Astros in Fantasy: Here is how I did in Week 24.
Week 24 Hitter:
Evan Gattis– 3/19 H/AB, 3 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 0 SB, .158 BA
Gattis was not the only player who struggled against these first-place opponents. In 19 at bat, he had three hits, including a home run, drove in a runner and scored himself three times.
After hitting .311 with a .924 OPS in August, Gattis’ September has been much worse. Although the power is still there, with four extra-base hits including three home runs in his first 31 at-bats, his average has dropped to .226.
With Gattis this season, what you see is what you get. He is a prototypical power hitter with a high amount of strikeouts and home runs with a low batting average and on-base percentage. Although he may not be in an Astros uniform for much longer, no matter what team he is with, Gattis will not be a fantasy commodity until he proves that he can be more of a solid hitter.
Week 24 Pitcher:
Collin McHugh– 5 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 6 K, 1 W, 1.80 ERA, 1.00 WHIP
After a rough start in Texas to begin September, McHugh was very good in his last start against the Chicago Cubs. He got the win after five innings of one-run ball on two hits and three walks. He also struck out six.
Unfortunately, McHugh was only limited to five innings of work because of his high pitch count. After 92 pitches, his day was done, but it was enough to secure the victory against a tough Cubs offense.
McHugh’s 2016 has not been as consistent as the Astros have wanted it to be. Fans and fantasy owners have seen glimpses of the McHugh we have seen in years past. With every one of those starts, there are starts where he is very hittable. Fantasy owners have had to keep luck on their side if they wanted McHugh as a spot starter.
Next: Now on to Week 25