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Astros | Jason Castro sitting vs. Oakland

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:55:26 -0700

Houston Astros C Jason Castro is not in the starting lineup against the Oakland Athletics Friday, April 24. C Hank Conger is starting behind the plate and batting eighth Friday.

Fantasy Tip: Make sure to remove Castro from your fantasy lineups Friday. Conger ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is nothing more than a desparation play for FantasyScore contests Friday. He has a single hit through 12 plate appearances for the season, and he has a career .190 batting average against left-handed pitchers.

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Athletics | Sam Fuld sitting out vs. Astros

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:11:56 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Sam Fuld is not in the starting lineup against the Houston Astros Friday, April 24. OF Craig Gentry is starting in center field and batting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: This has been a consistent lefty vs. righty and vice versa platoon. Make sure to avoid Fuld ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) in all fantasy formats Friday, and Gentry ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) is likely not worth starting, either. Gentry has gone 0-for-22 to start the season, after all.

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Astros | Chris Carter hits first one out

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 23:55:02 -0700

Houston Astros 1B Chris Carter hit his first homer of the season Wednesday, April 22.

Fantasy Tip: Carter is 6-for-49 (.122) on the season, but half of those hits have come in the last two days. It's a good sign that he is starting to turn it around. At $4,200 (8.4% of your cap), Carter's power is worth the midrange price on FantasyScore.

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Astros | Asher Wojciechowski to keep starting?

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 20:31:59 -0700

Houston Astros SP Asher Wojciechowski made the start Monday, April 18, against the Seattle Mariners in place of SP Brad Peacock (intercostal), and now Peacock is expected to be sidelined until May.

Fantasy Tip: Wojciechowski ($3,000; 6.0% of cap) could very well end up with a regular rotation spot if he can pitch with some consistency. At this price level he is a steal in FantasyScore if he continues to start.

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Astros | Brad Peacock has intercostal strain

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 20:31:27 -0700

Houston Astros SP Brad Peacock (intercostal) is dealing with an intercostal strain, and he might be sidelined until May.

Fantasy Tip: With Peacock on the shelf, Asher Wojciechowski started in Peacock's rotation spot Monday in Seattle and could be a low-end FantasyScore sleeper at $3,000 (or 6.0% of cap) going forward.

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Mariners | Seth Smith leading off vs. Astros

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 15:47:41 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Seth Smith is batting first as the designated hitter against the Houston Astros Wednesday, April 22.

Fantasy Tip: Smith ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) has gone 7-for-24 against right-handed pitchers this season, and batting atop the lineup is a nice value boost for his fantasy stock Wednesday. He makes for a nice low-priced flier in FantasyScore contests.

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Astros | Luke Gregerson proving his worth

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 11:03:21 -0700

Houston Astros RP Luke Gregerson hasn't allowed a run and has struck out seven and walked one in seven outings in 2015. His fastball velocity has been in the 89-90 mph range the last three years, and Gregerson added 15 pounds of muscle this offseason to make sure he came out of the gates throwing harder. "Last year I came out throwing 87-88, and right now I'm more 88 to 90. I feel like my velocity is, I shouldn't say back -- I was 90-93 my first couple years, but I feel like maybe those things I was doing to strengthen my body and my arm, I feel like they helped."

Gregerson is also more focused on the grips of his pitches, and he has been very successful against left-handed hitters. All six of the home runs he allowed in 2014 were to right-handed hitters, and lefties hit just .219 against him in 122 at-bats. Gregerson has become more sinker-heavy against lefties in recent years.

Fantasy Tip: Chad Qualls recorded the save last night against the Seattle Mariners, but it was only because Gregerson had pitched each of the previous three nights. Expect Gregerson to be back out in the ninth tonight if a save chance is on the line. Gregerson is off to a solid start and is owned everywhere.

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Astros | Jake Marisnick on fire

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 09:46:41 -0700

Houston Astros OF Jake Marisnick is hitting .406 with four extra-base hits, five RBI and six runs scored in his last 11 games.

Fantasy Tip: Hitting at the bottom of Houston's lineup hasn't deterred Marisnick ($2,300, 4.6% of cap) from starting the season off hot. You shouldn't shy away from using him at FantasyScore, and he'll be a solid option for daily lineups again Wednesday against Seattle Mariners starter J.A. Happ.

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Astros | Jed Lowrie out Tuesday

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:31:14 -0700

Houston Astros SS Jed Lowrie is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, April 21. SS Marwin Gonzalez is starting at shortstop and hitting fifth in the batting order against Seattle Mariners SP Taijuan Walker.

Fantasy Tip: Gonzalez ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) isn't an attractive FantasyScore consideration at the 6 tonight, even going against the struggling Walker. The Astros are playing at pitcher-friendly Safeco Field tonight, too.

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Astros | Collin McHugh likes Safeco

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 11:14:28 -0700

Houston Astros SP Collin McHugh is 2-0 with a 0.61 ERA in two career starts against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field. He has allowed one run in 14 2/3 innings in those two starts with 16 strikeouts. He gave up just one hit in eight innings in his last start there last September. McHugh is 2-0 with a 1.54 ERA in 2015.

