Which Houston Astros players had the biggest positive and negative impacts in fantasy baseball in Week 12?
Week 12 was a pretty good one for the Astros. Following a rough homestand, the team hit the road and won six of seven against the A’s and Mariners. The pitching had its ups and downs, but the offense was effective, as a few Astros had solid fantasy weeks. Here are the best and worst from Week 12.
Best Hitter: Josh Reddick
Reddick came off the DL on Tuesday and promptly caught fire. He hit safely in all five games he played this week, including swatting two homers. He had a big day on Thursday, finishing just a single shy of the cycle. If you’re in need of some outfield help, Reddick is red hot.
Best Pitcher: Chris Devenski
It’s not often a non-closing reliever gets this distinction, but Devenski is no ordinary reliever. He pitched four times this week, totaling 5.2 innings of one-hit relief. He struck out eight, walked none and recorded a save. This is the kind of performance that, in deep leagues, can make him worthy of a roster spot.
Worst Hitter: Brian McCann
McCann started four games this week, which is typical for how the Astros split the catching duties. Evan Gattis was much more productive, however. McCann totaled three hits in his four games, though he did drive in four runs. It wasn’t a bad week, but it was disappointing in comparison to his recent performance.
Worst Pitcher: Joe Musgrove
Musgrove had about as bad a week as one can have in baseball. First, he coughed up nine runs on 12 hits in just 3.2 innings at Seattle. Then he found himself demoted to Triple-A once Lance McCullers returned from the DL. Whatever fantasy value he may have had is now gone, and he can be safely dropped.
***Statistics courtesy of Baseball-Reference***