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2017 RECAP

Record: 53 - 26

Last Season’s Fantasy Highlights

George Springer arrived to provide hope for the future and promptly smacked 20 homers in less than 300 at-bats. Chris Carter provided even more power, blasting 37 home runs in 2014 and Jose Altuve continued to be the best player on the team as he raked to the tune of a .341 average and stole 56 bases. On the pitching front, Dallas Keuchel came out of nowhere to be a fantasy darling. The ground ball specialist won many folks fantasy titles by throwing 200 innings of 2.93 ERA/1.17 WHIP ball.

What Has Changed?

Dexter Fowler decamped to the windy city and was promptly replaced by Colby Rasmus. Evan Gattis arrived to use his bat, not his catcher’s mitt. Luis Valbuena is now in town to challenge for the 3B job. Jed Lowrie has returned to reclaim SS in southern Texas. Finally, Luke Gregerson now owns the 9th inning (assuming he can hold off fellow newcomer Pat Neshek and incumbent Chad Qualls).

What to Expect:

Expect Springer and Carter to hit for big power but no average. Do not expect Jonathan Singleton to help your fantasy team as he could easily lose out to the glut of 1B/OF/DH types in Houston as he attempts to make contact at any semblance of a reasonable rate. Finally, do not rely too heavily on Jason Castro as his contact and K-rates say his .222 average from 2014 is much more realistic than .276 from 2013.

This Year’s Surprise:

Robbie Grossman will find his way into the lineup and provide value for the minimum draft day price. Grossman hit .337 in Triple-A last year after an awful major league start. He then returned to the big leagues and hit .282 over the last 30 days in 103 at-bats. Keep an especially close eye on him on OBP leagues as he as demonstrated strong walk rates at every level.

2017 STANDINGS

# TEAM W L
1 Houston Astros 53 26
2 Los Angeles Angels 42 40
3 Seattle Mariners 39 41
4 Texas Rangers 39 39
5 Oakland Athletics 35 43

ARRIVALS

DEPARTURES

2017 YTD STATS

Catcher

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Brian McCann (L) HOU C 52 192 27 51 42 8 0 10 20 2 32 1 0 .266
Evan Gattis (R) HOU C 49 169 24 45 31 12 0 5 13 0 27 0 0 .266
Juan Centeno (L) HOU C 2 7 3 3 2 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 .429

First Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Yulieski Gurriel (R) HOU 1B 68 259 32 73 33 19 0 8 6 0 35 1 1 .282
Marwin González (B) HOU 1B 61 184 31 58 42 10 0 13 23 1 40 3 2 .315

Second Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
José Altuve (R) HOU 2B 77 296 50 97 37 22 2 11 31 2 44 14 3 .328

Third Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Alex Bregman (R) HOU 3B 74 254 30 64 26 14 1 8 27 0 48 6 2 .252

Short Stop

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Carlos Correa (R) HOU SS 72 282 52 86 49 15 1 14 34 2 64 0 0 .305

Left Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Derek Fisher (L) HOU LF 5 18 3 5 3 0 0 2 2 1 5 1 1 .278
Nori Aoki (L) HOU LF 54 162 15 44 11 8 0 1 9 1 22 4 2 .272
Tony Kemp (L) HOU LF 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000

Center Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
George Springer (R) HOU CF 73 294 62 85 52 15 0 24 31 0 75 0 3 .289
Jake Marisnick (R) HOU CF 58 117 26 30 23 3 0 10 10 0 45 5 3 .256
Teoscar Hernandez (R) HOU CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000

Right Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Josh Reddick (L) HOU RF 66 233 46 71 31 15 3 8 22 0 34 6 2 .305

Pitcher

Player Tm Pos G GS W L Sv IP H HR ER BB K ERA WHIP
Charlie Morton (R) HOU SP 10 10 5 3 0 57.2 56 7 26 22 65 4.06 1.37
Mike Fiers (R) HOU SP 15 15 5 3 0 83.2 80 18 37 29 74 3.98 1.30
Ashur Tolliver (L) HOU RP 1 0 0 0 0 4.0 2 0 1 2 5 2.25 1.00
James Hoyt (R) HOU RP 22 0 1 0 0 27.1 29 5 17 6 45 5.60 1.28
Michael Feliz (R) HOU RP 32 0 4 1 0 36.2 26 4 14 13 51 3.44 1.06
Jordan Jankowski (R) HOU RP 2 0 1 0 0 3.1 7 3 6 1 4 16.20 2.40
Reymin Guduan (L) HOU RP 5 0 0 0 0 6.0 8 0 4 3 5 6.00 1.83
Mike Hauschild (R) HOU RP 4 0 0 0 0 8.0 14 5 10 2 7 11.25 2.00
Francis Martes (R) HOU SP 4 3 2 0 0 16.1 15 2 10 11 16 5.51 1.59
Ken Giles (R) HOU RP 32 0 1 2 18 30.1 22 2 12 12 39 3.56 1.12
Dayan Diaz (R) HOU RP 7 1 0 1 0 9.0 14 2 12 3 16 12.00 1.89
Chris Devenski (R) HOU RP 31 0 4 3 3 46.1 25 4 12 9 64 2.33 0.78
Luke Gregerson (R) HOU RP 34 0 2 2 0 31.1 32 6 15 10 36 4.31 1.37
Tony Sipp (L) HOU RP 28 0 0 0 0 23.1 16 2 11 10 22 4.24 1.11
Brad Peacock (R) HOU SP 18 6 4 1 0 44.2 29 1 14 24 66 2.82 1.19
Dallas Keuchel (L) HOU SP 11 11 9 0 0 75.2 48 6 14 18 69 1.67 0.87
Jandel Gustave (R) HOU RP 6 0 0 0 0 5.0 5 0 3 7 2 5.40 2.40
Joe Musgrove (R) HOU SP 13 13 4 7 0 67.1 82 14 45 21 56 6.02 1.53
Lance McCullers (R) HOU SP 14 14 7 1 0 81.2 62 6 23 22 97 2.54 1.04
Will Harris (R) HOU RP 32 0 2 2 2 33.1 23 4 8 4 39 2.16 0.81
David Paulino (R) HOU SP 6 6 2 0 0 29.0 36 8 21 7 34 6.52 1.48

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