasy Tip: Hoes has only five at-bats for the 'Stros in 2015, and he has two hits. Even against a pitcher making his first start of the season tonight, Hoes is a low-end outfield selection as a desperation sleeper play on FantasyScore.
Sun, 12 Jul 2015 08:38:51 -0700
Houston Astros OF Preston Tucker is not in the starting lineup Sunday, July 12. OF L.J. Hoes is starting in right field and batting seventh against Tampa Bay Rays SP Matt Moore Sunday.
Fantasy Tip: Make sure to avoid Tucker ($3,400, 6.8% of cap) in all formats Sunday. He enters the All-Star break riding a 12-for-38 run with three runs, a home run and four RBI over his past nine games. Hoes is nothing more than a desperation play in daily contests Sunday.
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:16:22 -0700
Houston Astros OF L.J. Hoes, C Max Stassi, SS Jonathan Villar, P Jorge De Leon and P Nick Tropeano were recalled from the minors Tuesday, Sept. 2. In corresponding moves, Ps Paul Clemens and David Martinez were designated for assignment.
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 07:38:10 -0700
The Houston Astros recalled RP Kevin Chapman from Triple-A Oklahoma City and optioned OF L.J. Hoes to Oklahoma City.
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:10:33 -0700
Houston Astros OF L.J. Hoes worked with hitting coach John Mallee in the batting cage on the field Monday, July 28, as the hitting coach is trying to get Hoes to stay behind the ball and drive it more. "(He) gets a little to his front side and his posture, his head is more forward as opposed to the center of his body or a little behind," Mallee said. "Trying to get him to lead out with his hip, and that allows him to be direct (to) the ball and also get the barrel under his hands at contact and get left to the ball."
Tue, 01 Jul 2014 09:24:27 -0700
The Houston Astros placed OF Dexter Fowler (intercostal) on the 15-day disabled list with a right intercostal strain Tuesday, July 1. The move is retroactive to June 27.
Fantasy Tip: L.J. Hoes and Alex Presley should see plenty of playing time in the Houston outfield now, but don't forget about prospect Domingo Santana, who was just recalled from the minors. Santana has the most upside and should warrant regular PT with Fowler on the shelf. Santana doesn't have much speed, but the raw power will be appealing in AL-only leagues.
Wed, 25 Jun 2014 12:57:56 -0700
The Houston Astros promoted OF L.J. Hoes from Triple-A Oklahoma City; demoted OF Robbie Grossman to Oklahoma City; and activated SP Asher Wojciechowski from the 15-day disabled list and kept him at Oklahoma City.
Tue, 24 Jun 2014 13:28:53 -0700
Houston Astros OF L.J. Hoes is hitting .465 during his 11-game hitting streak at Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Fantasy Tip: Hoes has shown flashes but hasn't elevated himself past the "quadruple-A" purgatory. He's worth watching in AL-only leagues.
Sun, 25 May 2014 19:26:48 -0700
The Houston Astros have recalled OF Robbie Grossman from Triple-A Oklahoma City. The team also optioned OF L.J. Hoes to Triple-A Oklahoma City.