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2017 RECAP

Record: 101 - 61

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 101 61
2 Los Angeles Angels 80 82
3 Seattle Mariners 78 84
4 Texas Rangers 78 84
5 Oakland Athletics 75 87

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 97 349 47 84 62 12 1 18 35 3 58 1 0 .241
Evan Gattis (R) HOU C 84 300 41 79 55 22 0 12 18 0 50 0 1 .263
Max Stassi (R) HOU C 14 24 5 4 4 1 0 2 6 0 4 0 0 .167
Juan Centeno (L) HOU C 22 52 5 12 4 0 0 2 3 1 12 0 0 .231

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 139 529 69 158 75 43 1 18 21 1 62 3 2 .299
Tyler White (R) HOU 1B 22 61 7 17 10 6 0 3 4 0 16 0 1 .279

Second Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
José Altuve (R) HOU 2B 153 590 112 204 81 39 4 24 55 3 84 32 6 .346

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 24 62 8 14 7 4 0 4 4 0 20 1 1 .226
Colin Moran (L) HOU 3B 7 11 3 4 3 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 .364
Alex Bregman (R) HOU 3B 155 556 88 158 71 39 5 19 53 2 97 17 5 .284

Short Stop

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Marwin González (B) HOU SS 134 455 67 138 90 34 0 23 45 4 99 8 3 .303
Carlos Correa (R) HOU SS 109 422 82 133 84 25 1 24 48 5 92 2 1 .315

Left Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Cameron Maybin (R) HOU LF 114 395 63 90 35 20 2 10 50 1 94 33 8 .186
Derek Fisher (L) HOU LF 53 146 21 31 17 4 1 5 16 1 54 3 3 .212
Tony Kemp (L) HOU LF 17 37 6 8 4 1 0 0 1 0 5 1 0 .216

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 140 548 112 155 85 29 0 34 63 1 111 5 7 .283

Right Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Josh Reddick (L) HOU RF 134 477 77 150 82 34 4 13 42 1 72 7 3 .314

Pitcher

Player Tm Pos G GS W L Sv IP H HR ER BB K ERA WHIP
Charlie Morton (R) HOU SP 25 25 14 7 0 146.2 125 14 59 49 163 3.62 1.19
Jandel Gustave (R) HOU RP 6 0 0 0 0 5.0 5 0 3 7 2 5.40 2.40
James Hoyt (R) HOU RP 43 0 1 0 0 49.1 51 7 24 14 66 4.38 1.32
Tyler Clippard (R) HOU RP 67 0 2 8 5 60.1 47 10 32 30 72 4.95 3.88
Chris Devenski (R) HOU RP 62 0 8 5 4 80.2 50 11 24 23 100 2.68 0.94
Ashur Tolliver (L) HOU RP 3 0 0 0 0 5.0 4 0 2 4 5 3.60 1.60
Mike Hauschild (R) HOU RP 4 0 0 0 0 8.0 14 5 10 2 7 11.25 2.00
Michael Feliz (R) HOU RP 46 0 4 2 0 48.0 53 8 30 21 70 5.63 1.56
Francis Martes (R) HOU RP 32 4 5 2 0 54.1 51 7 35 28 69 5.80 1.51
Reymin Guduan (L) HOU RP 22 0 0 0 0 16.0 24 1 14 12 16 7.88 2.25
Ken Giles (R) HOU RP 63 0 1 3 34 62.2 44 4 16 21 83 2.30 1.04
Justin Verlander (R) HOU SP 33 33 15 8 0 206.0 170 27 77 68 219 3.82 1.93
Collin McHugh (R) HOU SP 12 12 5 2 0 63.1 62 7 25 20 62 3.55 1.29
Luke Gregerson (R) HOU RP 65 0 2 3 1 61.0 62 13 31 16 70 4.57 1.34
Tony Sipp (L) HOU RP 46 0 0 1 0 37.1 36 8 24 14 39 5.79 1.39
Brad Peacock (R) HOU SP 34 21 13 2 0 132.0 100 10 44 57 161 3.00 1.19
Dallas Keuchel (L) HOU SP 23 23 14 5 0 145.2 116 15 47 47 125 2.90 1.12
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 38 15 7 8 2 109.1 117 18 58 27 98 4.77 1.33
Francisco Liriano (L) HOU RP 38 18 6 7 0 96.3 105 11 61 51 85 5.88 3.30
Will Harris (R) HOU RP 46 0 3 2 2 45.1 37 7 15 7 52 2.98 0.97
Lance McCullers (R) HOU SP 22 22 7 4 0 118.2 114 8 56 39 132 4.25 1.30
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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