Astros in Fantasy: Best and Worst Performances – Week Three

Apr 22, 2017; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Houston Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel (10) kisses the bat while at bat during the second inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 22, 2017; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Houston Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel (10) kisses the bat while at bat during the second inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports /
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Which Houston Astros players had the biggest fantasy baseball impacts in Week Three?

The Astros are playing some good baseball, which bodes well for many fantasy owners who rely on that production.

Without further ado, let’s take a look at the best and worst fantasy performances from Astros players this week.

Best Hitter: Yulieski Gurriel

A bit surprising, but Gurriel’s been hot at the plate lately. He hit safely in five of his six games this week, including a pair of three-hit performances. He also homered and drove in four runs. Now eligible at first base in ESPN leagues, he could provide solid value if he continues to hit for a good average.

Best Pitcher: Ken Giles

After getting the worst pitcher distinction last week, Giles turned it around. He made four scoreless appearances, notching three saves and allowing just one hit and no walks. This is the Giles fantasy owners expected, and it appears he’ll continue getting the save opportunities going forward.

Worst Hitter: Carlos Correa

To be fair, Correa missed the first three games of the week recovering from a hand contusion. However, he wasn’t much help when he returned, posting three straight hitless efforts. He did hit a two-run homer on Sunday, but that was his only contribution all week. Fantasy owners are wondering when he’ll break out of this season-opening slump.

Worst Pitcher: Joe Musgrove

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Musgrove made two starts this week, and neither was helpful for fantasy owners. He posted an 0-1 record, giving up nine runs in 11 innings total. He’s not owned in a high percentage of leagues and can be safely dropped in all but the deepest leagues for the time being.

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Player to Watch: Alex Bregman

After a slow start, Bregman is heating up. He hit safely in six of seven games this week, slowly inflating his batting average. If he’s somehow available in your league, now may be the time to grab him. If you own him but haven’t been starting him, consider doing so.

***Statistics courtesy of Baseball-Reference***

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