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Astros | Chris Carter out Friday

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 16:29:27 -0700

Houston Astros 1B Chris Carter is not in the starting lineup Friday, July 31. SS Marwin Gonzalez is starting at first base and is hitting eighth against Arizona Diamondbacks SP Rubby De La Rosa.

Fantasy Tip: Carter ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) could find himself out of the lineup more often than not now that Jed Lowrie is back in the infield picture for Houston. Carter has impressive power, but his .184 average (56-for-305) kills his fantasy owners, and if he's not seeing as much playing time, he's even less attractive to fantasy owners. Gonzalez ($2,800, 5.6% of cap) is a very mediocre, at best, shortstop play on FantasyScore.

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Astros | Carlos Gomez batting second

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:43:27 -0700

Houston Astros OF Carlos Gomez is playing center field and batting second against Arizona Diamondbacks SP Rubby De La Rosa Friday, July 31.

Fantasy Tip: Gomez ($5,400, 10.8% of cap) will hit between Houston's top two hitters, which is an extremely cushy fantasy situation. Although, he had comfy surroundings in Milwaukee, too. Gomez hasn't been at his finest this season, but he owns high-end upside and is worth considering in FantasyScore contests Friday.

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Astros | Houston out on Craig Kimbrel

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 12:50:04 -0700

San Diego Padres RP Craig Kimbrel is not going to the Houston Astros, as one source said "that ship has sailed."

Fantasy Tip: The New York Yankees were pushing hard for Kimbrel, too, and it looks like they won't land him, either. For now, it appears that Luke Gregerson will retain the closer's job in Houston and keep his fantasy value as a ninth-inning stopper. However, the trade deadline hasn't passed yet, so a lot can still go down.

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Astros | Houston making push for Aroldis Chapman

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 11:27:10 -0700

Cincinnati Reds RP Aroldis Chapman is of interest to the Houston Astros, and the closer appears to be the main target for the Astros as the trade deadline approaches quickly.

Fantasy Tip: Chapman will remain an elite fantasy closer regardless of where he pitches. If Houston adds Chapman as their closer, Luke Gregerson will be banished to a setup role and will lose all of his fantasy value. If you own him, be ready to pursue other saves avenues.

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Astros | Jon Singleton heading back to minors

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 10:38:23 -0700

Houston Astros 1B Jon Singleton will be optioned back to the minors Friday, July 31.

Fantasy Tip: Singleton ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) struggled again in his second taste of the big leagues, going 9-for-44 (.205) with one home run and six RBI. He still has power upside at the major league level, but owners will need to be patient. He's only worth holding in dynasty leagues. Even with Singleton gone, Chris Carter could lose playing time now that Jed Lowrie is back on the active roster.

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Astros | Scott Kazmir sparkling in July

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 09:54:26 -0700

Houston Astros SP Scott Kazmir turned in another great performance in his win over the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Thursday, July 30, and he lowered his July ERA to an MLB-best 0.26. He tossed seven shutout innings in his debut with the Astros last week and became the first pitcher in Astros history to throw seven or more shutout innings in his first two games since 1965.

Fantasy Tip: Even though Kazmir ($7,700, 15.4% of cap) leaves an excellent pitching environment in Oakland for Houston, it hasn't phased him yet, and his fantasy value is on the rise pitching for a contending team. He'll remain a strong FantasyScore pitching option for the rest of the season.

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Astros | Mike Fiers could pitch in relief

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:27:54 -0700

Houston Astros SP Mike Fiers could serve as a starting pitcher or as a reliever for his new team.

Fantasy Tip: Obviously, Fiers ($5,800, 11.6% of cap) would lose practically all of his fantasy value if he pitches out of Houston's bullpen. This could be a fluid situation, though, because the Astros could also look to limit the innings of Lance McCullers and Vincent Velasquez down the stretch.

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Astros | Carlos Gomez to debut Friday

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:22:26 -0700

Houston Astros OF Carlos Gomez will make his debut with the Astros Friday, July 31.

Fantasy Tip: The move to Houston on the surface looks bad for Gomez ($5,400, 10.8% of cap) going to a less hitter-friendly ballpark. However, there's a trade off: He joins a much more explosive offense, so the fantasy impact will likely be minimal. It remains to be seen what Houston's outfield alignment will be with Gomez in town, but Jake Marisnick and Preston Tucker could see their playing time drastically reduced, especially when George Springer returns from the DL.

