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Astros | Lance McCullers to pitch Monday

Sat, 30 Apr 2016 05:41:10 -0700

Houston Astros SP Lance McCullers (shoulder) is expected to throw 60 to 75 pitches in an extended spring training game Monday, May 2.

Fantasy Tip: McCullers probably will need to make a few starts in the minor leagues before he is ready to return to the Astros. Owners should consider adding McCullers if he is available in their league because he posted solid numbers in 2015.

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Astros | Mike Fiers has solid outing

Sat, 30 Apr 2016 05:12:00 -0700

Houston Astros SP Mike Fiers allowed two runs on seven hits in seven innings against the Oakland Athletics Friday, April 29. He struck out five batters during the game and did not walk any batters.

Fantasy Tip: Fiers had his longest outing of the season Friday but has allowed seven home runs in his five starts this season. He is scheduled to face the Minnesota Twins in his next start but may not be the best pitcher for owners to use in their lineups.

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Astros | Evan Gattis productive at plate

Sat, 30 Apr 2016 05:10:55 -0700

Houston Astros OF Evan Gattis went 2-for-4 with one home run and two RBI against the Oakland Athletics Friday, April 29.

Fantasy Tip: Gattis has been on a bit of a hot streak recently with seven hits and six RBI over the last four games. Gattis could be a solid option in daily fantasy leagues and some mixed leagues while he is producing at the plate.

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Astros | Luis Valbuena, Jason Castro out

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:17:10 -0700

Houston Astros 3B Luis Valbuena and C Jason Castro are not in the starting lineup against Oakland Athletics SP Sean Manaea Friday, April 29. SS Marwin Gonzalez will start at third base and is batting eighth, while C Erik Kratz will start at catcher and is batting ninth.

Fantasy Tip: Gonzalez has gone 4-for-15 with one home run and one RBI over the last seven days and is not a strong option in most leagues. Kratz is hitting only .069 this season and should be avoided in all leagues.

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Astros | Carlos Gomez back in the lineup

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:16:11 -0700

Houston Astros OF Carlos Gomez (wrist) is in the starting lineup against Oakland Athletics SP Sean Manaea Friday, April 29.

Fantasy Tip: It is not known if the injury will affect Gomez's performance at the plate, but he has recorded only three hits in his last 19 at-bats. Owners in daily fantasy leagues may want to look for other options since his wrist makes Gomez a risky option.

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Astros | Carlos Gomez exits

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 05:10:07 -0700

Houston Astros OF Carlos Gomez (wrist) left the game Wednesday, April 27, after being hit on the right wrist by a pitch. X-rays were negative, and Gomez thinks he can return Friday, April 29.

Fantasy Tip: Gomez has been borderline useless this month with a .197-0-2 line with two steals. He can be sat out until he hits his stride.

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Astros | Lance McCullers close to rehab stint

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 23:47:54 -0700

Houston Astros SP Lance McCullers (shoulder) threw 45 pitches in three innings during an extended spring training game Wednesday, April 27, and could be close to a rehab assignment.

Fantasy Tip: McCullers would need a few rehab starts before he's ready. A good projection is two or three weeks. If he's floating on waivers for some reason, stash him.

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Astros | Preston Tucker, Tyler White sitting

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 16:20:53 -0700

Houston Astros OF Preston Tucker and 1B Tyler White are not in the starting lineup Wednesday, April 27. OF Evan Gattis is serving as the designated hitter and is batting fifth, while INF Marwin Gonzalez is starting at first base and batting seventh against Seattle Mariners SP Hisashi Iwakuma.

Fantasy Tip: Gattis is off to a slow start (.222, 8-for-36, no homers) after hernia surgery in the spring, and he's a boom-or-bust candidate for daily lineups. Gonzalez has moderate power, but his fantasy upside is limited Wednesday hitting down in the order in a pitcher's park.

