Astros in Fantasy: Fantasy Picks of the Week- Week 13

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Jun 20, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros first baseman Marwin Gonzalez (9) scores a run during the first inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 20, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros first baseman Marwin Gonzalez (9) scores a run during the first inning against the Los Angeles Angels 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

Jun 20, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros first baseman Marwin Gonzalez (9) scores a run during the first inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 20, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros first baseman Marwin Gonzalez (9) scores a run during the first inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports /

Here is how I did in Week 12:

Week 12 Hitter:

Marwin Gonzalez– 6/25 H/AB, 6 R, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 0 SB, .240 BA

Gonzalez has been that table-setter that the Astros need at the top of this lineup. This week proved no exception.

Although he only hit .240, Gonzalez had a small five-game hitting streak. Gonzalez also showed a little pop against all of the right-handed hitters he faced, hitting a double, a triple, and a homerun in that mini-streak. With that power came RBIs as Gonzalez drove in four runners.

The most impressive part about Gonzalez’s week was that his hit total matched his amount of runs scored. In the nine times Gonzalez got on base this week, he scored himself six times.

He proved to be a key contributor in the offensive explosions against the Royals, with three hits in 12 at-bats, driving in one and scoring himself three times.

Yes, Gonzalez’s hit total left a little to be desired this week. However, his teammates took advantage of the times he was on base which proved to be key in their sweep of the Angels and a series win in Kansas City.

Gonzalez’s fantasy value in the future is up in the air at this point because of the call-up of top first base prospect A.J. Reed. However, if Gonzalez keeps providing opportunities for his teammates to drive him in, he will not be taken out of the lineup anytime soon.

Next: Week 12 Pitcher

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