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Astros | HOU looking at Craig Kimbrel?

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 12:36:19 -0700

The Houston Astros are looking at San Diego Padres RP Craig Kimbrel, according to a baseball source.

Fantasy Tip: Kimbrel has been nearly perfect, garnering saves in 25 of his 26 opportunities. He would make a fine closer for pretty much any team that acquires him, and there are a wide number of teams looking him over.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: CBSSports.com - Jon Heyman


Astros | Cole Hamels would say no to HOU

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 20:15:49 -0700

The Houston Astros made a late push to acquire Philadelphia Phillies SP Cole Hamels. However, sources said weeks ago that Hamels would not approve a deal to Houston.

Fantasy Tip: Hamels ($8,900, 17.8% of cap) is scheduled to pitch Thursday for the Phillies, but FantasyScore players will want to be really careful to double- and triple-check those lineups to make sure he isn't scratched due to a trade, or a potential trade.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Jayson Stark


Astros | Marwin Gonzalez starting at first base

Sun, 26 Jul 2015 09:12:01 -0700

Houston Astros SS Marwin Gonzalez is starting at first base and batting seventh against Kansas City Royals SP Yordano Ventura Sunday, July 26. 1Bs Chris Carter and Jon Singleton are not in the starting lineup Sunday.

Fantasy Tip: Gonzalez ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) stands as a sneaky source of cap relief at FantasyScore Sunday. While his production is modest (.267/.300/.438 with 27 runs, seven home runs and 22 RBI over 222 plate appearances), Ventura ($5,100, 10.2% of cap) has struggled (6.21 ERA over his past six starts), so the Astros have a chance to score plenty Sunday.

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Astros | Luis Valbuena batting fourth

Sun, 26 Jul 2015 08:56:48 -0700

Houston Astros 3B Luis Valbuena is starting at third base and batting fourth against Kansas City Royals SP Yordano Ventura Sunday, July 26.

Fantasy Tip: Valbuena ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) has been the prototypical feast-or-famine hitter this season with 19 home runs and a .201/.284/.421 slash line. He hasn't hit a home run since his two-bomb outburst Tuesday, June 23, though, and is just 14-for-63 during the span. He is a risky FantasyScore play with upside Sunday.

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Astros | Marwin Gonzalez hitting second

Sat, 25 Jul 2015 14:08:58 -0700

Houston Astros 3B Marwin Gonzalez is hitting second Saturday, July 25, against left-handed Kansas City Royals SP Danny Duffy.

Fantasy Tip: On the surface, Gonzalez ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) doesn't have the name power to make fantasy owners excited. However, he has a .359-3-5 line in July and hits lefties to a tune of .303. He's one of the bargain bin gems today on FantasyScore.

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Astros | Preston Tucker on a power surge

Fri, 24 Jul 2015 20:54:18 -0700

Houston Astros OF Preston Tucker went 3-for-5 with a home run, a double, an RBI and two runs scored in a 4-0 win over the Kansas City Royals Friday, July 24, and he has four home runs in his last four games.

Fantasy Tip: Tucker ($3,400, 6.8% of cap) has driven in six and scored seven times in his last four games, and he offers plenty of upside for the price at FantasyScore as he enjoys the first hot streak of his young career.

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Astros | Scott Kazmir wins in Houston debut

Fri, 24 Jul 2015 20:40:00 -0700

Houston Astros SP Scott Kazmir allowed three hits and struck out three over seven scoreless innings in a win over the Kansas City Royals Friday, July 24, in his first start as a member of the Astros.

Fantasy Tip: Kazmir ($7,300, 14.6% of cap) picked up where he left off in Oakland, and it looks like he will continue to be a dependable option at FantasyScore in his new home.

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Astros | Chris Carter sitting out

Fri, 24 Jul 2015 14:02:41 -0700

Houston Astros 1B Chris Carter is not in the starting lineup against Kansas City Royals SP Jeremy Guthrie Friday, July 24. 1B Jon Singleton will start at first base and is batting seventh in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Carter ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) likely is receiving a day off and should return to the lineup soon. Singleton ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) is hitting .184 with four RBI this season and is not a great option for owners on FantasyScore.

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Astros | Scott Kazmir debuting Friday

Thu, 23 Jul 2015 14:28:11 -0700

Houston Astros SP Scott Kazmir will make his team debut against the Kansas City Royals Friday, July 24.

Fantasy Tip: Kazmir ($7,300, 14.6% of cap) has been lights out over his past six starts with a 1.63 ERA and 0.88 WHIP. Still, the Royals are a tough draw, so it is far from a slam-dunk matchup. FantasyScore players can consider Kazmir as a No. 2 starter Friday, but with 15 games on the schedule, you'll likely be able to find a more favorable matchup.

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


Astros | Marwin Gonzalez batting second

Thu, 23 Jul 2015 13:38:05 -0700

Houston Astros SS Marwin Gonzalez is starting at third base and batting second against Boston Red Sox SP Wade Miley Thursday, July 23. 3B Luis Valbuena is not in the starting lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Gonzalez ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) boasts a respectable .297/.342/.446 slash line against lefties this season, so with his lineup position, he stands as a potential low-priced option for FantasyScore contests Thursday. Keep your expectations in check, though.

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Astros | Scott Kazmir headed to Houston

Thu, 23 Jul 2015 10:35:30 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Scott Kazmir was acquired by the Houston Astros in exchange for C Jacob Nottingham and P Daniel Mengden.

Fantasy Tip: Kazmir ($7,300, 14.6% of cap) won't be starting today so avoid him on FantasyScore. His value stays around the same with the move to Houston, but moves to a more hitter-friendly park.

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Astros | Preston Tucker cracks two homers

Wed, 22 Jul 2015 22:41:42 -0700

Houston Astros OF Preston Tucker had a pair of home runs and three RBIs Wednesday, July 22, against the Boston Red Sox.

Fantasy Tip: Tucker ($3,400; or 6.8% of cap) has three homers and five RBIs over his past two starts. He'll next face a right-handed pitcher in Kansas City Friday, so remember him for your FantasyScore lineup then.

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Astros | Jed Lowrie hitless in rehab game

Wed, 22 Jul 2015 22:40:50 -0700

Houston Astros SS Jed Lowrie (thumb) was hitless in two at-bats during a minor-league rehab game with Class AA Corpus Christi Wednesday, July 22. It was his first rehab game. The team expects him to play several games in the minors before he is activated.

Fantasy Tip: When Lowrie ($3,300; or 6.6% of cap) returns he is expected to play some third base and shortstop, spelling rookie Carlos Correa ($5,100; or 10.2% of cap).

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


Astros | Carlos Correa on career-best run

Wed, 22 Jul 2015 22:40:03 -0700

Houston Astros SS Carlos Correa had a single in four at-bats Wednesday, July 22, against the Boston Red Sox to push his hitting streak to a career-high seven games.

Fantasy Tip: Correa ($5,100; or 10.2% of cap) has nine hits in 24 at-bats (.375) with four runs scored, a homer and six RBIs during the impressive run. He is a must-start in FantasyScore until he starts to cool down.

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Astros | Collin McHugh earns 11th victory

Wed, 22 Jul 2015 22:39:22 -0700

Houston Astros SP Collin McHugh allowed two runs and seven hits over seven innings in a win Wednesday, July 22, against the Boston Red Sox. He also allowed one walk with four strikeouts in the quality starts.

Fantasy Tip: McHugh ($5,500; or 11.0% of cap) has rattled off three straight quality starts, including wins in each of his past two outings. At this price level he is a great FantasyScore option until he cools off.

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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
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
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 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 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 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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