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Astros | Chris Carter could be non-tendered

Wed, 25 Nov 2015 04:29:09 -0800

Houston Astros 1B Chris Carter could be non-tendered before or on the Dec. 2 deadline for tender offers to be made to arbitration-eligible players.

Fantasy Tip: Even though Carter roared to over a .400 average in the postseason, apparently a batting average around .200 takes you only so far despite 30-40 homers a year. The Astros also have prospect A.J. Reed ready to go down the line. Carter could be a sleeper selection in lower rounds of mixed drafts if he ends up in a good spot.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Brian McTaggart

Astros | HOU serious about acquiring closer

Sat, 21 Nov 2015 12:18:26 -0800

The Houston Astros have been described as being "hell-bent to get a closer," according to teams that have had discussions with them this offseason. They have reportedly expressed interest in Cincinnati Reds CL Aroldis Chapman, New York Yankees CL Andrew Miller, Philadelphia Phillies CL Ken Giles and Tampa Bay Rays CL Brad Boxberger, in addition to considering several free-agent options.

Fantasy Tip: This appears to be bad news for incumbent Astros CL Luke Gregerson, who would slide back into an eighth-inning role if Houston acquires a closer. Gregerson went 7-3 with a 3.10 ERA and 31 saves in 64 appearances last season but ranked 24th in strikeout ratio among the 33 MLB relievers who saved at least 15 games in 2015, with 8.7 strikeouts per nine innings.

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Astros | Dallas Keuchel grabs Cy Young Award

Wed, 18 Nov 2015 15:22:13 -0800

Houston Astros SP Dallas Keuchel won the American League Cy Young Award Wednesday, Nov. 18.

Fantasy Tip: Keuchel paced the AL in wins (20), innings pitched (232) and WHIP (1.02) with a 2.48 ERA and 216 strikeouts. He was especially dominant at home, too, with an unbeaten 15-0 record, a 1.46 ERA, a 0.89 WHIP and a 9.7 K/9. Keuchel owns a 3.05 FIP over the past two seasons, so his strong run has legs, and the lefty should be viewed as a fantasy ace entering the 2016 season.

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Astros | Carlos Correa grabs Rookie of the Year

Mon, 16 Nov 2015 16:02:37 -0800

Houston Astros SS Carlos Correa received the American League Rookie of the Year Award Monday, Nov. 16.

Fantasy Tip: Correa exploded onto the scene in June and returned 52 runs, 22 home runs, 68 RBI and 14 stolen bases with a .279/.345/.512 slash line through 432 plate appearances. He is an elite offensive contributor at a shallow position, and he'll be worth considering as early as the first round in drafts this spring.

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Astros | Colby Rasmus returning to Houston

Thu, 12 Nov 2015 15:15:43 -0800

Houston Astros OF Colby Rasmus will accept the team's one-year, $15.8 million qualifying offer, according to sources.

Fantasy Tip: Rasmus will likely return and fill an everyday outfield role for the 'Stros. He hit just .238 (103-for-432) but had 25 home runs and drove in 61 in 137 games. He's more of a deep mixed outfielder in traditional fantasy leagues and can be a value pick against right-handed pitchers on FantasyScore, as 18 of his homers in 2015 came against righties.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: FOXSports.com - Ken Rosenthal

Astros | Jed Lowrie available

Wed, 11 Nov 2015 12:10:24 -0800

Houston Astros SS Jed Lowrie is said to be available in trade this offseason.

Fantasy Tip: Lowrie played only 69 games for Houston this year due to injury and has been injury-prone in his career. When healthy, though, he has double-digit home run power and can be extremely useful as a middle infielder with pop in deep mixed formats.

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Astros | Colby Rasmus receives qualifying offer

Fri, 06 Nov 2015 17:57:13 -0800

Houston Astros OF Colby Rasmus received a one-year, $15.8 million qualifying offer from the team Friday, Nov. 6.

Fantasy Tip: Rasmus has one week to accept the team's qualifying offer or become a free agent. If he signs with another club, the Astros would receive a compensatory pick in next year's draft. Rasmus hit .238 with 25 home runs and 61 RBIs in 137 regular-season games and went 7-for-17 with four homers and six RBIs during the playoffs. He strikes out a ton but makes an excellent source of power for fantasy owners who can live with a mediocre batting average.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Doug Miller

Astros | Collin McHugh shaky in loss

Wed, 14 Oct 2015 21:47:57 -0700

Houston Astros SP Collin McHugh allowed three earned runs, five hits and a walk over four innings in the Game 5 loss in the American League Division Series against the Kansas City Royals Wednesday, Oct. 14.

