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Astros in Fantasy: Best and Worst Performances – Week Six

May 14, 2017; Bronx, NY, USA; Houston Astros center fielder George Springer (4) celebrates with Astros shortstop Carlos Correa (1) after defeating the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports
May 14, 2017; Bronx, NY, USA; Houston Astros center fielder George Springer (4) celebrates with Astros shortstop Carlos Correa (1) after defeating the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports /
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Which Houston Astros players had the biggest fantasy baseball impacts in Week Six?

Some fantasy owners got solid contributions this week from Astros players. The team’s position players were hit or miss, as some had good weeks and others were disappointing. Astros pitchers largely had productive weeks, however, which bodes well for the rest of the season. Here are the best and worst fantasy performances of Week Six.

Best Hitter: Carlos Correa

Correa was a man on fire this week. He had two homers and 10 RBIs in just five games with 10 hits. After a slow start, he’s heating up in a big way and is fully justifying being an early round pick. He should be in fantasy lineups on a daily basis.

Best Pitcher: Charlie Morton

Morton gets the nod here because he pitched twice this week and earned two wins. Neither start was overly impressive, but he continues to post a solid ERA while striking out batters at a high rate. Morton is proving to be a wise investment for the Astros and is steadily increasing his fantasy value.

Worst Hitter: Marwin Gonzalez

This may not be entirely fair, as Gonzalez only played in three games this week. But after a scorching hot week last week, he provided very little production for the many fantasy owners who picked him up. He’s still worth a bench spot in most leagues thanks to his solid production and positional versatility.

Worst Pitcher: Will Harris

Harris is only owned in very deep leagues, but those who do have him were likely not happy with the results. He took the loss on Saturday against the Yankees, coughing up three runs. It was a bad outing, but Harris should continue to be his normally reliable self going forward.

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Player to Watch: George Springer

Springer displayed a power surge early in the season, but his batting average was a disappointment. He’s improved in that area lately, however, hitting safely in 12 straight games. He could be on the verge of a strong hot streak, making him a must-start.

**Statistics courtesy of Baseball-Reference**

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