Fantasy Tip: It's a small sample size for McHugh ($5,000, 10.0% of cap), but he should be considered a strong play at FantasyScore at this pitcher's park. McHugh has shown that last year wasn't a fluke.

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Astros | Luke Gregerson performing well

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 23:31:36 -0700

Houston Astros RP Luke Gregerson has allowed just two hits and a walk while fanning seven in seven innings this season. He is 3-for-3 in save opportunities.

Fantasy Tip: Gregerson has distanced himself from Chad Qualls and Pat Neshek, and his closer status is pretty solid right now. Gregerson is still available in some mixed leagues and should be picked up. The Astros are 7-6 on the young season, and he presents great return on his late draft pick or waiver claim.

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Astros | Luis Valbuena goes off

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 21:10:21 -0700

Houston Astros 3B Luis Valbuena hit two solo home runs in the victory over the Seattle Mariners Monday, April 20, and it was his fifth home run in the past seven games and second career multi-homer game. Valbuena, a career .229 hitter, is hitting .323 since April 11.

Fantasy Tip: Valbuena ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) is playing out of his mind right now in the early going. He does have double-digit home run power, though, as he put up 12 and 16 homers, respectively, in the last two seasons. This pace won't last, but he can continue to be a solid fantasy player for his owners with consistent playing time. Continue to ride him at FantasyScore while he's hot.

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Astros | Chris Carter on the bench

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:15:22 -0700

Houston Astros 1B Chris Carter is not in the starting lineup Monday, April 20. SS Marwin Gonzalez is starting at first base and hitting seventh in the batting order against Seattle Mariners SP Hisashi Iwakuma.

Fantasy Tip: Carter ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) is likely receiving a breather after recording just three hits in his first 40 at-bats (.075) of the season. Gonzalez ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) already has one homer this year, but even against struggling Iwakuma, he's on the low-end of the shortstop spectrum for FantasyScore players, especially in a pitcher's park tonight.

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Astros | Jose Altuve enjoys facing Hisashi Iwakuma

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 14:28:33 -0700

Houston Astros 2B Jose Altuve is 10-for-25 against Seattle Mariners SP Hisashi Iwakuma. Iwakuma will start against Houston Monday, April 20.

Fantasy Tip: While batter vs. pitcher statistics shouldn't be viewed as guaranteed predictors of success, it is worth noting Altuve ($6,000, 12.0% of cap) has performed well against Iwakuma. However, Altuve also carries a hefty salary at FantasyScore, so you'll have to budget accordingly to fit him into your lineup.

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Astros | Jose Altuve warming up

Sun, 19 Apr 2015 15:23:03 -0700

Houston Astros 2B Jose Altuve had 10 hits in his first 21 at-bats on the team's homestand.

Fantasy Tip: Altuve ($6,000, 12% of cap) got off to a dismal start at the plate, but he has been warming up as of late. No one should have been upset, because a lot of bats take time to get going in April. Keep playing Altuve in your lineup.

