Houston Astros news, rumors and injuries
Sun, 26 Jun 2016 08:23:46 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Although Gattis is batting just .176 during the month of June, he has homered six times and driven in 16 runs over 74 at-bats. He's worth using in DFS lineups if you don't mind the low batting average and high strikeout totals.
Sat, 25 Jun 2016 21:28:23 -0700
Houston Astros SP Mike Fiers was staked to an early and sizeable lead Saturday, June 25, against the Kansas City Royals. However, he allowed three runs - two earned - and nine hits with three walks over 4 1/3 innings in a no-decision, as he didn't last long enough to qualify for the victory.
Fantasy Tip: Fiers entered the game 2-0 with a 2.63 ERA over his first four starts in June, but he had a rough one in this one. He can only be trusted in AL-only fantasy formats due to his 4.41 ERA and mediocre 1.35 WHIP, both of which are higher than his career averages.
Sat, 25 Jun 2016 21:27:52 -0700
Fantasy Tip: It appears safe to get Valbuena back into the active fantasy lineup in all formats and DFS play, as he made it through the game without any setbacks and looked good in doing it.
Sat, 25 Jun 2016 21:27:28 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Altuve has picked up the pace lately, hitting safely in seven straight and 26 of the past 28 outings. He also has two doubles with three home runs and six RBIs over the past six games. Needless to say, he remains a must-start fantasy option across the board.
Sat, 25 Jun 2016 14:40:29 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Reed has plenty of power potential, and he's a low-end flyer against soft-tossing Chris Young.
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 22:06:11 -0700
Fantasy Tip: In Rasmus' last 10 games he's 14-for-37 (.378) with two home runs, four RBI and seven runs scored. It's a nice run for the free-swinging outfielder, but it's not enough to elevate him past AL-only/deep mixed fodder.
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 21:58:40 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Entering play on Friday, Springer had been mired in a slump, going 9-for-64 (.141) with two home runs and six RBI in his previous 16 games. That came on the heels of a torrid hot streak, though, and given his power/speed combination, Springer is someone to keep in your lineup even when he's struggling.
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 21:51:24 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Staked to a nine-run lead before he ever took the hill, Keuchel just pounded the strike zone, posting a season-low two K's in the process. It was the southpaw's first win since May 28 (and second since April 15), and it broke a three-game losing streak. Still, coming a 20-win season, Keuchel continues to be one of the most disappointing fantasy performers in 2016.
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 19:42:04 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Valbuena went 0-for-1 with a walk and a run scored before exiting Friday's contest and should be considered day-to-day. He is batting .248 with eight homers and 22 RBI through 64 games this season.
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 17:34:06 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Reed is hitting .266 with 11 home runs and 36 RBI in 59 games with Fresno. He probably will receive most of the starts at first base moving forward and should be added in all AL-only leagues and most deeper mixed leagues.
Wed, 22 Jun 2016 18:41:52 -0700
The Houston Astros have signed Alamo Heights High School P Forrest Whitley, the No. 17 pick overall in the 2016 MLB draft. He will receive a $3,148,000 million bonus, which is well above the slot value of $2,504,200.
Fantasy Tip: Whitley went 9-1 with a 0.31 ERA during his senior year, with 126 strikeouts over 68 innings. The 18-year-old right-hander should be on the radar of owners in dynasty fantasy leagues.
Wed, 22 Jun 2016 15:29:38 -0700
Houston Astros 2B Jose Altuve continued his 2016 power surge by hitting his 12th home run of the season Wednesday, June 22, versus the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. He finished the day 1-for-2 with a run scored, an RBI, and also drew two walks.
Fantasy Tip: Remarkably, Altuve had 15 homers all of last season, and before that, he had never even socked double-digit dingers in a single campaign. He also now has 41 RBI -- easily putting him on pace for a career high as well -- as he continues to be one of the most valuable players in all of fantasy baseball. His owners can continue to look forward to viewing his stats on a daily basis.
Wed, 22 Jun 2016 15:16:56 -0700
Houston Astros SP Lance McCullers recorded a no-decision in his start Wednesday, June 22, opposite the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. The right-hander went 5 2/3 innings, yielding one run on six hits and three walks. He also struck out six.
Fantasy Tip: McCullers is really getting settled in again like he was last year, which is good to see after he missed the first month and change of 2016. Although he allowed more baserunners than fantasy owners would want to see, today's outing goes in the books as the fifth instance in eight tries this season in which he has given up two runs or less. McCullers appears to be trending up right now and is worth riding in many formats as a result.
Tue, 21 Jun 2016 23:08:45 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Correa has enjoyed Halos pitching, going 4-for-7 with a double, two homers and six RBIs in the first two games of the series. He has three homers over the past five games. He has struggled a bit with the batting average, but he makes up for it with solid power numbers from the shortstop position.
Tue, 21 Jun 2016 23:08:14 -0700
Fantasy Tip: McHugh started out rather slowly this season, but he lowered his ERA to a season-best 4.70 after this quality start. He is slowly re-emerging as a solid play in AL-only fantasy leagues and some deeper mixed formats and DFS play.
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