Houston Astros news, rumors and injuries
Mon, 25 May 2015 13:25:37 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Oberholtzer ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) may be on the DL slightly longer than his 15 days, as he looks to be back in early June if no setbacks occur. See how his finger responds following the rehab for a blister.
Mon, 25 May 2015 13:21:18 -0700
Houston Astros SP Dallas Keuchel lost for the first time this season on Monday, May 25, when the Baltimore Orioles scored a 4-3 victory. Keuchel gave up six hits, struck out three and walked one over eight innings in his first complete game of 2015 and seventh of his career.
Fantasy Tip: Keuchel ($7,700, 15.4% of cap) should still be a starter in your daily leagues at all times. He was due for a loss, and it wasn't a bad one.
Mon, 25 May 2015 07:54:39 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Gonzalez ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) probably will be back in the starting lineup in the next game or two. Villar ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) is hitting .283 so far in May, but owners likely will be able to find better options to use on FantasyScore.
Mon, 25 May 2015 07:51:00 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Castro ($2,900, 5.8% of cap) likely is receiving a day off and should return soon. Conger ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) has not done much during his limited playing time and should not be an option for owners on FantasyScore.
Mon, 25 May 2015 07:47:10 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Rasmus ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) likely is sitting out because the team is facing a left-handed pitcher. Tucker ($2,800, 5.6% of cap) has played well since being recalled by the team and could be a cheaper option for owners on FantasyScore to consider.
Mon, 25 May 2015 07:40:08 -0700
Fantasy Tip: It will be the second straight game for Springer ($5,100, 10.2% of cap) hitting first in the lineup. He has seven hits in his last five games but is still hitting .210 on the season. Springer could still be a starting option on FantasyScore because of his potential.
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.
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