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Astros | Jason Castro loses in arbitration

Tue, 09 Feb 2016 10:32:21 -0800

Houston Astros C Jason Castro lost his arbitration case, and he'll make $5 million in 2016 instead of the $5.25 million he was seeking.

Fantasy Tip: Castro is more of an option for fantasy owners in two-catcher or AL-only leagues. He hasn't hit better than .222 in the last two years, although he has some pop to offer, especially in a nice hitting environment at Minute Maid Park.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB Network - Jon Heyman


Astros | Scott Feldman ready for spring training

Mon, 01 Feb 2016 14:12:15 -0800

Houston Astros SP Scott Feldman (shoulder) said he should be 100% when pitchers and catchers report to camp Thursday, Feb. 18. "Playing catch and throwing, I feel better than I have in years," Feldman added.

Fantasy Tip: Feldman is likely on the outside looking in at a rotation spot, and even should he be in the starting five, he is nothing more than a low-end option in AL-only and cavernous mixed leagues. Over the past three seasons, Feldman has a 3.83 ERA, a 4.13 FIP, a 1.25 WHIP and a 5.7 K/9, which hardly moves the fantasy needle.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Brian McTaggart


Astros | Doug Fister a risky addition

Sat, 30 Jan 2016 08:06:30 -0800

Houston Astros SP Doug Fister was a risky signing for the team because of his MRI, but the team is confident that Fister will be healthy this season, according to general manager Jeff Luhnow.

Fantasy Tip: Fister likely will be in the middle of the team's starting rotation this season if he is healthy. Fister has had success in the past and could be a late-round option in deeper leagues, but owners should not be counting on him this season.

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Astros | Lance McCullers facing innings limit

Fri, 29 Jan 2016 10:33:59 -0800

Houston Astros SP Lance McCullers will have his innings restricted in 2016, according to general manager Jeff Luhnow.

Fantasy Tip: Luhnow didn't specify what the limit is, but McCullers threw 164 innings between the majors and minors last season. A good estimate would be around 180-195 innings this season, which would amount to around 28-30 starts. McCullers is a solid grab in the SP3/SP4 range in mixed leagues.

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Astros | Doug Fister slots in at No. 4

Thu, 28 Jan 2016 10:21:40 -0800

Updating earlier reports, Houston Astros SP Doug Fister will slot in as the team's fourth starter.

Fantasy Tip: Fister is worth a flyer as an SP4 or SP5, but his steep velocity drop is concerning. Don't overvalue him because of his productive past.

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


Astros | Doug Fister guaranteed $7 million

Thu, 28 Jan 2016 09:33:08 -0800

Updating an earlier report, Houston Astros SP Doug Fister agreed to a one-year, $7 million deal with performance bonuses that could land him $12 million total.

Fantasy Tip: Fister is worth a flyer as an SP4 or SP5, but his steep velocity drop is concerning. Don't overvalue him.

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Astros | Doug Fister agrees with Houston

Thu, 28 Jan 2016 09:06:07 -0800

Free-agent SP Doug Fister (Nationals) agreed to a one-year deal with the Houston Astros Thursday, Jan. 28.

Fantasy Tip: Fister has experienced a steep velocity drop, and the ballpark doesn't suit him very well. He's still worth a flyer as an SP4 or SP5 considering how good he has been in the past.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Brian McTaggart


Astros | Doug Fister an option for Houston?

Sun, 24 Jan 2016 11:33:44 -0800

Free-agent SP Doug Fister (Nationals) could be an option for the Houston Astros since the team has considered signing him to fill out their starting rotation.

Fantasy Tip: Fister likely will receive a short-term deal from a team in the near future and should be in a starting rotation in 2016. Fister posted a disappointing 4.19 ERA last season with only 63 strikeouts but could be a late-round option in deeper leagues depending on his new team.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Boston Globe - Nick Cafardo


Astros | Scott Feldman rehab update

Sun, 24 Jan 2016 07:06:28 -0800

Houston Astros SP Scott Feldman (shoulder) said that he has been going through his normal offseason conditioning program. He has been playing catch for several weeks and is expected to resume throwing bullpen sessions early next month prior to the opening of spring training camp.

Fantasy Tip: Feldman, who went 5-5 with a 3.90 ERA in 18 starts last season, is recovering from a sprained right shoulder and also missed time in 2015 due to arthroscopic surgery on his right knee. He could be worth a late-round flier in AL-only and cavernous mixed leagues, although he is not guaranteed to begin the season in the starting rotation.

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


Astros | Evan Gattis sheds weight

Sat, 23 Jan 2016 16:38:37 -0800

Houston Astros OF Evan Gattis has shed 18 pounds this offseason in an attempt to increase his mobility.

