Houston Astros news, rumors and injuries
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 08:05:50 -0700
Fantasy Tip: We'll know more after that exam, but keep him stashed in all formats.
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:02:51 -0700
Houston Astros SS Marwin Gonzalez is starting at first base and hitting second against Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP C.J. Wilson Tuesday, July 28. 1B Chris Carter is serving as the designated hitter and batting sixth.
Fantasy Tip: Gonzalez ($2,800, 5.6% of cap) receives a slight daily boost with the move up the batting order, and he could be an attractive sleeper with his .304 (24-for-79) average against lefties this year. Three of his seven homers have come off lefties in 2015.
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 12:36:19 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Kimbrel has been nearly perfect, garnering saves in 25 of his 26 opportunities. He would make a fine closer for pretty much any team that acquires him, and there are a wide number of teams looking him over.
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 20:15:49 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Hamels ($8,900, 17.8% of cap) is scheduled to pitch Thursday for the Phillies, but FantasyScore players will want to be really careful to double- and triple-check those lineups to make sure he isn't scratched due to a trade, or a potential trade.
Sun, 26 Jul 2015 09:12:01 -0700
Houston Astros SS Marwin Gonzalez is starting at first base and batting seventh against Kansas City Royals SP Yordano Ventura Sunday, July 26. 1Bs Chris Carter and Jon Singleton are not in the starting lineup Sunday.
Fantasy Tip: Gonzalez ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) stands as a sneaky source of cap relief at FantasyScore Sunday. While his production is modest (.267/.300/.438 with 27 runs, seven home runs and 22 RBI over 222 plate appearances), Ventura ($5,100, 10.2% of cap) has struggled (6.21 ERA over his past six starts), so the Astros have a chance to score plenty Sunday.
Sun, 26 Jul 2015 08:56:48 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Valbuena ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) has been the prototypical feast-or-famine hitter this season with 19 home runs and a .201/.284/.421 slash line. He hasn't hit a home run since his two-bomb outburst Tuesday, June 23, though, and is just 14-for-63 during the span. He is a risky FantasyScore play with upside Sunday.
Sat, 25 Jul 2015 14:08:58 -0700
Fantasy Tip: On the surface, Gonzalez ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) doesn't have the name power to make fantasy owners excited. However, he has a .359-3-5 line in July and hits lefties to a tune of .303. He's one of the bargain bin gems today on FantasyScore.
Fri, 24 Jul 2015 20:54:18 -0700
Houston Astros OF Preston Tucker went 3-for-5 with a home run, a double, an RBI and two runs scored in a 4-0 win over the Kansas City Royals Friday, July 24, and he has four home runs in his last four games.
Fantasy Tip: Tucker ($3,400, 6.8% of cap) has driven in six and scored seven times in his last four games, and he offers plenty of upside for the price at FantasyScore as he enjoys the first hot streak of his young career.
Fri, 24 Jul 2015 20:40:00 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Kazmir ($7,300, 14.6% of cap) picked up where he left off in Oakland, and it looks like he will continue to be a dependable option at FantasyScore in his new home.
Fri, 24 Jul 2015 14:02:41 -0700
Houston Astros 1B Chris Carter is not in the starting lineup against Kansas City Royals SP Jeremy Guthrie Friday, July 24. 1B Jon Singleton will start at first base and is batting seventh in the lineup.
Fantasy Tip: Carter ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) likely is receiving a day off and should return to the lineup soon. Singleton ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) is hitting .184 with four RBI this season and is not a great option for owners on FantasyScore.
Thu, 23 Jul 2015 14:28:11 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Kazmir ($7,300, 14.6% of cap) has been lights out over his past six starts with a 1.63 ERA and 0.88 WHIP. Still, the Royals are a tough draw, so it is far from a slam-dunk matchup. FantasyScore players can consider Kazmir as a No. 2 starter Friday, but with 15 games on the schedule, you'll likely be able to find a more favorable matchup.
Thu, 23 Jul 2015 13:38:05 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Gonzalez ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) boasts a respectable .297/.342/.446 slash line against lefties this season, so with his lineup position, he stands as a potential low-priced option for FantasyScore contests Thursday. Keep your expectations in check, though.
Thu, 23 Jul 2015 10:35:30 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Kazmir ($7,300, 14.6% of cap) won't be starting today so avoid him on FantasyScore. His value stays around the same with the move to Houston, but moves to a more hitter-friendly park.
Wed, 22 Jul 2015 22:41:42 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Tucker ($3,400; or 6.8% of cap) has three homers and five RBIs over his past two starts. He'll next face a right-handed pitcher in Kansas City Friday, so remember him for your FantasyScore lineup then.
Wed, 22 Jul 2015 22:40:50 -0700
Houston Astros SS Jed Lowrie (thumb) was hitless in two at-bats during a minor-league rehab game with Class AA Corpus Christi Wednesday, July 22. It was his first rehab game. The team expects him to play several games in the minors before he is activated.
Fantasy Tip: When Lowrie ($3,300; or 6.6% of cap) returns he is expected to play some third base and shortstop, spelling rookie Carlos Correa ($5,100; or 10.2% of cap).
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