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Andre Ethier (LF,CF,RF)

Los Angeles Dodgers - 4% owned

Bats: L, Throws: L

Andre Ethier was not in the starting lineup against ace lefty Madison Bumgarner, but he eventually replaced Scott Van Slyke in left field late in the game. He managed a clutch single in his only at-bat and represented the go-ahead run in scoring position in the top of the ninth inning.

Fantasy Impact: With the 1-for-1 effort, Ethier is up to .276 / .371 / .483 for the season. He looks like a more interesting offensive player than Carl Crawford this year, so he may merit fantasy consideration if he overtakes Crawford on the depth chart.


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Andre Ethier was 0-for-3 at the plate in Sunday's victory over the Rockies, but he drew a walk and scored a run.

Fantasy Impact: Ethier filled in in right field for Yasiel Puig again. He is now batting .259 / .364 / .481 this season.


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Andre Ethier failed to record a hit in four plate appearances on Saturday night and struck out once.

Fantasy Impact: Ethier's confidence at the plate is still light-years ahead of last season, and he continues to warrant fantasy consideration as a streaming option and DFS play when he's in the Dodgers' starting lineup. He's still not an everyday player, so it's tough to own him in standard leagues.


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Andre Ethier batted 1-for-2 with a walk and sac fly in Friday's victory over the Rockies. He is now batting .350 / .440 / .650 while appearing in nine games this season.

Fantasy Impact: Ethier's return to form as been timely for the Dodgers, as star right fielder Yasiel Puig has been dealing with a lingering hamstring injury for nearly a week. Ethier even recorded an impressive assist from right field in tonight's game. Once Puig returns, left field will be the position to keep an eye on, as Ethier is making a very strong case to take Carl Crawford's job atop the depth chart.


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Andre Ethier batted 2-for-3 with two runs scored and another batted in against the Mariners on Wednesday, raising his 2015 slash line to .333 / .429 / .667.

Fantasy Impact: The sample size is still small, of course, but Ethier has worked himself onto the radar for DFS players when he's in the lineup against right-handed pitching. Unless he supplants Carl Crawford as the primary left fielder, he will not warrant consideration in standard leagues.


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With Yasiel Puig still nursing a sore hamstring and the Dodgers proceeding with caution, Andre Ethier will play in right field and bat fifth in tonight's game against Taijuan Walker and the Mariners.

Fantasy Impact: Ethier homered last night and is off to a great start on the year. He makes for an intriguing DFS play batting behind Yasmani Grandal, Adrian Gonzalez, and Howie Kendrick against a right-handed starter tonight.


Andre Ethier pulled a ball just inside the foul pole in the sixth inning of Tuesday's game against the Mariners. It was his first home run in 146 plate appearances, and his bat has responded very well to a bench role so far this season. (Source: Pedro Moura on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Ethier is slashing .267 / .353 / .667 with 15 of his 16 plate appearances coming against right-handed pitching. Last season was a disaster at the plate, as he posted a wRC+ of 98 after six consecutive seasons of 120 or better. If his bounce-back year continues, he could be one of the most valuable bench hitters in real baseball, but unfortunately he will not provide steady fantasy value.


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With Yasiel Puig out with a minor hamstring injury, Andre Ethier will step in in right field for tonight's game. He is batting sixth in the order against righty Hisashi Iwakuma.

Fantasy Impact: In a small 13-plate-appearance sample this season, Ethier is slashing .273 / .385 / .545. It could be a mirage, but Ethier still makes a sneaky daily play when he bats against a righty in the middle of the Dodgers potent lineup.


Andre Ethier entered Monday's game on a double switch to lead off the tenth inning with the game tied 5-5, and he got things going with a double to center field. Alex Guerrero finally plated Ethier for the win five batters later.

Fantasy Impact: Ethier replaced Joc Pederson (who had a productive game of his own with two RBI) in center field, which makes three positions in three days for the versatile veteran. The Dodgers consider Carl Crawford and Yasiel Puig locked in left and right field, respectively, so Ethier's versatility should keep earning him opportunities. Ethier is batting 3-for-11 with a double and a triple and two walks to just three strikeouts.


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After starting the final two games of the Dodgers' series against the Diamondbacks (once in right field and once in left), Andre Ethier will head back to a bench role for Monday's game against the Mariners.

Fantasy Impact: Ethier is not worth much fantasy attention, but owners in very deep leagues using him as a part-time player had to be encouraged to see him get consecutive starts at multiple positions. He's behind Yasiel Puig, Joc Pederson, and Carl Crawford on the outfield pecking order, but he could still have some marginal value as a match-up play against righties.


Andre Ethier started in left field on Sunday after having started in right on Saturday. He batted 2-for-4 with a triple and a walk.

Fantasy Impact: Ethier will be almost impossible to roster in any fantasy league due to his inconsistent role, but it appears Don Mattingly will look to get him more involved than a typical "fifth outfielder."


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Don Mattingly surprisingly benched the struggling Yasiel Puig for Saturday's game, giving Andre Ethier the start in right field. He batted 0-for-3 with a walk against Archie Bradley in a very impressive debut performance for the young pitcher.

Fantasy Impact: Don Mattingly has announced that Ethier will start in left field tomorrow, sending Carl Crawford to the bench. Ethier will likely bat sixth in the order and will look to have more success against Josh Collmenter.


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Andre Ethier will start in right field and bat fifth in the order as Don Mattingly gives Yasiel Puig the day off on Saturday. (Source: Alanna Rizzo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Batting in the middle of the order in hitter-friendly Chase Field against right-hander Archie Bradley in his Major League debut, Ethier could make for a sneaky spot start in daily leagues and DFS.


