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2017 RECAP

Record: 92 - 58

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 92 58
2 Los Angeles Angels 76 74
3 Seattle Mariners 74 77
4 Texas Rangers 74 76
5 Oakland Athletics 68 83

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 90 327 40 79 56 12 1 14 33 3 51 1 0 .242
Evan Gattis (R) HOU C 74 262 37 70 46 19 0 11 17 0 44 0 1 .267
Max Stassi (R) HOU C 9 20 4 4 4 1 0 2 5 0 3 0 0 .200
Juan Centeno (L) HOU C 17 46 4 10 3 0 0 2 3 1 9 0 0 .217

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 128 492 64 145 67 38 1 17 18 1 55 3 2 .295
Tyler White (R) HOU 1B 15 45 6 15 9 5 0 3 3 0 11 0 0 .333

Second Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
José Altuve (R) HOU 2B 143 558 104 194 79 38 4 24 50 3 78 31 6 .348

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 18 54 7 13 7 4 0 4 4 0 16 1 1 .241
Colin Moran (L) HOU 3B 2 6 2 3 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .500
Alex Bregman (R) HOU 3B 144 516 79 144 60 36 5 16 49 2 88 16 5 .279

Short Stop

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Marwin González (B) HOU SS 124 423 60 124 82 30 0 22 40 2 95 7 3 .293
Carlos Correa (R) HOU SS 99 384 71 116 71 20 1 21 43 4 83 2 1 .302

Left Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Cameron Maybin (R) HOU LF 105 370 60 84 31 19 1 9 49 1 87 31 6 .147
Derek Fisher (L) HOU LF 42 119 18 27 16 4 1 5 14 1 39 3 3 .227
Tony Kemp (L) HOU LF 9 18 2 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .167

Center Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Jake Marisnick (R) HOU CF 106 230 50 56 35 10 0 16 19 1 90 9 4 .243
George Springer (R) HOU CF 130 509 103 148 79 28 0 32 58 1 106 5 7 .291

Right Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Josh Reddick (L) HOU RF 130 464 76 147 82 32 3 13 41 1 70 7 3 .317

Pitcher

Player Tm Pos G GS W L Sv IP H HR ER BB K ERA WHIP
Charlie Morton (R) HOU SP 23 23 12 7 0 134.1 117 13 56 48 154 3.75 1.24
Tyler Clippard (R) HOU RP 62 0 2 8 4 55.1 47 10 32 29 65 4.95 4.48
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 40 0 1 0 0 46.0 49 7 24 12 63 4.70 1.33
Michael Feliz (R) HOU RP 44 0 4 2 0 46.0 52 8 30 20 65 5.87 1.59
Collin McHugh (R) HOU SP 10 10 3 2 0 52.1 50 6 20 16 48 3.44 1.26
Reymin Guduan (L) HOU RP 19 0 0 0 0 14.2 21 0 13 11 14 7.98 2.18
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 27 4 5 2 0 49.1 47 6 32 26 63 5.84 1.54
Ken Giles (R) HOU RP 60 0 1 3 32 59.2 42 4 16 19 82 2.41 1.02
Justin Verlander (R) HOU SP 31 31 13 8 0 193.0 163 25 75 66 202 3.82 1.90
Chris Devenski (R) HOU RP 59 0 8 4 4 77.1 47 11 23 22 97 2.68 0.93
Luke Gregerson (R) HOU RP 61 0 2 3 1 57.1 58 11 28 16 66 4.40 1.36
Tony Sipp (L) HOU RP 42 0 0 1 0 34.1 33 8 24 14 36 6.29 1.40
Brad Peacock (R) HOU SP 32 19 11 2 0 121.0 95 8 40 54 153 2.98 1.23
Dallas Keuchel (L) HOU SP 21 21 13 4 0 133.2 106 14 44 43 110 2.96 1.11
Mike Fiers (R) HOU RP 29 28 8 10 0 153.1 157 32 89 62 146 5.22 1.43
Joe Musgrove (R) HOU RP 35 15 7 8 1 106.2 114 18 58 27 95 4.89 1.33
Francisco Liriano (L) HOU RP 34 18 6 7 0 93.4 105 11 61 50 82 5.88 3.51
Will Harris (R) HOU RP 41 0 3 2 2 40.1 35 6 14 6 45 3.12 1.02
Lance McCullers (R) HOU SP 20 20 7 3 0 111.0 104 7 49 36 122 3.97 1.27
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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