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Andre Ethier (LF,CF,RF)

Los Angeles Dodgers - 26% owned

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Bats: L, Throws: L

Andre Ethier batted 2-for-5 with two home runs against the Angels on Sunday. His solo homer in the bottom of the eighth put the Dodgers up 3-2, and he came through again in the bottom of the tenth with a two-run walk-off.

Fantasy Impact: Ethier is batting .280/.362/.480 with 12 dingers as his impressive season at the plate continues. His current wRC+ of 137 would be a career-high. Ethier is a strong DFS play or streaming option whenever he is in the Dodgers' lineup, but he can't be relied on in standard leagues as he splits at-bats with Carl Crawford and Scott Van Slyke, among others.

 

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Andre Ethier batted 1-for-3 against the Braves on Monday. His resurgent season lost some luster after he batted .214/.275/.417 in June, but he's turned it around to the tune of .414/.514/.483 in July.

Fantasy Impact: Ethier is a low-end fantasy option due to the Dodgers' outfield depth, and his playing time will likely decrease even more once Carl Crawford is activated from the disabled list this week. Keep him in mind in DFS against weak right-handed starters, but leave him on waivers in standard leagues.

 

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After leaving Thursday's game with a tight hamstring and general soreness, Andre Ethier was given a breather to begin Friday's game with Alex Guerrero starting in left field. In the bottom of the seventh inning with the Dodgers trailing 0-2, Ethier batted for the pitcher's spot with two men on and laced a two-run single up the middle. Even more impressively, he overcame his sore muscles and hustled all the way home on Joc Pederson's double immediately after. (Source: Matthew Moreno on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: After the game, manager Don Mattingly said Ethier was well enough to start the game and was benched merely as a precaution. Assuming he didn't suffer any setbacks on his game-winning run, he'll look to resume his role as the strong side of the Dodgers' left field platoon going forward.

 

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Andre Ethier is not in the Dodgers' starting lineup Friday night. He left Thursday's game with quad tightness. It is not thought to be serious, but the Dodgers are giving the veteran a night off. Alex Guerrero is starting in left field.

Fantasy Impact: Ethier is having a nice comeback season after last year's debacle, but he's a low-end fantasy option at best given the Dodgers' propensity to share the playing time in left field.

 

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Andre Ethier, batting fifth, went 1-for-1 with a walk and a run scored in Thursday night's game. He was removed with tightness in his quad. (Source: J.P. Hoornstra on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Ethier's injury doesn't sound serious, but of course the Dodgers have plenty of outfield depth to rest him for a day or two, possibly through the All-Star break. Stay tuned for updates.

 

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Andre Ethier hit his tenth home run and also notched a double in a 3-for-5 effort against the Diamondbacks on Monday. June 14 was the last time Ethier had a homer or a multi-hit game, and this outing raised his OPS from .797 to .825.

Fantasy Impact: Ethier had an impressive and surprising run of fantasy relevance in April and May before slumping horribly in June, but owners who cut bait before tonight's explosion need not rush back to the wire to pick him up. Ethier is merely a platoon bat at this point in his career, and he will continue to share playing time with Scott Van Slyke, Alex Guerrero, and Carl Crawford.

 

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Andre Ethier batted 2-for-4 with a home run and a walk in the Dodgers' victory over the Padres on Sunday. The home run was his ninth of the year.

Fantasy Impact: Ethier is a platoon player for the Dodgers and a low-upside fantasy option, but he is a solid bet whenever he starts against right-handed pitching.

 

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Andre Ethier collected two singles in the Dodgers' victory over the Padres on Friday night and raised his batting line to .292 / .372 / .506 on the year. Ethier started in left field and batted sixth.

Fantasy Impact: Ethier is a veteran and a former All-Star in the midst of a career-best resurgent season, so his batting sixth is a testament to the Dodgers' ridiculous offensive depth. He's a low-end fantasy option as a strict lefty platoon player, but he's solid play in deep leagues and DFS lineups depending on the match-up.

