Houston Astros news, rumors and injuries
Sun, 24 May 2015 08:08:06 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Villar ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) is coming off a 2-for-4 performance Saturday, in which he started at third base. Villar wasn't able to provide any offense other than the two singles, and FantasyScore owners can certainly find more appealing options.
Sun, 24 May 2015 08:04:01 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Springer ($5,100, 10.2% of cap) had hit a double in three consecutive games before going 0-for-4 Saturday. Springer continues to strikeout rather frequently, but the upside is undeniable. Springer generally struggles against right-handed pitching, but he can be used as a GPP flier against a shaky Anibal Sanchez.
Sun, 24 May 2015 07:55:00 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Gonzalez ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) was 2-for-4 with a double Saturday, he also scored a run and drove one in. One of the cheapest options at second base, Gonzalez is a worthy flier in GPP tournaments.
Fri, 22 May 2015 13:07:39 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Marisnick ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) has been on a bit of a cold streak and is likely receiving a day off. Tucker ($2,800, 5.6% of cap) has played well in his limited time with the team and may be a cheaper starting option if owners are looking to save some money.
Thu, 21 May 2015 07:58:11 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Facing tough-lefty David Price, Villar ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) should be viewed as nothing more than a desperation flier. Make sure to avoid Gonzalez ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) in all fantasy formats Thursday, too.
Wed, 20 May 2015 10:54:03 -0700
The Houston Astros lead the majors in home runs with 60 this season, but they are last in the league with a .229 batting average.
Fantasy Tip: FantasyScore pitchers going up against Houston are typically risk-reward plays because of this fact, and also because of how much Houston swings and misses. Jesse Hahn ($4,600, 9.2% of cap) is a weak play today after his recent poor outings and because of the fact he's only striking out 5.8 hitters per nine innings in 2015.
Wed, 20 May 2015 10:52:16 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Actually, Keuchel ($7,700, 15.4% of cap) has slipped up a bit recently, allowing four earned runs in each of his last two starts. It's further indication of how dominant he's been this year, though, in his other games. Despite the recent hiccups, Keuchel is a strong FantasyScore option against an Oakland Athletics team that struggles against left-handed hurlers.
Tue, 19 May 2015 16:25:44 -0700
Houston Astros SS Marwin Gonzalez is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, May 19. SS Jonathan Villar is starting at the 6 and hitting ninth in the batting order against Oakland Athletics SP Sonny Gray.
Fantasy Tip: Villar ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) should be of no interest to FantasyScore gamers this evening against Gray.
Tue, 19 May 2015 16:21:35 -0700
Houston Astros OF Jake Marisnick is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, May 19. OF Preston Tucker is starting in left field and hitting fifth in the batting order against Oakland Athletics SP Sonny Gray, while OF Colby Rasmus shifts to center field.
Fantasy Tip: Tucker ($2,800, 5.6% of cap) has done well in limited time for the Astros this year, but he should be considered a weak play at FantasyScore this evening against Gray, who leads the American League in ERA (1.61) entering the game.
Tue, 19 May 2015 15:52:38 -0700
Fantasy Tip: McCullers ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) allowed one earned in four and two-third innings pitched in his first start of the season. McCullers struck out five and walked three, while giving up three hits. The Tigers lineup is much more dangerous than that of the Oakland Athletics, so FantasyScore owners should leave McCullers alone for his second start of the season.
Tue, 19 May 2015 15:26:05 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Marisnick ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) is still hitting .292 (33-for-113) with three home runs, 15 RBI and nine stolen bases on the year. He's also out of the starting lineup Tuesday, so you'll need to make sure to avoid him at FantasyScore.
Tue, 19 May 2015 04:13:56 -0700
Fantasy Tip: It wasn't a bad first start for McCullers ($3,300, 6.6% of cap), who was brought up to pitch for the American League's hottest team. Wait and see how he fares against tougher teams than the Oakland Athletics before making a judgment on whether to start him.
Mon, 18 May 2015 15:41:30 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Altuve ($5,700, 11.4% of cap) remains one of the best pure hitters in all of baseball, and he's currently 18-for-43 (.419) with one of his five home runs and a 1.068 OPS against lefties in 2015. Altuve will continue to be a strong option for FantasyScore gamers tonight.
Mon, 18 May 2015 13:51:24 -0700
Houston Astros 3B Luis Valbuena is not in the starting lineup against a left-handed hurler Monday, May 18. SS Jonathan Villar is starting at the hot corner and hitting second in the batting order against Oakland Athletics SP Drew Pomeranz.
Fantasy Tip: Villar ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) is hitting .238 (10-for-42) with no home runs and four RBI in 19 games for Houston. He's just 4-for-20 (.200) with three RBI batting right-handed against lefties this year, too. Villar isn't the best shortstop option you have this evening in daily games.
Mon, 18 May 2015 13:47:08 -0700
Houston Astros OF Colby Rasmus is not in the starting lineup against a left-handed pitcher Monday, May 18. OF Preston Tucker is starting in left field and hitting fifth in the batting order against Oakland Athletics SP Drew Pomeranz.
Fantasy Tip: Tucker ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) also swings from the left side, and Pomeranz is allowing lefties to hit for a slash line of only .152/.171/.152 in 2015. That would make Tucker a weak option at FantasyScore Monday night. Look elsewhere.
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