Houston Astros news, rumors and injuries
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:53:47 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Springer ($4,600, 9.2% of cap) should be owned in all seasonal formats, and he should inject a spark in both the Houston lineup and your fantasy team. He'll need to shake off a lot of rust during his rehab assignment and don't rule out a slow start once he returns. Still, he offers five-category production and tremendous upside.
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:28:32 -0700
Houston Astros SS Carlos Correa (hamstring) is dealing with soreness in his left hamstring and is not in the starting lineup Friday, Aug. 28. SS Marwin Gonzalez is starting at shortstop and batting seventh against Minnesota Twins SP Tyler Gibson Friday.
Fantasy Tip: Make sure to avoid Correa ($5,200, 10.4% of cap) in all fantasy formats Friday. It doesn't appear to be a serious injury, so there is potential for Correa to rejoin the starting lineup Saturday, Aug. 29. Gonzalez ($2,800, 5.6% of cap) is a sneaky value play at FantasyScore Friday, as he is 11-for-38 with four extra-base hits and a .834 OPS over his past 12 games. Still, Gonzalez is a long way from a lineup lock.
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 19:50:20 -0700
Fantasy Tip: McHugh ($6,500, 13.0% of cap) is 2-2 in five starts in the month of August, but he has a sparkling 1.89 ERA with at least five strikeouts in each of his outings. All five outings have been quality starts, too, and his lack of wins is more of a run support issue, as the team had totaled just three runs in his previous three starts.
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 19:49:55 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Gattis ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) is a tremendous source of power in FantasyScore at a cut-rate price. He has three homers and six RBIs over the past two days, and five homers with nine RBIs over the past 10 games. He also has three straight multi-hit games, so ride the wave until he cools off a bit.
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 19:49:34 -0700
Fantasy Tip: The bad news is that Rasmus ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) was run from the game, finishing 1-for-3 with two strikeouts. The good news is that it wasn't any sort of an injury. He remains a low-end FantasyScore option going forward.
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 11:03:13 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Despite his slump since his return, Lowrie ($4,100, 8.2% of cap) is a valuable commodity in deep mixed leagues as an everyday player, and his power potential will continue to make him an intriguing value option in daily formats.
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 10:32:34 -0700
Houston Astros OF George Springer (wrist) could start a minor league rehab assignment as early as this weekend after he took batting practice again Wednesday, Aug. 26, for the third straight day. He will hit with the team again Friday, Aug. 28. He could be sent to Class AA Corpus Christi or Class AAA Fresno.
Fantasy Tip: Springer ($4,600, 9.2% of cap) should have been stashed everywhere, and his owners will be happy to return him to their starting lineup immediately when he's back next month. He should continue to be a solid FantasyScore click when he returns, as well.
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 09:02:12 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Marisnick ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) might be a bit more intriguing to some today because it's Pineda's first start since coming off the DL, but the right-hander has 117 strikeouts and only 15 walks in 118 innings this season. Marisnick has a nice combination of speed and power, but his on-base percentage is just .265 this year, and his low lineup spot makes him a weaker FantasyScore option.
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 07:49:24 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Lowrie ($4,100, 8.2% of cap) is hitting just .194-1-7 this month, but he's at a cheap price for a three-hole hitter. Michael Pineda isn't a bad matchup on FantasyScore.
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 22:37:09 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Gomez ($4,400, 8.8% of cap) has struggled mightily over the past three weeks going 7-for-60 (.117) over the past 17 games since Aug. 5 before his big game. He needs a few more performances like Tuesday before he can be trusted again in FantasyScore.
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 22:36:41 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Gattis ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) now has 20 homers and 67 RBIs. At this price level he is a cheap source of power for FantasyScore players.
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 22:36:06 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Keuchel ($9,200, 18.4% of cap) hasn't allowed a run in 16 innings in two starts against the Yankees. He remains a must-start in FantasyScore, especially whenever he is at home.
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 14:33:01 -0700
Houston Astros OF George Springer (wrist) will hit on the field Tuesday, Aug. 25, and Wednesday, Aug. 26, and then the team will decide what is next for the outfielder, according to manager A.J. Hinch.
Fantasy Tip: Continue to be patient with Springer ($4,600, 9.2% of cap), and check back for updates. He is expected to require a rehab stint, so he is likely a week away, at least. He can still provide a lot of punch for your fantasy team down the stretch, though. His return likely spells bad news for Colby Rasmus ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) and Jake Marisnick ($3,300, 6.6% of cap).
Mon, 24 Aug 2015 21:52:00 -0700
Houston Astros SP Scott Feldman allowed six hits and no walks with six strikeouts over eight scoreless innings in a no-decision against the New York Yankees Monday, Aug. 24, against the New York Yankees.
Fantasy Tip: Feldman ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) well exceeded his FantasyScore salary expectation despite the no-decision. His next scheduled start will come Monday, Aug. 31, at home against the Seattle Mariners and Felix Hernandez.
Mon, 24 Aug 2015 21:51:27 -0700
Houston Astros SP Dallas Keuchel is scheduled to face the New York Yankees Monday, Aug. 24. He leads the majors in groundball-to-flyball ratio of 4.53, which will serve him well in homer-friendly Yankee Stadium.
Fantasy Tip: Keuchel ($9,200, 18.4% of cap) posted a complete gem shutout with six hits, one walk and 12 strikeouts in a win against the Yankees in Houston back on June 25. He is a must-play in FantasyScore even though he has alternated wins and losses in each of his past seven decisions.
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