Adrian Beltre (3B)
Fri, Mar 27th 8:14am EDT
By Jonathan Stiles
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.