Astros in Fantasy: Fantasy Picks of the Week- Week 12
By Colin Gay
A Look at Fantasy Baseball Through the Lens’ of an Astros Fan
Here is how I did in Week 11:
Week 11 Hitter:
Carlos Gomez– 9/21 H/AB, 3 R, 0 HR, 4 RBI, 2 SB, .429 BA
Gomez finally turned into the hitter that the Astros were expecting him to be when they traded for him at the trade deadline last season.
In his 21 at-bats, Gomez got nine hits, drove in four runs, and scored three times. He was also a threat on the base paths, swiping two bags.
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Gomez, who is in the middle of a mini five-game hitting streak, is getting more contact on the ball. However, only one of his nine hits has been for extra bases, recording an RBI double to score Jose Altuve on Sunday afternoon. With manager A.J. Hinch strategically placing Gomez near the bottom of the lineup, those singles are making a huge impact, recording four RBIs, including a two-RBI day against the Cardinals Wednesday afternoon.
Gomez has started to turn around his season in the month of June. In his 52 at-bats, Gomez is hitting .269 with a .814 OPS. He also has three home runs and has driven in eight runners.
This performance is the start of a turnaround that Gomez fantasy owners were looking for all season. If he keeps hitting, Hinch will have to move him up in the lineup. This will create more RBI opportunities, especially if his power keeps developing.
Although his numbers have not been up to par with those All-Star seasons in Milwaukee, Gomez looks to be on the right track. Fantasy owners should be happy with his progress.
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