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Astros | Mike Fiers to start Sunday

Tue, 04 Aug 2015 08:15:09 -0700

Houston Astros SP Mike Fiers will start Sunday, Aug. 9, against the Oakland Athletics.

Fantasy Tip: Fiers ($5,800, 11.6% of cap) was knocked around in relief Monday but has a decent matchup. He's worth SP2 consideration on FantasyScore.

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


Astros | Carlos Correa belted two-run homer

Mon, 03 Aug 2015 21:53:25 -0700

Houston Astros SS Carlos Correa was 1-for-5 with a two-run homer Monday, Aug. 3, against the Texas Rangers.

Fantasy Tip: Correa ($5,100, 10.2% of cap) has hit safely in eight straight games, going 11-for-32 (.344) with five homers and seven RBIs during the impressive run. FantasyScore players should be using him nightly for power at the shortstop spot.

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Astros | Jason Castro hits grand slam

Mon, 03 Aug 2015 21:52:49 -0700

Houston Astros C Jason Castro went 2-for-4 with a double and a grand slam Monday, Aug. 3, against the Texas Rangers.

Fantasy Tip: Castro ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) is hitting .385 (10-for-26) during his current seven-game hitting streak. Keep rolling with him in FantasyScore until he cools off significantly.

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Astros | Lance McCullers bombs out

Mon, 03 Aug 2015 21:52:07 -0700

Houston Astros SP Lance McCullers allowed six earned runs, seven hits and a walk while retiring just one batter in a loss Monday, Aug. 3, against the Texas Rangers. The team optioned McCullers to Class AAA Fresno after the disastrous start.

Fantasy Tip: With McCullers on the way out, and Mike Fiers forced into action, Dan Straily will come up from the Grizzlies Tuesday to start. McCullers might be back when rosters expand Sept. 1 unless necessity presents an earlier opportunity.

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Astros | Mike Fiers used in relief

Mon, 03 Aug 2015 21:02:28 -0700

Houston Astros SP Mike Fiers was used in relief Monday, Aug. 3, against the Texas Rangers after SP Lance McCullers bombed out. Fiers will obviously not make his scheduled start Tuesday, Aug. 4. The team will recall SP Dan Straily to start the game.

Fantasy Tip: Fiers ($5,800, 11.6% of cap) is a decent FantasyScore option for his K/9 (strikeouts to nine innings) ratio, but he was needed in relief so he likely won't work again until the weekend.

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Astros | Luis Valbuena starts at first base

Mon, 03 Aug 2015 14:00:13 -0700

Houston Astros 3B Luis Valbuena is starting at first base and batting eighth against Texas Rangers SP Colby Lewis Monday, Aug. 3. 1B Chris Carter is not in the starting lineup Monday.

Fantasy Tip: Valbuena ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) has gone 94 plate appearances without hitting a home run, and he has just eight runs, five doubles, five RBI and a .614 OPS over the 23-game stretch. He is a risky FantasyScore play Monday, albeit one with upside. Carter ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) is currently 3-for-40 at the dish with two of the hits being of the home run variety. Similar to Valbuena, Carter is a hit-or-miss daily option. Each projects to lose fantasy value if they enter into a platoon at first base, which is a legitimate possibility.

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Astros | Mark Appel gaining momentum at Class AAA

Mon, 03 Aug 2015 13:27:37 -0700

Houston Astros SP Mark Appel matched a career-high 10 strikeouts during his outing with Class AAA Fresno Saturday, Aug. 1. His pitching coach Ace Adams noted Appel's fastball command, and the groove he is in on the mound. "His stuff is major league. His movement is late. His changeup has a real good zoom to it at the end. He's got good arm speed. His slider is nasty. He's a major-leaguer waiting to happen."

Fantasy Tip: Appel could receive a cup of coffee with the Astros down the stretch as an extra arm out of the bullpen or spot starter. Still, he'll have to continue his recent success, as there have been plenty of peaks and valleys for the 24-year-old hurler during his path to the majors. He is worth monitoring in all formats, and owners in cavernous mixed and AL-only leagues could consider stashing Appel at any point.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Fresno Bee - Bryant-Jon Anteola


Astros | Collin McHugh wins again

Sun, 02 Aug 2015 18:06:47 -0700

Houston Astros SP Collin McHugh moved into tie for the American League lead with 13 wins, allowing one run on eight hits and striking out six over seven innings against the Arizona Diamondbacks Sunday, Aug. 2.

