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C. Rasmus
P. Tucker
J. Marisnick
J. Marisnick
C. Rasmus
G. Springer
P. Tucker
L. Valbuena
M. Gonzalez
M. Gonzalez
J. Villar
Rotation
1. D. Keuchel
2. C. McHugh
3. S. Feldman
4. R. Hernandez
5. L. McCullers
J. Altuve
M. Gonzalez
C. Carter
E. Gattis
DH
E. Gattis
C. Carter
DL
J. Lowrie
B. Oberholtzer
B. Peacock
S. Deduno
J. Castro
H. Conger
  Bullpen
L. Gregerson (CL)
C. Qualls
P. Neshek
T. Sipp
W. Harris
J. Fields
J. Thatcher
J. Buchanan
Last Updated: 05/19/2015
 
player is injured   news about this player  
 
Last Five Games
5/21 vs. DET
J. Altuve2B
L. Valbuena3B
G. SpringerRF
E. GattisDH
C. Carter1B
C. RasmusLF
J. VillarSS
H. CongerC
J. MarisnickCF
 
5/20 vs. OAK
J. Altuve2B
L. Valbuena3B
G. SpringerRF
E. GattisDH
C. RasmusLF
C. Carter1B
J. CastroC
M. GonzalezSS
J. MarisnickCF
 
5/18 vs. OAK
J. Altuve2B
J. Villar3B
G. SpringerRF
E. GattisDH
P. TuckerLF
C. Carter1B
M. GonzalezSS
J. CastroC
J. MarisnickCF
 
5/14 vs. TOR
J. MarisnickCF
J. Altuve2B
L. Valbuena3B
G. SpringerRF
C. RasmusLF
J. CastroC
C. Carter1B
P. TuckerDH
J. VillarSS
 
5/13 vs. SF
J. MarisnickCF
J. Altuve2B
L. Valbuena3B
G. SpringerRF
C. RasmusLF
E. GattisDH
J. CastroC
C. Carter1B
J. VillarSS

Most Frequent Lineup
 AvgHRRBI
J. Altuve2B.299524
L. Valbuena3B.2051016
E. GattisDH.192825
C. RasmusRF.238817
C. Carter1B.157720
J. CastroC.22958
J. MarisnickCF.287316
P. TuckerLF.28114
J. VillarSS.23105
 
Notes
  • 32 different lineups used this season.
  • Most frequent lineup used in 2 games.

Other Frequent Lineups
2 Game(s)
J. Altuve2B
G. SpringerRF
L. Valbuena3B
E. GattisDH
C. Carter1B
J. CastroC
J. LowrieSS
C. RasmusLF
J. MarisnickCF
1 Game(s)
J. Altuve2B
G. SpringerRF
J. LowrieDH
C. Carter1B
L. Valbuena3B
J. CastroC
C. RasmusLF
M. GonzalezSS
J. MarisnickCF
1 Game(s)
J. Altuve2B
G. SpringerRF
J. LowrieSS
C. Carter1B
E. GattisDH
J. Villar3B
J. CastroC
R. GrossmanLF
J. MarisnickCF
1 Game(s)
J. MarisnickCF
J. Altuve2B
L. Valbuena3B
E. GattisDH
C. RasmusRF
C. Carter1B
H. CongerC
P. TuckerLF
M. GonzalezSS
1 Game(s)
J. Altuve2B
G. SpringerRF
J. LowrieSS
E. GattisDH
C. Carter1B
C. RasmusLF
M. Gonzalez3B
J. CastroC
J. MarisnickCF

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Joe Thatcher, #54
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
018.23.12011
 
Jed Lowrie, #8
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
18.300114101
 
Position Breakdown
SS - 16, DH - 1
Injuries
Thumb - 60-day DL. Out until at least early July (Updated - 5/18/15)
Chris Carter, #23
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
42.168157200
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 41, DH - 1
News
Astros first baseman Chris Carter had multiple hits for the first time in 23 games, dating back to April 28.

Carter went 2 for 3 with a walk and scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the sixth. He improved his average to .168.

Jake Marisnick, #6
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
40.278173169
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 39
Pat Neshek, #37
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
3016.22.70115
 
News
In 2014, the Astros had the highest bullpen ERA in baseball with a 4.80 mark. So, in the offseason, the team addressed that issue by bringing in a couple of solid right-handed relievers in Luke Gregerson and Pat Neshek.

A competing general manager called Houston "real smart" for being able to sign both men and making a strength out of a weakness, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. 

So far, the two have been stellar out of the bullpen for manager A.J. Hinch. Though Gregerson's 4.08 ERA is a bit high, he is 10-for-11 in save chances and has a 14:5 K:BB ratio.

Neshek, meanwhile, is in the midst of 11 straight scoreless outings, and has not walked a batter this season. 

