Houston Astros

AL West

Carlos Correa went 1-for-4 with a home run, one RBI, one run scored, and one strikeout against the Twins on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Correa's bat is heating up, the homer was his 3rd through his past four games played. He's slashing .268/.333/.549 with five homers this year, if he stays healthy he has a solid chance of setting a career high of homers.

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Michael Brantley went 2-for-3 with a home run, single, walk, two RBI, and two runs scored against the Twins on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Brantley's now on a 10 game hitting streak and has hit three homers during this streak. He's slashing .315/.373/.533 with three stolen bases up to this point, he's a reliable option at left field.

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Josh Reddick homers in win

Thu, Apr 25th 12:10am EDT
By Kamran Hoda

Josh Reddick went 2-for-3 with a single, walk, home run, two RBI, and two runs scored on Wednesday against the Twins.

Fantasy Impact: Reddick's been absolutely tearing apart opposing pitchers lately, he's got 10 hits through his past four games now. The performance put his batting numbers at .386/.427/.543 with three homers, he's looking like a rock solid fantasy option right now.

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Justin Verlander allowed one run on four hits, no walks, and eight strikeouts through eight innings pitched on Wednesday against the Twins.

Fantasy Impact: Verlander was his fantastic self in the victory, his record is up to 4-0 now. He's looking great through six starts this year with a 2.61 ERA, 0.89 WHIP, and 46 strikeouts. He remains one of the top fantasy options there is.

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Tyler White scores twice in win

Wed, Apr 24th 6:15am EDT
By Kamran Hoda

Tyler White went 2-for-2 with two singles, one walk, and two runs scored on Tuesday against the Twins.

Fantasy Impact: White's been showing great offensive production when he's playing. He's now slashing .297/.435/.786 through 37 at-bats this year, he's a solid option when active.

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Jose Altuve records ninth homer

Wed, Apr 24th 6:10am EDT
By Kamran Hoda

Jose Altuve went 1-for-4 with a home run, walk, three RBI, two strikeouts, and one run scored on Tuesday against the Twins.

Fantasy Impact: The former AL MVP's homer was his ninth of the season, he's slashing a solid .289/.343/.955 up to this point. He's looking great with the power hitting right now, he's only 16 homers away from a career high.

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Wade Miley allowed three runs on three hits, one walk, and seven strikeouts through six innings pitched on Tuesday against Minnesota.

Fantasy Impact: Miley was solid in the team's win, he struggled to start as he allowed a three run homer but recorded five consecutive shutout innings afterwards. He's now got a 3.58 ERA up to this point, he's a fairly solid fantasy option.

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Roberto Osuna pitched a perfect inning against the Twins on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Osuna hadn't pitched in over a week, so this was just a matter of him getting some work in. His performance remains elite thus far this season, and he should finish as a top-five closer barring injury.

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Alex Bregman went 1-for-4 with a single, walk, and one run scored on Monday against Minnesota.

Fantasy Impact: Bregman extended his hitting streak to four games and has now hit safely in all but two games in April so far. He's slashing .314/.430/.973 with four homers and two steals, it's a great start for the young star.

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Brad Peacock allowed three runs on six hits, three walks, and two strikeouts through five innings pitched on Monday against the Twins.

Fantasy Impact: Peacock didn't look great in the outing but did manage to limit the damage despite a bunch of hitters reaching base. He's got a 4.29 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, and 17 strikeouts up to this point, he's got Cleveland next.

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Collin McHugh allowed 10 runs (nine earned) on eight hits and a walk over 3 1/3 innings on Sunday against the Rangers. He struck out just one and took the loss, falling to 3-2.

Fantasy Impact: Like Gerrit Cole, McHugh could do nothing against the seemingly unstoppable force that is the Rangers offense. McHugh had been lights out this season prior to this outing, so owners should do their best to chalk this one up to a bad day and move on. He'll start against the Indians in his next time out, where he should be considered a must-start option, as he had been prior to this last start.

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Gerrit Cole allowed nine runs (eight earned) on nine hits and three walks over 4 1/3 innings against the Rangers on Saturday. He struck out eight and took the loss, falling to 1-3.

Fantasy Impact: Cole's ERA is now up to a 5.22, though he has just a 1.19 WHIP despite the blowup. He said afterward that he thought he was tipping his pitches, which certainly could explain the incredible success the Rangers had. Either way, there's no reason to be concerned with Cole based off this single blip on the radar, and you should start him with confidence against the Indians.

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George Springer went 2-for-3 with two doubles, two walks, one RBI, and one run scored against the Rangers.

Fantasy Impact: Springer's slashing .270/.368/.895 with five homers up to this point. He's a rock solid option in the outfield and should continue to have a good year with an elite Astros lineup.

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Robinson Chirinos went 1-for-5 with a double and a run scored on Friday against the Mariners.

Fantasy Impact: Chirinos is batting just .250 but has a .500 slugging percentage, with one home run and five doubles. He's basically doing exactly what his owners should have expected coming into this year - playing like a fairly reliable second catcher who will provide decent but unspectacular numbers. There's plenty of room for that on most fantasy teams.

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Yuli Gurriel went 3-for-5 with a single, double, and a grand slam on Friday against the Mariners.

Fantasy Impact: Gurriel's now slashing .306/.352/.882 with one homer on the season. He should remain a solid contributor to a great Astros line as the season goes on.

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Ryan Pressly allowed no runs on one hit, no walks, and three strikeouts through 1 1/3 innings to earn his first save of the season against the Yankees.

Fantasy Impact: Pressly took over to give Roberto Osuna a rest day and continued to deliver well for the Astros. He hasn't allowed a run through his 5 2/3 innings pitched and figures to be the clear top option for saves should Osuna get hurt moving forward.

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Making his first start in a week, Aledmys Diaz went 2-for-4 with two runs scored, four RBI, and a home run on Sunday against the A's.

Fantasy Impact: With the Astros' stacked infield, it will be hard to see Diaz getting regular playing time. To the extent either Alex Bregman or Carlos Correa suffered an injury, however, Diaz would immediately become an intriguing add. For now, however, he remains just a cheap DFS play when he finds his way into the starting lineup.

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Jake Marisnick homers in loss

Mon, Apr 1st 4:15am EDT
By Kamran Hoda

Jake Marisnick went 2-for-3 with a single, a solo homer, one RBI, and one run scored against the Rays on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Outside of Marisnick's two hits the Astros went 1-for-25 with just one walk. That says it all for that game, he won't likely be in the lineup a lot moving forward.

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Josh James allowed no runs on one hit, one walk, and one strikeout through one inning against Tampa Bay on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: James saw his season debut in the game, he's got some solid potential for keeper leagues but isn't likely to have any value in re-draft leagues for a while.

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Framber Valdez allowed two hits and struck out four over four scoreless innings on Sunday versus Atlanta.

Fantasy Impact: Valdez has been in competition for Houston's final rotation spot this spring. He'll likely wind up losing out to Brad Peacock, but fantasy players should remember Valdez's name. He could make for an interesting streaming candidate if he gets starts for the Astros this year.

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