 

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Andre Ethier scored an RBI single in the the fourth inning and followed it up with a three-run homer in the fifth inning of the Dodgers' 9-3 victory over the Diamondbacks Monday night. Ethier finished 2-for-4 and is batting .288 / .373 / .513 with 26 RBI on the year.

Fantasy Impact: Ethier's bat is apparently here to stay in 2015. His playing time will slow down as the Dodgers get healthier, but he is an excellent (and chronically underpriced) DFS play whenever he starts against right-handed pitching.

 

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Andre Ethier went 0-for-3 with three strikeouts and a walk in the Dodgers' loss to the Cardinals on Sunday night. His batting line remains a healthy .282 / .369 / .494 on the year.

Fantasy Impact: With Yasiel Puig returning from his hamstring injury a bit earlier than expected, Ethier will return to a platoon role in left field. Fantasy owners in standard leagues can consider dropping him for a hot free agent.

 

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Andre Ethier batted 1-for-4 and walked once in Wednesday night's game against the Rockies. His two-RBI single in the seventh inning put the Dodgers up 5-4, though they would go on to lose in the ninth.

Fantasy Impact: Ethier is batting .297 / .383 / .524 with 22 RBI on the year. He entered the year without a starting role, but injuries to Carl Crawford and Yasiel Puig allowed him to step up and run with the job. Puig's imminent return will push Ethier from right field to left, but Crawford will be the odd man out once he's healthy.

 

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Once Yasiel Puig returns as the Dodgers' every-day right fielder, Andre Ethier will move into a lefty/righty platoon in left field, according to manager Don Mattingly. Ethier will start against right-handed starting pitchers, and Alex Guerrero and Scott Van Slyke will handle the platoon's weaker side. (Source: Mark Saxon of ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Ethier is batting .298 / .383 / .532 with seven home runs 50 games and should have been picked up in all fantasy leagues by now, though his value will take a hit next week. Most fantasy owners should feel free to move on if there are full-time players with higher upside available on the waiver wire, but Ethier should continue to provide a great batting average and solid counting stats to owners in need of outfield help.

 

Starting in right field and batting fifth, Andre Ethier finished Monday's victory over the Rockies batting 2-for-5 with a home run and a triple, raising his batting line to .309 / .395 / .551.

Fantasy Impact: Ethier now has seven homers on the year and his .946 OPS is 11th in all of baseball. He should be owned and started in all fantasy leagues.

 

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Dodgers manager Don Mattingly told reporters on Monday that Andre Ethier will shift to left field once Yasiel Puig returns from injury to take his place in right. (Source: J.P. Hoornstra )

Fantasy Impact: Mattingly hinted that Puig's return would cut most significantly into the playing time of Scott Van Slyke and Alex Guerrero, who have been splitting most of the left field duties with Ethier in right. Although Ethier will likely still sit from time to time against left-handed starters, the promise of an everyday role in the Dodgers' crowded outfield makes him a viable standard league pickup rather than merely a fill-in option. The veteran is on pace for his best season as a pro, batting .305 / .395 / .519 with 6 home runs, 19 RBI, and 21 runs scored in 152 plate appearances.

 

Andre Ethier batted 1-for-4 with a two-run double and came around to score in the Dodgers' 8-0 victory over the Braves on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: It looks like the resurgent Ethier is here to stay, and the only question is what his playing time will look like when Yasiel Puig and Carl Crawford return from injury. Ethier entered the season as the fourth outfielder, and he will certainly be pushed from right field when Puig returns. All signs point to him having supplanted Crawford in the pecking order, but Alex Guerrero and Scott Van Slyke will likely cut into his playing time enough to sap him of standard league value once Puig is healthy.

 

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Andre Ethier hit a solo home run in the bottom of the eighth inning to break a 2-2 tie in the Dodgers' victory over the Braves on Monday. It was his seventh homer of the season. Ethier also drew a bases-loaded walk earlier in the game, and the two-RBI outing brings his total to 17 on the year.

Fantasy Impact: Ethier's batting line sits at .313 / .407 / .548 and he continues to be an outstanding fill-in for both the Dodgers and fantasy owners in Yasiel Puig's absence.

