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The Houston Astros have announced that Alex Bregman had wrist surgery. He should be ready for baseball activities by January. (Source: Jim Bowden on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Bregman had a pretty rough World Series performance. He hit .095/.200/.143 with no homers. The wrist injury may have impacted him, however. It'll be important to monitor his offseason progress.

Category: Injury Updates


Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel was informed that the team picked up his $8 million club option for the 2022 season. (Source: Yuli Gurriel on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is hardly a surprise as Gurriel had a strong 2021 season, slashing .319/.383/.462 with a career-best 9.8 percent walk rate and an equally impressive 11.2 percent strikeout clip. He might be a late bloomer, but the 37-year-old has cemented himself as a key piece in the Astros' lineup for the time being.

Category: Transactions


Astros star closer Ryan Pressly will return to Houston for another season after his $10 million option vested back in September. (Source: Jake Kaplan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Pressly was the definition of reliable for Houston this past season, posting a career-best 2.25 ERA and 2.4 fWAR while recording 26 saves through 64 outings. He also mowed down batters at a steady clip, amassing 11.39 K/9 and 1.86 BB/9 rates.

Category: Transactions


Lance McCullers Jr. will not pitch in this year's world Series against Atlanta, he announced on Monday. (Source: Chandler Rome on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: McCullers said Dr. Neal ElAttrache saw his MRI and thinks there is nothing wrong with his UCL. McCullers said his strain normally calls for a six to eight week shutdown. McCullers expects to be fully healthy and ready to go for spring training. Houston will have to get it done without him in the meantime. Framber Valdez will be on the mound for Game 1 on Tuesday against the Braves.

Category: Injury Updates


Astros pitcher Framber Valdez will start Game 1 of the World Series in Houston against the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night. (Source: Jon Morosi on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Valdez will look for a reversal of fortune in Game 1 against the Braves Tuesday night. He has struggled so far this postseason with a 4.20 ERA, .286 opponents batting average, and 1.40 WHIP in 15.0 innings pitched this postseason for the Astros.


Zack Greinke will start Game 4 of ALCS against the Astros on Tuesday at Fenway Park. (Source: Brian McTaggart on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Greinke will be tasked with attempting to help the Astros even the ALCS at two games each on Tuesday against the Red Sox. Astros fans should temper expectations though. Greinke has struggled in the postseason in his career, with a 4.18 ERA and 1.19 WHIP in 20 career postseason games.


Astros pitcher Luis Garcia will start Game 2 of ALCS against the Red Sox on Saturday. (Source: Jake Kaplan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Garcia will look to get back on track in his second start of the 2021 postseason on Saturday. He struggled against the White Sox in the ALDS, allowing five earned runs, walking three, allowing a .385 batting average, and a 3.00 WHIP in just 2.2 innings pitched.


Astros pitcher Jose Urquidy will start Game 4 of the ALDS against the White Sox. (Source: Julia Morales on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The White Sox won on Sunday, forcing a Game 4 in Chicago where Urquidy gets a shot at sending the Astros to the ALCS. While it won't be easy considering Chicago will deploy Carlos Rodon on Monday, Urquidy looked solid in the regular season, too. Through 20 starts, he went 8-3 with a 3.62 ERA, 0.99 WHIP, and .218 OBA in addition to 90 strikeouts and 19 walks. The right-hander has allowed just eight runs through 25.2 innings of postseason work in his career.

Category: Rumors


Astros shortstop Carlos Correa went 1-for-4 with a solo homer against the Athletics on Sunday. He also struck out once along the way. Houston ultimately defeated Oakland by a score of 7-6.

Fantasy Impact: Correa slashed .279/.366/.485 with 26 homers, 92 RBI, 75 walks, and 116 strikeouts this season. He'll look to carry his three-game hitting streak into a postseason clash with the White Sox.

Category: Game Recaps


Astros outfielder Kyle Tucker finished 2-for-4 with a single and two-run homer against the Athletics on Sunday. He also struck out once in the effort. Houston ultimately defeated Oakland by a score of 7-6.

Fantasy Impact: Tucker's 2021 regular season comes to an end with a .294/.359/.557 slash line. He accrued 30 homers, 92 RBI, 53 walks, 90 strikeouts, and 14 stolen bases.

Category: Game Recaps


Astros rookie outfielder Jake Meyers went 2-for-4 with a single and solo homer against the Athletics on Sunday. He scored twice in the effort. Houston ultimately defeated Oakland by a score of 7-6.

