Found June 22, 2013 on The Fantasy Fix:
If I were to tell you that there was a pitcher who had a 2.87 FIP, a .98 WHIP, a miniscule 3.7 BB rate, and a .67 HR/9 ratio in the month of June, and that he was availble for next to nothing in your AL-Only, would that peak your interest? That pitcher is Jordan Lyles, who has been absolutely dominant over his last 44 1/3 innings (From Paul Sporer on the Baseball Prospectus fantasy podcast). Lyles had exactly one bad outting, on May 12th against the Rangers at home. He gave up 8 earned runs in 4 innings and only struck out one batter. Ever since that outting, he has not given up more than 2 earned runs in any one outting. That level of consistency coming from Lyles is something that we should all be targeting on our pitching staffs, but that outting against Texas is ruining his composite line. While still good, no one is losing their mind over a 3.22 ERA and a 18.3% K rate, which creates the buying opportunity. On the same Baseball Prospectus pod, Sporer noted that Lyles ceiling was...

Astros’ place Trevor Crowe on DL with sprained shoulder

The Houston Astros won last night’s contest against the Milwaukee Brewers, but they lost right fielder Trevor Crowe to the 15-day disabled list after he sprained the AC joint in his right shoulder while colliding with the outfield wall, according to Chris Abshire of Crowe ran into the wall in the sixth inning of yesterday’s game while attempting to chase...

Astros 4, Cubs 3

Ronny Cedeno's squeeze bunt scored Justin Maxwell with the tiebreaking run in the ninth inning to lead the Houston Astros over the Chicago Cubs 4-3 on Saturday. J.D. Martinez tied the game with a three-run homer in the sixth for Houston. Jose Cisnero (2-0) pitched two scoreless innings for the win, escaping a bases-loaded jam in the eighth. Jose Veras earned his 15th save in...

Trot Times for June 20, 2013

Let's get right to the trots! Home Run of the Day: Carlos Pena, Houston Astros - 26.92* seconds [video] A monster of a home run for Pena as the Astros walkoff against the Brewers in the tenth inning. The remarkable thing about this trot isn't how slow it feels, but the fact that it's a) only the third slowest trot of the day and b) not even the slowest trot...
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