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Astros | Chris Carter sees dip in HR production

Tue, 26 May 2015 17:43:48 -0700

Houston Astros 1B Chris Carter is hitting a home run in every 21.7 at-bats this season, which is more than the 13.7 at-bats he needed last season to hit a home run. Carter's home run rate was the best among qualified hitters in 2014.

Fantasy Tip: Carter ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) has struggled with his batting average again this season but does have seven home runs. He is hitting .170 at the plate so far in 2015. Carter has some value because of his power potential but is a risky option on FantasyScore because of his batting average.

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Astros | Brett Oberholtzer to rehab Wednesday

Tue, 26 May 2015 15:04:45 -0700

Houston Astros SP Brett Oberholtzer (finger) will make a rehab start for Class AAA Fresno Wednesday, May 27, according to manager A.J. Hinch.

Fantasy Tip: Oberholtzer ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) allowed one earned run in three innings in his only start this year after posting an ERA of 4.39 in 2014. He's not necessarily guaranteed a spot in the starting rotation when he's ready, either, so his fantasy value in AL-only leagues remains uncertain.

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Astros | Jake Marisnick out Tuesday

Tue, 26 May 2015 13:21:28 -0700

Houston Astros OF Jake Marisnick is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, May 26. OF Colby Rasmus is shifting over to center field and is hitting fifth in the batting order against Baltimore Orioles SP Chris Tillman.

Fantasy Tip: Left-handed hitters have a slash line of .312/.391/.416 off of Tillman this year, and he enters with a 6.10 ERA in eight starts. Rasmus ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) is typically a dice roll at FantasyScore, but he does have some upside tonight as a value pick against a struggling pitcher at a hitter-friendly venue.

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Astros | Preston Tucker hitting third

Tue, 26 May 2015 13:19:29 -0700

Houston Astros OF Preston Tucker is hitting third in the batting order against Baltimore Orioles SP Chris Tillman Tuesday, May 26.

Fantasy Tip: Tucker ($2,800, 5.6% of cap) has plenty of power from the left side, and he's hitting .341 (14-for-41) to start his major league career. At hitter-friendly Camden Yards tonight against the struggling Tillman, Tucker is an under-the-radar play that could pay off.

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Astros | Jake Marisnick cooling off

Tue, 26 May 2015 06:17:25 -0700

Houston Astros OF Jake Marisnick is cooling off at the plate. He struck out only 10 times in 58 April at-bats and has struck out 25 times in 74 May at-bats. Marisnick is hitting just .189 in May after batting .379 in April and has only one hit in his last 15 at-bats.

Fantasy Tip: Marisnick ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) doesn't appear to be in jeopardy of losing his job and contributes adequately on defense, but fantasy owners should look to bench him until he shows signs of turning it around. Avoid him in daily play, too, on FantasyScore.

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Astros | George Springer heating up

Mon, 25 May 2015 19:27:17 -0700

Houston Astros OF George Springer had a season-high three hits, including his first home run in his last 33 at-bats, in a 4-3 loss to the Baltimore Orioles Monday, May 25. He has raised his batting average from .185 to .224 over the last six games.

Fantasy Tip: Springer ($5,100, 10.2% of cap) has been a boom-or-bust option up to this point, but he has been swinging a steadier bat of late. If there was ever a time to roll the dice on Springer's upside at FantasyScore, it is during this hot streak.

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Astros | Brett Oberholtzer to go on rehab stint

Mon, 25 May 2015 13:25:37 -0700

Houston Astros SP Brett Oberholtzer (finger) will go on a rehab assignment in the next four or five days.

Fantasy Tip: Oberholtzer ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) may be on the DL slightly longer than his 15 days, as he looks to be back in early June if no setbacks occur. See how his finger responds following the rehab for a blister.

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Astros | Dallas Keuchel dealt first loss

Mon, 25 May 2015 13:21:18 -0700

Houston Astros SP Dallas Keuchel lost for the first time this season on Monday, May 25, when the Baltimore Orioles scored a 4-3 victory. Keuchel gave up six hits, struck out three and walked one over eight innings in his first complete game of 2015 and seventh of his career.

Fantasy Tip: Keuchel ($7,700, 15.4% of cap) should still be a starter in your daily leagues at all times. He was due for a loss, and it wasn't a bad one.

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Astros | Marwin Gonzalez on the bench

Mon, 25 May 2015 07:54:39 -0700

Houston Astros SS Marwin Gonzalez is not in the starting lineup Monday, May 25. SS Jonathan Villar will be the starting shortstop for the team.

Fantasy Tip: Gonzalez ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) probably will be back in the starting lineup in the next game or two. Villar ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) is hitting .283 so far in May, but owners likely will be able to find better options to use on FantasyScore.

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Astros | Jason Castro will not start

Mon, 25 May 2015 07:51:00 -0700

Houston Astros C Jason Castro is not in the starting lineup Monday, May 25. C Hank Conger will take his place in the starting lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Castro ($2,900, 5.8% of cap) likely is receiving a day off and should return soon. Conger ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) has not done much during his limited playing time and should not be an option for owners on FantasyScore.

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Astros | Colby Rasmus sitting out

Mon, 25 May 2015 07:47:10 -0700

Houston Astros OF Colby Rasmus is not in the starting lineup Monday, May 25. OF Preston Tucker will be the starting left fielder for the Astros.

Fantasy Tip: Rasmus ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) likely is sitting out because the team is facing a left-handed pitcher. Tucker ($2,800, 5.6% of cap) has played well since being recalled by the team and could be a cheaper option for owners on FantasyScore to consider.

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Astros | George Springer leading off

Mon, 25 May 2015 07:40:08 -0700

Houston Astros OF George Springer will be batting first in the starting lineup Monday, May 25.

Fantasy Tip: It will be the second straight game for Springer ($5,100, 10.2% of cap) hitting first in the lineup. He has seven hits in his last five games but is still hitting .210 on the season. Springer could still be a starting option on FantasyScore because of his potential.

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Astros | Jonathan Villar in at short

Sun, 24 May 2015 08:08:06 -0700

Houston Astros SS Jonathan Villar will start at shortstop and bat eighth in the order Sunday, May 24, against the Detroit Tigers.

Fantasy Tip: Villar ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) is coming off a 2-for-4 performance Saturday, in which he started at third base. Villar wasn't able to provide any offense other than the two singles, and FantasyScore owners can certainly find more appealing options.

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Astros | George Springer hitting leadoff

Sun, 24 May 2015 08:04:01 -0700

Houston Astros OF George Springer will hit out of the leadoff position Sunday, May 24, against the Detroit Tigers.

Fantasy Tip: Springer ($5,100, 10.2% of cap) had hit a double in three consecutive games before going 0-for-4 Saturday. Springer continues to strikeout rather frequently, but the upside is undeniable. Springer generally struggles against right-handed pitching, but he can be used as a GPP flier against a shaky Anibal Sanchez.

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Astros | Jose Altuve resting Sunday

Sun, 24 May 2015 07:55:00 -0700

Houston Astros 2B Jose Altuve will have a rest day Sunday, May 24, against the Detroit Tigers. SS Marwin Gonzalez will start at second base and bat second in the order.

Fantasy Tip: Gonzalez ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) was 2-for-4 with a double Saturday, he also scored a run and drove one in. One of the cheapest options at second base, Gonzalez is a worthy flier in GPP tournaments.

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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
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
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
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
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
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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