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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Mar 15, 2017; West Palm Beach, FL, USA; Houston Astros starting pitcher Joe Musgrove (59) delivers a pitch against the Washington Nationals during a spring training game at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports /

The battle between Joe Musgrove and Mike Fiers

What was to be a Spring Training battle for the last rotation spot, now drags into the regular season. With Collin McHugh on the shelf, Musgrove and Fiers get one or two regular season starts to lay claim to that spot. Once McHugh returns, one of them is likely out.

Next: Astros in Fantasy: Overvalued and Undervalued Players

Fiers has minimal fantasy value right now, but Musgrove has real upside. If he struggles, he could get sent back to Triple-A. Also worth watching is how McHugh looks when he returns, as he has had some fantasy value in the past.

***Statistics courtesy of Baseball-Reference and MLB.com***

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