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2017 RECAP

Record: 75 - 47

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 75 47
2 Seattle Mariners 62 61
3 Los Angeles Angels 62 60
4 Texas Rangers 60 61
5 Oakland Athletics 53 69

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 75 280 37 65 48 10 0 13 27 3 44 1 0 .232
Evan Gattis (R) HOU C 68 241 35 67 45 18 0 11 16 0 42 0 1 .278
Max Stassi (R) HOU C 3 10 2 2 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .200
Juan Centeno (L) HOU C 7 26 4 8 3 0 0 2 2 1 5 0 0 .308

First Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
A.J. Reed (L) HOU 1B 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000
Yulieski Gurriel (R) HOU 1B 107 422 56 125 61 33 1 15 11 1 49 3 2 .296
Tyler White (R) HOU 1B 9 29 5 9 9 1 0 3 2 0 9 0 0 .310

Second Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
José Altuve (R) HOU 2B 118 467 83 169 67 35 3 19 42 2 65 27 5 .362

Third Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
J.D. Davis (R) HOU 3B 6 19 2 3 2 2 0 0 4 0 7 0 1 .158
Colin Moran (L) HOU 3B 2 6 2 3 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .500
Alex Bregman (R) HOU 3B 116 405 63 110 46 29 5 14 45 2 68 13 5 .272

Short Stop

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Marwin González (B) HOU SS 101 338 52 104 69 22 0 20 36 1 78 5 2 .308
Carlos Correa (R) HOU SS 84 325 64 104 67 18 1 20 40 4 71 0 0 .320

Left Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Derek Fisher (L) HOU LF 25 85 13 21 10 2 1 4 12 1 27 3 2 .247
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
Jake Marisnick (R) HOU CF 92 201 42 49 33 8 0 14 17 1 78 6 4 .244
George Springer (R) HOU CF 102 405 86 123 70 23 0 28 43 0 90 4 7 .304

Right Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Josh Reddick (L) HOU RF 105 376 65 112 59 25 3 12 31 0 60 7 2 .298

Pitcher

Player Tm Pos G GS W L Sv IP H HR ER BB K ERA WHIP
Charlie Morton (R) HOU SP 18 18 10 5 0 107.1 91 11 44 41 119 3.69 1.24
Tyler Clippard (R) HOU RP 53 0 2 6 3 47.3 37 7 22 24 57 4.95 3.79
Jandel Gustave (R) HOU RP 6 0 0 0 0 5.0 5 0 3 7 2 5.40 2.40
Ashur Tolliver (L) HOU RP 3 0 0 0 0 5.0 4 0 2 4 5 3.60 1.60
James Hoyt (R) HOU RP 38 0 1 0 0 43.1 46 7 24 10 61 4.99 1.29
Michael Feliz (R) HOU RP 42 0 4 2 0 44.2 46 7 25 20 65 5.04 1.48
Jordan Jankowski (R) HOU RP 3 0 1 0 0 4.1 7 3 6 2 5 12.46 2.08
Reymin Guduan (L) HOU RP 17 0 0 0 0 13.0 20 0 8 6 11 5.54 2.00
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 RP 19 4 5 2 0 40.2 35 4 22 21 52 4.87 1.43
Ken Giles (R) HOU RP 47 0 1 2 24 46.2 30 3 14 16 60 2.70 0.99
Dayan Diaz (R) HOU RP 10 1 1 1 0 13.0 17 3 13 4 20 9.00 1.62
Collin McHugh (R) HOU SP 5 5 0 2 0 27.2 28 4 15 9 28 4.88 1.34
Chris Devenski (R) HOU RP 49 0 6 3 3 63.2 39 9 20 18 82 2.83 0.93
Luke Gregerson (R) HOU RP 51 0 2 3 1 47.2 47 9 23 14 58 4.34 1.32
Tony Sipp (L) HOU RP 38 0 0 1 0 32.0 28 7 23 13 33 6.47 1.31
Brad Peacock (R) HOU SP 27 14 10 1 0 92.2 74 5 34 45 121 3.30 1.28
Dallas Keuchel (L) HOU SP 16 16 11 2 0 101.1 80 10 29 30 86 2.58 1.09
Mike Fiers (R) HOU SP 24 24 7 8 0 133.1 126 30 64 53 131 4.32 1.34
Joe Musgrove (R) HOU RP 23 15 5 8 0 91.1 103 16 54 24 81 5.32 1.39
Francisco Liriano (L) HOU RP 24 18 6 7 0 87.3 97 11 56 47 76 5.88 3.68
Will Harris (R) HOU RP 34 0 2 2 2 34.2 28 5 11 5 39 2.86 0.95
Lance McCullers (R) HOU SP 19 19 7 3 0 105.2 100 6 46 35 118 3.92 1.29
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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