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Astros | Evan Gattis draws a start

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 14:04:03 -0700

Houston Astros C Evan Gattis is in the starting lineup and will bat eighth against Los Angeles Angels SP Jered Weaver on Saturday, July 23.

Fantasy Tip: Gattis isn't the defender Jason Castro is being the plate and has seen his usual designated hitter role filled by a number of players lately, in part due to his .218 average. He's still worth starting in most 12-team-or-larger leagues due to his power, but owners need to recognize the at-bats might not be there like they once were.

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Astros | Lance McCullers fans 10 in win

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 21:03:50 -0700

Houston Astros SP Lance McCullers allowed one run on four hits while walking four and striking out 10 over eight innings in a win over the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Friday, July 22.

Fantasy Tip: McCullers has 90 strikeouts in 70 1/3 innings to go along with a 3.33 ERA. Trouble with walks hurts his WHIP, but he should still be owned in all formats.

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Astros | Jose Altuve continues to shine

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 15:49:13 -0700

Houston Astros 2B Jose Altuve leads the majors in batting average and hits and is currently riding a four-game multi-hit streak. He's batting .290 at home this season and is .500 (18-for-36) against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim this year.

Fantasy Tip: What can't the pint-sized Altuve do? The answer is really nothing. He's been the most valuable fantasy player so far this year with his league-leading .357 average, league-leading .427 on-base percentage, league-leading 133 hits and league-leading 25 steals. Not to mention he's also slugged 15 homers and driven in 54 runs. Ho hum.

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Astros | Yulieski Gurriel joining minor leagues

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 11:50:02 -0700

Houston Astros 3B Yulieski Gurriel will start his minor league assignment with the Class A GCL Astros.

Fantasy Tip: Gurriel just signed with the Astros earlier this month, and if things go according to plan for the 32-year-old Cuban, it's possible he could find himself on the major league roster, even if it takes until September for that to happen. For that reason, he might be worth a stash in deep formats, not to mention dynasty leagues, too.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNDeportes.com - Antonio Puesan

Astros | A.J. Reed demoted to minors

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 16:46:35 -0700

Houston Astros 1B A.J. Reed was optioned to Class AAA Fresno Thursday, July 21, but the move is not related to 3B Alex Bregman, according to sources.

Fantasy Tip: Reed, a big-time power prospect for Houston, failed to deliver in his first taste of major league pitching with a .156 average, two home runs and four RBI in 45 at-bats. He's one to stash in keeper leagues, but everywhere else you can drop him. Bregman has done nothing but hit in every minor league stop, and it seems as though the 'Stros are making room for him in the second half. Stash him in dynasty and AL-only leagues for now.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Brian McTaggart

Astros | Alex Bregman playing left field

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 14:23:34 -0700

Houston Astros SS Alex Bregman is playing left field for Class AAA Fresno for a second consecutive game Thursday, July 21.

Fantasy Tip: Bregman is pushing for a promotion to the Astros with a .388/.414/.746 slash line through 15 games with Fresno. He is among the best hitters outside the majors and is worth owning in deep leagues, as he appears to be being groomed for a super-utility role for the Houston stretch drive. The Astros have also shown a willingness to rush their prospects to the majors in the past. This is a player to watch in all fantasy formats.

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Astros | Carlos Correa drives in three runs

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 18:34:42 -0700

Houston Astros SS Carlos Correa went 1-for-2 with three walks and three RBI in a victory over the Oakland Athletics Wednesday, July 20.

Fantasy Tip: Correa is batting .296 with six home runs and 30 RBI in 108 at-bats since being moved from the third to the fourth spot in the batting order. He should continue to be viewed as a high-end shortstop in all fantasy formats.

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Astros | Doug Fister defeats Oakland Wednesday

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 18:30:38 -0700

Houston Astros SP Doug Fister (10-6) allowed four hits over seven scoreless innings in a victory over the Oakland Athletics Wednesday, July 20, with two walks and five strikeouts.