Fantasy Tip: Gattis loses a lot of luster without catcher eligibility, but he still has big power in a favorable ballpark. He's an upper-middle outfielder.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Brian McTaggart


Astros | Houston may consider Yoenis Cespedes

Wed, 20 Jan 2016 00:59:17 -0800

Free-agent OF Yoenis Cespedes (Mets) has drawn some interest from the Houston Astros now that OF Justin Upton signed with the Detroit Tigers.

Fantasy Tip: Although Houston may not need Cespedes with that great, young hitting staff, it wouldn't hurt to kick the tires. He'll be drafted high in mixed leagues and also in high rounds of whichever league he ends up in.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: USA TODAY Sports - Bob Nightengale


Astros | Evan Gattis files for arbitration

Fri, 15 Jan 2016 18:05:40 -0800

Houston Astros OF Evan Gattis has filed for salary arbitration. He is seeking $3.85 million next season and the team has countered with a $3 million offer.

Fantasy Tip: In 153 regular-season games last season, Gattis hit .246 with 20 doubles, 11 triples, 27 home runs and 88 RBIs, along with 119 strikeouts in 566 at-bats. His fantasy value is somewhat diminished because he no longer qualifies as a catcher but he should be selected in the early rounds of AL-only leagues and the middle rounds of mixed leagues due to his power.

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Astros | Dallas Keuchel avoids arbitration

Fri, 15 Jan 2016 11:30:10 -0800

Houston Astros SP Dallas Keuchel avoided arbitration by signing a one-year, $7.25 million deal Friday, Jan. 15.

Fantasy Tip: Keuchel had a magical Cy Young season. Was it for real, though? His K/9 jumped nearly two strikeouts to 8.38. So just keep that in mind when considering him in the SP1 range.

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Astros | Ian Kennedy interests Houston

Wed, 13 Jan 2016 12:08:07 -0800

Free-agent SP Ian Kennedy (Padres) is of interest to the Houston Astros.

Fantasy Tip: Kennedy posted a career-high 9.30 strikeouts per nine innings with the San Diego Padres last year, and he also improved his command. The problem was he allowed the hardest contact for an eligible pitcher, which in turn led to a 17.2% HR/FB rate. As more of a fly-ball pitcher, a move to Houston wouldn't be ideal for Kennedy.

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Astros | Ender Inciarte intrigues Astros

Wed, 13 Jan 2016 08:49:28 -0800

Atlanta Braves OF Ender Inciarte has drawn interest from the Houston Astros. The Astros may have to trade OF Carlos Gomez for Inciarte to fit.

Fantasy Tip: Inciarte is an NL-only commodity for now.

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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
Arauz Jonathan SS
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
Cabrera Edwar P
Cain Colton P
Caipen Brandon INF
Cameron Daz OF
Carrasco Cesar 3B
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
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
Fister Doug SP
Flores Adalberto P
Flores David 3B
Flores Joshua OF
Fontana Nolan SS
Franco Enderson P
Gant James P
Garcia Gabriel P
Gattis Evan OF
Geith Theron P
Gervacio Samuel RP
Giles Ken 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
Gustave Jandel P
Hacker Michael P
Hallberg Bryan P
Harris Will RP
Hart Billy 3B
Heath Ben C
Heras Leonardo OF
Hicks Chris P
Hines Carlos P
Hines Drew P
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
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
Lucati Andrea P
Magee Joshua 2B
Marisnick Jake OF
Marshall Mac P
Martes Francis P
Martinez Alexander P
McCullers Lance SP
McCurry Brendan RP
McHugh Collin SP
Meiners Jeremiah P
Mejia Yonathan INF
Meszaros Dan P
Meyer Drew INF
Michelena Arturo 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
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 Eury OF
Perez Franklin P
Perez Tomas INF
Quezada Euris P
Quiala Yoanis P
Rafael Ronny OF
Rasmus Colby OF
Reed A.J. 1B
Reed Ryan OF
Reynoso Luis SS
Rodriguez Jose A. P
Rodriguez Mike OF
Rodriguez Wandy SP
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 Carlos P
Sierra Miguel SS
Singleton Jon 1B
Sipp Tony RP
Smith Jason INF
Smith Kyle Z. P
Sneed Cy 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
Straily Dan SP
Streilein Brian P
Stricklen Brandon P
Sweeney Matt P
Switzer Jon P
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
Valdez Cesar P
Vallejo Jose INF
Van Hekken Andy SP
Vasquez Carlos P
Vasquez Danry OF
Vessella Tom P
Villar Henry P
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
Worth Danny SS

Bagwell Jeff TO
Berry Sean TO
Bjornson Craig TO
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
Strom Brent PC
Teaford Everett TO

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