Jose Altuve, #27
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
44.2942252514
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 44
News
Astros second baseman Jose Altuve is out of the starting lineup for the first time this season, after 44 starts. 

Altuve snapped a string of 88 straight starts, dating back to last season. He's replaced by Marwin Gonzalez, who moves over from shortstop. 

Jonathan Villar replaces Gonzalez at short. 

Collin McHugh, #31
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
5257.24.061147
 
News
Astros pitcher Collin McHugh surrendered a season-high nine hits over seven innings of work during Friday's 6-2 loss to the Tigers.

"I was pretty bad," he said, per MLB.com. "I was pretty bad with the fastball command. Too many cutters. Too many hard-hit balls. I was behind too many batters. They had nine hits in seven innings. Every mistake I made, they were hitting hard. No, I didn't feel very good about it."

The nine hits led to three runs, which all came on a home run by J.D. Martinez in the third inning. McHugh has pitched at least seven innings in five of his last seven starts. His ERA now stands at 3.43.

"I thought McHugh battled tonight," manager A.J. Hinch said. "He made one or two mistakes. It seemed like every mistake was hit with some authority. They worked him the other way, obviously the big blow from Martinez with the home run in that inning, and they tacked on a few more runs [in the eighth inning]. For McHugh, seven innings, three runs, it was a matter of one swing that took a lot out of his night."

His next expected start is scheduled for Wednesday at Baltimore.

Dallas Keuchel, #60
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
6064.21.672046
 
News
Astros starter Dallas Keuchel bounced back from two sub-par outings with another dominant performance on Thursday. After allowing four runs in each of his last two starts, Keuchel went seven innings allowing just an unearned run on six hits in the 6-1 victory over the A's.

Keuchel walked two and struck out four while throwing 69 of his 106 pitches for strikes. The only run he gave up came on an error in the top of the sixth to tie the game at one. But the Astros came right back to take the lead in the bottom half, as Keuchel improved to 6-0 on the season.

"I think he was as sharp as he was early in the year," manager A.J. Hinch said after the game, per MLB.com. "They made him work a couple of innings that were pretty long, which got him out of there after the seventh. He really dialed it up in a couple of innings when they had the bases loaded. ... The perfectionist he is, he's probably going to be a little harder on himself than I am, but I love the way he found ways not to break."

He now holds a very impressive 1.67 ERA. He's scheduled to make his next start on Monday in Baltimore.

Jonathan Villar, #2
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
25.2507053
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 1, SS - 11, 3B - 5, OF - 4, DH - 2
News
Astros second baseman Jose Altuve is out of the starting lineup for the first time this season, after 44 starts. 

Altuve snapped a string of 88 straight starts, dating back to last season. He's replaced by Marwin Gonzalez, who moves over from shortstop. 

Jonathan Villar replaces Gonzalez at short. 

Samuel Deduno, #45
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
0121.06.86117
 
Injuries
Back - 15-day DL. Out until at least late May (Updated - 5/18/15)
News
Astros pitcher Samuel Deduno (back) threw off a mound Saturday and reported feeling good, per MLB.com. He will throw another bullpen in Baltimore before facing live hitters.

Deduno is expected to return to the bullpen once healthy.

"The three-inning mark for a long reliever is about what you need, which generally is in the 40-to-55 range," manager A.J. Hinch said about Deduno's bullpen pitch count. "He's started a bit as well, but we'd like to get him in the 45-to-50 range to fill a role as a long reliever."

Luis Valbuena, #18
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
39.2052510161
 
Position Breakdown
3B - 39
News
After going 1 for 4 on Wednesday, Astros third baseman Luis Valbuena has exactly one hit in each of his last seven games, covering 25 at-bats in that span. Valbuena does have three home runs during the streak, however and has been a consistent presence in the Astros' lineup in 2015. 
Jake Buchanan, #58
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
003.20.0003
 
Scott Feldman, #46
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
3454.05.171135
 
News
Astros right-hander Scott Feldman appeared destined to fall to 3-5 in Detroit on Thursday. His offense saved him, but his numbers still looked rather ugly.

Feldman allowed four earned runs on 10 hits in six innings. He walked one and struck out two after fanning a season-high 10 in his last start.

All was well until he gave up a two-run homer to Nick Castellanos in the fourth. He then fell apart, yielding three runs runs in the fifth and sixth before his removal with Houston trailing, 5-0.

Feldman has six quality starts in nine outings, but his ERA still sits at 5.17. He will attempt to lower it next Tuesday in Baltimore.

Brad Peacock, #41
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
015.05.4023
 
Injuries
Intercostal - 15-day DL. Out until at least mid-May (Updated - 4/17/15)
Preston Tucker, #20
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
12.2865140
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 9, DH - 2
News
The Astros could be in the market for starting pitching this summer, as they continue their surprising run in 2015. The Astros do have the third-best ERA in the American League, but they could do well in bringing in another arm to shore up the rotation as they try to make a postseason run. 

CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman notes that rookie outfielder Preston Tucker could be a possible trade chip should the Astros wish to go that route. Tucker has hit well in his first stint as a Major Leaguer, but he may have trouble getting regular playing time with the state of the Astros' current outfield. 

Will Harris, #36
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
1022.20.40029
 
Luke Gregerson, #44
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2018.23.861116
 
News
Astros closer Luke Gregerson bounced back from a rocky outing in his last appearance to earn his eleventh save of the season in Saturday's win over Detroit.

Four days earlier, Gregerson gave up two runs in 2/3 of an inning and had to be relieved by Pat Neshek, he closed out the game. That outing snapped a string of saves in six straight appearances for Gregerson.

Gregerson got back on the horse on Saturday. He struck out two in a one-two-three ninth inning to protect a one-run lead. He lowered his ERA to 3.86 in the process. 

Tony Sipp, #29
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2117.01.06018
 
Jason Castro, #15
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
33.23214590
 
Position Breakdown
C - 33
Lance McCullers, #43
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
1010.22.53411
 
News
Lance McCullers allowed two runs over six innings to earn his first career MLB win in his second start for the Astros over Detroit. 

McCullers allowed six hits and walked one, striking out six. He moved to 1-0, with a 2.53 ERA. 

"Just special," McCullers said, per the Houston Chronicle. "I'm just glad that we got the team win after two losses in a row."

McCullers threw 62 strikes in his 100 pitches. His next start is scheduled for Friday, against the White Sox. 

"This kid's got a really good demeanor about himself," Astros manager A.J. Hinch said to MLB.com. "He didn't scare against some better hitters. He's making it known he can pitch up here, and he can help us."

Evan Gattis, #11
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
41.187148250
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 1, DH - 37
News
Astros designated hitter Evan Gattis belted his eighth home run of the season in Wednesday's 6-1 victory over the A's. His two-run bomb off Jesse Hahn in the bottom of the sixth broke a 1-1 tie. It was his only hit of the afternoon.

"It's good to be hitting the ball again, and it's good that actions speak louder than anything that anybody said that's running me out there," Gattis said of the Astros' faith in him, per MLB.com. "I'm grateful for that."

Home runs aside, Gattis has really struggled at the plate this season. He's now hitting a dismal .196 and carries a poor .213 on-base percentage.

"I think our offense is competent enough to know if we can hang in there long enough, somebody is going to do something, and then once somebody does that one thing, it seems to propel everybody else to have good at-bats and continue some innings," manager A.J. Hinch said.

Josh Fields, #35
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
209.10.96016
 
Injuries
Leg - Questionable for May 24 at Detroit (Updated - 5/23/15)
News
Astros pitcher Josh Fields was able to throw off the mound on Saturday and may be available out of the bullpen on Sunday, manager A.J. Hich said per the Houston Chronicle.

Fields was forced to leave his last appearance on Thursday when he took a line drive off his knee. Fields is 2-0 with a 0.96 ERA in 9 1/3 innings of work this season.

Colby Rasmus, #28
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
39.238198171
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 37
Hank Conger, #16
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
14.1673240
 
Position Breakdown
C - 56, DH - 1
Chad Qualls, #50
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
1216.12.76421
 
Marwin Gonzalez, #9
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
28.244112110
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 8, SS - 20, 3B - 1, DH - 1
News
Astros shortstop Marwin Gonzalez drove in the game-winning run with a sixth inning single, breaking a 2-2 tie against Detroit on Saturday. 

Gonzalez went 2 for 4, increasing his average to .244. He scored once and had his second multi-hit game in four days. Gonzalez added his ninth double of the season and recorded his eleventh RBI.

Brett Oberholtzer, #39
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
003.03.0023
 
Injuries
Finger - 15-day DL. Out until at least late May (Updated - 5/13/15)
News
Astros starting pitcher Brett Oberholtzer (finger) will throw live batting practice at Triple-A Fresno before beginning a rehab assignment, per MLB.com. He threw in the bullpen Thursday.

"Now he wants to face a few hitters, prior to a rehab assignment in Triple-A. I would imagine that would happen this weekend," manager A.J. Hinch said. "After that, it's the normal progression for a starter to get another bullpen and throw in a game. We're not too far removed from him being at that five-inning threshold. He'll probably be scheduled for four or five innings in that first outing in Triple-A."

Roberto Hernandez, #56
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
2349.23.991423
 
George Springer, #4
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
38.2072061610
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 38
News
George Springer is on an absolute tear for the Astros as of late. The right fielder extended his multi-hit streak to three games in a 6-2 loss to the Tigers on Friday.

Springer went 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI. In his last three games, he is hitting .500/.538/.750 with three doubles in 12 at-bats.