Which Houston Astros players had the biggest positive and negative impacts in fantasy baseball in Week 14?
If you’re a fantasy owner who relies on Astros hitters, you probably had a good week. Quite a few of them posted excellent numbers as the team scored runs by the bushel. Here are the best and worst performances from the week.
Best Hitter: George Springer
What a week. Springer hit safely in all six games, including two four-hit games. He mashed three homers, drove in nine runs and scored 12 times. He’s making a legitimate MVP case right now, hitting over .300 and leading the team in home runs. If you’ve got him, that pick is paying off big time.
Best Pitcher: Brad Peacock
Peacock made two starts this week and won them both, making him an easy choice. He completed six innings in each, giving up a total of three runs. His record has improved to 7-1 on the year, and he’s making a case to stay in the rotation once Dallas Keuchel returns.
Worst Hitter: Brian McCann
McCann started three of the team’s six games this week, recording just two hits combined. He’s ceding a little time to the hot-hitting Evan Gattis, and his numbers have been falling lately. It’s no reason to panic, as the catching situation is subject to ebbs and flows. It will likely change again at some point.
Worst Pitcher: Lance McCullers
McCullers was doing well early in his start against Toronto, but it quickly went downhill. He gave up five runs on nine hits in just 4.1 innings, taking the loss. It’s not a reason for concern at this point, as he’s still an All-Star. He should be fine going forward.
Honorable Mention: Jose Altuve
Altuve had a day of rest on Saturday, without which he might have overtaken Springer. In the five games he started this week, Altuve recorded three hits in all of them. He added two homers, 10 RBIs, nine runs scored and two stolen bases. He’s looking every bit like the first round pick he was in most leagues this season.
***Statistics courtesy of Baseball-Reference***