Fantasy Tip: With Wednesday's win, Fister reached double-digit victories for the fifth time in his MLB career. He is 9-3 with 11 quality starts since May 1, and will face the New York Yankees in his next scheduled outing Tuesday, July 26.

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Astros | Evan Gattis day-to-day

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 16:03:03 -0700

Houston Astros C/OF Evan Gattis (hand) is being listed as day-to-day with a hand contusion, according to manager A.J. Hinch. X-rays on Gattis' hand were negative.

Fantasy Tip: Before Wednesday, Gattis was batting a disappointing .220 but with 13 home runs and 36 RBI. He's never been a big average guy, and his power continues to be his main source of usefulness in deep mixed and AL-only leagues. Be prepared to hold him out of your lineups over the next few days.

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Astros | Carlos Gomez takes a seat

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 10:08:50 -0700

Houston Astros OF Carlos Gomez is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, July 20. INF Marwin Gonzalez moves to left field and is hitting second, while OF Colby Rasmus takes over in center field and is batting sixth against Oakland Athletics SP Daniel Mengden.

Fantasy Tip: Gomez's disappointing season continues with his .143 (8-for-56) average in July with two homers and 14 strikeouts. At this point, there isn't much hope for a turnaround, and he could start losing playing time as a result. It's hard to justify holding him in mixed formats.

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Astros | Jose Altuve scorching hot on the road

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 07:55:32 -0700

Houston Astros 2B Jose Altuve is 49-for-98 (.500 batting average) through his most recent 23 road games.

Fantasy Tip: Altuve currently paces the American League in hits (131), stolen bases (25), batting average (.354) and total bases (208). He's a top-tier fantasy asset and well on his way to a monster five-category season, as the second baseman also sits with 73 runs, 15 home runs and 54 RBI.

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Astros | George Springer homers

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 23:54:42 -0700

Houston Astros OF George Springer homered for the 21st time this season Tuesday, July 19, in a 4-3 loss to the Oakland Athletics.

Fantasy Tip: Springer, the team's leadoff hitter, has a career high in home runs and should have a spot in AL and mixed leagues, as well as daily formats.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press - Michael Wagaman

Astros | Jose Altuve has four hits

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 23:49:38 -0700

Houston Astros 2B Jose Altuve had four hits Tuesday, July 19, in a 4-3 loss to the Oakland Athletics.

Fantasy Tip: Even though George Springer is now the leadoff hitter, Altuve is still a big part of the Houston lineup. With a .354 average and a .562 slugging percentage, Altuve is definitely a must-play in DFS and regular formats. The only question is will Altuve win another American League batting title? Altuve has reached safely in 34 consecutive road games, the second-longest streak in Astros history.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press - Michael Wagaman

Astros | A.J. Reed, Jason Castro out

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 16:12:25 -0700

Houston Astros 1B A.J. Reed and C Jason Castro are not in the starting lineup against Oakland Athletics SP Dillon Overton Tuesday, July 19. OF Carlos Gomez will serve as the designated hitter, while OF Jake Marisnick will start at center field and is batting ninth. C Evan Gattis will start at catcher and is batting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Marisnick is hitting only .200 this season and should be avoided in all fantasy leagues. Gattis is hitting only .147 in July but is still a decent fantasy player in two-catcher leagues because of his power potential.

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Astros | Mike Fiers flat again

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 00:31:33 -0700

Houston Astros SP Mike Fiers saw his three-game winning streak end as he dropped to 6-4 overall on Monday, July 18. Fiers gave up six runs on five hits over 3 2/3 innings in a 7-4 loss to the Oakland Athletics. Fiers struck out five, walked two and threw two wild pitches.

Fantasy Tip: It's hard to tell what's wrong with Fiers, except that he appears to have hit a snag after a decent first half. Keep Fiers sidelined until he figures out what exactly is wrong. It could be just a small slump.