Fantasy Impact: Meyers slashed .260/.323/.438 with six homers, 28 RBI, 10 walks, and 50 strikeouts this season. He went 5-for-12 with a .750 SLG over his final three games of the 2021 regular season.

Category: Game Recaps


Astros outfielder Chas McCormick finished 1-for-2 with a solo homer against the Athletics on Sunday. He also walked twice in the regular-season finale. Houston ultimately defeated Oakland by a score of 7-6.

Fantasy Impact: McCormick racked up a .257/.319/.447 slash line with 14 homers, 50 RBI, 25 walks, and 104 strikeouts in his rookie season. He has filled in admirably in an outfield role that was left vacant when Myles Straw was dealt to Cleveland.

Category: Game Recaps


Astros reliever Blake Taylor surrendered a solo homer during the ninth inning of Sunday's game against the Athletics. He blew the save but managed to salvage the win as Houston ultimately defeated Oakland by a score of 7-6.

Fantasy Impact: Taylor's final season line includes a 4-4 record, 3.16 ERA, 1.41 WHIP, and .233 OBA through 42.2 innings of work. He allowed just two runs over his final 15 outings. Expect him to carve out a significant role in the Houston bullpen throughout the postseason.

Category: Game Recaps


Astros catcher Jason Castro had another solid day at the plate on Saturday, going 1-for-3 with a solo homer against the Athletics. He also walked and struck out once. Houston ultimately defeated Oakland by a score of 10-4.

Fantasy Impact: Castro has now homered in back-to-back contests. Over his last seven games, he owns a phenomenal .538/.625/1.231 slash line with three home runs, six RBI, three walks, and two strikeouts.

Category: Game Recaps


Slugger Yordan Alvarez was the first of four Astros to hit a home run against the Athletics on Saturday. He finished the day 1-for-4 with the three-run blast but also struck out once. Houston ultimately defeated Oakland by a score of 10-4.

Fantasy Impact: Alvarez is now slashing .277/.346/.530 with 33 homers, 104 RBI, 50 walks, and 144 strikeouts this season. He'll look to finish the regular season strong on Sunday before providing a huge power bat to the Houston lineup in the postseason.

Category: Game Recaps


Astros reliever Phil Maton allowed one walk and one hit over 0.1 scoreless innings against the Athletics on Saturday. Despite facing three batters and retiring just one, the 28-year-old managed to earn the win. Houston ultimately defeated Oakland by a score of 10-4.

Fantasy Impact: Maton has been in the right place at the right time this season; he has now gone 6-0 through 66.2 innings of work. All the while, he has yielded a not-great 4.73 ERA. In fact, over his last seven games alone, he owns a 10.80 ERA to go along with a 2-0 record.

Category: Game Recaps


Astros starter Jake Odorizzi allowed three runs over 4.2 innings of work against the Athletics on Saturday. His final line included seven hits, one walk, three strikeouts, and the no-decision. Houston ultimately defeated Oakland by a score of 10-4.

Fantasy Impact: Odorizzi finishes the regular season with a 6-7 record, 4.21 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, and .243 OBA. He has looked solid as of late, amassing a mere 2.93 ERA over the course of his last seven outings.

Category: Game Recaps


Astros second baseman Marwin Gonzalez went 0-for-4 with a strikeout before being replaced by Jose Altuve against the Athletics on Friday evening. Houston ultimately fell to Oakland by a score of 8-6.

Fantasy Impact: Gonzalez is hitting 5-for-30 with three homers, eight RBI, one walk, and eight strikeouts since the Astros promoted him to the majors.

Category: Game Recaps


Astros first baseman Aledmys Diaz finished 1-for-5 with an RBI single against the Athletics on Friday evening. He also struck out once in the effort. Houston ultimately fell to Oakland by a score of 8-6.

Fantasy Impact: Diaz has slashed .262/.322/.409 with eight homers, 45 RBI, 16 walks, and 60 strikeouts this season. He's hitting just 4-for-24 (.167) over the course of his last seven contests.

Category: Game Recaps


Astros outfielder Jose Siri hit a leadoff triple against the Athletics on Friday. This was his only trip to the plate before he exited with a right hand injury. Houston ultimately fell to Oakland by a score of 8-6.

Fantasy Impact: Siri is now hitting 10-for-46 with four homers, nine RBI, one walk, 17 strikeouts, and three stolen bases since making his MLB debut. He's hitting just 4-for-21 over the course of his last nine games.

Category: Game Recaps