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2017 RECAP

Record: 31 - 15

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 31 15
2 Los Angeles Angels 25 23
3 Texas Rangers 24 22
4 Seattle Mariners 20 26
5 Oakland Athletics 20 25

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 HOU C 30 108 14 29 25 2 0 6 15 2 17 0 0 .269
Evan Gattis HOU C 29 96 13 26 18 5 0 3 11 0 18 0 0 .271
Juan Centeno HOU C 1 3 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 .667

First Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Yulieski Gurriel HOU 1B 40 145 15 39 15 8 0 4 3 0 20 0 1 .269
Marwin González HOU 1B 38 104 17 30 26 5 0 10 14 0 27 2 1 .289

Second Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
José Altuve HOU 2B 45 171 28 51 22 9 2 7 14 2 32 9 2 .298

Third Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Alex Bregman HOU 3B 44 153 15 38 13 9 1 2 14 0 32 3 2 .248

Short Stop

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Carlos Correa HOU SS 41 156 28 43 24 10 0 6 18 2 37 0 0 .276

Left Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Nori Aoki HOU LF 32 96 10 24 6 3 0 1 7 1 15 2 1 .250
Tony Kemp 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 HOU CF 41 162 28 38 24 7 0 9 17 0 44 0 2 .235
Jake Marisnick HOU CF 32 54 12 16 7 1 0 4 6 0 24 3 1 .296
Teoscar Hernandez 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 HOU RF 44 149 25 43 20 6 1 6 13 0 22 2 2 .289

Pitcher

Player Tm Pos G GS W L Sv IP H HR ER BB K ERA WHIP
Chris Devenski HOU RP 15 0 3 2 2 27.0 13 3 8 6 46 2.67 0.74
Charlie Morton HOU SP 9 9 5 3 0 50.2 52 7 24 19 59 4.26 1.42
Mike Fiers HOU SP 8 8 1 2 0 42.0 44 17 24 16 36 5.14 1.43
Ashur Tolliver HOU RP 1 0 0 0 0 4.0 2 0 1 2 5 2.25 1.00
James Hoyt HOU RP 9 0 1 0 0 11.0 10 0 2 3 20 1.64 1.18
Mike Hauschild HOU RP 4 0 0 0 0 8.0 14 5 10 2 7 11.25 2.00
Michael Feliz HOU RP 17 0 1 0 0 19.0 12 3 6 7 26 2.84 1.00
Ken Giles HOU RP 20 0 1 1 12 18.1 12 0 7 7 23 3.44 1.04
Dayan Diaz HOU RP 1 0 0 0 0 0.2 3 0 2 0 2 27.00 4.50
Tony Sipp HOU RP 14 0 0 0 0 13.0 7 1 4 7 12 2.77 1.08
Luke Gregerson HOU RP 20 0 1 1 0 17.0 20 5 12 5 19 6.35 1.47
Dallas Keuchel HOU SP 9 9 7 0 0 63.2 41 6 13 14 54 1.84 0.86
Brad Peacock HOU RP 13 1 2 0 0 20.2 8 0 2 12 30 0.87 0.97
Joe Musgrove HOU SP 9 9 3 4 0 46.1 55 9 29 17 37 5.63 1.55
Jandel Gustave HOU RP 6 0 0 0 0 5.0 5 0 3 7 2 5.40 2.40
Will Harris HOU RP 19 0 1 1 1 19.2 17 1 5 3 18 2.29 1.02
Lance McCullers HOU SP 10 10 5 1 0 59.1 45 5 16 16 65 2.43 1.04

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