Astros in Fantasy: Best and Worst Performances – Week Nine
Which Houston Astros players had the best and worst fantasy performances in Week Nine?
Week Nine of the 2017 regular season was about as good as it can get for the Astros. The team played six games, winning all of them. The offense ran like a well-oiled machine, torching the Minnesota and Texas pitching staffs. A handful of Astros had excellent fantasy weeks, making their owners quite happy. Here are the best and worst of the week.
Best Hitter: George Springer
Springer’s week was simply otherworldly. He was 15-for-30 with five homers, nine RBIs and 12 runs scored in six games. Every game this week was a multi-hit game, and he’s riding a nine-game hit streak.
This pace won’t continue forever, obviously, but for those fortunate enough to have him on their team this week, he provided monster production.
Best Pitcher: Brad Peacock
Surprised? This was a tough call between Peacock and Dallas Keuchel, but Peacock made two starts and racked up the strikeouts. His first start of the week was mediocre at best, but he threw a gem against the Rangers on Sunday.
If you’re in need of some pitching help, Peacock may be worth adding. If he can continue to be effective, he can provide solid fantasy value.
Worst Hitter: Brian McCann
During a week when the Astros lineup had no trouble scoring, McCann struggled
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. He managed just one hit across 14 at-bats in four games this week. He will most likely turn things around, but you might want to bench him until he does so.
Worst Pitcher: Lance McCullers
After an incredible month of May, McCullers had some trouble against the Rangers. He only completed 4.1 innings, giving up three earned runs with eight strikeouts. It does not cause for concern at this point, so keep him in your lineup until he proves otherwise.
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Honorable Mention: Carlos Correa
In just about any other week, Correa would have had the team’s best fantasy performance. He was 11-for-28 with four homers and 12 RBIs in just six games. He’s riding a 10-game hit streak and is providing first-round fantasy value from a second-round pick.
***Statistics courtesy of Baseball-Reference***