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Astros | Will Harris dominating for Houston

Wed, 25 May 2016 16:48:19 -0700

Houston Astros RP Will Harris has been one of baseball's better relief pitchers this year. He entered the day Wednesday, May 25, with a 0.44 ERA and 0.63 WHIP. He posted a 1.90 ERA in 71 innings in 2015 with Houston. Harris has a string of 19 straight scoreless appearances, which is the longest active streak in the majors and the longest for an Astros reliever since Wilton Lopez went 20 straight in 2010. He has mainly served as the team's eighth-inning setup man because of RP Ken Giles' struggles. Opponents are hitting .120 against Harris' curveball.

Fantasy Tip: Harris' numbers and Giles' struggles have led many in deeper mixed and AL-only leagues to scoop him up for his numbers alone. It's unknown who would receive the first crack at saves if Luke Gregerson is booted from the ninth inning, but Harris sure is a fine speculative grab, especially if you need help with your pitching ratios.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Houston Chronicle - Jake Kaplan


Astros | Alex Bregman comfortable at hot corner

Wed, 25 May 2016 16:23:51 -0700

Houston Astros SS Alex Bregman said he feels as comfortable at third base as he does at shortstop, after he took fielding drills at the position Wednesday, May 25.

Fantasy Tip: Bregman has tore the cover off the ball for Class AA Corpus Christi with a .320/.424/.680 slash line, and he has 31 runs, 12 home runs and 32 RBI through just 145 plate appearances. He could land in Houston sooner than later given his monster start to the season, and the Astros have proven willing to speed their prospects to the highest level in the past. It isn't out of the question to stash Bregman in deep mixed leagues, but at worst, he is a player to watch over the next few weeks.

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


Astros | Jason Castro not in lineup

Wed, 25 May 2016 15:51:09 -0700

Houston Astros C Jason Castro is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, May 25. C/OF Evan Gattis is doing the catching and is batting fifth against Baltimore Orioles SP Tyler Wilson. 1B Tyler White is serving as the designated hitter and is batting sixth.

Fantasy Tip: In daily leagues tonight, Gattis is the no-brainer option over White. Gattis is 9-for-27 (.333) with three home runs and four RBI since being called back up from the minors. White has hit a paltry .196 (9-for-46) this month and continues to lose valuable playing to Marwin Gonzalez at first base.

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Astros | Carlos Gomez makes rehab debut

Tue, 24 May 2016 22:05:37 -0700

Houston Astros OF Carlos Gomez (rib cage) went 0-for-3 with a run scored, two strikeouts and he was also hit by a pitch Tuesday, May 24, in his first rehab appearance for Class AA Corpus Christi.

Fantasy Tip: With a dreadful .182/.238/.248 line in 34 games, Gomez has a lot of work to do to make up for his horrendous start when he's ready to return from the disabled list. In the meantime, while he's out, Jake Marisnick will benefit the most, but he's limited at the plate.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Jake Kaplan


Astros | Colin Moran, Tony Kemp starting

Tue, 24 May 2016 14:20:48 -0700

Houston Astros 3B Colin Moran is starting at third base and is hitting seventh, and OF Tony Kemp is in left field and batting ninth against Baltimore Orioles SP Chris Tillman Tuesday, May 24. 1B Tyler White and INF Marwin Gonzalez are starting on the bench.

Fantasy Tip: White has slumped badly since a hot start in April and his average is down to .230. He's quickly losing fantasy luster in deep mixed and AL leagues. Gonzalez is intriguing for his pop and multipositional eligibility, but with Moran around, his playing time situation is sketchy. Moran and Kemp are notable prospects that can contribute for owners in deeper leagues if they see enough at-bats. In daily formats tonight they're both more along the lines of deep sleepers against the hot Tillman. Moran is hitless in seven at-bats while the speedy Kemp has two hits (one double) in nine at-bats so far.

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Astros | Dallas Keuchel falling behind

Tue, 24 May 2016 10:37:49 -0700

Houston Astros SP Dallas Keuchel is falling behind in counts often this year as he struggles. He has fallen behind in counts 37.9% of the time this season. Last year he fell behind to 34.8% of the batters he faced.

Fantasy Tip: Last year's AL Cy Young, Keuchel has been one of the biggest fantasy disappointments in 2016. His 5.92 ERA, 1.58 WHIP and 7.7 strikeouts per nine innings leave a ton to be desired. His smoke-and-mirrors act isn't getting it done, and his 3.8 walks per nine innings have really come back to hurt him. Until he becomes more aggressive on the mound, he's likely to continue suffering from bad results. Right now, he's a shaky option that should only be used in the right matchups.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: FOXSports.com - Ken Rosenthal


Astros | Evan Gattis goes deep again

Sun, 22 May 2016 16:55:55 -0700

Houston Astros OF Evan Gattis hit his third home run in seven games since returning to the majors, finishing 2-for-4 with a solo shot in a 9-2 loss to the Texas Rangers Sunday, May 22.

