What should fantasy owners be on the lookout for from Astros players in the first week of the season?
Now that fantasy drafts are all done (hopefully), we can finally begin the long-awaited season. Since there are no fantasy stats to analyze yet, it may help to take a look at some first-week storylines. How these topics play out could shed light on how the season will go for these players.
Josh Reddick‘s Start
Reddick started slowly in Spring Training but came on strong late, finishing with a .268/.328/.375 batting line. How he hits to start the year — especially against lefties — could determine how often manager A.J. Hinch rests him.
If he struggles, he could sit against most lefties to give Evan Gattis and Jake Marisnick more at-bats. Reddick’s fantasy value is contingent on him being an everyday player, so those who drafted him are counting on it.