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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 | Jason Castro uncertain for Wednesday

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

Updating a previous report, Houston Astros C Jason Castro (knee) was out of the lineup Tuesday, June 2, against the Baltimore Orioles due to a bruised right knee. Manager A.J. Hinch said Castro was sore but OK and he wasn't sure if he would start Wednesday, June 3.

Fantasy Tip: FantasyScore players will want to avoid Castro ($2,900; or 5.8% of cap) until he can officially return and prove his health in a full game without any setbacks.

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Astros | Collin McHugh picks up sixth win

Tue, 02 Jun 2015 21:19:51 -0700

Houston Astros SP Collin McHugh allowed four runs in the second inning Tuesday, June 2, against the Baltimore Orioles, but he settled down and lasted seven innings to pick up his sixth win of the season. He allowed four runs, six hits and two walks with six strikeouts in the seven-inning win.

Fantasy Tip: McHugh has lasted six or more innings in four straight outings, and he has at least three strikeouts in each of his 11 outings this season. At $6,700 (or 13.4% of cap) he is generally a solid play in FantasyScore.

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Astros | Evan Gattis riding hit streak

Tue, 02 Jun 2015 16:52:47 -0700

Houston Astros C Evan Gattis enters the game Tuesday, June 2, riding a season-long eight-game hitting streak in which he's hitting .424.

Fantasy Tip: Gattis ($4,700, 9.4% of cap) is finally starting to see the hits fall after he couldn't buy a hit in April. The slugger has raised his average to .231 (42-for-182) with 11 home runs and 33 RBI. You should feel more comfortable running with Gattis on FantasyScore, especially against righties, who he has an OPS of .793 against with eight of his 11 dingers.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Brian McTaggart


Astros | Chris Carter finally hitting

Tue, 02 Jun 2015 16:45:56 -0700

Houston Astros 1B Chris Carter has a season-long nine-game hitting streak, and he's hitting .367 over that span.

Fantasy Tip: Carter ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) is starting to show signs of life after hitting just .160 (12-for-75) with two home runs and six RBI in the season's opening month. His average is now just under .200, and he has eight long balls on the year. There's a good chance he was dropped by his previous owner, so double check your waiver wire if you're in need of power. At FantasyScore, now may be the best time to use him at a discount.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Brian McTaggart


Astros | Jason Castro out Tuesday

Tue, 02 Jun 2015 14:59:09 -0700

Houston Astros C Jason Castro (knee) is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, June 2. C Hank Conger is starting and hitting seventh in the batting order against Baltimore Orioles SP Mike Wright.

Fantasy Tip: Castro was injured last night after being hit by a pitch. Stay tuned on his status moving forward. Conger ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is hitting only .170 (8-for-47) with two home runs and four RBI and is a weak FantasyScore option.

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Astros | Jason Castro leaves game early

Mon, 01 Jun 2015 21:53:39 -0700

Houston Astros C Jason Castro (knee) left the game early Monday, June 1, against the Baltimore Orioles after being hit by a pitch on the right knee. He was diagnosed with a contusion.

Fantasy Tip: Avoid Castro ($2,900; or 5.8% of cap) in FantasyScore until he can officially return and prove his health in a full game without any setbacks. Hank Conger ($1,600; or 3.2% of cap) is likely to start if Castro cannot go.

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Astros | Brett Oberholtzer so-so in return

Mon, 01 Jun 2015 21:52:55 -0700

Houston Astros SP Brett Oberholtzer (finger) allowed two runs, seven hits and two walks over 5 1/3 innings in a no-decision Monday, June 1, against the Baltimore Orioles. He was activated from the 15-day disabled list after recovering from a blister on his left index finger.

Fantasy Tip: Oberholtzer ($3,100; or 6.2% of cap) should be avoided in FantasyScore until he starts to show more consistency.

