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Astros | Luke Gregerson picks up save

Sat, 16 Apr 2016 05:12:57 -0700

Houston Astros RP Luke Gregerson pitched a scoreless ninth inning against the Detroit Tigers Friday, April 15, to earn his third save of the season.

Fantasy Tip: Gregerson has pitch very well as the closer this season and has allowed only one hit in his four appearances. Gregerson should continue to be the team's closer and is a must-start player in all leagues since he will have plenty of save opportunities.

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Astros | Manager talks Luke Gregerson

Mon, 04 Apr 2016 12:03:43 -0700

Updating a previous report, Houston Astros RP Luke Gregerson's closer experience, and manager A.J. Hinch's familiarity with Gregerson dating back to their time with the San Diego Padres was a major factor in Gregerson being named the "primary closer."

"He's a pretty good closer," Hinch said of Gregerson Monday, April 4. "He did a pretty good job last season on a pretty good team. He has a slow heartbeat. He's got a real feel on how to pitch. His calmness in the intense moments are critical, particularly there at the end of a game."

Fantasy Tip: Gregerson is a high-end grab from the waiver wire after saving 31 games in 2015 with a respectable 3.10 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and 59 strikeouts through 61 innings. Don't ignore Ken Giles, though. He could find his way into ninth-inning situations at some point this season, and his strikeout volume and strong ratios are valuable in most mixed leagues.

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Astros | Luke Gregerson the closer

Mon, 04 Apr 2016 06:42:45 -0700

Houston Astros RP Luke Gregerson was named the "primary closer" by manager A.J. Hinch Monday, April 4, over RP Ken Giles.

Fantasy Tip: It's a bit of a curveball because Giles has superior swing-and-miss stuff. Gregerson went undrafted in a lot of leagues because Giles was the favorite for the gig, and he needs to be picked up universally. Giles falls back to an RP3 with elite strikeout potential.

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Astros | No closer in Houston yet

Mon, 28 Mar 2016 23:00:14 -0700

Houston Astros RP Luke Gregerson struck out the side on nine pitches Sunday, March 27, but manager A.J. Hinch avoided a question regarding whether Gregerson or RP Ken Giles would be the closer. "I'm trying to deflate some of the eagerness of status," Hinch said. "I'd like our bullpen to be good and I'd like all of them to embrace pitching to help us win, which they do. We will line it up accordingly like most people are accustomed to it. It doesn't mean the same guy is going to get the save all the time."

Fantasy Tip: While he doesn't definitely name anyone, Giles was expected to be the front runner. He has had a rough spring, and Gregerson just got back from an injury. We still favor Giles here on pure stuff, but it sounds like Gregerson is right on his tail. Giles is an RP2 in fantasy, and Gregerson is climbing up to the midrange RP3 range.

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Astros | Luke Gregerson strong in debut

Sun, 27 Mar 2016 15:34:02 -0700

Houston Astros RP Luke Gregerson struck out the side on nine pitches in his only inning of work on Sunday, March 27.

Fantasy Tip: Gregerson, who missed most of the spring with a strained intercostal muscle, certainly made a statement as he tries to make a late push for the closer role. Ken Giles should get the first crack but may be on a short leash. Gregerson already proved he can handle the job last year and probably should be owned in most leagues, as he'll provide strong ERA and WHIP numbers even if he only posts a handful of saves this season.

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Astros | Luke Gregerson to debut this weekend

Wed, 23 Mar 2016 12:07:04 -0700

Houston Astros RP Luke Gregerson (oblique) looked normal in a minor league game Wednesday, March 23, and he's set to make his spring debut this weekend, according to manager A.J. Hinch.

Fantasy Tip: Gregerson loses a lot of his fantasy value now that Ken Giles is expected to open the season as Houston's new closer. However, Gregerson, if healthy, can remain an asset in deeper leagues because of his peripherals and as a handcuff for Giles owners.

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Astros | Luke Gregerson closer to a return

Tue, 22 Mar 2016 10:44:20 -0700

Houston Astros RP Luke Gregerson (oblique) will make his second minor league appearance Wednesday, March 23, according to manager A.J. Hinch. Gregerson hasn't pitched in a Grapefruit League game yet this spring. He threw a bullpen session Monday, March 21, and Hinch is confident Gregerson will be ready for opening day. The Astros are taking a cautious approach here.

Fantasy Tip: Oblique injuries are tricky, so it behooves Houston to take their time with Gregerson. Now that Ken Giles is in town and is expected to closer, Gregerson loses a lot of fantasy luster. However, Gregerson's numbers were great last year and should be helpful again to those in deeper leagues, even if he's not closing.

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Astros | Luke Gregerson to pitch Wednesday

Tue, 15 Mar 2016 20:36:05 -0700

Houston Astros RP Luke Gregerson (side) will make an appearance in a minor-league spring game Wednesday, March 16. It will be his first appearance of the spring, as he has been dealing with a strained left intercostal muscle.

Fantasy Tip: Gregerson is expected to serve as the eighth-inning setup man, with Ken Giles closing, but that isn't engraved in stone. If that is how the depth chart plays out Gregerson will be a solid rotisserie option for help in the ERA and WHIP categories, and in advanced leagues which reward holds.

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Astros | Luke Gregerson close to returning

Tue, 08 Mar 2016 11:15:10 -0800

Houston Astros RP Luke Gregerson (oblique) threw in the bullpen Sunday, March 6, and will do so again Wednesday, March 9, as he works his way back from a strained oblique early in camp. It's unknown if Gregerson will throw a live batting practice session after that or go straight into a spring game.

Fantasy Tip: Gregerson's fantasy value takes a big hit this year, as he's expected to be the eighth-inning setup man for offseason acquisition Ken Giles. Gregerson is now a late-round flier in deep mixed leagues as a handcuff for Giles.

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Astros | Luke Gregerson close to returning

Mon, 07 Mar 2016 07:51:12 -0800

Houston Astros RP Luke Gregerson (oblique) threw a bullpen session Monday, March 7, and he'll likely throw one more and then pitch in a spring game next week.

Fantasy Tip: Gregerson is behind, but he has plenty of time to get ready for the regular season. With Ken Giles in town, expect Gregerson to be the eighth-inning setup man, which will kill much of his fantasy value. He still might be worth a late-round flier as Giles' handcuff.

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