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Astros | Carlos Correa to work on baserunning

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:28:32 -0800

Houston Astros SS Carlos Correa (ankle) said he wants to work on his baserunning this spring and sliding into bases, which he hasn't done since breaking his right ankle sliding into third base in the minors last summer. Correa will slide head-first while stealing bases but will still go feet first to break up double plays. Correa is unlikely to make his major league debut in 2015, and he'll likely start the year at Double-A Corpus Christi.

Fantasy Tip: Correa provides excellent speed and power at a very scarce position. He won't be relevant in single-year formats in 2015, but he's most definitely a strong option for keeper and dynasty formats.

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Astros | Jonathan Villar could move around IF

Sun, 22 Feb 2015 14:58:27 -0800

Houston Astros SS Jonathan Villar may see some games at second and third base during spring workouts.

Fantasy Tip: If the plan works it could increase Villar's fantasy value during the season because he could gain utility status. He hit seven homers in 263 at-bats, but that .209 batting average makes owners cringe. Villar's value is lower until that average comes up.

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Astros | Evan Gattis to play OF early in spring

Fri, 20 Feb 2015 16:08:52 -0800

Houston Astros C/OF Evan Gattis is expected to get an early look this spring in left field, according to manager A.J. Hinch. Gattis is expected to see work at first base later in the spring. Gattis played 48 games in left field for the Atlanta Braves in 2013. "Seeing he's played (48) games in the outfield a couple of years ago, that's a faster comfort level for him," Hinch said. "He's been working hard this winter in the outfield -- he told me that. I just see that as a better fit early to get into camp."

Fantasy Tip: Gattis will be very valuable this year with multi-positional eligibility, but he mainly will be used as a power-hitting catching option for fantasy squads. The move to the American League and hitter-friendly Minute Maid Park only boosts Gattis' value. However, you'll need to plan around a weak contact rate and plenty of strikeouts.

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Astros | Visa issues for Roberto Hernandez

Wed, 18 Feb 2015 21:46:42 -0800

Houston Astros SP Roberto Hernandez might be late to spring training due to visa issues, according to manager A.J. Hinch. "I haven't been told he's going to be late, but he would be the one question," Hinch said Wednesday, Feb. 18. Hernandez's agent said the pitcher has an appointment to address the matter Thursday, Feb. 19.

Fantasy Tip: Hernandez will compete for a spot in the Houston rotation in spring training. If he can secure a spot for the Astros, a team on the rise, he could occasionally be a useful FantasyScore option when the matchup is favorable.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Houston Chronicle - Evan Drellich

Astros | Three battling for Houston closer job

Tue, 17 Feb 2015 14:50:15 -0800

Houston Astros RPs Luke Gregerson, Chad Qualls and Pat Neshek will all be competing for the closer's job in spring training. Between all three relievers, they have only 95 career saves, with Qualls having 70 of them in 25 combined seasons.

Fantasy Tip: While Qualls has the most experience and most career saves, and he may start out the year as Houston's ninth-inning stopper, if you're drafting a Houston reliever for saves and upside, it should be Gregerson.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - AJ Cassavell

Astros | Owner divorce won't affect payroll

Sun, 15 Feb 2015 00:00:41 -0800

Houston Astros owner Jim Crane's recent divorce will not affect the team's payroll or finances, according to team attorney Giles Kibbe.

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Astros | Carlos Correra starting at Class AA

Fri, 13 Feb 2015 13:37:44 -0800

Houston Astros SS Carlos Correra (ankle) is expected to begin the regular season at Double-A Corpus Christi, and he has recovered from his broken right ankle.

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Astros | Joe Thatcher financials

Fri, 13 Feb 2015 10:41:19 -0800

Updating a previous item, Houston Astros RP Joe Thatcher will have a $1 million base salary this year with $1.3 million available in incentives. The contract also includes an opt out five days before spring training.

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Astros | Joe Thatcher signs

Fri, 13 Feb 2015 09:50:55 -0800

Free-agent RP Joe Thatcher (Angels) signed a minor league deal with the Houston Astros Friday, Feb. 13.

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Astros | Roberto Hernandez to compete for rotation spot

Thu, 12 Feb 2015 13:28:10 -0800

Houston Astros SP Roberto Hernandez will compete for a starting rotation spot in spring training with SPs Dan Straily, Alex White, Asher Wojciechowski, Samuel Deduno and Jake Buchanan, according to general manager Jeff Luhnow.

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Astros | Roberto Hernandez signed

Thu, 12 Feb 2015 12:08:11 -0800

Free-agent SP Roberto Hernandez (Dodgers) has signed a minor league deal with the Houston Astros. The deal includes an invitation to spring training.

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Astros | HOU watches Barry Zito throw

Wed, 11 Feb 2015 00:47:19 -0800

Free-agent SP Barry Zito (Giants) had Houston Astros scouts watching him throw at a showcase Tuesday, Feb. 10, but the Astros are considered long shots to sign him according to sources.

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Astros | Still talking with Jose Veras

Mon, 02 Feb 2015 11:01:57 -0800

Free-agent RP Jose Veras (Astros) is talking to four teams, including the Houston Astros.

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Astros | Brad Peacock has shed 25 pounds

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:48:57 -0800

Houston Astros SP Brad Peacock has lost 25 pounds.

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Astros | Linked to Kyle Kendrick

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:25:55 -0800

Free-agent SP Kyle Kendrick (Phillies) has a suitor in the Houston Astros as they look for a back-end starting pitcher.

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Houston Astros Player News

Abreu Erick P
Adamson Daniel OF
Adler Anthony P
Afenir Buck C
Affronti Mike SS
Aiken Brady P
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
Correra 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
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 Dan 1B
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
Petit Gregorio 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 TO
DeFrancesco Tony MAN
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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