Houston Astros news, rumors and injuries
Tue, 26 May 2015 17:43:48 -0700
Houston Astros 1B Chris Carter is hitting a home run in every 21.7 at-bats this season, which is more than the 13.7 at-bats he needed last season to hit a home run. Carter's home run rate was the best among qualified hitters in 2014.
Fantasy Tip: Carter ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) has struggled with his batting average again this season but does have seven home runs. He is hitting .170 at the plate so far in 2015. Carter has some value because of his power potential but is a risky option on FantasyScore because of his batting average.
Tue, 26 May 2015 15:04:45 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Oberholtzer ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) allowed one earned run in three innings in his only start this year after posting an ERA of 4.39 in 2014. He's not necessarily guaranteed a spot in the starting rotation when he's ready, either, so his fantasy value in AL-only leagues remains uncertain.
Tue, 26 May 2015 13:21:28 -0700
Houston Astros OF Jake Marisnick is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, May 26. OF Colby Rasmus is shifting over to center field and is hitting fifth in the batting order against Baltimore Orioles SP Chris Tillman.
Fantasy Tip: Left-handed hitters have a slash line of .312/.391/.416 off of Tillman this year, and he enters with a 6.10 ERA in eight starts. Rasmus ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) is typically a dice roll at FantasyScore, but he does have some upside tonight as a value pick against a struggling pitcher at a hitter-friendly venue.
Tue, 26 May 2015 13:19:29 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Tucker ($2,800, 5.6% of cap) has plenty of power from the left side, and he's hitting .341 (14-for-41) to start his major league career. At hitter-friendly Camden Yards tonight against the struggling Tillman, Tucker is an under-the-radar play that could pay off.
Tue, 26 May 2015 06:17:25 -0700
Houston Astros OF Jake Marisnick is cooling off at the plate. He struck out only 10 times in 58 April at-bats and has struck out 25 times in 74 May at-bats. Marisnick is hitting just .189 in May after batting .379 in April and has only one hit in his last 15 at-bats.
Fantasy Tip: Marisnick ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) doesn't appear to be in jeopardy of losing his job and contributes adequately on defense, but fantasy owners should look to bench him until he shows signs of turning it around. Avoid him in daily play, too, on FantasyScore.
Mon, 25 May 2015 19:27:17 -0700
Houston Astros OF George Springer had a season-high three hits, including his first home run in his last 33 at-bats, in a 4-3 loss to the Baltimore Orioles Monday, May 25. He has raised his batting average from .185 to .224 over the last six games.
Fantasy Tip: Springer ($5,100, 10.2% of cap) has been a boom-or-bust option up to this point, but he has been swinging a steadier bat of late. If there was ever a time to roll the dice on Springer's upside at FantasyScore, it is during this hot streak.
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.
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