Houston Astros news, rumors and injuries
Mon, 12 Oct 2015 16:01:32 -0700
Houston Astros SP Lance McCullers allowed two runs on two hits and two walks while striking out seven batters during Game 4 of the American League Division Series against the Kansas City Royals. McCullers did not factor into the decision.
Fantasy Tip: McCullers ($6,100, 12.2% of cap) left in line for the victory, but the bullpen coughed up seven combined runs in the eighth and ninth innings. McCullers stands as a solid value play at FantasyScore, if the Astros advance, and he takes the hill again. He is a mid-round target for seasonal drafts next spring, too.
Mon, 12 Oct 2015 14:39:51 -0700
Houston Astros SS Carlos Correa's 11 total bases during Game 4 of the American League Division Series Monday, Oct. 12, were the most by any shortstop in postseason history, and the second most by any player on a losing team ever in the playoffs.
Fantasy Tip: Correa ($5,100, 10.2% of cap) was just 3-for-17 without an extra-base hit through his first four playoff games, so his two-home run, 4-for-4 showing Monday was a nice boost for FantasyScore players. However, and while it doesn't count in fantasy terms, he made costly mistakes in the field. Still, entering Game 5, Correa is a strong option at shortstop for FantasyScore players.
Mon, 12 Oct 2015 08:23:36 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Gomez ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) went 1-for-4 in his Game 3 return and has not faced Game 4 starter Yordano Ventura. Gomez is a solid option at a price on the bottom of the midrange level of FantasyScore outfielders.
Mon, 12 Oct 2015 00:23:39 -0700
Houston Astros 1B Chris Carter had a solo homer in the seventh inning during Game 3 of the American League Division Series on Sunday, Oct. 11. Carter now has a .455 postseason average after he hit .199 in the regular season.
Fantasy Tip: Carter ($4,100, 8.2% of cap) has had a renewed rush of confidence following a lackluster regular season. Continue playing him in FantasyScore as long as he's hitting in the playoffs.
Mon, 12 Oct 2015 00:14:23 -0700
Houston Astros SP Dallas Keuchel remained perfect at home as the Astros topped the Kansas City Royals 4-2 in Game 3 of the American League Division Series Sunday, Oct. 11. Keuchel allowed five hits and one run with seven strikeouts. He has a 1.45 ERA at Minute Maid Park in 19 starts this year and is now 16-0 at home.
Fantasy Tip: To say Keuchel ($8,300, 16.6% of cap) has been lights out is an understatement. If he starts another game this season, put him in your roster. If this was it, know he will be an elite-level pitcher on most 2016 draft boards.
Sun, 11 Oct 2015 10:01:06 -0700
Houston Astros OF Carlos Gomez (intercostal) will start in center field against Kansas City Royals SP Edinson Volquez in Game 3 of the American League Division Series and is batting sixth in the lineup.
Fantasy Tip: Gomez ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) returns to the lineup after missing the first two games of the series. Gomez is a risky option for owners on FantasyScore and may not be worth it since the injury could affect his play during the game.
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 18:13:30 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Rasmus ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) became the first player in MLB history to have at least one extra-base hit in each of his first six career postseason games. He is 4-for-9 with a double and three home runs during this year's playoffs, making him worthy of consideration for FantasyScore lineups.
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 09:58:01 -0700
Fantasy Tip: McCullers ($6,100, 12.2% of cap) had a fine rookie season, going 6-7 with a 3.22 ERA and 1.19 WHIP while striking out 129 hitters in 125 2/3 innings over 22 starts. He's also been much better in Houston, which is where a potential Game 4 would take play. McCullers will be a cheaper pick as your second starter on FantasyScore, and he's worth considering.
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 09:11:59 -0700
Houston Astros OF Carlos Gomez (intercostal) is not in the lineup for Game 2 of the division series against the Kansas City Royals Friday, Oct. 9. OF Jake Marisnick is starting in center field again and batting ninth against Royals SP Johnny Cueto.
Fantasy Tip: Marisnick ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) is a fine young talent but is more useful for his defense in center field. Plus, his daily upside is limited hitting in the nine-hole against a strikeout artist in Cueto. Marisnick is a low-end outfield pick Friday on FantasyScore.
Thu, 08 Oct 2015 21:22:29 -0700
Houston Astros OF Colby Rasmus went 1-for-3 with a home run, two RBI, a run scored, a steal and a walk in a 5-3 win over the Kansas City Royals in Game 1 of the American League Division Series Thursda, Oct. 8.
Fantasy Tip: Rasmus ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) has homered in the first two games of the postseason after hitting 25 homers in the regular season. He is a high-risk, high-reward option at FantasyScore, but he isn't a bad gamble at his current price.
Thu, 08 Oct 2015 15:35:14 -0700
Houston Astros OF Carlos Gomez (intercostal) is hoping to play in Game 2 of the division series against the Kansas City Royals Friday, Oct. 9. He said he is available to pinch run or play defense in Game 1 Thursday, Oct. 8.
Fantasy Tip: Gomez ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) homered in the wild-card win but also aggravated his injury. Even if he plays, he's a big risk/reward candidate on FantasyScore for Game 2 against KC.
Thu, 08 Oct 2015 14:21:59 -0700
Houston Astros OF Carlos Gomez (intercostal) is not in the starting lineup for Game 1 of the American League Division Series against the Kansas City Royals Thursday, Oct. 8. OF Jake Marisnick is starting in center field and batting ninth against Royals SP Yordano Ventura Thursday.
Fantasy Tip: It is expected Gomez ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) aggravated his intercostal injury during the wild-card game Tuesday, Oct. 6. He was only able to start two games after suffering the injury Friday, Sept. 12. Stay tuned for updates. Marisnick ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) has a strong finish to the season with a .876 OPS, 11 runs, three home runs and 11 RBI over his final 62 plate appearances of the season. He checks out as a FantasyScore flier Thursday.
Thu, 08 Oct 2015 08:49:13 -0700
Houston Astros SP Scott Kazmir, who had just two wins in 13 starts since being acquired by the Astros at the trade deadline, was 1-1 and allowed just five runs in 21 1/3 innings in three starts against the Kansas City Royals this year. Kazmir finished the season 7-11 with a 3.10 ERA in 2015 but hasn't won since Aug. 22, going 0-2 with a 6.52 ERA in his last six starts.
Fantasy Tip: Despite his success against the Royals this year, Kazmir ($7,200, 14.4% of cap) recent woes are the greater concern, and he's a pretty risky FantasyScore pitcher for the divisional round.
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 15:32:42 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Keuchel ($8,300, 16.6% of cap) faced the Royals twice this season. He threw seven scoreless innings with seven strikeouts in one outing and allowed five earned runs on 10 hits through 6 2/3 innings in the other meeting. FantasyScore players should view the lefty as a viable starting option for contests Saturday.
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 15:12:14 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Keuchel ($8,300, 16.6% of cap) owns a 2.78 ERA over his past 12 starts, and the stretch includes a blow-up outing where he allowed nine earned runs over 4 2/3 innings to the Texas Rangers in mid-September. Otherwise, he held opponents to two runs or fewer in nine of the 12 outings. He is a risky FantasyScore play against the Royals, but warrants attention with limited options.
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