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Astros | Dan Straily joining rotation

Tue, 04 Aug 2015 09:22:18 -0700

Houston Astros SP Dan Straily was recalled from the minors Tuesday, Aug. 4, and he will start against the Texas Rangers in place of SP Lance McCullers.

Fantasy Tip: It's unclear if Straily will remain in the rotation after this start tonight, but Houston has indicated they will be cautious with McCullers' innings down the stretch. Straily won't be available on FantasyScore tonight in what would have been a matchup to avoid for daily gamers anyway.

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Astros | Lance McCullers bombs out

Mon, 03 Aug 2015 21:52:07 -0700

Houston Astros SP Lance McCullers allowed six earned runs, seven hits and a walk while retiring just one batter in a loss Monday, Aug. 3, against the Texas Rangers. The team optioned McCullers to Class AAA Fresno after the disastrous start.

Fantasy Tip: With McCullers on the way out, and Mike Fiers forced into action, Dan Straily will come up from the Grizzlies Tuesday to start. McCullers might be back when rosters expand Sept. 1 unless necessity presents an earlier opportunity.

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Astros | Lance McCullers impressing statistically

Sun, 12 Jul 2015 06:41:05 -0700

Houston Astros SP Lance McCullers ranks among the top 10 in the American League in opponents' average (.203), strikeouts (61) and ERA (2.16) since his debut start Monday, May 18.

Fantasy Tip: McCullers ($6,900, 13.8% of cap) has an excellent arsenal of pitches, and he has yet to allow more than three earned runs in a start. Over his 10 outings, he has a 4-2 record, 2.71 FIP, 1.10 WHIP and 9.4 K/9. He is a great No. 2 starting pitcher option at FantasyScore, and he should be owned in the majority of seasonal formats.

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Astros | Lance McCullers to have innings limited?

Wed, 08 Jul 2015 17:17:37 -0700

Houston Astros SP Lance McCullers will have his next start pushed back to Sunday, July 12, against the Tampa Bay Rays, which will allow him to pitch on six days' rest. The team will look to limit the number of innings he throws during the second half of the season, which could result in McCullers having multiple starts skipped.

Fantasy Tip: McCullers ($6,900, 13.8% of cap) has thrown 87 1/3 combined innings between Class AA Corpus Christi and the majors this year and has never thrown more than 104 2/3 innings in any season. The team wants him to be healthy and effective for September and any potential postseason appearances, although manager A.J. Hinch said no hard cap has been established for the number of innings McCullers would be limited to this season.

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Astros | Lance McCullers records complete game win

Thu, 04 Jun 2015 04:31:33 -0700

Houston Astros SP Lance McCullers recorded his second win of the season and struck out 11 batters as the Astros won 3-1 over the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday, June 3.

Fantasy Tip: McCullers ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) has been a pleasant surprise for an Astros team that has seen everything go right this season. He is a recommended start for daily leagues for the time being, but keep an eye on him as the season progresses and watch for signs of a slump.

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Astros | Lance McCullers on a roll

Tue, 02 Jun 2015 21:22:41 -0700

Houston Astros SP Lance McCullers is scheduled to start Wednesday, June 3, against the Baltimore Orioles. He has struck out at least five batters in each of his first three starts to become the first Astros rookie to accomplish that feat since J.R. Richard in 1971.

Fantasy Tip: At just $3,900 (or 7.8% of cap) he is a sharp play in FantasyScore for his strikeout potential.

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Astros | Lance McCullers will start Saturday

Tue, 19 May 2015 15:52:38 -0700

Houston Astros SP Lance McCullers will start Saturday, May 23, against the Detroit Tigers.

Fantasy Tip: McCullers ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) allowed one earned in four and two-third innings pitched in his first start of the season. McCullers struck out five and walked three, while giving up three hits. The Tigers lineup is much more dangerous than that of the Oakland Athletics, so FantasyScore owners should leave McCullers alone for his second start of the season.

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Astros | Lance McCullers has decent first outing

Tue, 19 May 2015 04:13:56 -0700

Houston Astros SP Lance McCullers allowed one run and three hits with five strikeouts but walked three in 4 2/3 innings in his first career start Monday, May 18, against the Oakland Athletics.

Fantasy Tip: It wasn't a bad first start for McCullers ($3,300, 6.6% of cap), who was brought up to pitch for the American League's hottest team. Wait and see how he fares against tougher teams than the Oakland Athletics before making a judgment on whether to start him.

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Astros | Lance McCullers starting Monday

Fri, 15 May 2015 15:34:25 -0700

Houston Astros SP Lance McCullers will be the starting pitcher for the Astros Monday, May 18.

Fantasy Tip: McCullers has pitched very well in the minors this season and will be making at least one start for the Astros. It is not known if McCullers will be staying with the team beyond his Monday start. He probably should be avoided Monday, but he could be an option on AL-only and deeper mixed leagues if he pitches well for the Astros.

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Astros | Lance McCullers promoted

Sat, 04 Aug 2012 12:16:33 -0700

Houston Astros minor league P Lance McCullers has been promoted from the organization's Gulf Coast League team to Rookie-level Greeneville.

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