Which Houston Astros players had the biggest positive and negative impacts in fantasy baseball in Week Eleven?
The Astros had a rough week overall, going just 2-4 against the Rangers and Red Sox. As a result, many of the players’ fantasy performances suffered. The pitching staff, especially, is suffering from injury problems. Here are the best and worst of Week 11.
Best Hitter: Jose Altuve
Altuve started the week with a pair of duds, but turned it around quickly. He finished with four consecutive multi-hit games, scoring six times and adding a homer and two RBIs. The team’s offense has been inconsistent lately, but Altuve continues to improve his batting average as he makes a run at another batting title.
Best Pitcher: David Paulino
Paulino earned his first big league win on Saturday, tossing six innings of one-run ball. He has little fantasy value, but the same can be said for almost every Astros pitcher not on the DL. At a time when the team is desperate for quality starting pitching, Paulino provided just that.
Worst Hitter: Evan Gattis
Brian McCann‘s hot streak means Gattis’ playing time is suffering. He started just two games this week, failing to record a hit in either. This lack of consistent playing time means Gattis’ fantasy value is suffering. He hasn’t played poorly; he just isn’t playing enough.
Worst Pitcher: Joe Musgrove
Musgrove made two starts this week, showing flashes of excellence. Unfortunately, he needed just a bit more excellence. He took the loss in both starts, failing to complete six innings in either. The team needs him to find some consistency and go deeper into games to help the taxed bullpen.
Honorable Mention: Mike Fiers
Fiers earned an unfortunate no-decision on Friday, giving up just one run in seven innings. He’s on a hot streak right now and is worth picking up if you’re in need of an injury replacement. He could be a steal if he can keep this up.
***Statistics courtesy of Baseball-Reference***