 

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Andre Ethier continues to produce from the middle of the Dodgers' lineup, batting 1-for-3 with an RBI double in the Dodgers' 2-1 victory over the Padres on Friday night.

Fantasy Impact: Ethier is batting .305 / .403 / .533 on the season and remains a solid source of all-around production as long as Yasiel Puig remains sidelined with a groin injury.

 

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Andre Ethier managed one hit in four at-bats as the Dodgers were shut out by the Giants on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Ethier is batting .313 / .410 / .545 in a very productive season and remains a solid fantasy outfielder until the returns of Yasiel Puig and Carl Crawford cut into his playing time.

 

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Andre Ethier batted 1-for-3 with a double, a walk, and a run scored in Thursday's loss against the Rockies. He is now batting .322 / .429 / .586 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Ethier looks fantastic at the plate and has performed as a top-40 fantasy outfielder this season despite beginning the year as a part-time player. With both Yasiel Puig and Carl Crawford out at least another several weeks, Ethier is a great short-term option in all leagues.

 

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Andre Ethier went 0-for-2 in the Dodgers' loss against the Marlins on Wednesday, but he walked twice and scored a run.

Fantasy Impact: Ethier was relegated to batting seventh in the lineup today despite his outstanding production this season, which is a testament to the number of dangerous hitters at Don Mattingly's disposal. Still, Ethier is a solid fantasy outfielder in standard leagues as long as Yasiel Puig remains sidelined, which could be another two or three weeks.

 

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On a night when the Dodgers scored 11 runs on 21 hits, Andre Ethier accounted for five of the hits and three of the runs as he batted 5-for-5 with a home run and three RBI. Through 97 plate appearances this season, Ethier is slashing .329 / .423 / .598 with 5 home runs, 13 RBI, and 17 runs.

Fantasy Impact: Ethier is not owned in a vast majority of fantasy leagues, but he probably should be. The one-time star is having by far his best season at the age of 33, and news broke today that Yasiel Puig must essentially restart his rehab after aggravating his strained hamstring over the weekend. Ethier will regress some, but the career .285 / .359 / .463 hitter has battled back from a disappointing 2014 and numerous trade rumors and should be an above-average contributor in four fantasy categories as long as he's hitting in the middle of this potent Dodgers lineup.

 

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Andre Ethier singled once and scored a run in the Dodgers' victory over the Marlins on Monday. The run was his 16th on the season and he owns a .286 / .391 / .532.

Fantasy Impact: Owners who got in on the ground floor of Ethier's resurgent season may be looking at a longer ride than expected, as the news regarding Yasiel Puig's hamstring has been less than stellar over the past three days. Ethier is worthy of starting in standard fantasy leagues as long as the Dodgers' star is out.

 

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Andre Ethier batted 1-for-3 with two walks, two runs scored, and an RBI in the Dodgers' victory over the Brewers on Thursday. The veteran's surprising offensive renaissance continues, as evidenced by his decreasingly-fluky .292 / .395 / .556 batting line.

Fantasy Impact: The Dodgers were desperate to trade Ethier in February and March, but he has proven to be a very nice luxury as Yasiel Puig and Carl Crawford have battled injuries. Unfortunately for fantasy owners, it will be hard for Ethier to sustain standard-league value when Puig returns and he's sharing time with Scott Van Slyke and Alex Guerrero.

 

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Andre Ethier was 1-for-4 with a single and strikeout in the Dodgers' loss to the Brewers on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Ethier has had a quiet month of May in terms of counting stats, with only three runs and one RBI, but he's still having solid at-bats. In six games this month he is batting .263 / .364 / .474, bringing his season-long slash down slightly to .290 / .383 / .536. He remains a solid fantasy option when he starts, but he's a fringe player in standard leagues with shallow benches.

 

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Andre Ethier was unable to reach base on Tuesday, batting 0-for-5 with one strikeout.

