Houston Astros news, rumors and injuries
Tue, 24 May 2016 22:05:37 -0700
Fantasy Tip: With a dreadful .182/.238/.248 line in 34 games, Gomez has a lot of work to do to make up for his horrendous start when he's ready to return from the disabled list. In the meantime, while he's out, Jake Marisnick will benefit the most, but he's limited at the plate.
Tue, 24 May 2016 14:20:48 -0700
Houston Astros 3B Colin Moran is starting at third base and is hitting seventh, and OF Tony Kemp is in left field and batting ninth against Baltimore Orioles SP Chris Tillman Tuesday, May 24. 1B Tyler White and INF Marwin Gonzalez are starting on the bench.
Fantasy Tip: White has slumped badly since a hot start in April and his average is down to .230. He's quickly losing fantasy luster in deep mixed and AL leagues. Gonzalez is intriguing for his pop and multipositional eligibility, but with Moran around, his playing time situation is sketchy. Moran and Kemp are notable prospects that can contribute for owners in deeper leagues if they see enough at-bats. In daily formats tonight they're both more along the lines of deep sleepers against the hot Tillman. Moran is hitless in seven at-bats while the speedy Kemp has two hits (one double) in nine at-bats so far.
Tue, 24 May 2016 10:37:49 -0700
Houston Astros SP Dallas Keuchel is falling behind in counts often this year as he struggles. He has fallen behind in counts 37.9% of the time this season. Last year he fell behind to 34.8% of the batters he faced.
Fantasy Tip: Last year's AL Cy Young, Keuchel has been one of the biggest fantasy disappointments in 2016. His 5.92 ERA, 1.58 WHIP and 7.7 strikeouts per nine innings leave a ton to be desired. His smoke-and-mirrors act isn't getting it done, and his 3.8 walks per nine innings have really come back to hurt him. Until he becomes more aggressive on the mound, he's likely to continue suffering from bad results. Right now, he's a shaky option that should only be used in the right matchups.
Sun, 22 May 2016 16:55:55 -0700
Fantasy Tip: With catcher eligibility on the horizon and his power stroke coming around, Gattis could be worth picking up if he is available in your league, and he is a must-add in two-catcher formats.
Sun, 22 May 2016 16:52:11 -0700
Fantasy Tip: The defending Cy Young winner continues to struggle. Hang on to him in the hopes he turns things around, but you may want to keep him on your bench until he shows signs of improvement.
Sun, 22 May 2016 16:42:27 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Gomez has been awful this season, and if you have a roster spot to spare, he could be worth stashing if a frustrated owner has dumped him.
Sun, 22 May 2016 10:37:11 -0700
Houston Astros 3B Colin Moran, 3B Luis Valbuena and OF Tony Kemp are not in the starting lineup against Texas Rangers SP Cole Hamels Sunday, May 22. 1B Tyler White will start at first base and is batting sixth. SS Marwin Gonzalez will start at third base and is batting seventh, while OF Jake Marisnick will start in center field and is batting ninth.
Fantasy Tip: Marisnick and Gonzalez are hitting under .100 over the past seven days and should be avoided in most leagues. White is hitting .267 with two home runs and three RBI during that span and is a sleeper option in some daily fantasy leagues.
Sun, 22 May 2016 04:22:07 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Friers likely deserved a better fate after limiting the strong offensive attack of the Rangers. He is a fringe own in the majority of seasonal leagues, and you'll likely want to be a little selective about who you start Friers against. For the year, he has a 3-2 record, a 4.35 ERA, a 1.26 WHIP and 37 punchouts through 51 2/3 innings.
Sat, 21 May 2016 23:33:50 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Altuve is at .335/.421/.595 after this game, which means he is still having a fairly decent season. Needless to say, play him in every format. Altuve is only one of the finest players in all of baseball, as well as an American League batting champion. He's performed quite well so far.
Sat, 21 May 2016 23:27:41 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Springer is hitting .259 and batting out of the second slot, but he has a .460 slugging percentage. Houston may be struggling as a team at the moment, but the top of the lineup, including Springer and Jose Altuve, is performing well. Keep Springer in your fantasy lineup as long as the streak goes on.
Sat, 21 May 2016 13:53:57 -0700
Fantasy Tip: White popped two homers earlier this week, but he really hasn't done much else this month. He's a low-end option against left-hander Cesar Ramos today.
Fri, 20 May 2016 14:32:08 -0700
Fantasy Tip: With Carlos Gomez (rib cage) on the DL, Kemp and Marisnick figure to split time in the outfield. Marisnick is hitting a measley .105 with one RBI and one steal. He's only useful for his speed in AL-only leagues, really. Kemp has more upside in the short term offensively due to his contact-oriented approach and ability to hit for average. He's daily upside is limited hitting down in the order, however.
Fri, 20 May 2016 14:27:57 -0700
Houston Astros 1B Tyler White is not in the starting lineup Friday, May 20. 3B Colin Moran draws a start at third base and is hitting sixth, while 3B Luis Valbuena moves across the diamond to play first base. Valbuena is hitting seventh against Texas Rangers SP Colby Lewis.
Fantasy Tip: Both White and Valbuena have been struggling, so Moran has an opportunity for the time being to display his impressive plate discipline and growing power stroke. It's unclear exactly how much playing time Moran will receive, but his upside deserves consideration in deep mixed, AL-only and keeper leagues. Valbuena and White are headed in the opposite direction.
Thu, 19 May 2016 19:40:54 -0700
Fantasy Tip: McHugh had a three-game winning streak snapped Thursday and pitched well enough to earn a victory, although his opponent Chris Sale was even better in this contest. McHugh's next start will come against the Baltimore Orioles Wednesday, May 25, but he should be viewed as a risky play for this game due to the O's high-powered offense.
Thu, 19 May 2016 17:12:42 -0700
Houston Astros OF Carlos Gomez (rib cage) could return to baseball activities as early as next week, according to manager A.J. Hinch. Gomez is eligible to return from the disabled list May 31. Gomez has been a disappointment and is hitting just .182 with no home runs and four RBI on the year to go along with 46 strikeouts.
Fantasy Tip: Gomez was likely dropped in most shallow leagues and some mixed leagues. If you have the room to stash, why not take a chance and hope he can figure some things out while on a rehab assignment. It seems he's been injured ever since he arrived in Houston last summer, and he's making very weak contact, which is concerning. Jake Marisnick sees a short-term boost in value in cavernous mixed and AL-only leagues, but he's really only useful for some stolen bases.
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