Houston Astros news, rumors and injuries
Mon, 30 May 2016 23:57:35 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Springer is producing huge numbers in the leadoff spot. Despite a lack of success in the theft department, Springer remains a must-start fantasy option regardless of his spot in the lineup.
Mon, 30 May 2016 23:57:03 -0700
Houston Astros SP Collin McHugh allowed three earned runs, five hits and a walk with eight strikeouts in a complete game win against the Arizona Diamondbacks Monday, May 30. It was his first career complete game.
Fantasy Tip: McHugh has posted 26 strikeouts over his past three outings, and he has re-emerged as a must-start fantasy option after a rocky start to the season.
Mon, 30 May 2016 13:21:49 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Springer is having an excellent season with 30 runs, 11 home runs, 28 RBI and a .270/.358/.480 slash line. His only flaw has been on the base paths, as Springer has only stole three bases in nine attempts, which might limit his opportunities for swipes somewhat going forward. Still, he's emerging as a high-end outfielder.
Mon, 30 May 2016 11:16:14 -0700
Houston Astros 1B Luis Valbuena, 3B Colin Moran and OF Tony Kemp are not in the starting lineup against Arizona Diamondbacks SP Edwin Escobar Monday, May 30. OF Colby Rasmus will start in left field, while OF Jake Marisnick will start in center field and is batting seventh. 1B Tyler White will start at first base and is batting fifth. SS Marwin Gonzalez will start at third base and is batting sixth.
Fantasy Tip: Marisnick has been more productive at the plate recently but is still hitting only .164 on the season, so owners should be able to find better options. White and Gonzalez are both hitting under .230 this season and are not strong fantasy option.
Mon, 30 May 2016 11:05:48 -0700
Houston Astros C Evan Gattis is not in the starting lineup against Arizona Diamondbacks SP Edwin Escobar Monday, May 30, since the team is playing in a National League stadium and will not use a designated hitter.
Fantasy Tip: Gattis could receive a start at catcher later in the series, but owners in daily fantasy leagues should avoid Gattis.
Sun, 29 May 2016 19:08:24 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Just when it seemed as if Giles was finding his form, he has struggled in each of his last two outings. You can hang on to him in deeper formats, but his push to regain the closer's role appears to be on hold.
Sun, 29 May 2016 19:01:07 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Correa was supposed to have the game off, but he made the most of the surprise at-bat. His average has regressed this season, but he is still on pace to top 20 homers and 20 steals and remains a strong fantasy shortstop.
Sun, 29 May 2016 13:15:12 -0700
Houston Astros OF Carlos Gomez (ribs) is expected to come off the disabled list on Tuesday, May 31. Gomez is 5-for-17 with a home run four games into his rehab assignment with Class AAA Corpus Christi.
Fantasy Tip: Prior to landing on the disabled list in the middle of this month with a bruised left rib cage, Gomez was one of the worst everyday players in the majors (.182 with no homers and five RBI in 121 at-bats). With that said, the two-time All-Star is far too accomplished to write off just yet and makes for a solid buy-low target, especially considering he has the ability to hit 10-15 home runs and steal 20-plus bases.
Sun, 29 May 2016 10:57:10 -0700
Houston Astros 3B Colin Moran is not in the starting lineup against Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Nick Tropeano Sunday, May 29. 1B Luis Valbuena will start at third base, while 1B Tyler White will start at first base and is batting sixth in the lineup.
Fantasy Tip: White has only one hit in his last seven games and is hitting only .192 this month. Owners in most leagues should be able to find better options to use in their lineups.
Sun, 29 May 2016 10:51:06 -0700
Houston Astros SS Carlos Correa is not in the starting lineup against Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Nick Tropeano Sunday, May 29. SS Marwin Gonzalez will start at shortstop and is batting seventh in the lineup.
Fantasy Tip: Gonzalez only has three hits in his last 10 games and should be avoided in most fantasy leagues until he posts better numbers.
Sun, 29 May 2016 10:44:15 -0700
Houston Astros C Jason Castro is not in the starting lineup against Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Nick Tropeano Sunday, May 29. C Evan Gattis will start at catcher, while OF George Springer will serve as the designated hitter. OF Colby Rasmus will start in right field, while OF Jake Marisnick will start in center field and is batting eighth.
Fantasy Tip: Gattis has been posting solid numbers in recent games and should be an option at catcher for fantasy owners. Marisnick is still hitting only .145 so far this season and should be avoided in all leagues.
Sat, 28 May 2016 16:49:06 -0700
Houston Astros SP Dallas Keuchel snapped a five-game losing streak Saturday, May 28, when he pitched seven innings in a 4-2 win over the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. It was the first win since April 15 for Keuchel, who entered this game with a 5.92 earned run average.
Fantasy Tip: One win doesn't turn around a season, but there's no doubt Keuchel is a much better pitcher than this season has gone. Part of it has to do with weak Astros hitting, which hasn't entirely turned around yet. Wait and see if Keuchel can string together two wins in a row, at which point it may be safer to put him back in your lineup.
Sat, 28 May 2016 16:36:04 -0700
Houston Astros OF Colby Rasmus is out of the starting lineup Saturday, May 28, against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. OF Jake Marisnick is in for Ausmus and will hit eighth against Angels SP Jered Weaver.
Fantasy Tip: This appears to be a normal off night for Rasmus, who is hitting .190 in the past week and slumping badly at the plate. Marisnick has been decent in the field for Houston but bad at the plate, and his fantasy value is minimal as a result.
Sat, 28 May 2016 05:17:43 -0700
Houston Astros SP Mike Fiers allowed seven runs on eight hits in 3 2/3 innings against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Friday, May 27, to suffer his third loss of the season. He struck out one batter and walked two during the game.
Fantasy Tip: Fiers had allowed only five runs in his previous three games but ran into trouble against the Angels. He is scheduled to face the Arizona Diamondbacks in his next start and may be a risky option for some owners.
Fri, 27 May 2016 16:13:10 -0700
Houston Astros 1B Tyler White is not in the starting lineup Friday, May 27. 3B Luis Valbuena shifts over to first base, which allows 3B Colin Moran to receive a start at third base against Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Matt Shoemaker. Valbuena is hitting sixth and Moran is hitting seventh.
Fantasy Tip: White continues to struggle after impressing in April. His average is down to .228 on the season, and he's likely to continue losing playing time. He's becoming less valuable by the day in deep mixed and AL leagues. Valbuena has homered in each of the last three games and should be thrown out there while he's hot. Moran is hitless in his first 12 major league at-bats. Take a wait-and-see approach with the youngster for now.
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