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Adrian Beltre (3B)

Texas Rangers - 96% owned

Bats: R, Throws: R

Adrian Beltre suffered a lower back strain after sliding into second base trying to break up a double play in the first inning of today's ALDS opener at Toronto. Beltre came up a couple innings later and was able to hit a single, but was barely able to get down to first base and was pulled from the game at that point.

Fantasy Impact: Beltre, one of the league's hottest hitters since the first of September, will most certainly miss tomorrow's second game of the division series, and possibly more. The Rangers are flying in Joey Gallo and Ed Lucas as insurance should Beltre be out for an extended period. Hanser Alberto took over for Beltre at third for the rest of the game - a 5-3 Rangers victory.


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The AL's leading run producer in the month of September is just as hot in the month of October. Beltre's two-run homer in the fifth put the Rangers in front 3-2 and they went on to defeat the Angels 9-2 and win the AL West title

Fantasy Impact: Beltre ended the day 2-for-4 with three RBI and a pair of runs scored. He concludes the regular season hitting .287/18/83 - numbers that seemed unattainable after a rough first half of the season.


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Adrian Beltre's bases-loaded double broke up a 1-1 tie, and the Rangers went on to defeat the Angels 5-3 in the first game of their four-game series. Beltre ended the night 2-for-3 with a run scored and the three RBI.

Fantasy Impact: The win puts the Rangers back in the playoffs, and just about puts the finishing touches on a "worst-to-first" season. Beltre has been absolutely huge during the last month, hitting .328/4/32 over his last 30 games.


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Red-hot Adrian Beltre closed out his torrid September by going 2-for-4, including a home run, in the Rangers 6-2 win over Detroit on Wednesday. Beltre hit a two-run homer in the first and also doubled raising his season average to .283 and his RBI total to 74.

Fantasy Impact: We've been mentioning since the All-Star break how Beltre has at times carried the team. Owners who stuck with him after a slow start have been reaping the rewards.


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Adrian Beltre's fly ball to right field that J.D. Martinez misplayed into a ground-rule double drove in Shin-Soo Choo with the eventual winning run in the Rangers 7-6 victory over Detroit on Tuesday. Beltre went 3-for-5 on the night with two RBI to run his season total to 72.

Fantasy Impact: Beltre has been unstoppable of late, hitting .373 with 17 RBI over his last 15 games.


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Adrian Beltre remains an RBI machine

Thu, Sep 24th 11:43pm EDT
By Mitch Cox

Adrian Beltre drove in three more runs today in leading the Rangers to an 8-1 win over Oakland and a sweep of their three game series. Beltre went 2-for-5 on the day and is now hitting a solid .280 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Beltre has been an RBI machine of late, driving in 25 runs in the month of September alone. He now has an even 70 on the season.


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Adrian Beltre blasted a three-run homer to bust up a close game and the Rangers went on to roll the A's 10-3 Wednesday. Beltre went 2-for-5 on the night to lift his average to .279

Fantasy Impact: There aren't many hotter hitters in baseball right now than Beltre, and it couldn't come at a better time for Rangers fans. The home run was his 16th on the season and he now has 22 RBI in the month of September.


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Two more RBI for Adrian Beltre

Wed, Sep 23rd 2:05am EDT
By Mitch Cox

Adrian Beltre had two hits and drove in two in the Rangers 8-6 win over Oakland on Tuesday. Beltre singled and doubled on the night, and ran his season RBI total to 61.

Fantasy Impact: It may not sound like a lot of runs batted in for Beltre considering his history, but he has been on an absolute tear over the last month. He has driven in 16 runs over his last 15 games, and 26 runs over his last 30.


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Adrian Beltre hit a bases-loaded double, one of three hits on the game for the veteran third baseman, to lead Texas to a 10-1 win over Seattle on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Beltre has definitely picked up his RBI production recently. Over his last seven games, Beltre is hitting a sizzling .556 and has driven in 12 runs during that span.


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Four hit night for Adrian Beltre

Wed, Sep 16th 1:32am EDT
By Mitch Cox

Adrian Beltre continued to swing a hot bat, pounding out four hits in the Rangers 6-5 win over Houston Tuesday. Beltre drove in two and scored a run in upping his season average to .270.

Fantasy Impact: It's been a disappointing season overall for Beltre, but he's getting hot when it counts. He has ten hits in his last 22 at-bats.


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Adrian Beltre hit two home runs and drove in five as the Texas Rangers blasted Oakland 12-4 on Sunday to keep pace in the AL West race.

Fantasy Impact: Beltre hit a two-run shot in the fourth inning and a three-run blast in the fifth, both off of A's starter Felix Dubront. Beltre now has 15 home runs on the season and upped his season RBI total to 55.


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Adrian Beltre singled home Delino DeShields and Shin-Soo Choo to give the Rangers a 2-0 lead, and they held on to defeat Seattle 3-0 on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: The Rangers managed just six hits today, and half of those were by Mike Napoli. But the key hit was Beltre's as he has come on strong in the second half of the season.


