Astros in Fantasy: What to Watch for in Week One

Mar 6, 2017; West Palm Beach, FL, USA; Houston Astros left fielder Josh Reddick (22) bats against the Boston Red Sox at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 6, 2017; West Palm Beach, FL, USA; Houston Astros left fielder Josh Reddick (22) bats against the Boston Red Sox at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports /
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What should fantasy owners be on the lookout for from Astros players in the first week of the season?

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Mar 15, 2017; West Palm Beach, FL, USA; Houston Astros right fielder Jon Kemmer (75) celebrates his two-run home run with designated hitter Evan Gattis (11) and third baseman Yuli Gurriel (10) during a spring training game against the Washington Nationals at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports /

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.

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