Houston Astros news, rumors and injuries
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 18:13:30 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Rasmus ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) became the first player in MLB history to have at least one extra-base hit in each of his first six career postseason games. He is 4-for-9 with a double and three home runs during this year's playoffs, making him worthy of consideration for FantasyScore lineups.
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 09:58:01 -0700
Fantasy Tip: McCullers ($6,100, 12.2% of cap) had a fine rookie season, going 6-7 with a 3.22 ERA and 1.19 WHIP while striking out 129 hitters in 125 2/3 innings over 22 starts. He's also been much better in Houston, which is where a potential Game 4 would take play. McCullers will be a cheaper pick as your second starter on FantasyScore, and he's worth considering.
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 09:11:59 -0700
Houston Astros OF Carlos Gomez (intercostal) is not in the lineup for Game 2 of the division series against the Kansas City Royals Friday, Oct. 9. OF Jake Marisnick is starting in center field again and batting ninth against Royals SP Johnny Cueto.
Fantasy Tip: Marisnick ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) is a fine young talent but is more useful for his defense in center field. Plus, his daily upside is limited hitting in the nine-hole against a strikeout artist in Cueto. Marisnick is a low-end outfield pick Friday on FantasyScore.
Thu, 08 Oct 2015 21:22:29 -0700
Houston Astros OF Colby Rasmus went 1-for-3 with a home run, two RBI, a run scored, a steal and a walk in a 5-3 win over the Kansas City Royals in Game 1 of the American League Division Series Thursda, Oct. 8.
Fantasy Tip: Rasmus ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) has homered in the first two games of the postseason after hitting 25 homers in the regular season. He is a high-risk, high-reward option at FantasyScore, but he isn't a bad gamble at his current price.
Thu, 08 Oct 2015 15:35:14 -0700
Houston Astros OF Carlos Gomez (intercostal) is hoping to play in Game 2 of the division series against the Kansas City Royals Friday, Oct. 9. He said he is available to pinch run or play defense in Game 1 Thursday, Oct. 8.
Fantasy Tip: Gomez ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) homered in the wild-card win but also aggravated his injury. Even if he plays, he's a big risk/reward candidate on FantasyScore for Game 2 against KC.
Thu, 08 Oct 2015 14:21:59 -0700
Houston Astros OF Carlos Gomez (intercostal) is not in the starting lineup for Game 1 of the American League Division Series against the Kansas City Royals Thursday, Oct. 8. OF Jake Marisnick is starting in center field and batting ninth against Royals SP Yordano Ventura Thursday.
Fantasy Tip: It is expected Gomez ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) aggravated his intercostal injury during the wild-card game Tuesday, Oct. 6. He was only able to start two games after suffering the injury Friday, Sept. 12. Stay tuned for updates. Marisnick ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) has a strong finish to the season with a .876 OPS, 11 runs, three home runs and 11 RBI over his final 62 plate appearances of the season. He checks out as a FantasyScore flier Thursday.
Thu, 08 Oct 2015 08:49:13 -0700
Houston Astros SP Scott Kazmir, who had just two wins in 13 starts since being acquired by the Astros at the trade deadline, was 1-1 and allowed just five runs in 21 1/3 innings in three starts against the Kansas City Royals this year. Kazmir finished the season 7-11 with a 3.10 ERA in 2015 but hasn't won since Aug. 22, going 0-2 with a 6.52 ERA in his last six starts.
Fantasy Tip: Despite his success against the Royals this year, Kazmir ($7,200, 14.4% of cap) recent woes are the greater concern, and he's a pretty risky FantasyScore pitcher for the divisional round.
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 15:32:42 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Keuchel ($8,300, 16.6% of cap) faced the Royals twice this season. He threw seven scoreless innings with seven strikeouts in one outing and allowed five earned runs on 10 hits through 6 2/3 innings in the other meeting. FantasyScore players should view the lefty as a viable starting option for contests Saturday.
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 15:12:14 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Keuchel ($8,300, 16.6% of cap) owns a 2.78 ERA over his past 12 starts, and the stretch includes a blow-up outing where he allowed nine earned runs over 4 2/3 innings to the Texas Rangers in mid-September. Otherwise, he held opponents to two runs or fewer in nine of the 12 outings. He is a risky FantasyScore play against the Royals, but warrants attention with limited options.
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 14:58:42 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Kazmir ($7,200, 14.4% of cap) has allowed 15 runs -- 13 earned -- over his past 11 2/3 innings, which goes to the tune of a 10.03 ERA. It is hardly the momentum you want to back at FantasyScore, especially against Kansas City who posted the lowest strikeout percentage in the league by a wide margin this year. View Kazmir as an extremely risky start Friday.
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 09:39:00 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Gomez ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) did manage to hit a home run earlier in the game, but if he did aggravate his injury he could be left off the roster for the divisional series against the Kansas City Royals. Even if he plays against KC, he could be a liability for FantasyScore gamers.
Tue, 06 Oct 2015 22:02:00 -0700
Fantasy Tip: McHugh ($6,900, 13.8% of cap) did not face the Royals in the regular season, but he was 7-3 with a 4.05 ERA in 100 innings on the road with 81 strikeouts. He is a decent FantasyScore play opposite Yordano Ventura.
Tue, 06 Oct 2015 22:01:21 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Carter ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) is a boom or bust FantasyScore option most nights, as he strikes out a ton but also has prodigious power.
Tue, 06 Oct 2015 22:00:54 -0700
Houston Astros OF Carlos Gomez (intercostal) appeared to tweak his intercostal injury in the wild-card game in the American League Tuesday, Oct. 6, against the New York Yankees. He was lifted for a pinch hitter in the ninth inning.
Fantasy Tip: Gomez ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) cracked a solo home run in three at-bats before departing. If he can start Game 1 of the ALDS he is worth a look in FantasyScore, but this could be an injury which lingers on into the offseason.
Tue, 06 Oct 2015 22:00:27 -0700
Houston Astros SP Dallas Keuchel allowed just three singles, a walk and seven strikeouts over six scoreless innings in his first-career playoff start in the wild-card game in the American League Tuesday, Oct. 6, against the New York Yankees. He was pitching on three days' rest for the first time in his career.
Fantasy Tip: Keuchel ($9,500, 19.0% of cap) did not allow one run over 22 innings against the Yankees in three starts this season, striking out 28 and walking just two. Next up hee'll face the Kansas City Royals in the ALDS. He was 1-1 with a 3.07 ERA in two starts against the Royals this season with 12 strikeouts over 14 2/3 innings.
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