Houston Astros news, rumors and injuries
Sat, 30 Apr 2016 05:41:10 -0700
Fantasy Tip: McCullers probably will need to make a few starts in the minor leagues before he is ready to return to the Astros. Owners should consider adding McCullers if he is available in their league because he posted solid numbers in 2015.
Sat, 30 Apr 2016 05:12:00 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Fiers had his longest outing of the season Friday but has allowed seven home runs in his five starts this season. He is scheduled to face the Minnesota Twins in his next start but may not be the best pitcher for owners to use in their lineups.
Sat, 30 Apr 2016 05:10:55 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Gattis has been on a bit of a hot streak recently with seven hits and six RBI over the last four games. Gattis could be a solid option in daily fantasy leagues and some mixed leagues while he is producing at the plate.
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.
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:16:11 -0700
Fantasy Tip: It is not known if the injury will affect Gomez's performance at the plate, but he has recorded only three hits in his last 19 at-bats. Owners in daily fantasy leagues may want to look for other options since his wrist makes Gomez a risky option.
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 05:10:07 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Gomez has been borderline useless this month with a .197-0-2 line with two steals. He can be sat out until he hits his stride.
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 23:47:54 -0700
Fantasy Tip: McCullers would need a few rehab starts before he's ready. A good projection is two or three weeks. If he's floating on waivers for some reason, stash him.
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 16:20:53 -0700
Houston Astros OF Preston Tucker and 1B Tyler White are not in the starting lineup Wednesday, April 27. OF Evan Gattis is serving as the designated hitter and is batting fifth, while INF Marwin Gonzalez is starting at first base and batting seventh against Seattle Mariners SP Hisashi Iwakuma.
Fantasy Tip: Gattis is off to a slow start (.222, 8-for-36, no homers) after hernia surgery in the spring, and he's a boom-or-bust candidate for daily lineups. Gonzalez has moderate power, but his fantasy upside is limited Wednesday hitting down in the order in a pitcher's park.
Tue, 26 Apr 2016 14:56:23 -0700
Fantasy Tip: All 15 of Tucker's career home runs have come against right-handed pitchers, so this matchup should catch your attention Tuesday. Consider Tucker a nice buy as a potential daily value pick.
Tue, 26 Apr 2016 11:25:42 -0700
Fantasy Tip: This was a problem for Houston last year, too. They make little contact but can hit the ball out of the park with the best of them, as they rank second in the AL in home runs (27). At least right now, using a middling pitcher with strikeout upside is a nice value play in daily contests.
Tue, 26 Apr 2016 07:03:21 -0700
Fantasy Tip: It was a meteoric start and a quick fall for White. He has struck out 19 times in 52 at-bats the last 15 games. He's a midrange matchup play in DFS.
Mon, 25 Apr 2016 23:52:08 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Fister is 1-3 with a 5.56 ERA, a 1.50 WHIP and 11 K's in 22 2/3 innings. He could be in danger of losing his rotation spot, especially with Lance McCullers (shoulder) not too far from a return. Fister is only worth keeping in AL-only leagues.
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.
Sun, 24 Apr 2016 23:12:10 -0700
Fantasy Tip: He's worth holding onto in AL-only leagues, but he has no mixed league appeal with the crowded outfield.
Sun, 24 Apr 2016 22:54:03 -0700
Fantasy Tip: It wasn't all great, as he posted his first two errors of the season. He has back-to-back multi-hit game, and he is humming along with a 1.028 OPS. He remains the fantasy gold standard at second base in most every format and in DFS play.
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