George Springer went 1-for-4 with a home run, two RBI, two runs scored and a walk during the Astros' 8-3 win over the Rangers on Tuesday.
Springer may be a strikeout machine in his first season with the Astros (39.4 percent K Rate), but his power stroke has certainly far exceeded expectations. He is now sitting with 18 home runs and 48 RBI through 277 at-bats, which puts him on pace to clear 30 home runs at his current 15.4 AB/HR rate, so fantasy owners will have to be patient with his plate discipline (.235 BA) in order to reap the rewards of his unbelievable power upside while he adjusts to big league pitching. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Chris Iannetta went 2-for-4 with a grand slam against Detroit on Thursday.
Like several of his teammates, Iannetta has been bitten by the bad BABIP bug so far this season. However, Iannetta strikes out too much to ever help out in the batting average category. But he may not be as much of a drag going forward. The more concerning issue is his power, which, going back to last season, has been significantly reduced in his last 500 plate appearances. On the wrong side of 30, Iannetta may not see his power stroke return. Analysis: Brett Talley