Houston Astros news, rumors and injuries
Tue, 04 Aug 2015 22:46:31 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Gomez ($5,400, 10.8% of cap) has hit safely in each of his four games in the month of August, and he is hitting .348 in five games since coming over from Milwaukee. FantasyScore players are certainly getting their money's worth from Gomez lately.
Tue, 04 Aug 2015 22:46:03 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Tucker ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) should be avoided in FantasyScore until he can officially return and prove his health in a full game without any lingering effects of his injury.
Tue, 04 Aug 2015 16:09:17 -0700
Houston Astros 1B Chris Carter is out of the starting lineup for the second straight day Tuesday, Aug. 4. SS Marwin Gonzalez is starting at first base and hitting eighth against Texas Rangers SP Yovani Gallardo.
Fantasy Tip: Carter has been the odd-man out of the lineup since Carlos Gomez arrived in town. He still has plenty of power, but with less consistent at-bats, it's even tougher to count on him in your mixed league lineups. Gonzalez ($2,800, 5.6% of cap) is facing a pitcher struggling mightily of late, but his lack of offensive upside makes him nothing more than a deep sleeper pick on FantasyScore.
Tue, 04 Aug 2015 09:22:18 -0700
Fantasy Tip: It's unclear if Straily will remain in the rotation after this start tonight, but Houston has indicated they will be cautious with McCullers' innings down the stretch. Straily won't be available on FantasyScore tonight in what would have been a matchup to avoid for daily gamers anyway.
Tue, 04 Aug 2015 08:15:09 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Fiers ($5,800, 11.6% of cap) was knocked around in relief Monday but has a decent matchup. He's worth SP2 consideration on FantasyScore.
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 21:53:25 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Correa ($5,100, 10.2% of cap) has hit safely in eight straight games, going 11-for-32 (.344) with five homers and seven RBIs during the impressive run. FantasyScore players should be using him nightly for power at the shortstop spot.
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 21:52:49 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Castro ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) is hitting .385 (10-for-26) during his current seven-game hitting streak. Keep rolling with him in FantasyScore until he cools off significantly.
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 21:52:07 -0700
Houston Astros SP Lance McCullers allowed six earned runs, seven hits and a walk while retiring just one batter in a loss Monday, Aug. 3, against the Texas Rangers. The team optioned McCullers to Class AAA Fresno after the disastrous start.
Fantasy Tip: With McCullers on the way out, and Mike Fiers forced into action, Dan Straily will come up from the Grizzlies Tuesday to start. McCullers might be back when rosters expand Sept. 1 unless necessity presents an earlier opportunity.
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 21:02:28 -0700
Houston Astros SP Mike Fiers was used in relief Monday, Aug. 3, against the Texas Rangers after SP Lance McCullers bombed out. Fiers will obviously not make his scheduled start Tuesday, Aug. 4. The team will recall SP Dan Straily to start the game.
Fantasy Tip: Fiers ($5,800, 11.6% of cap) is a decent FantasyScore option for his K/9 (strikeouts to nine innings) ratio, but he was needed in relief so he likely won't work again until the weekend.
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 14:00:13 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Valbuena ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) has gone 94 plate appearances without hitting a home run, and he has just eight runs, five doubles, five RBI and a .614 OPS over the 23-game stretch. He is a risky FantasyScore play Monday, albeit one with upside. Carter ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) is currently 3-for-40 at the dish with two of the hits being of the home run variety. Similar to Valbuena, Carter is a hit-or-miss daily option. Each projects to lose fantasy value if they enter into a platoon at first base, which is a legitimate possibility.
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 13:27:37 -0700
Houston Astros SP Mark Appel matched a career-high 10 strikeouts during his outing with Class AAA Fresno Saturday, Aug. 1. His pitching coach Ace Adams noted Appel's fastball command, and the groove he is in on the mound. "His stuff is major league. His movement is late. His changeup has a real good zoom to it at the end. He's got good arm speed. His slider is nasty. He's a major-leaguer waiting to happen."
Fantasy Tip: Appel could receive a cup of coffee with the Astros down the stretch as an extra arm out of the bullpen or spot starter. Still, he'll have to continue his recent success, as there have been plenty of peaks and valleys for the 24-year-old hurler during his path to the majors. He is worth monitoring in all formats, and owners in cavernous mixed and AL-only leagues could consider stashing Appel at any point.
Sun, 02 Aug 2015 18:06:47 -0700
Houston Astros SP Collin McHugh moved into tie for the American League lead with 13 wins, allowing one run on eight hits and striking out six over seven innings against the Arizona Diamondbacks Sunday, Aug. 2.
Fantasy Tip: McHugh ($5,600, 11.2% of cap) keeps winning, but his 4.27 ERA isn't exactly impressive. The matchup has to be friendly for McHugh to be worth taking a chance on at FantasyScore.
Sun, 02 Aug 2015 09:57:05 -0700
Houston Astros OF Jake Marisnick will start in right field and hit ninth in the order Sunday, Aug. 2, against the Arizona Diamondbacks and LHP Robbie Ray. OF Colby Rasmus isn't in the starting lineup.
Fantasy Tip: Marisnick ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) has two multi-hit games in his last six starts, with two extra-base hits in that time as well. Marisnick doesn't have much home run power, but he's a quality GPP play.
Sun, 02 Aug 2015 09:52:39 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Gonzalez ($2,800, 5.6% of cap) doesn't have the conventional upside of a first baseman, but he'll offer some cap relief to FantasyScore owners looking to invest at other positions.
Sat, 01 Aug 2015 20:52:04 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Correa ($5,100, 10.2% of cap) has 12 homers in 46 games, and he has been one of the top options at shortstop at FantasyScore since being called up.
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