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Astros | Lance McCullers starting Sunday

Wed, 19 Aug 2015 14:50:34 -0700

Houston Astros SP Lance McCullers will return from the minors to start against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Aug. 23.

Fantasy Tip: McCullers will be a cheaper option on FantasScore, but a matchup against the Los Angeles Dodgers is a scary one to use him in. McCullers had a 3.14 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 9.3 strikeouts per nine in 14 starts (76 2/3 innings) for Houston earlier this year. He's an emerging young talent, but the 'Stros want to keep his innings down over the course of the season. If he remains in the rotation into September, he can provide you with a great value play as your second starter on FantasyScore.

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Astros | Lance McCullers to return soon

Tue, 18 Aug 2015 18:51:59 -0700

Houston Astros SP Lance McCullers might return to the big leagues soon, and will be in the mix for a rotation spot in September, manager A.J. Hinch said Tuesday, Aug. 18. McCullers has been working out and throwing bullpens for Class AA Corpus Christi and might work two or three innings to get back into game action.

Fantasy Tip: The Astros demoted McCullers two weeks in an effort to limit his innings. He hasn't had any game action in two weeks, but the team is trying to keep him fresh. If he re-joins the rotation in September FantasyScore owners will want to rely upon him again.

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Astros | Lance McCullers could return soon

Tue, 18 Aug 2015 13:38:25 -0700

Houston Astros SP Lance McCullers will throw two or three innings with Class AA Corpus Christi Tuesday, Aug. 18, and manager A.J. Hinch said McCullers could be back with the Astros soon.

Fantasy Tip: The Astros are trying to limit McCullers' innings this year, but he could wind up making a handful of starts down the stretch as Houston pushed toward a postseason berth. He'll have to get his innings back up before he rejoins the rotation, though. Check to see if he's available in your league. McCullers could be a nice matchup play in deeper leagues if he returns soon.

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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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