Houston Astros news, rumors and injuries
Wed, 27 May 2015 18:23:25 -0700
Houston Astros SP Collin McHugh allowed a season high-tying nine hits Wednesday, May 27, against the Baltimore Orioles. McHugh struck out five hitters, but he allowed four runs in six innings of work.
Fantasy Tip: McHugh ($6,700, 13.4% of cap) had his third start of the season in which he allowed at least four earned runs. McHugh can be a dominant strikeout pitcher when he's on his game, and he'll try to rebounds when he starts against these very same Orioles Tuesday, June 2.
Wed, 27 May 2015 18:19:39 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Rasmus ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) is a GPP-only option on FantasyScore. Rasmus has plenty of power in his bat, but his poor average can lead to plenty of nights with zero fantasy points.
Wed, 27 May 2015 18:15:15 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Gattis ($4,700, 9.4% of cap) is on a four-game hit streak, during which he is 8-for 17. FantasyScore owners can consider Gattis against right-handed pitchers while he rides out this hot streak.
Wed, 27 May 2015 13:25:51 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Marisnick ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) appears to be out of the lineup to give other players a chance to play in the field. Tucker ($2,800, 5.6% of cap) has been warming up as of late, so Marisnick's playing time may be running out.
Wed, 27 May 2015 10:05:51 -0700
Fantasy Tip: It seems like Altuve ($5,700, 11.4% of cap) has very similar numbers against every other team, too. He will continue to be one of the safest second baseman picks at FantasyScore.
Wed, 27 May 2015 09:58:27 -0700
Houston Astros OF Colby Rasmus is 10-for-27 with seven extra-base hits in his career against Baltimore Orioles SP Ubaldo Jimenez, and the two face each other Wednesday, May 27. However, Rasmus is also hitless in his last 11 at-bats, with nine strikeouts.
Fantasy Tip: Rasmus ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) embodies the risk/reward tag today at FantasyScore against Jimenez in Baltimore.
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.
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