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68 Jose Cisnero RP

Houston Astros

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Astros reassign five players to minor-league camp
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

The Astros reassigned five players to minor-league camp Sunday, including relievers Jose Cisnero and Chia-Jen Lo. The three other players demoted were Collin McHugh, Rudy Owens and Tyler Heineman.

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Astros demote struggling Jose Cisnero to minors
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

The Astros optioned reliever Jose Cisnero to Triple-A Oklahoma City Wednesday. The right-handed reliever has been mired in a slump, posting a 10.80 ERA and 2.70 WHIP in his last 12 outings.

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Astros to go closer-by-committee
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com

The Houston Astros will go to a closer-by-committee approach to the ninth inning after trading Jose Veras to the Tigers, MLB.com reports Tuesday. Houston plays at Baltimore beginning Tuesday night. 

Jose Cisnero, Travis Blackley and Chia-Jen Lo could all be options to get the ball for manager Bo Porter in the ninth. 

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Looking at the Astros' closer candidates
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

The Astros have yet to name a closer to replace Jose Veras, who they traded to the Tigers Monday, and if I had to guess, I'd say they go with a committee to start out. Hector Ambriz and Josh Fields were both mentioned as candidates this spring, and you have to figure Wesley Wright will factor against lefties.

But inevitably, every committee leads to one guy stepping up and claiming the role for himself, and the obvious candidate to do that here is Jose Cisnero. He's a hard-thrower with strikeout-per-inning stuff, and though his 3.48 ERA and 1.48 WHIP don't seem like anything special, both are skewed by a particularly ugly outing on May 11 in which he gave up eight hits and six earned runs in 2 2/3 innings. Remove it from the equation, and he has a 2.33 ERA and 1.34 WHIP on the year.

Still not impressed? Yeah, OK. Well, everyone left in the Astros bullpen has a high ERA and WHIP, which is probably the takeaway here. Though Cisnero is the reliever to target in deep leagues where saves are nowhere to be found on the waiver wire, you probably shouldn't bother with him outside of those leagues.

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Who would be next up to close for Houston?
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Our Jon Heyman is reporting Astros closer Jose Veras is drawing considerable trade interest and appears likely to be dealt by the July 31 trade deadline. If that happens, then who closes for Houston?

That's a great question given the state of the team's bullpen. Astros' relievers have combined for the worst bullpen ERA (5.04) in the majors. In fact, Veras has the lowest ERA (3.12) among Houston's relievers. 

In the event of a Veras' trade, the top internal candidates to take over as the team's closer are Jose Cisnero, Wesley Wright, Hector Ambriz and Josh Fields

If you asked me this question in late June, then Cisnero would have been the easy choice. He was a rising arm in Houston's bullpen and gaining the trust of the coaching staff. However, he has struggled lately. He's walked 12 batters in his last 11 2/3 innings and has a 9.95 ERA in his last seven outings.

Fields could be a future MLB closer, but he has a 6.61 ERA. Wright could be more valuable as a lefty specialist and setup man. Also, Wright's name has come up in trade rumors, so he might be on the move as well. Ambriz is second on the team with two saves and has 13 holds, but also has a 5.66 ERA and 1.77 WHIP.

If Houston manager Bo Porter loses Veras, it wouldn't surprise me one bit if he chose a closer-by-committe approach. But if I had to stash one player in Fantasy, then I'd think I'd make it Cisnero since he does have plenty of upside.

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CBSSports.com Player Ranking
Position Current Last Week Rating
Relievers 155 0
Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs L.A. Angels 3.001 3.00014
vs LHB 20.200 4.7901420
vs RHB 23.000 3.520821
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
7/22OAK0000.20001
7/23OAK0001.01210
7/26@TOR0001.01000
7/28@TOR0100.11110
7/31@BAL0001.02001
8/2@MIN0000.13100
8/6BOS0001.02330
Two Week Schedule
APRIL
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
13
@Tex
L0-1
14
15
KC
L2-4
16
KC
L4-6
17
KC
L1-5
18
@Oak
L3-11
19
@Oak
L3-4
20
@Oak
L1-4
21
@Sea
10:10 pm
Tickets
22
@Sea
10:10 pm
Tickets
23
@Sea
3:40 pm
Tickets
24
Oak
8:10 pm
Tickets
25
Oak
8:10 pm
Tickets
26
Oak
7:10 pm
Tickets
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Fantasy Points by Week.   ( Actual    AccuScore Projections)   Note: Points are rounded down.
Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2013HOU22 4.122800002 43.2492320512241
2014HOU00 ---000000 0.00000000
Total 22 4.122800002 43.2492320512241
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2013HOU28100000100 .000 .000 .000
Total 28100000100 .000 .000 .000
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2013HOUP280743001.000
Total  280743001.000
More Pitching Stats
YearTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGPAMB9SLGRPF
2013HOU53946 0.8951121 .283198 14.8 .4622
2014HOU000 ---00000 ---0 --- ---0
Total 53946 0.8951121 .283198 14.8 .4622
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2008 R-Houston03 3.10106002 29.0181510041134
2009R-Greeneville42 3.601313000 55.0322522583064
2010AFX-Lexington Legends86 3.652626000133.01066954111565126
2011AFA-Lancaster JetHawks811 6.072727000123.0115888313875152
2012AAA-Oklahoma City RedHaw41 4.5488000 39.2522320131832
2012AA-Corpus Christi Hooks96 3.402020210108.29344417346116
2013AAA-Oklahoma City RedHaw11 8.66121000 17.2251817221324
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/228
Birthdate:
4/11/1989
Age:
25
Hometown:

Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Houston Astros
College:

MLB Experience:
1

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