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Astros | Tyler White starts on bench

Fri, 06 May 2016 14:13:15 -0700

Houston Astros 1B Tyler White is not in the starting lineup Friday, May 6. INF Marwin Gonzalez is starting at first base and is hitting eighth against Seattle Mariners SP Taijuan Walker.

Fantasy Tip: White was a spring darling and earned the starting job to kick off the year. He was playing well but has fallen on hard times recently, going 3-for-40 (.075) with seven K's in his last 12 games since April 21. Gonzalez hasn't fared much better and is a low-end infielder to consider in daily leagues. A.J. Reed, one of Houston's top prospects, could be promoted any day now. Stash him everywhere.

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Astros | Luis Valbuena sitting Thursday

Thu, 05 May 2016 14:53:56 -0700

Houston Astros 3B Luis Valbuena (rest) is not in the starting lineup Thursday, May 5. SS Marwin Gonzalez is starting at third base in his place and batting sixth against Seattle Mariners SP Wade Miley.

Fantasy Tip: Valbuena will get a night of rest with a left-hander on the hill, plus the fact he's 1-for-20 with 11 strikeouts in his last seven games. Gonzalez isn't faring much better and owners in daily games can look elsewhere for a low-price value play.

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Astros | Jason Castro not in lineup

Thu, 05 May 2016 14:31:40 -0700

Houston Astros C Jason Castro (rest) is not in the batting order Thursday, May 5. C Erik Kratz will start in his place and bat eighth opposite Seattle Mariners SP Wade Miley.

Fantasy Tip: With a lefty on the mound, Castro gets the night off, which is unfortunate for him, as his bat is finally coming to life, having at least one hit in six straight contests to get his average up above the Mendoza Line. Kratz, on the other hand, never has a live bat, hence why he's hitting 1-for-19 (.053) thus far this season. He can be left on every waiver wire imaginable.

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Astros | Colby Rasmus receives night off

Thu, 05 May 2016 13:40:14 -0700

Houston Astros OF Colby Rasmus (rest) is not in the starting lineup Thursday, May 5. OF Jake Marisnick is starting in his place in left field and batting ninth opposite Seattle Mariners SP Wade Miley.

Fantasy Tip: It'll be a standard night off for Houston's regular cleanup man. Owners shouldn't really consider his replacement, though, as Marisnick has just one hit thus far in 10 at-bats to begin the campaign. Evan Gattis is batting cleanup with Rasmus out of the lineup and could be a tempting option for daily formats.

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Astros | Tyler White returns to lineup

Thu, 05 May 2016 13:39:17 -0700

Houston Astros 1B Tyler White is starting at first base and batting seventh Thursday, May 5, against Seattle Mariners SP Wade Miley.

Fantasy Tip: White got out to a hot start, but has seen reduced playing time lately thanks to a 2-for-36 slump that he carries into Thursday's contest. With that in mind, it's hard to recommend him for owners in daily games. White should be implemented into lineups again when he's able bust out of his extensive slump.

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Astros | Evan Gattis back in cleanup spot

Thu, 05 May 2016 13:29:29 -0700

Houston Astros OF Evan Gattis is batting cleanup Thursday, May 5, opposite Seattle Mariners SP Wade Miley.

Fantasy Tip: Gattis normally bats fifth when he's in the lineup, but with Colby Rasmus getting the night off, he gets bumped up into cleanup duty. While he's been a big disappointment thus far in 2016, Gattis has been fine when he stands in the box opposite a left-handed pitcher. In fact, he has more hits against lefties than he does righties, despite having registered nearly half as many at-bats versus southpaws. As a result, he could be a sneaky option for this evening.

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Astros | Jose Altuve getting it done

Thu, 05 May 2016 11:07:07 -0700

Houston Astros 2B Jose Altuve is sixth in the American League with a .398 on-base percentage.

Fantasy Tip: Altuve has been one of the best players in fantasy with a .306-8-17 line with 25 runs and 10 steals. He's an easy consideration in DFS every day.

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Astros | Jake Marisnick called up

Thu, 05 May 2016 09:16:01 -0700

Houston Astros OF Jake Marisnick was called up from the minor leagues Thursday, May 5.

Fantasy Tip: Marisnick had only 10 at-bats last month before he was sent down. He'll once again serve as a late-inning defensive replacement or pinch-runner off the bench, and he'll occasionally see a spot start when one of the other outfielders needs a blow. That severely limits his fantasy value to the deepest of AL-only affairs.

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Astros | Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa produce big

Wed, 04 May 2016 23:57:42 -0700

Houston Astros 2B Jose Altuve and SS Carlos Correa each had a single, double and home run with three runsscored and three RBIs Wednesday, May 4, against the Minnesota Twins.

Fantasy Tip: Altuve and Correa are amazing fantasy options and the duo make up one of the best middle infielder combinations in the majors.

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Astros | Colby Rasmus snaps hitless skid

Wed, 04 May 2016 23:57:14 -0700

Houston Astros OF Colby Rasmus snapped an 0-for-13 skid with a run-scoring single Wednesday, May 4, against the Minnesota Twins.

