A Look at Fantasy Baseball Through the Lens of an Astros’ Fan
Here is how I did in Week 7:
Week 7 Hitter:
Jose Altuve– 6/24 H/AB, 2 R, 0 HR, 4 RBI, 0 SB, .250 BA
Altuve showed this week that if he struggles at all, the entire Astros offense struggles along with it.
It was really a tale of two series for Altuve this past week. In the midweek series against the Chicago White Sox in which the Astros won two out of three, Altuve was his normal self, getting five hits in 12 at bats scoring once and driving in three runners.
However, when the Astros came home for an important three game set with their in-state rival, the Texas Rangers, Altuve, along with the rest of the Astros offense, struggled mightily. He only got one hit in 12 at-bats and scored once.
Altuve, at the top of the lineup, really sets the tone for the rest of the offensive game the Astros will have, scoring only a total of four runs against Texas in the weekend series.
Altuve will have to be the leader of the offense in the upcoming two series against the first place Baltimore Orioles and the division rival Los Angeles Angels.
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Week 7 Pitcher:
Doug Fister– 6.1 IP, 9 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 1 W, 4.26 ERA, 1.58 WHIP
Fister did what he needed to do this week against the Chicago White Sox, but it really was not what fantasy owners needed from a spot starter.
In his 6.1 innings pitched, Fister gave up three earned runs on nine hits, walking one and striking out five. Fister left a runner on base when he was taken out of the game in the seventh and came around to score on a Jose Abreu single that was given up by right-handed reliever Ken Giles.
Even though it was not a great start fantasy wise, Fister has been a solid pickup this month. In his four starts, Fister has three wins and no losses with a 3.08 ERA and a 1.10 WHIP. Fister has done a nice job this month at limiting the walks, recording only four in his 26.1 innings, and home runs, giving up only one in his four starts.
Fister will have to keep that success of keeping the balls in the ballpark going as he faces a powerful Oriole team at home on Tuesday.
Next: Now on to Week 8