Which Houston Astros players had the biggest positive and negative impacts in fantasy baseball in Week 13?
The Astros offense churned out the runs in Week 13 as a number of players had big weeks. The same cannot quite be said for the pitching staff, however, as a few top pitchers are still on the mend. Here are the best and worst fantasy performances of the week.
Best Hitter: Carlos Correa
Correa is riding a 12-game hit streak and continues to post eye-popping numbers for a player of his age. He had four multi-hit games in the team’s six games this week, adding three homers and 10 RBIs. Even with his cold start, he’s on pace for 30-plus homers and 100-plus RBIs this season.
Best Pitcher: Chris Devenski
Devenski only pitched twice this week, but he was plenty effective. He totaled four scoreless innings, allowing two hits and one walk with six strikeouts. He also earned the win on Sunday. Devenski remains a bright spot on an injury-riddled staff and could be in line for an All-Star selection as a replacement if needed.
Worst Hitter: Alex Bregman
Another rough week for Bregman. He started only four games, coming in as a replacement in a fifth game. He totaled only three hits in the five games with no homers or RBIs. Until he rediscovers the magic from his debut run last season, Bregman won’t be a strong fantasy option. He could also cede more at-bats to Marwin Gonzalez if he doesn’t turn the corner.
Worst Pitcher: David Paulino
Paulino didn’t have much fantasy value to begin with, but what value he did have disappeared in spectacular fashion. First, he gave up seven runs in four innings against Oakland. Then he got busted for violating MLB’s performance-enhancing drug policy and is suspended for the season. This is a blow to a rotation already struggling to find health and consistency. Needless to say, Paulino can be safely dropped.
Honorable Mention: Yuli Gurriel
Gurriel had a strong week, helped by two excellent games against the Yankees in which he had six hits, including two homers, and six RBIs. While he won’t be a top fantasy option at first base, his versatility makes him valuable. He brings a decent batting average, a few homers and more than a few doubles to the table. He can definitely help a fantasy team in need.
***Statistics courtesy of Baseball-Reference***