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Astros in Fantasy: Fantasy Players of the Week- Week 9

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May 26, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros starting pitcher Lance McCullers (43) wipes his face after pitching against the Baltimore Orioles in the first inning at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports
May 26, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros starting pitcher Lance McCullers (43) wipes his face after pitching against the Baltimore Orioles in the first inning at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports /
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A Look at Fantasy Baseball Through the Lens of an Astros’ Fan

Here is how I did in Week 8:

Week 8 Hitter:

George Springer– 10/27 H/AB, 3 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 0 SB, .370 BA

The Astros have been very successful with Springer in the lead off spot, winning five out of those six games. In Eric Huysman’s aptly named article “The Suddenly Hot Astros Are 5-1 With Springer Leading Off”, he points out that Springer has a career batting average of .306 and an OPS of .867 when he leads off. When the Astros put him in that spot again this week, he impressed yet again.

In his six games, Springer hit .370 with four extra base hits, including a two dinger game against Baltimore on May 26th, scored three runs and drove in three.

Springer has been a great table-setter for this “Suddenly Hot Astros” offense. He raised his batting average 16 points, while also raising his slugging percentage 28 points.

Springer is hitting with a .323 average and a .963 OPS leading off this year. The Astros want that kind of hot hitter at the top of their lineup. If the Astros continue to have Springer leading off, keep him locked in your fantasy lineup.

Next: Week 8 Pitcher

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