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Houston Astros Player News

Abreu Erick P
Adamson Daniel OF
Adler Anthony P
Afenir Buck C
Affronti Mike SS
Alaniz Ruben P
Altuve Jose 2B
Amador Japhet 1B
Appel Mark SP
Arguello Douglas P
Aristil Jonnathan RP
Austin Jay OF
Averill Brandon INF
Baker Chris P
Baldee Jan INF
Barganier Luke OF
Basford Charles P
Bellorin Edwin C
Blankenship Travis P
Blazek Christopher P
Bostick Akeem P
Brite Jared P
Brown Casey P
Brown Matthew P
Buchanan Jake SP
Bulkley Aaron OF
Burgess Michael OF
Burnett Tyler 3B
Cain Colton P
Caipen Brandon INF
Carrasco Cesar 3B
Carter Chris DH
Castillo Jose 3B
Castro Jason C
Cavanagh Nick P
Cavers Eric C
Champion Adam P
Chapman Kevin RP
Chedister Bradley P
Chouinard Bobby P
Clark Chris C
Clark Cody C
Comer Kevin P
Conger Hank C
Cooper James OF
Corapsi Jason INF
Corpas Hector P
Correa Carlos SS
Cotton Jamaine P
Crowe Trevor OF
Cruz Cirilo INF
Cruz Jared INF
Cunningham Michael OF
Davidson Kevin C
Davis Cliff P
Deduno Samuel SP
Del Rosario Enerio RP
Devenski Chris SP
Dewitt Anthony P
DeYoung Kyle P
Diaz Kenny C
Diaz Michael INF
Dinelli David P
Disher Phil 1B
Dominguez Matt 3B
Downs Darin P
Drese Ryan SP
Dupont Will INF
Dydalewicz Brad P
Einertson Mitch OF
Escalona Sergio RP
Estrada Paul P
Fairchild Thomas P
Feldman Scott SP
Feliz Michael P
Ferreira Edgar P
Fick Chuck P
Fields Josh RP
Fisher Derek OF
Flores Adalberto P
Flores David 3B
Flores Joshua OF
Fontana Nolan SS
Franco Enderson P
Gant James P
Garcia Gabriel P
Garcia Junior P
Gattis Evan C
Geith Theron P
Gervacio Samuel RP
Gillingham Alex P
Ginter Matt P
Goethals Jeremy C
Gomez Edwin SS
Gonzalez Marwin SS
Gothreaux Jared P
Gouvea Murilo P
Graham Cole 1B
Gregerson Luke RP
Griffiths Jeremy P
Grossman Robbie OF
Gustave Jandel P
Hacker Michael P
Hader Josh P
Hallberg Bryan P
Harris Will RP
Hart Billy 3B
Heath Ben C
Heras Leonardo OF
Hernandez Roberto SP
Hicks Chris P
Hines Carlos P
Hines Drew P
Hoes L.J. OF
Holder Drew OF
Houser Adrian P
Hoyt James P
Huang Wei-Chieh P
Hudspeth Casey P
Humphries Justin C
Hurry Jacob P
Hyatt B.J. RP
Iorg Eli OF
James Brad P
Jimenez Hector C
Johnson Jeremy M. P
Johnson Timothy SS
Jorgensen Jeff OF
Keuchel Dallas SP
King Blake P
King Eric SS
Klassen Danny SS
Kroeker Andrew C
Laguna Mesac 1B
Lamb Cameron P
Landry Jacques OF
Langdon Allen OF
Lazu Carlos P
Locke Stephen P
Lopez Tomas P
Lowrie Jed SS
Lucati Andrea P
Magee Joshua 2B
Marisnick Jake OF
Marshall Mac P
Martes Francis P
Martinez Alexander P
McCullers Lance P
McHugh Collin SP
Meiners Jeremiah P
Mejia Yonathan INF
Meszaros Dan P
Meyer Drew INF
Meyer Jonathan 3B
Michelena Arturo SS
Mier Jiovanni SS
Miller Josh P
Moon Chan Jong INF
Morales Jobduan C
Moran Colin 3B
Mowdy Ashton P
Murdy Garrett P
Musgrove Joe P
Musick Wes RP
Nash Telvin OF
Navarro Oswaldo INF
Neshek Pat RP
Ness Michael P
Nix Jacob P
Norris Dax C
Norton Phil P
Oberholtzer Brett SP
Ori Mark 1B
Orie Kevin 3B
Paul Josh C
Paulino David P
Peacock Brad SP
Peguero Jailen RP
Pena Kilby P
Pena Roberto C
Perez Franklin P
Perez Tomas INF
Presley Alex OF
Qualls Chad RP
Quezada Euris P
Rafael Ronny OF
Rasmus Colby OF
Reed Ryan OF
Reynoso Luis SS
Rodriguez Jose A. P
Rodriguez Mike OF
Rosales Orlando OF
Saccomanno Mark 3B
Saladin Miguel P
Sanchez Manuel P
Santana Domingo OF
Santana Edward OF
Santangelo Lou C
Sapp Maxwell C
Scott Jordan OF
Seaton Ross P
Seuss Adam OF
Sheldon Ole INF
Sierra Miguel SS
Singleton Jon 1B
Sipp Tony RP
Smith Jason INF
Smith Kyle Z. P
Solarte Alejandro P
Sotffel Jason P
Sotro Chris P
Springer Chris OF
Springer George OF
Stassi Max C
Steele T.J. OF
Stiver Justin P
Stoffel Jason P
Straily Dan SP
Streilein Brian P
Stricklen Brandon P
Sweeney Matt P
Switzer Jon P
Thatcher Joe RP
Thompson Jose Carlos 2B
Thompson Ryan OF
Tilghman Jack P
Tollberg Brian SP
Toney D'Andre OF
Torbert Beau OF
Torrence Devon OF
Torreyes Ronald 3B
Towles J.R. C
Trompiz Kristian SS
Tucker Preston OF
Uhle Chris INF
Valbuena Luis 3B
Vallejo Jose INF
Van Hekken Andy SP
Vasquez Carlos P
Vasquez Danry OF
Velasquez Vincent P
Vessella Tom P
Villar Henry P
Villar Jonathan SS
Wagler Chad P
Walker Brandt P
Walters Blair P
Warrick Nathan OF
Weber Ben RP
Weiland Kyle SP
Weston Matt OF
White Alex SP
Whiteman Tommy INF
Wigdahl Jeffrey P
Williams Aaron P
Williams Marques OF
Wojciechowski Asher SP
Wolf Shane P
Zinter Alan C

Bagwell Jeff TO
Berry Sean TO
Bjornson Craig TO
Brocail Doug PC
Brock Tarrik TO
Daurer Rich TO
DeFrancesco Tony TO
DeFrancesco Tony MAN
Dickenson Ralph TO
Gottfried Dave GM
Hillman Trey TO
Hinch A.J. MAN
Hudgens Dave TO
Lawless Tom MAN
Listach Pat TO
Luhnow Jeff GM
Martinez Dennis TO
Pettini Joe TO
Pettis Gary TO
Radison Dan TO
Roberts Leon TO
Ryan Nolan TO
Stearns David TO
Strom Brent PC

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