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Adrian Beltre (3B)

Texas Rangers - 47% owned

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Bats: R, Throws: R

Beltre was 3-for-5 with a double, and two runs scored Monday against the Orioles. He is 5-for-14 in his last three contests.

Fantasy Impact: Beltre is a career .284 hitter, and has been even better than that since joining the Rangers. With the ballpark in Arlington playing very well for power hitters, and his proven track record, Beltre should be back to being an elite fantasy option at the hot corner this summer.

 

Category: Game Recaps


Adrian Beltre back in action

Tue, Jun 23rd 10:25pm EDT
By Dustin Fairchild

Just one week after Beltre was quoted in the Fort Worth Telegram saying that he could not grip let alone swing a bat, he is back in the lineup for the Rangers. Beltre has always had a high tolerance pain and had one of the best seasons of his career in 2004 while playing for the Dodgers with severely injured ankles.

Fantasy Impact: With Beltre back for the Rangers, he will slot right back into the middle of the order. Beltre was starting to heat up before getting injured and look for that trend to continue as the weather heats up in Arlington. Joey Gallo will get most of his time in LF going forward although he will still spell Beltre at the hot corner occasionally.

 

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While Beltre had his stitches removed earlier this week, no rehab assignment or return date has been released at this point. The Fort Worth star Telegram reports Beltre is unable to grip a bat still at this point, therefore a late June early July return is looking like a very optimistic view at this point.

Fantasy Impact: Despite the emergence of Joey Gallo, Beltre is a proven fixture in the middle of the Rangers lineup. Look for him to return to the hot corner when activated with Gallo getting most of his time in left field, where he has been somewhat surprisingly effective in a small sample size.

 

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Adrian Beltre will miss at least two weeks after injuring his right thumb on a slide to second base. He suffered a laceration that required stitches as well as a sprain. (Source: SI.com)

Fantasy Impact: Beltre was going great in the game prior to the injury, 2-for-3 with two RBI, but had to exit in the fifth inning with the thumb injury. Fantasy owners will need to find a replacement for a couple weeks, and don't look internally for an option, as the Rangers don't really have another third baseman currently on the roster.

 

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The Rangers pulled out the win on Monday and in that game Beltre went 2-for-4 with a home run and 1 RBI. He is now hitting; .261/.298/.716 with 6 homers, 16 RBI, and 1 stolen base.

Fantasy Impact: He is slowly making a comeback and returning to the Beltre that we expect. He started the season very slowly but his production and most importantly his power numbers are picking up. He should get his average up around .300 by the end of the season. If The Rangers keep it up, he will too.

 

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The Rangers added 1 to the win column and Adrian Beltre went 2-for-4 with a run scored. He is now hitting .264/.297/.720 with 5 homers, 15 RBI, 1 SB.

Fantasy Impact: He has picked up his production in recent weeks, hitting .375 with 3 home runs and 9 RBI for his last 10 games. He is still not where he should be but he is getting closer. The Rangers as a whole are getting a lot better and his production will get better too. If you have been thinking of trading him you should put that idea on the back burner.

 

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In a Rangers' 8-2 win, Beltre went 2-for-4 with a homer and 2 RBI. For the season he is hitting .244/.286/.698 with 4 home runs, 10 RBI and 1 stolen base.

Fantasy Impact: Don't look now but Beltre is heating up. He is hitting .295 with 2 homers and 7 RBI in his last 10 games, with 2 homers and 4 RBI coming in his last 2. It isn't a surprise that he is getting hot along with the team. The Rangers are playing great baseball and so is Beltre. Feel free to plug him back into your lineup.

 

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Beltre provided both of The Rangers' runs in a 2-1 win against The Rays. In the game he went 2-for-4 with a home run and a single. He is now hitting .236/.274/.660 with 3 homers, 8 RBI and 1 stolen base.

Fantasy Impact: He provided all the offense needed to defeat The Rays on Sunday. For the season. Beltre has been fairly mediocre thanks to a sluggish start. He has heated up recently though, hitting .295. He needs to get things going very quickly, owners are starting to give up on him but just give him a little longer. He is not done yet.

