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Astros | Jason Castro resting

Fri, 29 May 2015 14:23:02 -0700

Houston Astros C Jason Castro is out of the starting lineup against a left-hander Friday, May 29. C Hank Conger is behind the dish and hitting eighth in the batting order against Chicago White Sox SP Carlos Rodon.

Fantasy Tip: Conger ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is batting only .175 (7-for-40) with two home runs and four RBI in 2015. He should be avoided on FantasyScore tonight.

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Astros | No Marwin Gonzalez Friday

Fri, 29 May 2015 14:18:46 -0700

Houston Astros SS Marwin Gonzalez is not in the starting lineup Friday, May 29. SS Jonathan Villar is starting at the 6 and hitting seventh in the batting order against Chicago White Sox SP Carlos Rodon.

Fantasy Tip: Villar ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) has very little offensive upside and is a poor FantasyScore play tonight against up-and-coming youngster Rodon.

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Astros | Colby Rasmus out vs. lefty

Fri, 29 May 2015 14:10:53 -0700

Houston Astros OF Colby Rasmus is not in the starting lineup Friday, May 29. OF Preston Tucker is starting in left field and hitting third in the batting order against Chicago White Sox SP Carlos Rodon.

Fantasy Tip: Tucker ($2,800, 5.6% of cap) has some intriguing power from the lest side, especially hitting near the heart of Houston's dangerous lineup. In a small sample size, Tucker has a .429 average (6-for-14) against lefties, but Rodon is on the more nasty young southpaws in the game, making it hard to justify using Tucker on FantasyScore this evening.

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Astros | Brett Oberholtzer starting Monday

Fri, 29 May 2015 14:10:19 -0700

Houston Astros SP Brett Oberholtzer is starting against the Baltimore Orioles Monday, June 1.

Fantasy Tip: Oberholtzer ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) should be viewed as a desperation flier in FantasyScore contests Monday. With Class AAA Fresno, Oberholtzer has a 5.68 ERA and 1.34 WHIP over three starts this season, and through 35 starts in the majors, he has a 9-18 record, a 3.71 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 5.9 K/9. You should likely aim higher in all formats.

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Astros | Scott Feldman had meniscus tear

Fri, 29 May 2015 13:28:36 -0700

Updating a previous report, Houston Astros SP Scott Feldman (knee) underwent arthroscopic surgery to fix a torn right medial meniscus in his knee Friday, May 29, and he was put on the 15-day disabled list. He's expected to be out six weeks. He sustained the injury during his start Tuesday, May 26. SP Brett Oberholtzer (finger) could come off the disabled list to take Feldman's spot in the rotation after he made a rehab start Wednesday, May 27.

Fantasy Tip: With Feldman out for that long, he can be dropped in standard fantasy leagues. Oberholtzer ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) allowed one earned run in just three innings of work in his only start this year before being injured. Check to see if he was dropped in AL-only leagues. At FantasyScore, it'd be wise to avoid him for at least a start or two if he rejoins the rotation in place of Feldman.

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Astros | Scott Feldman to DL

Fri, 29 May 2015 12:06:51 -0700

Houston Astros SP Scott Feldman (knee) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday, May 29, following surgery on his right knee. Feldman will miss six weeks. In a corresponding move, SP Michael Feliz was called up from Class AA Corpus Christi.

Fantasy Tip: Feldman ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) should be immediately shelved until his return to active duty, which will likely be after the All-Star break. Feliz will pitch out of the bullpen and carries minimal fantasy value. Look to someone like Brett Oberholtzer ($3,100, 6.2% of cap), who could get Feldman's rotation spot.

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Astros | Collin McHugh struggles Wednesday

Wed, 27 May 2015 18:23:25 -0700

Houston Astros SP Collin McHugh allowed a season high-tying nine hits Wednesday, May 27, against the Baltimore Orioles. McHugh struck out five hitters, but he allowed four runs in six innings of work.

Fantasy Tip: McHugh ($6,700, 13.4% of cap) had his third start of the season in which he allowed at least four earned runs. McHugh can be a dominant strikeout pitcher when he's on his game, and he'll try to rebounds when he starts against these very same Orioles Tuesday, June 2.

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Astros | Colby Rasmus ends slide

Wed, 27 May 2015 18:19:39 -0700

Houston Astros OF Colby Rasmus entered the game Wednesday, May 27, against the Baltimore Orioles on an 0-for-11 skid at the plate, but he picked up three hits off SP Ubaldo Jimenez.

Fantasy Tip: Rasmus ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) is a GPP-only option on FantasyScore. Rasmus has plenty of power in his bat, but his poor average can lead to plenty of nights with zero fantasy points.

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Astros | Evan Gattis clubs 10th homer

Wed, 27 May 2015 18:15:15 -0700

Houston Astros C Evan Gattis hit his 10th home run of the season Wednesday, May 27, against the Baltimore Orioles. Gattis collected two other hits on the day.

Fantasy Tip: Gattis ($4,700, 9.4% of cap) is on a four-game hit streak, during which he is 8-for 17. FantasyScore owners can consider Gattis against right-handed pitchers while he rides out this hot streak.

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Astros | Jake Marisnick out Wednesday

Wed, 27 May 2015 13:25:51 -0700

Houston Astros OF Jake Marisnick is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, May 27, against the Baltimore Orioles. OF Preston Tucker is in left field.

Fantasy Tip: Marisnick ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) appears to be out of the lineup to give other players a chance to play in the field. Tucker ($2,800, 5.6% of cap) has been warming up as of late, so Marisnick's playing time may be running out.

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Astros | Jose Altuve enjoys facing Baltimore

Wed, 27 May 2015 10:05:51 -0700

Houston Astros 2B Jose Altuve is hitting .396 with five RBI and seven runs scored in 13 career games against the Baltimore Orioles.

Fantasy Tip: It seems like Altuve ($5,700, 11.4% of cap) has very similar numbers against every other team, too. He will continue to be one of the safest second baseman picks at FantasyScore.

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Astros | Colby Rasmus likes facing Jimenez

Wed, 27 May 2015 09:58:27 -0700

Houston Astros OF Colby Rasmus is 10-for-27 with seven extra-base hits in his career against Baltimore Orioles SP Ubaldo Jimenez, and the two face each other Wednesday, May 27. However, Rasmus is also hitless in his last 11 at-bats, with nine strikeouts.

Fantasy Tip: Rasmus ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) embodies the risk/reward tag today at FantasyScore against Jimenez in Baltimore.

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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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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 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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