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Astros | Colby Rasmus sitting against Texas

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.

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Astros | Hank Conger draws another start

Mon, 04 May 2015 14:15:02 -0700

Houston Astros C Hank Conger is starting behind the dish and hitting eighth in the batting order against Texas Rangers SP Ross Detwiler Monday, May 4. C Jason Castro is sitting on the bench.

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.

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Astros | Evan Gattis continues homer binge

Sun, 03 May 2015 18:26:54 -0700

Houston Astros C/OF Evan Gattis went 2-for-4 with two home runs, four RBIs and three runs scored in a 7-6 win over the Seattle Mariners Sunday, May 3, and he has now homered in three straight games.

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.

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Astros | Luis Valbuena on the bench

Sun, 03 May 2015 10:58:23 -0700

Houston Astros 3B Luis Valbuena is not in the starting lineup Sunday, May 3. SS Jonathan Villar will be the starting third baseman for the Astros.

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.

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Astros | Hank Conger to face Mariners

Sat, 02 May 2015 15:16:03 -0700

Houston Astros C Hank Conger draws into the lineup Saturday, May 2, against the Seattle Mariners and right-hander Taijuan Walker. Conger is a switch-hitter and will give C Jason Castro the night off.

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.

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Astros | Marwin Gonzalez in lineup

Sat, 02 May 2015 15:05:38 -0700

Houston Astros 1B Marwin Gonzalez is in the lineup Saturday, May 2, against the Seattle Mariners. Gonzalez gives 1B Chris Carter the day off.

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.

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Astros | Carlos Correa not ready

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.

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Astros | Jake Marisnick on fire

Fri, 01 May 2015 07:36:01 -0700

Houston Astros OF Jake Marisnick is 12-for-27 (.444) in his last eight games and has a hit in 15 of his last 17 games.

Fantasy Tip: Marisnick ($3,400, 6.8% of your cap) is an excellent outfielder atop the low-end tier on FantasyScore.

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Astros | Jose Altuve streaking

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.

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Astros | Colby Rasmus taking day off

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.

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Astros | Dallas Keuchel tosses another gem

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.

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Astros | Jose Altuve making it look easy

Wed, 29 Apr 2015 15:56:47 -0700

Houston Astros 2B Jose Altuve is 16-for-34 (.471 batting average) over his last seven games.

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.

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Astros | Jason Castro out Wednesday

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.

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Astros | Evan Gattis not in lineup Wednesday

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.

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Astros | Carlos Correa on fire

Wed, 29 Apr 2015 07:05:15 -0700

Houston Astros SS Carlos Correa is hitting .400 with five homers and 22 RBI in 70 at-bats at Double-A Corpus Christi.

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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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
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
Carrasco Cesar 3B
Carter Chris DH
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
Dominguez Matt 3B
Downs Darin P
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
Fick Chuck P
Fields Josh RP
Fisher Derek OF
Flores Adalberto P
Flores David 3B
Flores Joshua OF
Fontana Nolan SS
Franco Enderson P
Gant James P
Garcia Gabriel P
Garcia Junior P
Gattis Evan C
Geith Theron P
Gervacio Samuel RP
Gillingham Alex P
Ginter Matt P
Goethals Jeremy C
Gomez Edwin SS
Gonzalez Marwin SS
Gothreaux Jared P
Gouvea Murilo P
Graham Cole 1B
Gregerson Luke RP
Griffiths Jeremy P
Grossman Robbie OF
Gustave Jandel P
Hacker Michael P
Hader Josh P
Hallberg Bryan P
Harris Will RP
Hart Billy 3B
Heath Ben C
Heras Leonardo OF
Hernandez Roberto SP
Hicks Chris P
Hines Carlos P
Hines Drew P
Hoes L.J. OF
Holder Drew OF
Houser Adrian P
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
Lowrie Jed SS
Lucati Andrea P
Magee Joshua 2B
Marisnick Jake OF
Marshall Mac P
Martes Francis P
Martinez Alexander P
McCullers Lance P
McHugh Collin SP
Meiners Jeremiah P
Mejia Yonathan INF
Meszaros Dan P
Meyer Drew INF
Meyer Jonathan 3B
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
Presley Alex OF
Qualls Chad RP
Quezada Euris 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 Domingo OF
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
Sipp Tony RP
Smith Jason INF
Smith Kyle Z. 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
Stoffel Jason P
Straily Dan SP
Streilein Brian P
Stricklen Brandon P
Sweeney Matt P
Switzer Jon P
Thatcher Joe RP
Thompson Jose Carlos 2B
Thompson Ryan OF
Tilghman Jack P
Tollberg Brian SP
Toney D'Andre OF
Torbert Beau OF
Torrence Devon OF
Torreyes Ronald 3B
Towles J.R. C
Trompiz Kristian SS
Tucker Preston OF
Uhle Chris INF
Valbuena Luis 3B
Vallejo Jose INF
Van Hekken Andy SP
Vasquez Carlos P
Vasquez Danry OF
Velasquez Vincent P
Vessella Tom P
Villar Henry P
Villar Jonathan SS
Wagler Chad P
Walker Brandt P
Walters Blair P
Warrick Nathan OF
Weber Ben RP
Weiland Kyle SP
Weston Matt OF
White Alex SP
Whiteman Tommy INF
Wigdahl Jeffrey P
Williams Aaron P
Williams Marques OF
Wojciechowski Asher SP
Wolf Shane P
Zinter Alan C

Bagwell Jeff TO
Berry Sean TO
Bjornson Craig TO
Brocail Doug PC
Brock Tarrik TO
Daurer Rich TO
DeFrancesco Tony MAN
DeFrancesco Tony TO
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
Stearns David TO
Strom Brent PC

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