Fantasy Tip: Rasmus belted seven homers with 19 RBIs, so don't give up on him in fantasy leagues just because of his recent hitless skid. He is a solid OF3 or utility fantasy option in most formats and DFS play.

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Astros | Max Stassi continues to progress

Wed, 04 May 2016 23:56:27 -0700

Houston Astros C Max Stassi (wrist) started a minor-league rehab assignment Tuesday, May 3, with Class AAA Fresno, and he is expected to catch fellow rehabbing SP Lance McCullers (shoulder) in a game with the Grizzlies Saturday, May 7.

Fantasy Tip: Stassi is making progress, and he is likely to slot behind the red hot Jason Castro once Stassi is healthy enough to return. Veteran Erik Kratz has done absolutely nothing at the dish so far.

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Astros | Lance McCullers throws 'pen session

Wed, 04 May 2016 23:55:50 -0700

Houston Astros SP Lance McCullers (shoulder) threw 40 pitches in a bullpen session Wednesday, May 4, and he is expected to make a minor-league rehab start Saturday, May 7, for Class AAA Fresno.

Fantasy Tip: McCullers is nearing a return, and is worth rostering in AL-only fantasy play if he is available off the waiver wire.

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Astros | Jason Castro on the upswing

Wed, 04 May 2016 23:55:26 -0700

Houston Astros C Jason Castro went 2-for-3 with a double, home run, two walks, three runs scored and four RBIs Wednesday, May 4, against the Minnesota Twins. He tied a career high with the four RBIs. Over the past seven games he is hitting .444 with eight hits, two homers and five RBIs to raise his average from .114 to .210. "I made a change about a week ago or so and just tried to simplify things and not try to overdo it," Castro said. "So it's been nice to kind of see the results pretty much right away when I made the adjustment."

Fantasy Tip: Fantasy owners likely gave up on Castro after his super slow start and haven't reaped the rewards of his adjustment. He has re-emerged as a No. 2 receiver in AL-only fantasy leagues and DFS play.

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Astros | Evan Gattis, Tyler White sitting

Wed, 04 May 2016 14:23:20 -0700

Houston Astros OF Evan Gattis (rest) and 1B Tyler White (rest) are not starting Wednesday, May 4, against Minnesota Twins SP Phil Hughes. SS Marwin Gonzalez and OF Preston Tucker are in their place, with Gonzalez playing first base and batting seventh, while Tucker is serving as the designated hitter and batting sixth.

Fantasy Tip: White will be on the bench for the second time in three nights, though it's hard to argue that decision considering he's a putrid 2-for-35 over his last 10 ballgames. Gattis is also slumping, having not recorded a hit in his last 11 at-bats. Daily owners can do better than Gonzalez and Tucker from Wednesday's full 15-game slate.

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Astros | Carlos Gomez still not 100%

Tue, 03 May 2016 16:37:19 -0700

Houston Astros OF Carlos Gomez (rib cage) said he's not yet 100%, "but good enough to perform tonight. I'll get back to the lineup and do my thing."

Fantasy Tip: Gomez has been out to a slow start, hitting just .213/.241/.275 with zero home runs and only two RBI in his first 80 at-bats. Even with him back in the lineup, owners may want to give him a couple of games to get in a rhythm. His return is also bad news for Preston Tucker.

