Astros in Fantasy: Ranking draft-worthy H-Town pitchers

Jul 10, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel (60) delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Oakland Athletics at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 10, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel (60) delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Oakland Athletics at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports /
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The oft-injured stud: Lance McCullers

Jul 22, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros starting pitcher Lance McCullers (43) pitches against the Los Angeles Angels in the second inning at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 22, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros starting pitcher Lance McCullers (43) pitches against the Los Angeles Angels in the second inning at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports /

There is no debate as to whether or not McCullers is a fantasy asset when he’s on the mound. But since we’ve yet to see him stay healthy for a full season, there are lots of risks involved, pushing his draft stock lower.

McCullers represents the classic high risk, high reward case. If McCullers stays healthy, he’ll be a steal. But prepare for the possibility of him missing time at some point. ESPN has him ranked No. 244 overall and 68th among starting pitchers, so he should be available late in your draft.

Other Astros pitchers may become fantasy-relevant with strong seasons, but those possibilities will be covered next week when we discuss potential fantasy sleepers. A few of these sleepers are having good Springs.

Next: Astros in Fantasy: Ranking position players

***Stats courtesy of baseball-reference.com***

***Rankings by ESPN***

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