Houston Astros

Houston Astros

AL West
Stadium
Minute Maid Park
Roster
# Name POS BAT THW HT WT DOB (Age)
RP R R 5' 10" 185 08/31/1989 (30)
RP R R 6' 3" 210 11/13/1990 (29)
52 RP L L 5' 11" 170 04/21/1996 (23)
73 RP R R 6' 1" 170 03/26/1997 (23)
RP R R 6' 4" 215 10/01/1992 (27)
RP R R 6' 5" 235 05/29/1990 (29)
RP R R 6' 2" 205 03/22/1984 (36)
RP R R 6' 3" 206 03/08/1993 (27)
RP R R 6' 2" 215 02/07/1995 (25)
RP R R 6' 3" 210 12/15/1988 (31)
62 SP L L 6' 3" 220 08/17/1995 (24)
SP R R 6' 1" 210 02/02/1988 (32)
SP R R 6' 1" 175 04/22/1997 (22)
91 SP R R 5' 11" 165 09/28/1995 (24)
SP L L 5' 11" 170 11/19/1993 (26)
SP R R 6' 0" 180 06/01/1995 (24)
SP R R 6' 5" 225 02/20/1983 (37)
64 SP L L 6' 4" 225 06/04/1992 (27)
SP L R 6' 1" 205 10/02/1993 (26)
92 SP R R 6' 1" 170 04/16/1997 (22)
SP R R 6' 1" 215 06/30/1994 (25)
SP R R 6' 2" 200 10/21/1983 (36)
CF R R 6' 3" 215 09/19/1989 (30)
CF R R 5' 10" 180 10/17/1994 (25)
LF L L 6' 2" 200 05/15/1987 (32)
RF L R 6' 2" 195 02/19/1987 (33)
RF L R 6' 4" 190 01/17/1997 (23)
79 1B R R 6' 7" 225 12/06/1993 (26)
1B R R 6' 0" 190 06/09/1984 (35)
2B R R 6' 1" 195 08/01/1990 (29)
9 2B R R 5' 10" 170 09/30/1990 (29)
2B R R 5' 6" 165 05/06/1990 (29)
3B S R 6' 1" 190 12/20/1996 (23)
3B R R 6' 0" 180 03/30/1994 (26)
3B 01/05/2001 (19)
C 09/18/1995 (24)
C R R 6' 2" 205 08/13/1987 (32)
11 C L R 5' 10" 165 05/26/1993 (26)
C R R 6' 0" 230 08/16/1986 (33)
SS R R 6' 4" 215 09/22/1994 (25)
DH L L 6' 2" 233 09/18/1991 (28)
DH L R 6' 5" 225 06/27/1997 (22)
Team News
Astros Plan To Use Yordan Alvarez In The Field More

The Houston Astros are planning to use outfielder Yordan Alvarez in the field more often than they did during his rookie season in 2019. Alvarez was battling some knee soreness before spring training was shut down. It wasn't a serious condition, but it's something worth watching, especially if he'll be roaming the outfield more whenever the regular season starts. Gaining outfield playing time will likely come at the expense of Josh Reddick or Kyle Tucker, but Alvarez can also play some first base. The 22-year-old Cuban was the American League Rookie of the Year last year, slashing .313/.412/.655 with 27 home runs and 78 RBI in 87 games. He has plenty of upside remaining in his bat and is currently going around pick No. 36 in fantasy drafts. One way or another he'll play every day for a stacked Astros lineup.

7 days ago
Justin Verlander Undergoes Groin Surgery

Houston Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlander (groin) underwent right groin surgery on Tuesday and is expected to miss around six weeks. Verlander's first start in spring training was delayed until March 3 because of discomfort in his groin, and he wound up making two starts with a 3.86 ERA in 4 2/3 innings with four K's. It's big news, but with Opening Day potentially delayed for another eight weeks, Houston's ace may not have to miss any regular season action at all. However, the 2019 American League Cy Young will still need time to build up his arm before the start of the regular season, making him a much riskier selection in the early rounds as your fantasy ace. Verlander's ADP of 15.4 might not drop all that much, but injury concerns shouldn't be taken lightly for a 37-year-old pitcher with 2,982 regular season innings thrown.

11 days ago
Yordan Alvarez A Question Mark For Opening Day

Houston Astros outfielder Yordan Alvarez (knee) will not play on Wednesday as previously reported, per manager Dusty Baker. Alvarez has been dealing with pain in his knee all spring and now his status for Opening Day is in question. The AL Rookie of the Year exploded on the scene last season but has struggled this spring while dealing with the injury. The hope is that the pain will subside with rest and treatment but the fact that the injury continues to linger could slightly hurt his fantasy value heading into drafts.

19 days ago
Justin Verlander Exits Early Against Mets On Sunday

Houston Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlander (triceps) exited prematurely during Sunday's spring training matchup against the Mets. The 2019 AL Cy Young winner was scheduled to pitch four innings. However, after he began to experience discomfort, he was yanked after only two innings of work. The 37-year-old faced nine batters on the day, giving up three hits while striking out one batter. Verlander had also been dealing with groin tightness for the majority of spring training, so this latest ailment is not welcome news, despite skipper Dusty Baker labeling his removal as "precautionary." Hopefully, fantasy managers will know more about his status moving ahead over the next day or so.

20 days ago
Justin Verlander Shut Down With Lat Strain

Houston Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlander (lat) has been shut down with a "mild lat strain," according to general manager James Click. Click said they "don't know yet" whether Verlander will be ready for Opening Day, but that would be optimistic to expect that at this point. The good news is it doesn't seem very serious, but lat injuries for pitchers can linger, especially for one that recently turned 37 years old. The veteran right-hander won the American League Cy Young in 2019 and remains one of the best pitchers in baseball, but this injury news just weeks before the regular season will make him a high-risk, high-reward fantasy ace. For what it's worth, Verlander doesn't expect to be ready for Opening Day, and this is an injury that could linger and cause him to miss a month or more.

20 days ago