Houston Astros news, rumors and injuries
Wed, 15 Apr 2015 15:09:08 -0700
Oakland Athletics 2B Ben Zobrist (heel) will not play against the Houston Astros Wednesday, April 15. Manger Bob Melvin said Zobrist could play through his minor heel injury, but with a day off Thursday, April 16, it is an opportunity to give Zobrist two days of rest.
Fantasy Tip: Remove Zobrist ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) from your lineups Wednesday. Eric Sogard ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) will man the keystone position and bat eighth in Zobrist's absence, but FantasyScore players should aim higher than Sogard Wednesday.
Wed, 15 Apr 2015 13:50:11 -0700
Houston Astros OF Colby Rasmus is not in the starting lineup against Oakland Athletics left-handed SP Drew Pomeranz Wednesday, April 15. OF Robbie Grossman is starting in left field and hitting seventh in the batting order.
Fantasy Tip: Grossman ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) doesn't give daily gamers at FantasyScore much confidence against Pomeranz, especially since the Astros as a whole have struggled to put together much of anything offensively. Grossman hit just .216 with one of his six home runs against southpaws in 2014.
Wed, 15 Apr 2015 13:45:07 -0700
Oakland Athletics 2B Ben Zobrist is not in the starting lineup against the Houston Astros Wednesday, April 15. 2B Eric Sogard is starting at second base and hitting eighth in the batting order against Astros SP Collin McHugh.
Fantasy Tip: Sogard ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) won't give you much offensive firepower at FantasyScore, especially hitting low in the lineup. He also only hit .228 with one home run in 250 at-bats against right-handers in 2014. Look elsewhere Wednesday night.
Mon, 13 Apr 2015 21:49:44 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Peacock should be given a game or two to shake off the rust and build up his stamina before FantasyScore owners pay him any mind.
Mon, 13 Apr 2015 21:49:09 -0700
Houston Astros SP Asher Wojciechowski was listed as the probable starter for Tuesday, April 14, against the Texas Rangers, but he was needed out of the bullpen Monday, April 13, and then demoted to Triple-A Fresno after the game.
Fantasy Tip: Wojciechowski’s rotation spot will be filled by Brad Peacock (hip), who will come back from the 15-day disabled list to start Tuesday.
Mon, 13 Apr 2015 21:04:31 -0700
Houston Astros C/OF Evan Gattis had his first hit Monday, April 13, since Sept. 6 of last year. It snapped a skid of going 0-for-37 with 17 strikeouts, including an 0-for-23 slump with 13 strikeouts this year.
Fantasy Tip: Gattis' ($4,400, 8.8% of cap) slow start to 2015 is concerning for his owners. Hopefully his hit Monday night can spark him, but a matchup against A's starter Kendall Graveman may be another tough matchup for Gattis at FantasyScore Tuesday.
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.
Mon, 13 Apr 2015 14:42:52 -0700
Houston Astros SS Jed Lowrie is not in the starting lineup against Oakland Athletics left-handed SP Scott Kazmir Monday, April 13. SS Jonathan Villar is starting at shortstop and hitting seventh in the order.
Fantasy Tip: Villar ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) should be considered a weak play Monday going against Kazmir, who was very sharp in his first outing of the 2015 season last week.
Mon, 13 Apr 2015 14:36:13 -0700
Houston Astros OF Colby Rasmus is not in the starting lineup against Oakland Athletics left-handed SP Scott Kazmir Monday, April 13. OF Robbie Grossman is starting in left field and batting second in the order.
Fantasy Tip: Grossman ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is not an attractive option at FantasyScore Monday night.
Sun, 12 Apr 2015 15:40:30 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Altuve ($6,000, 12% of cap) should not panic and neither should fans. Keep playing him, as Altuve should snap out of the slump before too long.
Sun, 12 Apr 2015 10:03:33 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Carter ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) has struggled so far this season, so he is sitting out Sunday. Carter should return to the lineup in the next game and should be an option on FantasyScore because of his power potential.
Fri, 10 Apr 2015 09:44:59 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Grossman ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is very cheap at FantasyScore, which makes him. He's a switch hitter, which makes since for the 'Stros to sit Rasmus instead. However, Grossman is merely a lottery ticket today against the Rangers.
Thu, 09 Apr 2015 17:07:28 -0700
Houston Astros C/OF Evan Gattis went 0-for-4 with four strikeouts in the loss to the Cleveland Indians Thursday, April 9, for the second straight game, which gives him eight strikeouts in eight straight plate appearances to start the 2015 season. Gattis is 0-for-11 in the first three games of the year. He entered the season with 178 strikeouts in 723 career at-bats.
Fantasy Tip: Gattis ($5,100, 10.2% of cap) provides daily gamers with plenty of pop, but he also swings and misses frequently. It's still too early to be concerned if you own him in standard leagues, too. However, you might want to avoid him until he gets on the board in 2015.
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.
Mon, 06 Apr 2015 10:35:31 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Valbuena ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) isn't an attractive daily play going up against Corey Kluber and the Indians today.
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