Fantasy Tip: McHugh ($6,900, 13.8% of cap) didn't live up to his FantasyScore salary expectations in this one. He'll be a special option again in 2016, as he is young and still has a ton of untapped potential.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press

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 | Carlos Correa makes history

Mon, 12 Oct 2015 14:39:51 -0700

Houston Astros SS Carlos Correa's 11 total bases during Game 4 of the American League Division Series Monday, Oct. 12, were the most by any shortstop in postseason history, and the second most by any player on a losing team ever in the playoffs.

Fantasy Tip: Correa ($5,100, 10.2% of cap) was just 3-for-17 without an extra-base hit through his first four playoff games, so his two-home run, 4-for-4 showing Monday was a nice boost for FantasyScore players. However, and while it doesn't count in fantasy terms, he made costly mistakes in the field. Still, entering Game 5, Correa is a strong option at shortstop for FantasyScore players.

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Astros | Carlos Gomez in Game 4 lineup

Mon, 12 Oct 2015 08:23:36 -0700

Houston Astros OF Carlos Gomez (intercostal) is hitting sixth Monday, Oct. 12, for Game 4 of the American League Divisional round game.

Fantasy Tip: Gomez ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) went 1-for-4 in his Game 3 return and has not faced Game 4 starter Yordano Ventura. Gomez is a solid option at a price on the bottom of the midrange level of FantasyScore outfielders.

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Astros | Chris Carter continues postseason run

Mon, 12 Oct 2015 00:23:39 -0700

Houston Astros 1B Chris Carter had a solo homer in the seventh inning during Game 3 of the American League Division Series on Sunday, Oct. 11. Carter now has a .455 postseason average after he hit .199 in the regular season.

Fantasy Tip: Carter ($4,100, 8.2% of cap) has had a renewed rush of confidence following a lackluster regular season. Continue playing him in FantasyScore as long as he's hitting in the playoffs.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press - Kristie Rieken

Astros | Dallas Keuchel remains perfect at home

Mon, 12 Oct 2015 00:14:23 -0700

Houston Astros SP Dallas Keuchel remained perfect at home as the Astros topped the Kansas City Royals 4-2 in Game 3 of the American League Division Series Sunday, Oct. 11. Keuchel allowed five hits and one run with seven strikeouts. He has a 1.45 ERA at Minute Maid Park in 19 starts this year and is now 16-0 at home.

Fantasy Tip: To say Keuchel ($8,300, 16.6% of cap) has been lights out is an understatement. If he starts another game this season, put him in your roster. If this was it, know he will be an elite-level pitcher on most 2016 draft boards.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press - Kristie Rieken

Astros | Carlos Gomez back in the lineup

Sun, 11 Oct 2015 10:01:06 -0700

Houston Astros OF Carlos Gomez (intercostal) will start in center field against Kansas City Royals SP Edinson Volquez in Game 3 of the American League Division Series and is batting sixth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Gomez ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) returns to the lineup after missing the first two games of the series. Gomez is a risky option for owners on FantasyScore and may not be worth it since the injury could affect his play during the game.

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Astros | Colby Rasmus continues hot hitting

Fri, 09 Oct 2015 18:13:30 -0700

Houston Astros OF Colby Rasmus went 2-for-3 with a double, home run and two RBIs against the Kansas City Royals in Game 2 of the American League Division Series Friday, Oct. 9.

Fantasy Tip: Rasmus ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) became the first player in MLB history to have at least one extra-base hit in each of his first six career postseason games. He is 4-for-9 with a double and three home runs during this year's playoffs, making him worthy of consideration for FantasyScore lineups.

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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
Appel Mark SP
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
Buchanan Jake SP
Bulkley Aaron OF
Burgess Michael OF
Burnett Tyler 3B
Cain Colton P
Caipen Brandon INF
Cameron Daz OF
Carrasco Cesar 3B
Carter Chris 1B
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
Conger Hank C
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
Deduno Samuel SP
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
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
Flores Adalberto P
Flores David 3B
Flores Joshua OF
Fontana Nolan SS
Franco Enderson P
Gant James P
Garcia Gabriel P
Gattis Evan C
Geith Theron P
Gervacio Samuel 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
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
Mier Jiovanni 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
Oberholtzer Brett SP
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 Franklin P
Perez Tomas INF
Quezada Euris P
Quiala Yoanis P
Rafael Ronny OF
Rasmus Colby OF
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 Miguel SS
Singleton Jon 1B
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
Straily Dan SP
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
Vallejo Jose INF
Van Hekken Andy SP
Vasquez Carlos P
Vasquez Danry OF
Velasquez Vincent SP
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
Whiteman Tommy INF
Wigdahl Jeffrey P
Williams Aaron P
Williams Marques OF
Wojciechowski Asher SP
Wolf Shane P

Bagwell Jeff TO
Berry Sean TO
Bjornson Craig TO
Brock Tarrik TO
Daurer Rich TO
DeFrancesco Tony TO
DeFrancesco Tony MAN
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

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