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2017 RECAP

Record: 67 - 34

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 67 34
2 Seattle Mariners 51 52
3 Los Angeles Angels 49 54
4 Texas Rangers 49 52
5 Oakland Athletics 44 57

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 65 244 32 61 48 9 0 13 22 3 44 1 0 .250
Evan Gattis (R) HOU C 62 219 33 61 42 16 0 10 16 0 39 0 1 .279
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 88 342 46 99 53 27 0 13 8 1 44 3 2 .290
Marwin González (B) HOU 1B 83 268 47 86 60 16 0 18 32 1 63 5 2 .321
Tyler White (R) HOU 1B 3 10 0 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 .300

Second Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
José Altuve (R) HOU 2B 98 386 72 141 59 32 2 15 38 2 53 21 5 .365

Third Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Colin Moran (L) HOU 3B 2 6 2 3 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .500
Alex Bregman (R) HOU 3B 95 326 51 87 30 24 2 10 36 2 60 9 2 .267

Short Stop

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
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 7 25 3 6 5 0 0 2 3 1 6 1 2 .240
Nori Aoki (L) HOU LF 68 196 28 54 19 12 1 2 13 1 27 5 2 .276
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 93 368 82 114 66 22 0 27 40 0 86 4 5 .310
Jake Marisnick (R) HOU CF 74 153 32 38 26 6 0 11 13 0 59 6 3 .248
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 87 311 58 95 48 24 3 9 26 0 51 7 2 .306

Pitcher

Player Tm Pos G GS W L Sv IP H HR ER BB K ERA WHIP
Charlie Morton (R) HOU SP 14 14 8 4 0 82.1 72 10 35 30 92 3.83 1.25
Mike Fiers (R) HOU SP 20 20 7 5 0 111.2 102 22 46 41 114 3.71 1.28
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 32 0 1 0 0 37.1 42 6 23 9 57 5.55 1.37
Michael Feliz (R) HOU RP 41 0 4 2 0 44.2 45 6 24 20 65 4.84 1.46
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 9 0 0 0 0 8.0 12 0 7 4 8 7.88 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 SP 11 4 3 0 0 31.1 23 4 14 14 36 4.02 1.18
Ken Giles (R) HOU RP 39 0 1 2 21 36.2 25 2 13 14 43 3.19 1.06
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 1 1 0 0 0 4.2 4 2 4 2 4 7.71 1.29
Chris Devenski (R) HOU RP 40 0 6 3 3 58.1 34 8 19 12 78 2.93 0.82
Luke Gregerson (R) HOU RP 43 0 2 3 1 40.1 38 7 18 13 48 4.02 1.29
Tony Sipp (L) HOU RP 36 0 0 1 0 30.2 24 5 17 11 32 4.99 1.17
Brad Peacock (R) HOU SP 23 11 8 1 0 71.2 48 1 20 40 97 2.51 1.23
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 RP 17 15 5 8 0 82.0 97 16 53 23 71 5.82 1.46
Lance McCullers (R) HOU SP 18 18 7 2 0 100.2 92 6 41 31 114 3.67 1.23
Will Harris (R) HOU RP 34 0 2 2 2 34.2 28 5 11 5 39 2.86 0.95
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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