 

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In an 11-3 Ranger win Adrian Beltre went 3-for-5. He has brought his line up to; .236/.382/.664 with 2 homers, 5 RBI and 1 stolen base.

Fantasy Impact: He started slow but that now looks as though it is behind him. He is starting to hit the ball a lot better and the homers and RBI will come. In an 11-3 win with 3 hits it was just bad luck that he wasn't able to drive a few home. He will continue the return to his old self.

 

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The Rangers were able to snap the Astros' 10 game winning streak, and Beltre helped out with a hit and a run scored. He is now hitting; .218/.269/.605 with 2 homers, 4 RBI, and 1 stolen base.

Fantasy Impact: We have been waiting for him to get going and now it finally looks like his bat is waking up. This past week he has hit .280 with half of his RBI so far this season(2). He is far too talented to remain hitting just above the medoza line and he will get very hot soon. Your patience will be rewarded.

 

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The Rangers announced the trade for Josh Hamilton on Monday. This adds another potent bat to the lineup and The Rangers will be able to get production of left field.

Fantasy Impact: Josh Hamilton's return to Arlington does wonders to Beltre's value. The Rangers haven't gotten much out of left all season and now that they have a big bat to play there everyday, so Beltre's counting stats will increase. Depending on where Hamilton bats we could see a rise in RBI's or runs. Hamilton won't be in the lineup right away but when he does, things will get better for Adrian Beltre.

 

He has struggled all year but in Wednesday's loss to The Diamondbacks he went 2-for-3 with 1 home run, 1 RBI and a walk. He is now hitting; .183/.246/.596 with 2 home runs, 2 RBI and 1 stolen base.

Fantasy Impact: You could argue that this was Beltre's best game of the year and you wouldn't be wrong. There hasn't been a lot of success for him in this young season but it looks like he is turning a corner. We must remember that he is Adrian Beltre and he will more than likely have a great season. It is not time to sell him now.

 

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Beltre picked up a hit on Tuesday but he is hitting; .158/.213/.494 with 1 home run,1 RBI and 1 stolen base on the season.

Fantasy Impact: The Rangers offense counts on Beltre's production to keep it going but so far this season he hasn't been himself. He hasn't been able to get anything going and it may look like the is the end of his fantasy dominance. It is surely not, players will go through hot and cold streaks and Beltre has the misfortune of having his slump at the beginning of the year. His value is the lowest it will ever be and it is a great time to buy in.

 

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Beltre went hit less in the first 3 games to open the season but broke through in Thursday's blowout win against the Athletics, collecting 2 hits. 1 of his hits was a home run.

Fantasy Impact: It was only a matter of time before this happened. He singled in the 4th and homered in 7th. His homer was a thing of beauty, and we are hoping this is a sign that his bat is coming to life. He remains a buy low candidate but he will go on another hot streak before long. Expect more games like this.

 

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Adrian Beltre went hit-less once again in Thursday's game, dropping his Spring line to; .129/.250/.508 with 1 homer run and 3 RBI.

Fantasy Impact: We have already talked about Beltre's Spring struggles, but since then we have seen no improvement. Beltre has proven throughout his career that he can overcome slumps in a huge way, and this slump will be another chance to do just that. He is not in jeopardy of losing his starting role, so this should be taken as a buy low opportunity. On April 6th his stat sheet will be wiped clean, there is no need to worry.

 

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He has only 3 hits in 15 at bats this Spring. After being held hit-less in 2 at bats in Saturday's game against The Padres, his average falls to .200.

Fantasy Impact: If this was another player, there could be something to worry about, but Beltre will be just fine. His numbers are far from what we have seen in the past but it is a small sample size and there is still more time to get into a groove. He has already been slipping in drafts and this may cause him to slip even more. He will have another Beltre-like season.

 

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The Texas Rangers picked up the option on Adrian Beltre's contract guaranteeing the third baseman will be in a Rangers uniform for the next two seasons. (Source: www.mlb.com)

Fantasy Impact: Any time contract issues can be solved prior to the start of a season, good things can be expected. Beltre is as consistent and solid a third baseman as there is in the game, and with the Rangers roster working its way back to health, expect improved HR and RBI numbers in 2015 despite his age.