Sat, 02 May 2015 15:16:03 -0700
Houston Astros C Hank Conger draws into the lineup Saturday, May 2, against the Seattle Mariners and right-hander Taijuan Walker. Conger is a switch-hitter and will give C Jason Castro the night off.
Fantasy Tip: Conger ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) has one home run this season through only 21 plate appearances. Being a switch-hitter doesn't give Conger much of an extra boost as he's only a career .224-hitter against righties. That said, all 18 of Conger's career home runs have come off right-handers, so there is some potential for upside for FantasyScore owners deciding to punt the catcher position.
Wed, 29 Apr 2015 11:04:07 -0700
Houston Astros C Jason Castro is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, April 29. C Hank Conger receives the start and is hitting eighth in the batting order against San Diego Padres SP Andrew Cashner.
Fantasy Tip: Conger ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) has very little offensive upside, especially while playing at hitter-friendly Petco Park against a serviceable pitcher. Avoid him at FantasyScore today.
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:55:26 -0700
Houston Astros C Jason Castro is not in the starting lineup against the Oakland Athletics Friday, April 24. C Hank Conger is starting behind the plate and batting eighth Friday.
Fantasy Tip: Make sure to remove Castro from your fantasy lineups Friday. Conger ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is nothing more than a desparation play for FantasyScore contests Friday. He has a single hit through 12 plate appearances for the season, and he has a career .190 batting average against left-handed pitchers.
Mon, 13 Apr 2015 14:45:54 -0700
Houston Astros C Jason Castro is not in the starting lineup against Oakland Athletics left-handed SP Scott Kazmir Monday, April 13. C Hank Conger is starting behind the plate and batting eighth in the batting order.
Fantasy Tip: Conger ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is a switch hitter, but he hit just .188 with one RBI in 16 at-bats against lefties in 2014. He should be avoided in all daily games tonight.
Thu, 09 Apr 2015 09:57:07 -0700
Houston Astros C Jason Castro is not in the starting lineup against Cleveland Indians SP Trevor Bauer Thursday, April 9. C Hank Conger is receiving the start behind the dish and is hitting eighth in the lineup.
Fantasy Tip: Conger ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) is a cheap catching option Thursday, but he's a weak daily play at FantasyScore. Conger hit just .223 against right-handed pitchers and .221 overall in 231 at-bats in 2014 with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
Fri, 16 Jan 2015 12:16:51 -0800
Houston Astros C Hank Conger avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year deal worth $1.075 million Friday, Jan. 16.
Sun, 09 Nov 2014 10:51:25 -0800
The Houston Astros could listen to trade offers for C Jason Castro as a result of their recent acquisition of C Hank Conger.
Wed, 05 Nov 2014 12:50:20 -0800
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have traded C Hank Conger to the Houston Astros in exchange for P Nick Tropeano and C Carlos E. Perez.
Wed, 05 Nov 2014 12:49:48 -0800
The Houston Astros have acquired C Hank Conger from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in exchange for P Nick Tropeano and C Carlos E. Perez.
Wed, 06 Aug 2014 14:29:56 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 3B David Freese and C Chris Iannetta are not in the lineup Wednesday, Aug. 6. Starting at third base is SS John McDonald and behind the plate is C Hank Conger.
Fantasy Tip: Freese and Iannetta are both likely just receiving routing days off. Make sure you don't have them in your daily lineups.