Houston Astros versus Texas Rangers
Major League Baseball Real Money Fantasy Picks 9-15-2015
The AL West division has tightened up and there is a showdown series scheduled as the Texas Rangers will host the Houston Astros. Fantasy Baseball One Day League GM’s can check out ESPN on Tuesday September 15th at 8PM Eastern Time to check out the scoring results of their rosters.
The Houston Astros travels to the Rangers to open this series on Monday night with a record of 77-68. They hold just a one game lead in the loss column to the Texas Rangers atop the AL West with just 19 games remaining to be played. The clubs last met in early August in a series played at Houston with the Rangers sweeping all three games. The Astros continue this road trip with a 2-4 start losing two of three at Oakland and losing two of three at the LA Angels. Houston goes to Texas with momentum as they overcame a 3-0 deficit at the LA Angels on Sunday with two out rally to push across 5 runs to earn a 5-3 victory and avoid a sweep.
The Texas Rangers will host the Astros in this key pennant race series winning two of three games at home to the Oakland Athletics. They piled up 12 runs on the Athletics staff to close out the series on Sunday afternoon. The Rangers have rallied in the AL West despite ranking 25th in Team ERA (4.31) and 26th in baseball in WHIP (1.37).
Houston Astros 2B: Jose Altuve has multiple hits in two straight and three of his past four games. He has moved his batting average up to .313 with 11 homers and 58 RBIs.
Houston Astros SS: Three year Major Leaguer Marwin Gonzalez has been hot with a .368 batting average over his past seven days. He has hits in eight of his past ten games with two three hit games. Gonzalez has moved up his batting average to .278 with ten home runs and 32 RBIs.
Houston Astros RF: George Springer is coming off a three hit game on Sunday at the LA Angels with a triple. His average is now up to .262 with 13 homers and 29 RBIs. Springer has put up some good numbers on the road this season with a batting average of .305.
Houston Astros LF: Preston Tucker has hit well in September with a batting average of .364 for the month of September. On the year Tucker is hitting .254 with 13 homers and 33 RBIs.
Houston Astros P: Collin McHugh will be making his 29th start of the year on Tuesday. The Astros right hander is 16-7 with an ERA of 3.89 and WHIP of 1.27. He has pitched very well by allowing two earned runs or less in eight of his past ten starts.
Texas Rangers DH: Prince Fielder had a two hit game on Sunday at home to Oakland. On the season he is batting .307 with 18 homers and 75 RBIs.
Texas Rangers 1B: Mitch Moreland is having a good month of September with a .308 batting average. He has moved up his numbers to a .287 batting average on the year with 19 homers and 71 RBIs.
Texas Rangers 3B: Adrian Beltre had two hits with two homers on Sunday against Oakland. He has multiple hits in two straight games. Beltre has moved his batting average up to .264 with 15 homers and 55 RBIs. At home Beltre bats .300.
Texas Rangers RF: Shin Soo Choo had three hits on Sunday with a homer and two RBIs. He goes 6 for 12 in the three game series against Oakland. Choo after a cold start to the year has moved up his average to .259 with 18 homers and 67 RBIs.
Texas Rangers SS: Elvis Andrus had a hit and two RBIs along with two walks in the series finale on Sunday against Oakland. Andrus had a three hit game with three doubles on Saturday.
Texas Rangers P: Martin Perez makes his 11th start on Tuesday. The lefty is 2-5 with an ERA of 5.43 and WHIP of 1.50. He worked on September 9th and allowed five earned runs and seven hits over five innings of work in a 6-0 road defeat at Seattle.
MLB Fantasy One Day League Picks
P: Collin McHugh (Astros)
2B: Jose Altuve (Astros)
SS: Marwin Gonzalez (Astros)
RF: George Springer (Astros)
DH: Prince Fielder (Rangers)
3B: Adrian Beltre (Rangers)