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Daniel Straily (SP,RP)

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Bats: R, Throws: R

Daniel Straily allowed two runs on three hits in six innings against the Indians on Wednesday. He had two walks and four strikeouts in the outing.

Fantasy Impact: Straily earned a quality start for the first time since May 7th, 2014, back when he was still with the Athletics. Straily has shown very little of the promise he had as a prospect, bouncing around MLB, and only earning occasional spot starts. He will stick with the 'Stros rotation until a better option gets healthy (Feldman or Peacock), making him a deep AL-Only play for now.


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Daniel Straily allowed five runs (four earned) on six hits in 4 2/3 innings against the Red Sox on Friday. He had three walks and seven strikeouts in the outing.

Fantasy Impact: While the strikeouts are nice, Straily wasn't great overall, and his spot start might just be that. Straily wasn't doing all that well in the minors prior to the call-up, but with the rotation of the Astros in tatters it's possible he sticks regardless of performance. Straily should be avoided in all fantasy formats.


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Dan Straily was optioned off to the minors on Monday Morning, as one of three players cut from the Astros Spring Training camp. Mark Appel and Andrew Aplin were also both reassigned. (Source: The Crawfish Boxes - Houston Astros SB Nation Blog)

Fantasy Impact: Straily was slated to be the 5th starter on the rotation. If you were planning to put him there on your fantasy roster as well, your plan has just been given the axe. That spot could now potentially go to Roberto Hernandez.


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Daniel Straily allowed two hits and one earned run in 3 2/3 innings pitched on Sunday. He also walked one and struckout four.

Fantasy Impact: Straily really needed this kind of outing, as the only run he allowed was on a solo-HR, and that was easily mitigated by the four Ks. He is still vying for the #5 SP slot for Houston, but it is uncertain if he or Roberto Hernandez will get that job to begin the season. Until he is guaranteed the role he should only be drafted as a speculative late-round pick in AL-Only leagues.


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Daniel Straily allowed three earned runs on three hits in 2IP against the Pirates. He also walked four and struckout one.

Fantasy Impact: Straily was incredibly wild with his pitches on Tuesday, hitting the dirt every third pitch, and just unable to locate anything. He was the favorite for the 5th SP job for Houston coming into spring training, but with outings like this it makes that likelihood far less certain. Even if Straily gets the job he should only be drafted in AL-Only leagues.


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Daniel Straily allowed three hits and one earned run in three innings of work against the Tigers. He had no walks and no strikeouts.

Fantasy Impact: Straily was roughed up in his first outing this Spring, but he looked significantly better and more confident on Thursday. Straily's slider was on point, and contributed heavily to a 1-2-3 inning in the first. He doesn't strike out a lot of bats, but his control is looking closer to 2013 levels now. The fifth SP slot in the Houston rotation still seems to be his to lose, but he's only worth a flier in late rounds of deep AL-Only leagues for fantasy.


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Daniel Straily allowed two earned runs on three hits in two innings of work against the Tigers Sunday. He also struck out one batter.

Fantasy Impact: Straily had a rough first outing. He struggled with his command and has yet to prove he can regain his solid 2013 form. Straily is the favorite for the fifth spot in the Houston rotation, but with too many outings like this he could be relegated to the pen, which would erase any fantasy value he might have. He is still draftable in AL-Only leagues, but proceed with caution.


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Cubs trade Dan Straily to Astros

Mon, Jan 19th 3:54pm EST
By Dale Redman

The Chicago Cubs have traded pitcher Dan Straily and infielder Luis Valbuena to the Houston Astros in exchange for outfielder Dexter Fowler. Straily had a 6.75 ERA in eight starts with Chicago and Oakland in 2014. (Source: Chicago Tribune)

Fantasy Impact: Straily will be competing for a spot in the Astros rotation. After a down 2014, Straily will look to rebound after returning to the American League. Straily went 10-8 with a 3.96 ERA in 27 starts with Oakland in 2013.