Houston Astros news, rumors and injuries
Mon, 04 May 2015 14:18:36 -0700
Houston Astros OF Colby Rasmus is not in the starting lineup versus a left-handed pitcher Monday, May 4. OF Robbie Grossman is starting in left field and hitting ninth in the batting order against Texas Rangers SP Ross Detwiler.
Fantasy Tip: Grossman ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is a weak, low-end FantasyScore outfield play tonight.
Mon, 04 May 2015 14:15:02 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Conger ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) has two home runs and three RBI on the year while hitting .263 (5-for-19). He could continue to see more time against left-handed pitchers with Castro struggling offensively. Against Detwiler tonight, Conger could be a value play after homering over the weekend.
Sun, 03 May 2015 18:26:54 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Gattis ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) has five home runs in his last six games and has 12 RBIs during the same stretch. If he is in Houston's lineup, he needs to be in your FantasyScore lineup.
Sun, 03 May 2015 10:58:23 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Valbuena ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) has had some problems at the plate and is receiving a day off. Villar ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is only hitting .182 this season and is not a great option for owners on FantasyScore.
Sat, 02 May 2015 15:16:03 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Conger ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) has one home run this season through only 21 plate appearances. Being a switch-hitter doesn't give Conger much of an extra boost as he's only a career .224-hitter against righties. That said, all 18 of Conger's career home runs have come off right-handers, so there is some potential for upside for FantasyScore owners deciding to punt the catcher position.
Sat, 02 May 2015 15:05:38 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Gonzalez ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) has a .244 batting average through his first 42 plate appearances of the season. Gonzalez is a career .255-hitter against righties and goes up against Taijuan Walker of the Mariners. FantasyScore owners should avoid Gonzalez, but if desperate for cap space, Gonzalez will have upside while batting sixth in the order.
Fri, 01 May 2015 08:55:30 -0700
Houston Astros SS prospect Carlos Correa, who is batting .385 with five home runs and 22 RBI at Double-A Corpus Christi, needs more seasoning before coming up to the major leagues, according to general manager Jeff Luhnow. "Carlos is getting close, but he's had 70 at-bats above A-ball, so we'd like to see more," Luhnow said.
Fantasy Tip: Correa is the team's top minor league prospect and is probably already owned in all keeper and deep NL-only leagues. However, he broke his leg last year and needs more time in the minors, especially since he hasn't even appeared at Class AAA. With Jed Lowrie out and the Astros playing great ball, there's no need for Houston to rush him up. Marwin Gonzalez ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) will hold down the fort at the 6 for now, and he's a low-end flyer at FantasyScore in the right matchups.
Fri, 01 May 2015 07:36:01 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Marisnick ($3,400, 6.8% of your cap) is an excellent outfielder atop the low-end tier on FantasyScore.
Thu, 30 Apr 2015 21:03:28 -0700
Houston Astros 2B Jose Altuve went 3-for-5 with a run scored, an RBI and a stolen base in a 3-2 win over the Seattle Mariners Thursday, April 30, and he has recorded multiple hits in eight straight games.
Fantasy Tip: Altuve ($5,500, 11.0% of cap) has scored eight runs and driven in eight during the stretch, and he is a must-start at FantasyScore right now.
Thu, 30 Apr 2015 14:52:20 -0700
Houston Astros OF Colby Rasmus is not in the starting lineup against a left-hander Thursday, April 30. OF Robbie Grossman is starting in left field and hitting ninth in the batting order against Seattle Mariners SP James Paxton.
Fantasy Tip: Grossman ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is hitting only .156 (5-for-32) with a home run and five RBI in limited duty for the 'Stros this year. Paxton has struggled so far this year, but Grossman remains a weak option at FantasyScore, especially while hitting ninth.
Wed, 29 Apr 2015 16:54:01 -0700
Houston Astros SP Dallas Keuchel allowed three hits and an earned run with four strikeouts over eight innings against the San Diego Padres in the Astros' 7-2 win Wednesday, April 29. The win improved Keuchel's record to 3-0 for the season.
Fantasy Tip: Keuchel ($5,800, 11.6% of cap) now owns a 0.73 ERA for the season, and has emerged as a reliable fantasy option. The only thing keeping him from garnering more recognition as a high-end starter is his lack of strikeouts. Continue to consider Keuchel for FantasyScore usage, especially in favorable matchups.
Wed, 29 Apr 2015 15:56:47 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Altuve ($5,500, 11.0% of cap) is proving why he was a top pick in fantasy drafts this spring, and he is also an excellent FantasyScore option, while he is living on base. Don't expect more than the odd tally in the home run column, but he moves the needle significantly in the other four categories.
Wed, 29 Apr 2015 11:04:07 -0700
Houston Astros C Jason Castro is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, April 29. C Hank Conger receives the start and is hitting eighth in the batting order against San Diego Padres SP Andrew Cashner.
Fantasy Tip: Conger ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) has very little offensive upside, especially while playing at hitter-friendly Petco Park against a serviceable pitcher. Avoid him at FantasyScore today.
Wed, 29 Apr 2015 10:57:29 -0700
Houston Astros C/OF Evan Gattis is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, April 29. OF Colby Rasmus is starting in left field and hitting fifth in the batting order, while OF Jake Marisnick returns to the lineup and gets a start in center field.
Fantasy Tip: Rasmus ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) and Marisnick ($3,400, 6.8% of cap) face somewhat of a tough matchup against San Diego Padres starter Andrew Cashner, who has been exceptional at home. However, it might be hard to ignore the hot sticks of both outfielders as they look to sweep the Padres Wednesday.
Wed, 29 Apr 2015 07:05:15 -0700
Fantasy Tip: The team has every reason to be patient with the 20-year-old Correa. However, Jed Lowrie (thumb) is out until the All-Star break and it's not out of the question that his arrival date could be expedited. Keep him on your watch list in deeper leagues.
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