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Astros in Fantasy: Fantasy Players of the Week- Week 6

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May 8, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa (1), right fielder George Springer (4), second baseman Jose Altuve (27), and center fielder Jake Marisnick (6) celebrate after defeating the Seattle Mariners 5-1 at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
May 8, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa (1), right fielder George Springer (4), second baseman Jose Altuve (27), and center fielder Jake Marisnick (6) celebrate after defeating the Seattle Mariners 5-1 at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports /
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A Look at Fantasy Baseball Through the Lens of an Astros’ Fan

May 8, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa (1), right fielder George Springer (4), second baseman Jose Altuve (27), and center fielder Jake Marisnick (6) celebrate after defeating the Seattle Mariners 5-1 at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
May 8, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa (1), right fielder George Springer (4), second baseman Jose Altuve (27), and center fielder Jake Marisnick (6) celebrate after defeating the Seattle Mariners 5-1 at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports /

Here is how I did in Week 5:

Week 5 Hitter:

Jose Altuve– 10/25 H/AB, 9 R, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 4 SB, .400 BA

Altuve was very impressive this week. In his seven games played, Altuve recorded ten hits, including five extra-base hits, 5 RBI, and four stolen bases. Through his play this week, he has made a case for an early season favorite for AL MVP.

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Providing a spark at the top of the lineup for the Astros, both of Altuve’s dingers leadoff shots in two straight games. Those were Altuve’s fifth and sixth leadoff home runs of 2016.

Not only has Altuve been getting it done with his power, but he has also been helping the team by getting on base and wrecking havoc on the base paths. Altuve is hitting .393 with a.469 on-base percentage in May. On the base paths, Altuve has stolen 13 bases on 14 attempts including three on Sunday against the Mariners.

Altuve is as complete as you can get from a ballplayer. Although his numbers do recede a little bit when they leave Minute Maid, with a .250 average and a .927 OPS, he will still be a factor in the four-game series against the Red Sox this weekend. Until then, look for Altuve to continue to rake at home against a strong Cleveland Indians rotation. If the Astros want to win, they will need to rely on his bat, and that proves well for fantasy owners.

Week 5 Pitcher:

Dallas Keuchel– 11.1 IP, 15 H, 7 ER, 6 BB, 11 K, 0 W, 5.56 ERA, 1.85 WHIP

This was the week for Keuchel to turn his season around. In two starts, he did almost the opposite. In 11.1 innings pitched, Keuchel gave up 15 hits with seven earned runs and six walks.

His first start of the week, which was supposed to be the easiest, was arguably Keuchel’s worst start of the season. Against an offensively mediocre Minnesota Twins team, he gave up five earned runs on seven hits in 4.1 innings. He walked five batters compared to only three strikeouts.

Keuchel kind of regrouped against the Mariners on Saturday, but faced a different problem. Through 7 innings of work, he gave up eight hits and two earned runs on two solo shots by Robinson Cano and Kyle Seager.

Even though Keuchel had been struggling for the majority of the year, giving up home runs wasn’t a part of the issue, giving up only 1 in his previous six starts. Along with a 1.523 WHIP and 3.9 walks per nine innings average, fantasy owners should be worried about Keuchel’s performance to start 2016.

Keuchel will get another chance to turn his series around Thursday night against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Keuchel’s away numbers this season is much worse than at Minute Maid. Through 4 starts, Keuchel has a 5.84 ERA with a 1.62 WHIP. Find another pitcher this week to build your team around. The 2015 AL Cy Young Award winner has not been the guy in 2016.

Next: Now on to Week 6:

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