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Astros | Preston Tucker the DH Tuesday

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 14:56:23 -0700

Houston Astros OF Preston Tucker is serving as the designated hitter and is batting fifth against Seattle Mariners SP Nathan Karns Tuesday, April 26. OF Evan Gattis will start on the bench.

Fantasy Tip: All 15 of Tucker's career home runs have come against right-handed pitchers, so this matchup should catch your attention Tuesday. Consider Tucker a nice buy as a potential daily value pick.

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Astros | Houston hitters lead in strikeouts

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 11:25:42 -0700

The Houston Astros lead all of the majors with 202 strikeouts heading into action Tuesday, April 26. OF George Springer leads Houston with 24 strikeouts on the year so far.

Fantasy Tip: This was a problem for Houston last year, too. They make little contact but can hit the ball out of the park with the best of them, as they rank second in the AL in home runs (27). At least right now, using a middling pitcher with strikeout upside is a nice value play in daily contests.

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


Astros | Tyler White slumping

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 07:03:21 -0700

Houston Astros 1B Tyler White is hitting .154 in his last 15 games, and he's mired in a 2-for-27 (.074) slump.

Fantasy Tip: It was a meteoric start and a quick fall for White. He has struck out 19 times in 52 at-bats the last 15 games. He's a midrange matchup play in DFS.

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Astros | Doug Fister walks the park

Mon, 25 Apr 2016 23:52:08 -0700

Houston Astros SP Doug Fister walked a career-high seven batters in his loss to the Seattle Mariners Monday, April 25.

Fantasy Tip: Fister is 1-3 with a 5.56 ERA, a 1.50 WHIP and 11 K's in 22 2/3 innings. He could be in danger of losing his rotation spot, especially with Lance McCullers (shoulder) not too far from a return. Fister is only worth keeping in AL-only leagues.

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Astros | Preston Tucker, Jason Castro out

Mon, 25 Apr 2016 15:44:52 -0700

Houston Astros OF Preston Tucker and C Jason Castro are not in the starting lineup Monday, April 25. OF Evan Gattis is serving as the designated hitter and batting sixth, while C Erik Kratz is behind the plate and is hitting ninth against Seattle Mariners SP Taijuan Walker.

Fantasy Tip: Gattis is starting to see more of the starts as the DH over Tucker, which limits Tucker's value to cavernous mixed and AL-only leagues. Gattis is hitting only .212 in the early going and hasn't gone deep yet in 32 at-bats, so he's a risky play against the strong Walker Monday night. Kratz should be ignored everywhere.

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Astros | Jake Marisnick sent down

Sun, 24 Apr 2016 23:12:10 -0700

Houston Astros OF Jake Marisnick was optioned to Class AAA Fresno Sunday, April 24.

Fantasy Tip: He's worth holding onto in AL-only leagues, but he has no mixed league appeal with the crowded outfield.

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Astros | Jose Altuve steals two more bags

Sun, 24 Apr 2016 22:54:03 -0700

Houston Astros 2B Jose Altuve went 2-for-6 with a double and two stolen bases Sunday, April 24, against the Boston Red Sox.

Fantasy Tip: It wasn't all great, as he posted his first two errors of the season. He has back-to-back multi-hit game, and he is humming along with a 1.028 OPS. He remains the fantasy gold standard at second base in most every format and in DFS play.

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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
Duffy Matt E. 3B
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
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
Gustave Jandel P
Hacker Michael P
Hallberg Bryan P
Harris Will RP
Hart Billy 3B
Heath Ben C
Heras Leonardo 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
Keuchel Dallas SP
King Blake P
King Eric SS
Klassen Danny SS
Kratz Erik C
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 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
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 Eury OF
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 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
Wigdahl Jeffrey P
Williams Aaron P
Williams Marques OF
Wojciechowski Asher SP
Wolf Shane P
Worth Danny SS

Bagwell Jeff TO
Berry Sean TO
Bjornson Craig TO
Brock Tarrik TO
Daurer Rich TO
DeFrancesco Tony MAN
DeFrancesco Tony TO
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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