A Look at Fantasy Baseball Through the Lens of an Astros’ Fan
Here is how I did in Week 6:
Week 6 Hitter:
Tyler White-1/10 H/AB, 1 R, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 0 SB, .100 BA
The Astros have lost faith in the once promising “Great White”. In the two series against the Indians at Minute Maid and against the Red Sox at Fenway, White only received three starts and performed poorly in each of them, recording only one hit in his ten at bats. His one hit, a double, drove in a run and eventually caused him to come around and score.
After a great series against the Seattle Mariners at the beginning of May, White was the key at the end of the lineup to elongate the lineup and provide an offense to set the table for Altuve, Springer, and Correa at the top.
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To say White has cooled off is a bit of an understatement. Through his 31 at bats in May, White is hitting .194 with a .306 on-base percentage and .290 slugging.
If a fantasy owner wants any hope from White at this point, it’s in him getting on base through base on balls. 4 of his five walks on the year came this week. However, he only scored two times of his 11 times on base.
With Marwin Gonzalez taking most of White’s at bats and with A.J. Reed waiting in the wings, it looks like White’s chances at offensive production are nearing the end.
Week 6 Pitcher:
Chris Devenski– 8.2 IP, 10 H, 8 ER, 4 BB, 6 K, 0 W, 8.31 ERA, 1.62 WHIP
It was a tale of two starts for Devenski this week. His first start against the Indians on May 10th was solid. In 6.2 innings of work, Devenski gave up two earned runs on five hits. He only walked two batters while striking out 5. Then on May 15th, Devenski struggled against one of the top offenses in the American League at their home ballpark. In 2 innings of work against the Red Sox, Devenski gave up six earned runs on five hits. He also walked 2 and struck out 1.
With the lack of stability in the Astros rotation right now, it is unclear when Devenski’s next start will be. And with his next potential opponent being the Texas Rangers, he may not be the best pickup if you are looking for a spot starter.
Next: Now on to Week 7