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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
Arauz Jonathan SS
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
Bregman Alex SS
Brite Jared P
Brown Casey P
Brown Matthew P
Bulkley Aaron OF
Burgess Michael OF
Burnett Tyler 3B
Cabrera Edwar P
Cain Colton P
Caipen Brandon INF
Cameron Daz OF
Carrasco Cesar 3B
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
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
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
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
Ferrell Riley RP
Fields Josh RP
Fiers Mike SP
Fisher Derek OF
Fister Doug SP
Flores Adalberto P
Flores David 3B
Flores Joshua OF
Fontana Nolan SS
Franco Enderson P
Gant James P
Garcia Gabriel P
Gattis Evan OF
Geith Theron P
Gervacio Samuel RP
Giles Ken RP
Gillingham Alex P
Ginter Matt P
Goethals Jeremy C
Gomez Carlos OF
Gomez Edwin SS
Gonzalez Marwin SS
Gothreaux Jared P
Gouvea Murilo P
Graham Cole 1B
Gregerson Luke RP
Griffiths Jeremy P
Gurriel Yulieski INF
Gustave Jandel P
Hacker Michael P
Hallberg Bryan P
Harris Will RP
Hart Billy 3B
Heath Ben C
Heras Leonardo OF
Hernandez Teoscar OF
Hicks Chris P
Hines Carlos P
Hines Drew P
Holder Drew OF
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
Kemp Tony 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
Lucati Andrea P
Magee Joshua 2B
Marisnick Jake OF
Marshall Mac P
Martes Francis P
Martinez Alexander P
McCullers Lance SP
McCurry Brendan RP
McHugh Collin SP
Meiners Jeremiah P
Mejia Yonathan INF
Meszaros Dan P
Meyer Drew INF
Michelena Arturo SS
Miller Josh P
Moon Chan Jong INF
Morales Jobduan C
Moran Colin 3B
Mowdy Ashton P
Murdy Garrett P
Musgrove Joe SP
Musick Wes RP
Nash Telvin OF
Navarro Oswaldo INF
Neshek Pat RP
Ness Michael P
Nix Jacob P
Norris Dax C
Norton Phil P
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
Quezada Euris P
Quiala Yoanis P
Rafael Ronny OF
Rasmus Colby OF
Reed A.J. 1B
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 Edward OF
Santangelo Lou C
Sapp Maxwell C
Scott Jordan OF
Seaton Ross P
Seuss Adam OF
Sheldon Ole INF
Sierra Anibal SS
Sierra Carlos P
Sierra Miguel SS
Singleton Jon 1B
Sipp Tony RP
Smith Jason INF
Smith Kyle Z. P
Sneed Cy 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
Streilein Brian P
Stricklen Brandon P
Sweeney Matt P
Switzer Jon P
Thompson Jose Carlos 2B
Thompson Ryan OF
Tilghman Jack P
Tollberg Brian SP
Toney D'Andre OF
Torbert Beau OF
Torrence Devon OF
Towles J.R. C
Trompiz Kristian SS
Tucker Kyle OF
Tucker Preston OF
Uhle Chris INF
Valbuena Luis 3B
Valdez Cesar P
Vallejo Jose INF
Van Hekken Andy SP
Vasquez Carlos P
Vasquez Danry OF
Vessella Tom P
Villar Henry P
Wagler Chad P
Walker Brandt P
Walters Blair P
Warrick Nathan OF
Weber Ben RP
Weiland Kyle SP
Weston Matt OF
White Tyler 1B
Whiteman Tommy INF
Whitley Forrest P
Wigdahl Jeffrey P
Williams Aaron P
Williams Marques OF
Wolf Shane P
Worth Danny SS

Bagwell Jeff TO
Berry Sean TO
Bjornson Craig TO
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
Strom Brent PC
Teaford Everett TO

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