Astros in Fantasy: Sneak peak into 2016 rankings of 1st place Astros

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Top 101-200 Fantasy Players

Sep 9, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Houston Astros starting pitcher Collin McHugh (31) pitches the ball against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning at Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

126th Overall Player – Scott Kazmir

Another trade deadline acquisition for the Astros, Kazmir has struggled in his recent starts. On the season, he has a 2.63 ERA/ 7-10/ 145 strikeouts/ 1.14 WHIP. While his numbers overall are not bad, besides his first two starts with the Astros, the others have been average or below. Kazmir ranks as the 33rd overall pitcher.

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128th Overall Player – Collin McHugh

After a rocky start to the season, McHugh has settled down to become the third best Astros pitcher that he should be. McHugh like most of the Astros pitchers has time left with team control. Look for the Astros to extend Keuchel first, but I would be surprised if they didn’t do the same with McHugh. McHugh’s stats for the season, 3.89 ERA/ 16-7/ 147 strikeouts/ 1.27 WHIP. McHugh ranks right behind Kazmir as the 34th overall pitcher.

144th Overall Player – Luke Gregerson

Gregerson has been a big influence in the bullpen this year, even though he has not been perfect, he’s been a leader in the pen. He has 26 saves with a 3.04 ERA and 0.99 WHIP. He is signed for the next two seasons; he should continue to close games for the Astros until someone better appears. He ranks as the 20th best closer, but that is due to the number of blowout wins by the Astros affecting saves.

162nd Overall Player – Mike Fiers

Another Astros acquisition at the trade deadline, Fiers had a rocky first appearance out of the bullpen in the game that Lance McCullers exited in the first inning. Since then, he has been pretty effective on the mound, including throwing a no-hitter. His stats on the season are 3.66 ERA/ 7-10/ 156 strikeouts/ 1.30 WHIP. He ranks as the 44th starting pitcher.

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163rd Overall Player – Evan Gattis

The catcher turned designated hitter has been streaky at times, but he still leads the team in homers and RBI’s with 23/75 respectively. However, his batting average and on-base percentage with .238/.278 respectively. He ranks as the fifth best catcher despite him not taking a pitch behind the plate this season.

181th Overall Player – George Springer

This is a ranking I can’t agree on, but missing the time with the broken wrist could be affecting his ranking here. His play down the stretch could change things, but his stats this year aren’t terrible: .256 Avg/ 13 HR/ 29 RBI/ 14 steals. He ranks as the 53rd outfielder, but the offseason rankings should be better.