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Michael Brantley scores twice

Sat, Jun 15th 2:01am EDT
By Kamran Hoda

Michael Brantley went 0-for-3 with two walks and two runs scored on Friday against Toronto.

Fantasy Impact: Brantley's hitting .313/.372/.510 with 10 homers and three steals. He's been great all year.

Category: Game Recaps


Yordan Alvarez went 3-for-4 with a home run, two singles, one walk, three RBI, and three runs scored on Friday against Toronto.

Fantasy Impact: Alvarez' homer was his third of the season through four games played, he's also 5-for-13 with six walks and seven RBI. He's a rock solid option right now.

Category: Game Recaps


Robinson Chirinos went 2-for-5 with a home run, single, six RBI, and one run scored on Friday against Toronto.

Fantasy Impact: Chirinos' homer was his 12th of the year to go with 38 RBI. He's hitting .243/.367 with his OPS at .888. He's a decent option right now.

Category: Game Recaps


Alex Bregman went 1-for-3 with a walk, home run, three RBI, and two runs scored against Toronto on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Bregman's home run was his 19th of the season. He's slashing .272/.399/.547 with three steals, he's been great as expected.

Category: Game Recaps


Gerrit Cole fans 10 in win

Sat, Jun 15th 1:53am EDT
By Kamran Hoda

Gerrit Cole surrendered two runs on three hits, two walks, and 10 strikeouts through six innings on Friday against Toronto.

Fantasy Impact: Cole's been striking out hitters at will, he's at 140 strikeouts through 90 2/3 innings. That's 13.8 strikeouts per nine innings which would be the single season record. He's a great option.

Category: Game Recaps


McHugh will join Houston's Triple-A affiliate in Round Rock on Friday as he works his way back from elbow discomfort. (Source: Brian McTaggart on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: McHugh has missed the last month with a sore elbow, and likely won't be inserted back into the rotation even when he is ready to return. He's 3-4 with a 6.04 ERA and 48 strikeouts in 44 2/3 innings, and is worth a look if he does make it back into a starting role at some point.

Category: Injury Updates


Altuve will kick off a rehab assignment Friday night with the Astros' Triple-A affiliate in Round Rock. (Source: Brian McTaggert on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Altuve has been out of the Houston lineup since May 10, but could rejoin the team sometime next week if all goes well with Round Rock. The diminutive infielder is batting .243 with nine home runs, 21 RBIs and one stolen base over 164 plate appearances in 2019.

Category: Transactions


Justin Verlander allowed three runs on four hits, no walks, and 15 strikeouts through seven innings on Wednesday against the Brewers.

Fantasy Impact: Verlander's 15 strikeouts were a career high for him, it was an outing to remember for him. He's having another remarkable year with his 2.41 ERA, 0.73 WHIP, and 125 strikeouts through 15 starts this season.

Category: Game Recaps


Yuli Gurriel went 3-for-5 with a single, double, home run, three RBI, and two runs scored on Tuesday against the Brewers.

Fantasy Impact: Gurriel's homer was his fifth of the year for Houston. He hasn't hit very well, slashing .260/.289/.402 to go with three steals.

Category: Game Recaps


Brad Peacock earns sixth win

Wed, Jun 12th 3:34am EDT
By Kamran Hoda

Brad Peacock allowed four runs on seven hits, one walk, and four strikeouts through 6 1/3 innings against the Brewers on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Peacock's win was his sixth of the season, he's recorded a 3.42 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, and 71 strikeouts up to this point. He's a pretty solid option at SP.

Category: Game Recaps


George Springer (hamstring) may start a rehab stint this weekend. (Source: Jake Kaplan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Springer was batting .308/.389/.643 with 17 home runs before injuring his hamstring in late May. If all goes well, he could rejoin the Astros later this month alongside Jose Altuve, who's also on track to begin rehab later this week.

Category: Injury Updates


Roberto Osuna gets 17th save

Mon, Jun 10th 5:36am EDT
By Kamran Hoda

Roberto Osuna recorded one out on Sunday against Baltimore to pick up a save.

Fantasy Impact: Osuna's got a 2.15 ERA, 0.68 WHIP, and 28 strikeouts through this point. The save was his 17th of the year, he's a top tier closer.

Category: Game Recaps


Wade Miley takes sixth win

Mon, Jun 10th 5:33am EDT
By Kamran Hoda

Wade Miley threw six shutout innings on Sunday against Baltimore. He allowed six hits, two walks, and five strikeouts in the win.

Fantasy Impact: Miley's picked up a 3.14 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, and 65 strikeouts through 14 starts this season. He's been a solid option.

Category: Game Recaps


Framber Valdez allowed one run on five hits, no walks, and seven strikeouts through seven innings on Saturday against the Orioles.

Fantasy Impact: Valdez' recorded a 2.73 ERA and 1.21 WHIP through his first start and 14 other outings this season. He's got a shot to stick in the rotation for a while.

Category: Game Recaps


Tyler White drives in a run

Thu, Jun 6th 3:49am EDT
By Kamran Hoda

Tyler White went 0-for-3 with one RBI on Wednesday against Seattle.

Fantasy Impact: White's slashing .205/.299/.282 with one homer through 40 games this year. It's been disappointing for him, he's not worth using.

Category: Game Recaps


The Astros have optioned Corbin Martin down to Triple-A Round Rock. (Source: Chandler Rome on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Martin impressed in his first start with the big league club this season but struggled afterwards, ultimately posting a 5.59 ERA through five starts. We'll likely see the 23-year-old again this year but he can be dropped in re-draft leagues for now.

Category: Transactions


Ryan Pressly threw a perfect inning on Monday against the Mariners to earn a save.

Fantasy Impact: Pressly's save was his fourth of the season. He's got a stunning 0.64 ERA and 0.64 WHIP through 28 1/3 innings this season, unfortunately for him Roberto Osuna is still the clear closer for the Astros.

Category: Game Recaps


Derek Fisher went 2-for-5 with a single, double, walk, one RBI, and one run scored on Sunday against Oakland.

Fantasy Impact: Fisher is 7-for-24 with one homer, one steal, and three walks so far. When in the lineup he's always got a chance to contribute due to how loaded it is.

Category: Game Recaps


Josh Reddick homers in win

Sat, Jun 1st 3:25am EDT
By Kamran Hoda

Josh Reddick went 1-for-4 with a home run on Friday against Oakland.

Fantasy Impact: Reddick's homer was his fifth of the season. He's hitting .309/.358/.436 with two steals up to this point.

Category: Game Recaps


The Astros placed Forrest Whitley on the 7-day minor league injured list with shoulder fatigue. (Source: Brian McTaggart on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Whitley has posted an ugly 12.21 ERA at Triple-A this season, and perhaps this is why. The top prospect is currently heading to Florida to rehab with the hopes of still making his big league debut this summer.

Category: Injury Updates