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Astros | Jose Altuve warming up

Sun, 19 Apr 2015 15:23:03 -0700

Houston Astros 2B Jose Altuve had 10 hits in his first 21 at-bats on the team's homestand.

Fantasy Tip: Altuve ($6,000, 12% of cap) got off to a dismal start at the plate, but he has been warming up as of late. No one should have been upset, because a lot of bats take time to get going in April. Keep playing Altuve in your lineup.

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


Astros | George Springer shows a sign of life

Sun, 19 Apr 2015 05:57:57 -0700

Houston Astros OF George Springer hit his first home run of the season against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, April 18. Springer is hitting just .150 so far this season, and he has struck out in 36.2% of his plate appearances.

Fantasy Tip: Springer ($4,700, 9.4% of cap) was a feast or famine hitter last season, and fantasy owners are hoping they're bellies aren't grumbling much longer. Hopefully, this is a sign of things to come, and don't forget how quickly Springer's counting stats can add up. After a slow start last season, he went 20-for-73 with 20 runs, 10 home runs, 23 RBI and a .315/.432/.795 slash line through a 19-game stretch. See if there are any hasty fantasy owners out there and test the trade waters. Also, don't be afraid to take a calculated risk on Springer in FantasyScore contests.

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Athletics | Ben Zobrist sitting out vs. Astros

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.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: San Francisco Chronicle - Susan Slusser


Astros | Colby Rasmus out vs. lefty

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.

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Athletics | Ben Zobrist sitting vs. Astros

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.

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Astros | Brad Peacock set to start Tuesday

Mon, 13 Apr 2015 21:49:44 -0700

Houston Astros SP Brad Peacock (hip) was activated from the 15-day disabled list to start Tuesday, April 14, against the Oakland Athletics.

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.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Houston Chronicle - Jose de Jesus Ortiz


Astros | Asher Wojciechowski demoted

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.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Houston Chronicle - Jose de Jesus Ortiz


Astros | Evan Gattis on the board

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.

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Astros | Jason Castro on the bench

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.

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Astros | Jed Lowrie receiving day off

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.

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Astros | Colby Rasmus sitting Monday

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.

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Astros | Jose Altuve in season-starting slump

Sun, 12 Apr 2015 15:40:30 -0700

Houston Astros 2B Jose Altuve is 4-for-20 to start the season with two walks and two strikeouts.

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.

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Astros | Chris Carter not in lineup

Sun, 12 Apr 2015 10:03:33 -0700

Houston Astros DH Chris Carter is not in the starting lineup Sunday, April 12.

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.

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Astros | Colby Rasmus sitting Friday

Fri, 10 Apr 2015 09:44:59 -0700

Houston Astros OF Colby Rasmus is not in the starting lineup against Texas Rangers SP Derek Holland Friday, April 10. OF Robbie Grossman is starting in left field and batting eighth in Rasmus' place.

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.

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Astros | Evan Gattis off to rough start

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.

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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 DH
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
Downs Darin P
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
Fick Chuck 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
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
Torreyes Ronald 3B
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
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 TO
DeFrancesco Tony MAN
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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