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Astros | Lance McCullers facing innings limit

Fri, 29 Jan 2016 10:33:59 -0800

Houston Astros SP Lance McCullers will have his innings restricted in 2016, according to general manager Jeff Luhnow.

Fantasy Tip: Luhnow didn't specify what the limit is, but McCullers threw 164 innings between the majors and minors last season. A good estimate would be around 180-195 innings this season, which would amount to around 28-30 starts. McCullers is a solid grab in the SP3/SP4 range in mixed leagues.

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Astros | Houston pitchers available?

Wed, 09 Dec 2015 10:30:40 -0800

Houston Astros SP Vincent Velasquez is receiving interest on the trade market, and the Astros are more willing to deal him than SP Lance McCullers.

Fantasy Tip: McCullers had a successful rookie season in Houston, going 6-7 with a 3.22 ERA and 1.18 WHIP in 22 starts. He struck out 9.2 hitters per nine innings and is certainly more intriguing for fantasy owners than Velasquez at the moment.

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Astros | Ken Giles perking Astros' interest

Wed, 02 Dec 2015 09:38:23 -0800

Philadelphia Phillies RP Ken Giles was the focus of recent trade talks with the Houston Astros. Astros SP Lance McCullers and SP Vincent Velasquez were brought up by the Phillies, according to sources.

Fantasy Tip: Giles has a big-time arm and could be a high-end closer in the right situation. Being on a rebuilding team doesn't discount him as a top reliever option, but the higher win probability helps.

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Astros | Lance McCullers fans seven in no-decision

Mon, 12 Oct 2015 16:01:32 -0700

Houston Astros SP Lance McCullers allowed two runs on two hits and two walks while striking out seven batters during Game 4 of the American League Division Series against the Kansas City Royals. McCullers did not factor into the decision.

Fantasy Tip: McCullers ($6,100, 12.2% of cap) left in line for the victory, but the bullpen coughed up seven combined runs in the eighth and ninth innings. McCullers stands as a solid value play at FantasyScore, if the Astros advance, and he takes the hill again. He is a mid-round target for seasonal drafts next spring, too.

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Astros | Lance McCullers slated for Game 4

Fri, 09 Oct 2015 09:58:01 -0700

Houston Astros SP Lance McCullers will start Game 4 of the division series against the Kansas City Royals, if necessary.

Fantasy Tip: McCullers ($6,100, 12.2% of cap) had a fine rookie season, going 6-7 with a 3.22 ERA and 1.19 WHIP while striking out 129 hitters in 125 2/3 innings over 22 starts. He's also been much better in Houston, which is where a potential Game 4 would take play. McCullers will be a cheaper pick as your second starter on FantasyScore, and he's worth considering.

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Twins | Torii Hunter not starting Saturday

Sat, 05 Sep 2015 15:32:23 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF Torii Hunter is not in the starting lineup Saturday, Sept. 5, against the Houston Astros. OF Aaron Hicks is leading off against Astros SP Lance McCullers.

Fantasy Tip: Hunter ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) is hitting the long ball with 18 homers this season, but his power -- and average -- have vanished as of late. His .077 mark in the last week has him sitting more often, including this game. Hicks ($4,100, 8.2% of cap) is a much better hitter against lefties, so leave him on the bench.

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Astros | Lance McCullers starting Sunday

Wed, 19 Aug 2015 14:50:34 -0700

Houston Astros SP Lance McCullers will return from the minors to start against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Aug. 23.

Fantasy Tip: McCullers will be a cheaper option on FantasScore, but a matchup against the Los Angeles Dodgers is a scary one to use him in. McCullers had a 3.14 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 9.3 strikeouts per nine in 14 starts (76 2/3 innings) for Houston earlier this year. He's an emerging young talent, but the 'Stros want to keep his innings down over the course of the season. If he remains in the rotation into September, he can provide you with a great value play as your second starter on FantasyScore.

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Astros | Lance McCullers to return soon

Tue, 18 Aug 2015 18:51:59 -0700

Houston Astros SP Lance McCullers might return to the big leagues soon, and will be in the mix for a rotation spot in September, manager A.J. Hinch said Tuesday, Aug. 18. McCullers has been working out and throwing bullpens for Class AA Corpus Christi and might work two or three innings to get back into game action.

Fantasy Tip: The Astros demoted McCullers two weeks in an effort to limit his innings. He hasn't had any game action in two weeks, but the team is trying to keep him fresh. If he re-joins the rotation in September FantasyScore owners will want to rely upon him again.

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Astros | Lance McCullers could return soon

Tue, 18 Aug 2015 13:38:25 -0700

Houston Astros SP Lance McCullers will throw two or three innings with Class AA Corpus Christi Tuesday, Aug. 18, and manager A.J. Hinch said McCullers could be back with the Astros soon.

Fantasy Tip: The Astros are trying to limit McCullers' innings this year, but he could wind up making a handful of starts down the stretch as Houston pushed toward a postseason berth. He'll have to get his innings back up before he rejoins the rotation, though. Check to see if he's available in your league. McCullers could be a nice matchup play in deeper leagues if he returns soon.

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Astros | Dan Straily joining rotation

Tue, 04 Aug 2015 09:22:18 -0700

Houston Astros SP Dan Straily was recalled from the minors Tuesday, Aug. 4, and he will start against the Texas Rangers in place of SP Lance McCullers.

Fantasy Tip: It's unclear if Straily will remain in the rotation after this start tonight, but Houston has indicated they will be cautious with McCullers' innings down the stretch. Straily won't be available on FantasyScore tonight in what would have been a matchup to avoid for daily gamers anyway.

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