Fantasy Tip: McHugh ($5,600, 11.2% of cap) keeps winning, but his 4.27 ERA isn't exactly impressive. The matchup has to be friendly for McHugh to be worth taking a chance on at FantasyScore.

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Astros | Jake Marisnick in right field

Sun, 02 Aug 2015 09:57:05 -0700

Houston Astros OF Jake Marisnick will start in right field and hit ninth in the order Sunday, Aug. 2, against the Arizona Diamondbacks and LHP Robbie Ray. OF Colby Rasmus isn't in the starting lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Marisnick ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) has two multi-hit games in his last six starts, with two extra-base hits in that time as well. Marisnick doesn't have much home run power, but he's a quality GPP play.

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Astros | Marwin Gonzalez starting at first

Sun, 02 Aug 2015 09:52:39 -0700

Houston Astros SS Marwin Gonzalez will start at first base and hit sixth in the order Sunday, Aug. 2, against the Arizona Diamondbacks and LHP Robbie Ray. 3B Luis Valbuena comes out of the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Gonzalez ($2,800, 5.6% of cap) doesn't have the conventional upside of a first baseman, but he'll offer some cap relief to FantasyScore owners looking to invest at other positions.

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Astros | Two more homers for Carlos Correa

Sat, 01 Aug 2015 20:52:04 -0700

Houston Astros SS Carlos Correa went 2-for-5 with two home runs, three RBI and two runs scored in a 9-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks Saturday, Aug. 1.

Fantasy Tip: Correa ($5,100, 10.2% of cap) has 12 homers in 46 games, and he has been one of the top options at shortstop at FantasyScore since being called up.

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Astros | Big game for Hank Conger

Sat, 01 Aug 2015 20:46:37 -0700

Houston Astros C Hank Conger went 3-for-4 with two home runs, five RBI and two runs scored in a 9-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks Saturday, Aug. 1.

Fantasy Tip: Conger ($2,800, 5.6% of cap) has a .508 slugging percentage, and he has shown solid pop when he has played. He is worth taking a chance on as a source of cap relief at FantasyScore when he is in the lineup.

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Astros | Jed Lowrie playing hot corner

Sat, 01 Aug 2015 12:38:50 -0700

Houston Astros 3B Jed Lowrie is back in the starting lineup against Arizona Diamondbacks SP Jeremy Hellickson Saturday, Aug. 1, batting seventh. 3B Luis Valbuena is getting the night off.

Fantasy Tip: Lowrie ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) was hitless in three at-bats in his first game back Thursday, July 30, and he has just one hit in 10 career at-bats versus Hellickson. Avoid using him today in FantasyScore.

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Astros | Hank Conger catching Saturday

Sat, 01 Aug 2015 12:28:16 -0700

Houston Astros C Hank Conger will bat ninth against Arizona Diamondbacks SP Jeremy Hellickson Saturday, Aug. 1. C Jason Castro is getting the night off.

Fantasy Tip: Conger ($2,800, 5.6% of cap) is batting .327 with four home runs and nine RBIs in just 55 at-bats versus right-handed pitching this season, making him a solid choice for FantasyScore owners looking for an inexpensive catching option tonight.

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Astros | Chris Carter playing first base

Sat, 01 Aug 2015 10:49:48 -0700

Houston Astros 1B Chris Carter will bat eighth against Arizona Diamondbacks SP Jeremy Hellickson Saturday, Aug. 1.

Fantasy Tip: Carter ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) is an inexpensive source of power but his .184 average scares many fantasy owners away and makes him in a risky play in FantasyScore.

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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
Bregman Alex SS
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
Cameron Daz OF
Carrasco Cesar 3B
Carter Chris 1B
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
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
Fields Josh RP
Fiers Mike SP
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 Carlos OF
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
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
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
Kazmir Scott SP
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 SP
McHugh Collin SP
Meiners Jeremiah P
Mejia Yonathan INF
Meszaros Dan P
Meyer Drew INF
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
Quiala Yoanis 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 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
Towles J.R. C
Trompiz Kristian SS
Tucker Kyle OF
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
Veras Jose RP
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
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 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
Stearns David TO
Strom Brent PC

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