After replacing Carl Crawford in left field late in Tuesday's game against the Padres, Andre Ethier had the misfortune of leading off the ninth inning against Craig Kimbrel with the Dodgers trailing 7-3. He went down swinging.

Fantasy Impact: Ethier had company, as Kimbrel struck out the side in his first inning of work since the blockbuster trade that sent the game's signature closer to the Padres.


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Coming off the bench after starting the previous eight consecutive Opening Day games for the Dodgers, Ethier was able to cross home plate on Jimmy Rollins's go-ahead home run in the bottom of the eighth inning. Ethier reached first base on a fielding error as a pinch hitter.

Fantasy Impact: There is really nothing to see here from a fantasy perspective unless his role changes, but it was nice to see the respected veteran contribute to the victory.


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Andre Ethier did not crack the Dodgers' Opening Day outfield of Carl Crawford, Joc Pederson, and Yasiel Puig. He will provide manager Don Mattingly with a lefty bat off the bench if necessary. (Source: Dylan Hernandez on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Dodgers have been attempting to unload Ethier via trade throughout the offseason, but they have obviously not found a taker so far. He looked far better than Carl Crawford in Spring Training and could earn some at-bats here and there, but he is not fantasy-relevant for now.


Andre Ethier was taken for precautionary x-rays after being hit by a pitch on his right elbow. The x-rays were negative, and Ethier is considered likely to be available on Thursday. (Source: Dylan Hernandez on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Ethier avoided a broken bone and will not miss any meaningful time. Manager Don Mattingly has yet to formally announce the Dodgers' Opening Day outfield, but Ethier appears to be fifth in line for at-bats heading into the season, behind Yasiel Puig, Joc Pederson, Carl Crawford, and Scott Van Slyke. He offers little to no upside in fantasy, and he should not be drafted in even the deepest of leagues.


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Andre Ethier was struck by a Carlos Rodon pitch on his right elbow in the second inning of Tuesday's game against the White Sox. He was removed from the game after initially falling to his knees in apparent pain.

Fantasy Impact: After the initial sting wore off, this did not have the look of a serious injury. Nothing is known for sure, however, and Ethier currently remains under the observation of the team's training staff. Stay tuned for more updates.


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Andre Ethier started in left field, batted seventh, and had a very productive day at the plate in Wednesday's game against the Padres. He batted 2-for-3 with two doubles and one RBI, and he looked comfortable defensively in left.

Fantasy Impact: The competition for Opening Day CF is over (Joc Pederson has that role locked up), but perhaps we should be talking about a competition at LF. Don Mattingly likes Carl Crawford's speed near the top of his lineup, but he recently stated that Ethier remains in consideration for a starting job. This spring, Crawford is batting .188 while Ethier is up to .333. This has the look of a three-headed monster in left (with righty Scott Van Slyke) and is a situation to avoid in fantasy.


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Manager Don Mattingly was asked Saturday if Andre Ethier's recent hot hitting in Spring Training was making Mattingly consider him. Mattingly responded, "He's been considered the whole time." (Source: Bill Shaikin on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: There have been no credible suggestions from anyone who covers the Dodgers that anyone other than Joc Pederson will break camp as the team's everyday center fielder. Mattingly's comment doesn't exactly say what Ethier is being considered for, but we know Dodgers management has been actively trying to trade him. Unless something unexpected changes, Ethier is not fantasy-relevant, and the Dodgers' Opening Day outfield will be Carl Crawford, Joc Pederson, and Yasiel Puig. Ethier's spring batting line is up to .303 / .378 / .455 with a homer and 7 RBI in 13 games, so perhaps there is a hope for his trade value to rebound.


Ethier starts in center field, bats sixth

Fri, Mar 13th 12:55am EDT
By Tom

Andre Ethier started in center field and batted sixth in the order in Thursday evening's 1-0 win over the San Diego Padres. Joc Pederson, his competition (and presumed favorite) for the Opening Day job, batted ninth as a DH.

Fantasy Impact: Ethier went 0-for-2 with a strikeout and is now 4-for-13 with two walks, four strikeouts, and no extra base hits in Spring Training. He has gotten several starts at CF over Pederson despite the young phenom's need for Major League reps, so one would figure Ethier is still being showcased for a potential trade. Regardless, he is not much of a fantasy option at this point in his career.


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According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Dodgers have been trying to trade Andre Ethier all winter and have offered to eat approximately half of the $56 million remaining on his 3-year contract. Heyman mentions the Orioles and Blue Jays as speculative destinations for the versatile outfielder. (Source: Jon Heyman at CBS Sports)

Fantasy Impact: Ethier was a useless fantasy player in 2014, so there is probably not much to see here as the veteran enters his age-33 season in decline. However, he is a career .285 hitter with potential for decent production across the board if he unexpectedly lands in an everyday role.


Is the end near for Andre Ethier?

Wed, Mar 4th 6:41pm EST
By Stan Son

Andre Ethier started the opening Spring Training game for the Dodgers in center field. He feebly struck out in both of his plate appearances. He also dropped a fly ball in center field. The wind played havoc with the ball making it a tough catch, but it was catchable nonetheless.

Fantasy Impact: Ethier did not start the Spring off on the right foot after stating in the offseason that he wanted to be a full-time player. With the offseason signing of Chris Heisey and the possible promotion of Joc Pederson, the outfield looks to be too crowded. The Baltimore Orioles were rumored to be interested in Ethier in the offseason. My take is that both teams are gambling that the Spring will swing the price into their favor. If that's the case, then the Dodgers look to be losers.