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Houston Astros Player News

Abreu Erick P
Adamson Daniel OF
Adler Anthony P
Afenir Buck C
Affronti Mike SS
Alaniz Ruben P
Altuve Jose 2B
Amador Japhet 1B
Arauz Jonathan SS
Arguello Douglas P
Aristil Jonnathan RP
Austin Jay OF
Averill Brandon INF
Baker Chris P
Baldee Jan INF
Barganier Luke OF
Basford Charles P
Bellorin Edwin C
Blankenship Travis P
Blazek Christopher P
Bostick Akeem P
Bregman Alex SS
Brite Jared P
Brown Casey P
Brown Matthew P
Bulkley Aaron OF
Burgess Michael OF
Burnett Tyler 3B
Cabrera Edwar P
Cain Colton P
Caipen Brandon INF
Cameron Daz OF
Carrasco Cesar 3B
Castillo Jose 3B
Castro Jason C
Cavanagh Nick P
Cavers Eric C
Champion Adam P
Chapman Kevin RP
Chedister Bradley P
Chouinard Bobby P
Clark Chris C
Clark Cody C
Comer Kevin P
Cooper James OF
Corapsi Jason INF
Corpas Hector P
Correa Carlos SS
Cotton Jamaine P
Crowe Trevor OF
Cruz Cirilo INF
Cruz Jared INF
Cunningham Michael OF
Davidson Kevin C
Davis Cliff P
Del Rosario Enerio RP
Devenski Chris SP
Dewitt Anthony P
DeYoung Kyle P
Diaz Kenny C
Diaz Michael INF
Dinelli David P
Disher Phil 1B
Drese Ryan SP
Duffy Matt E. 3B
Dupont Will INF
Dydalewicz Brad P
Einertson Mitch OF
Escalona Sergio RP
Estrada Paul P
Fairchild Thomas P
Feldman Scott SP
Feliz Michael P
Ferreira Edgar P
Fields Josh RP
Fiers Mike SP
Fisher Derek OF
Fister Doug SP
Flores Adalberto P
Flores David 3B
Flores Joshua OF
Fontana Nolan SS
Franco Enderson P
Gant James P
Garcia Gabriel P
Gattis Evan OF
Geith Theron P
Gervacio Samuel RP
Giles Ken RP
Gillingham Alex P
Ginter Matt P
Goethals Jeremy C
Gomez Carlos OF
Gomez Edwin SS
Gonzalez Marwin SS
Gothreaux Jared P
Gouvea Murilo P
Graham Cole 1B
Gregerson Luke RP
Griffiths Jeremy P
Gustave Jandel P
Hacker Michael P
Hallberg Bryan P
Harris Will RP
Hart Billy 3B
Heath Ben C
Heras Leonardo OF
Hicks Chris P
Hines Carlos P
Hines Drew P
Holder Drew OF
Hoyt James P
Huang Wei-Chieh P
Hudspeth Casey P
Humphries Justin C
Hurry Jacob P
Hyatt B.J. RP
Iorg Eli OF
James Brad P
Jimenez Hector C
Johnson Jeremy M. P
Johnson Timothy SS
Jorgensen Jeff OF
Keuchel Dallas SP
King Blake P
King Eric SS
Klassen Danny SS
Kratz Erik C
Kroeker Andrew C
Laguna Mesac 1B
Lamb Cameron P
Landry Jacques OF
Langdon Allen OF
Lazu Carlos P
Locke Stephen P
Lopez Tomas P
Lucati Andrea P
Magee Joshua 2B
Marisnick Jake OF
Marshall Mac P
Martes Francis P
Martinez Alexander P
McCullers Lance SP
McCurry Brendan RP
McHugh Collin SP
Meiners Jeremiah P
Mejia Yonathan INF
Meszaros Dan P
Meyer Drew INF
Michelena Arturo SS
Miller Josh P
Moon Chan Jong INF
Morales Jobduan C
Moran Colin 3B
Mowdy Ashton P
Murdy Garrett P
Musgrove Joe P
Musick Wes RP
Nash Telvin OF
Navarro Oswaldo INF
Neshek Pat RP
Ness Michael P
Nix Jacob P
Norris Dax C
Norton Phil P
Ori Mark 1B
Orie Kevin 3B
Paul Josh C
Paulino David P
Peacock Brad SP
Peguero Jailen RP
Pena Kilby P
Pena Roberto C
Perez Eury OF
Perez Franklin P
Perez Tomas INF
Quezada Euris P
Quiala Yoanis P
Rafael Ronny OF
Rasmus Colby OF
Reed A.J. 1B
Reed Ryan OF
Reynoso Luis SS
Rodriguez Jose A. P
Rodriguez Mike OF
Rosales Orlando OF
Saccomanno Mark 3B
Saladin Miguel P
Sanchez Manuel P
Santana Edward OF
Santangelo Lou C
Sapp Maxwell C
Scott Jordan OF
Seaton Ross P
Seuss Adam OF
Sheldon Ole INF
Sierra Carlos P
Sierra Miguel SS
Singleton Jon 1B
Sipp Tony RP
Smith Jason INF
Smith Kyle Z. P
Sneed Cy P
Solarte Alejandro P
Sotffel Jason P
Sotro Chris P
Springer Chris OF
Springer George OF
Stassi Max C
Steele T.J. OF
Stiver Justin P
Streilein Brian P
Stricklen Brandon P
Sweeney Matt P
Switzer Jon P
Thompson Jose Carlos 2B
Thompson Ryan OF
Tilghman Jack P
Tollberg Brian SP
Toney D'Andre OF
Torbert Beau OF
Torrence Devon OF
Towles J.R. C
Trompiz Kristian SS
Tucker Kyle OF
Tucker Preston OF
Uhle Chris INF
Valbuena Luis 3B
Valdez Cesar P
Vallejo Jose INF
Van Hekken Andy SP
Vasquez Carlos P
Vasquez Danry OF
Vessella Tom P
Villar Henry P
Wagler Chad P
Walker Brandt P
Walters Blair P
Warrick Nathan OF
Weber Ben RP
Weiland Kyle SP
Weston Matt OF
White Tyler 1B
Whiteman Tommy INF
Wigdahl Jeffrey P
Williams Aaron P
Williams Marques OF
Wojciechowski Asher SP
Wolf Shane P
Worth Danny SS

Bagwell Jeff TO
Berry Sean TO
Bjornson Craig TO
Brock Tarrik TO
Daurer Rich TO
DeFrancesco Tony MAN
DeFrancesco Tony TO
Dickenson Ralph TO
Gottfried Dave GM
Hillman Trey TO
Hinch A.J. MAN
Hudgens Dave TO
Lawless Tom MAN
Listach Pat TO
Luhnow Jeff GM
Martinez Dennis TO
Pettini Joe TO
Pettis Gary TO
Radison Dan TO
Roberts Leon TO
Ryan Nolan TO
Strom Brent PC
Teaford Everett TO

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