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Astros | Luis Valbuena homers again

Mon, 01 Jun 2015 21:51:36 -0700

Houston Astros 3B Luis Valbuena went 2-for-3 w3ith a solo home run Monday, June 1, against the Baltimore Orioles, raising his average to .196.

Fantasy Tip: Valbuena has 11 homers, reaching the level for the third consecutive season. He comes with a low average but decent power making him a decent mid-level FantasyScore play at $4,200 (or 8.4% of cap).

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Astros | Brad Peacock making progress

Mon, 01 Jun 2015 21:45:32 -0700

Houston Astros SP Brad Peacock (intercostal) is making progress and might throw batting practice Saturday, June 6, for Double-A Corpus Christi. If that goes well he is expected to make a minor-league rehab start.

Fantasy Tip: Peacock is a while away from a return, so FantasyScore owners need not both with him until at least mid- to late-June.

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Astros | Collin McHugh credits diet for success

Mon, 01 Jun 2015 18:17:42 -0700

Houston Astros SP Collin McHugh spent most of his life with a stomach pain that was never medically addressed. He decided to cut out gluten and immediately felt better. Since his diet change, shortly after coming over to the Astros, he has transformed from a subpar pitcher to a bona fide major league starter. He estimated he lost 25 to 30 pounds and noticed an improvement in stamina right away.

Fantasy Tip: McHugh posted a 2.73 ERA last season, and he has a 5-2 mark with a 4.24 ERA this season while striking out 52 over 63 2/3 innings. At $6,700 (or 13.4% of cap) in FantasyScore he is a solid option most nights.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Alyson Footer


Astros | Jake Marisnick sitting vs. Baltimore

Mon, 01 Jun 2015 13:39:42 -0700

Houston Astros OF Jake Marisnick is not in the starting lineup against the Baltimore Orioles Monday, June 1.

Fantasy Tip: Marisnick ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) has cooled significantly over the past 25 games, where he sports a .179/.207/.218 slash line with just five runs and four RBI. His value is plummeting, and he isn't worth a roster spot outside cavernous mixed and AL-only leagues. FantasyScore players should view him as a high-risk option going forward.

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Astros | Marwin Gonzalez starting a shortstop

Mon, 01 Jun 2015 13:33:54 -0700

Houston Astros SS Marwin Gonzalez is batting ninth and starting at shortstop against the Baltimore Orioles Monday, June 1.

Fantasy Tip: Gonzalez ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) is 10-for-50 with 11 strikeouts over his past 18 games. Given his limited upside, FantasyScore players should view Gonzalez as nothing more than a desperation source of cap relief. His seasonal value is tied to nothing more than cavernous mixed and AL-only formats.

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Astros | Colby Rasmus batting fifth vs. O's

Mon, 01 Jun 2015 13:18:45 -0700

Houston Astros OF Colby Rasmus is starting in center field and batting fifth against the Baltimore Orioles Monday, June 1.

Fantasy Tip: At this point, Rasmus' ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) value is fairly established. He is a high-risk, high-reward FantasyScore option, and a streaky season-long player. He has legitimate pop (three 20-home run seasons), but he is a .245 hitter through 2875 at-bats over his seven-year career. However, he has .419/.455/.774 slash line against opposing pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez over 33 plate appearances, so he is a nice upside flier for daily contests Monday.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Houston Chronicle - Evan Drellich


Astros | HOU interested in Aaron Harang

Sat, 30 May 2015 10:22:21 -0700

The Houston Astros have had internal discusssions about trading for Philadelphia Phillies SP Aaron Harang.

Fantasy Tip: In 10 starts this season, Harang ($6,200, 12.4% of cap) has gone 4-4 with a 1.93 ERA and a sparkling 1.03 WHIP. He has been particularly dominant at home, with a 0.61 ERA through his first four starts at Citizens Bank Park. The only downside to using him in FantasyScore is that he won't rack up very many strikeouts.

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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 1B
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
Quiala Yoanis 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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