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Beltre has really caught fire since the All Star break. He continued his success Tuesday collecting another two hits in five plate appearance with two runs scored.

Fantasy Impact: Beltre is the biggest reason the Texas Rangers are still in the hunt in the AL Wild Card race. Beltre had nine multi-hit games in August, and carried that success into September on Tuesday. It had been a disappointing 2015 campaign for Beltre until recently, with poor performance early on and a hand injury trumping his tremendous talent. Over his last 30 contests Beltre is hitting .313 with six Home runs 20 RBI and 21 runs scored, being a one man wrecking crew. Beltre has always been a player who gets hot for long stretches. That being said he should continue to be active in all leagues for the remainder of the season.


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Adrian Beltre hit his 13th home run of the year with one aboard off of Ubaldo Jimenez to highlight a three-run third inning as the Rangers defeated Baltimore 4-3 on Saturday. Beltre also singled on the day moving his average up to .272.

Fantasy Impact: It's been a down year for Beltre overall, but he's heating up at the right time for the Rangers. The veteran is hitting .423 over his last seven games and .328 over his last 15 games, including four home runs and 14 RBI.


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Adrian Beltre gave the Texas Rangers and early 2-0 lead with a two-run first inning home run off of Blue Jays ace David Price. Unfortunately for Beltre and the Rangers, that was about all they produced as they lost 12-4 tonight in Arlington.

Fantasy Impact: Beltre is now hitting .267/12/42 - a definite down year for the potential future Hall of Famer.


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Adrian Beltre singled three times, scored a run and drove in a run in the Rangers 5-3 win over Detroit today.

Fantasy Impact: It's hard to believe that Beltre has just 39 RBI on the season and the Rangers have a winning record. If the possible future Hall of Famer was having an average season, the Rangers might be sitting atop the AL West standings.


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Adrian Beltre's bases-loaded walk with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning plated the winning run as the Rangers defeated Seattle 4-3 Monday. Beltre had another solid game, going 3-for-4 with three RBI to lead the Rangers to their fifth straight win.

Fantasy Impact: Beltre's season RBI total is an abysmal 38, but he's starting to get them at key moments, which at this point of the season, is really what's important.


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Adrian Beltre hit his 11th home run of the season, and the 406th of his potential Hall of Fame career, in the Rangers 5-3 win over Tampa on Sunday. Beltre's home run, off of Rays starter Drew Smily, tied the game up at 2-2 in the third inning.

Fantasy Impact: Beltre entered the game tied with fellow future HOF'er Miguel Cabrera for 52nd on the all-time home run list. He now sits one home run behind tying the great Duke Snider who totaled 407 during his career.


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Beltre swatted a three run home run to cap the scoring for the Rangers in the sixth inning Saturday. The seven run inning propelled the Rangers to a win over the Rays.

Fantasy Impact: Beltre has been a disappointment for fantasy owners in 2015. That being said he seems to be turning it around lately, hitting .291 with four home runs, and more impressingly 23 runs scored over his last 30 games. Beltre has the skills to propel fantasy owners down the stretch.


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Adrian Beltre went 3-for-4 and scored three times in the Rangers 6-5 win over Minnesota on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Beltre, hitting in front of Mitch Moreland, was the beneficiary of Moreland's four-RBI night. It's a disappointing year for the veteran third baseman overall, as he has just nine home runs and 30 RBI to go along with a sub-par .263 batting average.


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It's not often a 36-year old can hit for the cycle, especially one not exactly known for his speed. But that's exactly what the Rangers' red-hot third baseman did tonight against Houston. Beltre finished the night 4-for-5 with three RBI and two runs scored.

Fantasy Impact: Beltre has raised his average to .270 by hitting .429 over his last seven games and .328 over his last 15 contests. Despite the hot streak, the home run was only his ninth on the season and the three RBI brought his season total to a lowly 30 on the year. His outstanding career is winding down, and with Joey Gallo waiting in the wings, we could be seeing the last of Beltre in a Rangers uniform.


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Adrian Beltre indicated to reporters that his thumb injury which sent him to the disabled list earlier this season hasn't improved. (Source: Evan Grant on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Beltre specifically said the All-Star break didn't help his thumb. Beltre has not been effective since returning from the DL, with only one HR and five RBI. His value is limited considering his down year and nagging injury, so he will likely be hard for owners to unload at this point.


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Beltre was 3-for-5 with a double and a run scored on Wednesday. The good day at the plate was a site for sore eyes for fantasy owners, as Beltre has struggled mightily in 2015.

Fantasy Impact: Over his last 30 games Beltre has just one home run, and a .319 slugging percentage. Over the same 30 games Beltre has struck out just 17 times in 119 ab's. These numbers would seem to indicate a turn around at some point, as Beltre is putting the ball in play. Beltre and fantasy owners alike will be looking for some of these balls to drop going into the All Star break.


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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.


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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:

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:

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.