Fantasy Impact: Rough luck for fantasy owners who relied on him in a decent spot tonight. He remains a solid option for the rest of the week, although he is unlikely to be an everyday player once Yasiel Puig returns from injury as soon as this weekend.

 

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Andre Ethier managed a single and scored a run in the Dodgers' loss to the Brewers on Monday. He struck out once.

Fantasy Impact: Ethier's slash line sits at .317 / .417 / .600 and he remains a solid fantasy outfielder at least until Yasiel Puig returns from injury.

 

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Andre Ethier had another productive game at the plate on Sunday, netting a single, a double, and a walk in five plate appearances. He did not contribute in runs or RBI, as the Dodgers were shut out until the bottom of the 13th inning, but he improved his batting line to .321 / .426 / .625.

Fantasy Impact: Ethier has been arguably the Dodgers' most consistent offensive contributor this season, and he makes a great fantasy play this week as the Dodgers face a sequence of very beatable pitchers in road series against the Brewers and Rockies. Yasiel Puig is not expected to return until next Sunday at the earliest, so Ethier is expected to play nearly every day.

 

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Andre Ethier batted 0-for-3 with a walk in Saturday's victory over the Diamondbacks.

Fantasy Impact: Yasiel Puig remains unlikely to return until next Sunday at the earliest, so Ethier remains a solid fantasy option for the upcoming week. He is batting .308 / .413 / .615 in 21 games this season.

 

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Andre Ethier batted 2-for-3 with a home run, a walk, an RBI, and two runs scored in Friday's victory over the Diamondbacks. He is now slashing an outstanding .327 / .424 / .653 this season.

Fantasy Impact: Ethier's resurgence after last year's poor offensive showing has been a big surprise for the Dodgers and fantasy owners, but Ethier will be hard to trust from a fantasy perspective once Yasiel Puig returns from injury in a week. Based on Don Mattingly's recent usage, it appears there may be a relatively even timeshare among Ethier, Alex Guerrero, and Scott Van Slyke in left field.

 

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Andre Ethier hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the first inning in Wednesday night's win against the Giants and finished 1-for-4. He also made a spectacular catch on a deep line drive to rob the Giants of at least two runs in the top of the second in a game the Dodgers would ultimately win by four. (Source: Video via Chad Moriyama on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Ethier is now hitting .304 / .400 / .587 in 55 plate appearances with a K%, B%, and BABIP all in line with career norms. He should be in fantasy lineups as long as Yasiel Puig remains sidelined. The long-term injury to Carl Crawford may put Ethier in line for a full-time role even after Puig returns, although he faces stiff competition from Scott Van Slyke as Crawford's replacement.

 

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Andre Ethier, who has been performing very well in place of Yasiel Puig in recent weeks, is not in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against Madison Bumgarner and the Giants.

Fantasy Impact: This was pretty much expected, as the Dodgers are going with an all-righty outfield of Alex Guerrero, Kike Hernandez, and Scott Van Slyke.

 

Andre Ethier started in right field and batted second again in Yasiel Puig's absence, batting 0-for-4 while also drawing a walk and scoring a run.

Fantasy Impact: It's a testament to his hot start that his slash line remains .310 / .412 / .548 despite the sub-par outing. Ethier has earned the confidence of Don Mattingly, and he should continue to bat high in the order, at least against right-handed pitching.

 

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Andre Ethier had a huge game filling in for Yasiel Puig in right field and batting second. Ethier went 3-for-4 with a walk, a home run, three RBI, and two runs scored, and he is now batting .353 / .452 / .647 on the year.

Fantasy Impact: It is still unclear how much time Puig will miss with an injured hamstring, but Ethier has proved himself a valuable fantasy commodity thus far this season when he is in the starting lineup against right-handed pitching.

 

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Andre Ethier will start in right field in place of Yasiel Puig, and he will also bat second in the order in Saturday's game against the Padres.

Fantasy Impact: Ethier has an impressive .300 / .405 / .500 line so far this year, and this marks the first time Don Mattingly has used him in the 2-spot. He makes a decent low-end fantasy play as long as he remains in the lineup.

 

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.