C - HOU
Martin Maldonado went 1-for-3 with a home run as the Astros took down the A's 5-2 in Game 2 of the ALDS on Tuesday.
Maldonado started a back-to-back with George Springer when he belted a Sean Manaea offering for a solo shot in the top of the fifth inning. Manaea was lifted and replaced by Yusmeiro Petit, who Springer took deep for his second dinger of the game. The veteran backstop is having a quiet postseason thus far with a .200/.200/.400 batting line to go along with one home run and one RBI across 15 at-bats ( four games).
Martin Maldonado (knee) was held out of the Astros' weekend games against the Rangers but says he is healthy enough to play in the playoffs.
Maldonado slugged six home runs in 135 at-bats this season. He doesn't offer much value outside of the occasional long ball. He is not a recommended DFS play.
Martin Maldonado went hitless in three at bats as the Astros beat the Rangers 2-1 on Thursday.
Maldonado was flirting with fantasy relevance earlier this year but has been in a funk for a couple of weeks now. For the season he's hitting .237 with five homers and a .760 OPS.
Martin Maldonado hit his fourth homer of the season in the Astros' 8-4 win over the Rangers on Thursday afternoon.
Maldonado finished this one by going 2-for-3 with the homer, a double, a walk, and two runs scored. He has been one of the more productive catchers for fantasy purposes this summer. Batting .272/.416/.457, Maldonado should be rostered in most every league.
Martin Maldonado went hitless in three at bats on Tuesday against the Braves.
Maldonado dealt with a bruised thumb last week but he's fine moving forward. The 33-year-old posted a .671 OPS last year and doesn't have any fantasy value - even at a position as thin as catcher.