Fantasy Tip: With catcher eligibility on the horizon and his power stroke coming around, Gattis could be worth picking up if he is available in your league, and he is a must-add in two-catcher formats.

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Astros | Dallas Keuchel hit hard

Sun, 22 May 2016 16:52:11 -0700

Houston Astros SP Dallas Keuchel allowed seven runs on nine hits while walking one and striking out six over six innings in a loss to the Texas Rangers Sunday, May 22.

Fantasy Tip: The defending Cy Young winner continues to struggle. Hang on to him in the hopes he turns things around, but you may want to keep him on your bench until he shows signs of improvement.

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Astros | Carlos Gomez starting rehab Tuesday

Sun, 22 May 2016 16:42:27 -0700

Houston Astros OF Carlos Gomez (rib cage) is expected to start a rehabilitation assignment for Class AA Corpus Christi Tuesday, May 24.

Fantasy Tip: Gomez has been awful this season, and if you have a roster spot to spare, he could be worth stashing if a frustrated owner has dumped him.

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Astros | Three regulars out for Houston

Sun, 22 May 2016 10:37:11 -0700

Houston Astros 3B Colin Moran, 3B Luis Valbuena and OF Tony Kemp are not in the starting lineup against Texas Rangers SP Cole Hamels Sunday, May 22. 1B Tyler White will start at first base and is batting sixth. SS Marwin Gonzalez will start at third base and is batting seventh, while OF Jake Marisnick will start in center field and is batting ninth.

Fantasy Tip: Marisnick and Gonzalez are hitting under .100 over the past seven days and should be avoided in most leagues. White is hitting .267 with two home runs and three RBI during that span and is a sleeper option in some daily fantasy leagues.

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Astros | Mike Fiers a tough-luck loser

Sun, 22 May 2016 04:22:07 -0700

Houston Astros SP Mike Fiers allowed two runs on six hits without issuing a walk and striking out six batters over seven innings during the Astros' 2-1 loss to the Texas Rangers Saturday, May 21.

Fantasy Tip: Friers likely deserved a better fate after limiting the strong offensive attack of the Rangers. He is a fringe own in the majority of seasonal leagues, and you'll likely want to be a little selective about who you start Friers against. For the year, he has a 3-2 record, a 4.35 ERA, a 1.26 WHIP and 37 punchouts through 51 2/3 innings.

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Astros | Jose Altuve hit streak over

Sat, 21 May 2016 23:33:50 -0700

Houston Astros 2B Jose Altuve was hitless in four at-bats Saturday, May 21, stopping his hit streak at 12 games.

Fantasy Tip: Altuve is at .335/.421/.595 after this game, which means he is still having a fairly decent season. Needless to say, play him in every format. Altuve is only one of the finest players in all of baseball, as well as an American League batting champion. He's performed quite well so far.

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


Astros | George Springer hit streak at 10 games

Sat, 21 May 2016 23:27:41 -0700

Houston Astros OF George Springer extended his hitting streak to 10 games Saturday, May 21, against the Texas Rangers.

Fantasy Tip: Springer is hitting .259 and batting out of the second slot, but he has a .460 slugging percentage. Houston may be struggling as a team at the moment, but the top of the lineup, including Springer and Jose Altuve, is performing well. Keep Springer in your fantasy lineup as long as the streak goes on.

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


Astros | Colin Moran sits against lefty

Sat, 21 May 2016 13:53:57 -0700

Houston Astros 3B Colin Moran is sitting out Saturday, May 21, with 1B Tyler White hitting sixth.

Fantasy Tip: White popped two homers earlier this week, but he really hasn't done much else this month. He's a low-end option against left-hander Cesar Ramos today.

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Astros | Jake Marisnick riding pine

Fri, 20 May 2016 14:32:08 -0700

Houston Astros OF Jake Marisnick is not in the starting lineup Friday, May 20. OF Tony Kemp is starting in left field and batting ninth against Texas Rangers SP Colby Lewis.

Fantasy Tip: With Carlos Gomez (rib cage) on the DL, Kemp and Marisnick figure to split time in the outfield. Marisnick is hitting a measley .105 with one RBI and one steal. He's only useful for his speed in AL-only leagues, really. Kemp has more upside in the short term offensively due to his contact-oriented approach and ability to hit for average. He's daily upside is limited hitting down in the order, however.

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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
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
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
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 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
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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