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Astros | Carlos Gomez, Mike Fiers going to Houston

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:41:27 -0700

The Houston Astros acquired OF Carlos Gomez and SP Mike Fiers from the Milwaukee Brewers Thursday, July 30. OF Brett Phillips, P Josh Hader, OF Domingo Santana and P Adrian Houser go to Milwaukee.

Fantasy Tip: Gomez's ($5,400, 10.8% of cap) fantasy value will take a slight hit, as he goes from the park with the second highest runs per game to the park with the 19th highest average, but he does join a more potent offense. OFs Jake Marisnick ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) and Preston Tucker ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) will lose playing time and fantasy value. Fiers ($5,800, 11.6% of cap) will receive a slight boost, as he moves to a more pitcher-friendly ballpark. Lance McCullers ($6,900, 13.8% of cap) may be bumped from the starting rotation.

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Astros | Evan Gattis gets a day off

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:25:06 -0700

Houston Astros OF Evan Gattis is getting a routine day off Thursday, July 30, against Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Matt Shoemaker. 1B Chris Carter will fill in as the designated hitter.

Fantasy Tip: Carter ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) picks up his DH duties, although he's not a recommended play this evening. The lumbering slugger has struggled mightily as of late, having only five hits in the month of July in 44 at-bats -- good for a putrid .114 average. Shoemaker is allowing 1.6 homers per nine innings this year, but he's been much better of late. Carter is still more of a dice roll in daily formats on the chance he connects and goes deep.

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Astros | Jed Lowrie returns from disabled list

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:03:10 -0700

Houston Astros SS Jed Lowrie (finger) is back in the lineup Thursday, July 30, batting fifth versus Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Matt Shoemaker.

Fantasy Tip: Lowrie ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) hasn't played since late April, so this is a notable boost for the Astros lineup. It will be interesting to see how his playing time is handled, as his return could also decrease the playing time for Luis Valbuena and Chris Carter. Lowrie has always been injury-prone, but when he's healthy and in rhythm, he's a capable hitter. In the beginning, though, it's probably best to just monitor his progress and see if he's returning to form.

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Astros | Jed Lowrie to return Thursday

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 21:21:22 -0700

Houston Astros SS Jed Lowrie (thumb) is set to come off the 15-day disabled list Thursday, July 30.

Fantasy Tip: Lowrie ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) is expected to serve as the starting third baseman with Carlos Correa ($5,100, 10.2% of cap) likely to be a permanent fixture at shortstop for many years to come.

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Astros | Robert Hernandez DFA'd by HOU

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 21:12:37 -0700

The Houston Astros designated SP Roberto Hernandez for assignment Wednesday, July 29.

Fantasy Tip: The team might try to trade Hernandez before the trade deadline, but they aren't likely to get much in return for a guy who is 3-5 with a 4.36 ERA in 20 appearances (11 starts).

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Houston Chronicle - Jose de Jesus Ortiz

Astros | Houston-SD deal about to go down?

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 16:18:11 -0700

The Houston Astros and San Diego Padres are gaining steam in trade talks over pitching, according to a person familiar with the situation. San Diego Padres RP Craig Kimbrel and SPs Andrew Cashner and Tyson Ross could all be fits for the Astros. Houston is also on the heels of a trade for Philadelphia Phillies SP Cole Hamels, but they don't expect to land him.

Fantasy Tip: None of the Padres pitchers figures to have their fantasy value drastically affected by a trade to the Astros, although leaving the pitching-friendly environment of Petco Park could have negative implications, mainly for Cashner or Ross.

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Astros | Jason Castro out again

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:50:02 -0700

Houston Astros C Jason Castro is out of the lineup for the second straight day Wednesday, July 29. C Hank Conger gets the nod again and is hitting seventh against Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Garrett Richards.

Fantasy Tip: With Castro struggling with the bat, Conger ($2,800, 5.6% of cap) is seeing more playing time behind the plate. The switch-hitting catcher is only hitting .235 (27-for-115) with six home runs and 14 RBI, but that's been a big upgrade from Castro. Take note fantasy owners in deeper or two-catcher leagues if you're desperate.

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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
Garcia Junior 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
Grossman Robbie OF
Gustave Jandel P
Hacker Michael 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
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
Kazmir Scott SP
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 SP
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
Presley Alex OF
Qualls Chad RP
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
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
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 P
Veras Jose RP
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
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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