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Carlos Beltran has a decent game

Fri, Mar 27th 8:14pm EDT
By Chris Zolli

Carlos Beltran finished 1-2 with a run scored and an RBI in the Yankees 10-0 win against the Phillies. Beltran now has a .509 OPS and three RBI for the Yankees this spring.

Fantasy Impact: He scored his first run of the spring against the Phillies and is coming off of his worst season since 2000. Beltran needs to get healthy after offseason elbow surgery and regain his previous form. He averaged 67 extra base hits per 162 games from 2009-2013 and had an .859 OPS.

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Beltran was 0-3 against the Mets and is now hitting .222 in Spring Training.

Fantasy Impact: Beltran will be asked to hit fifth for the Yankees and he needs to regain an OPS in the low-.800s to be valuable. He is coming off of a weak 2014 season, with a .703 OPS, and needs to be closer to 50 extra base hits than the 38 he had in 2014.

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Carlos Beltran was 1-3 with a single in the Yankees win. Beltran is hitting .200 this spring.

Fantasy Impact: Beltran only has one extra base hit this spring and still looks like he is trying to regain his strength after offseason surgery. He underwent surgery to remove bone spurs in his elbow on September 31st and the Yankees had hoped that this surgery would be a remedy for his issues. Beltran has posted a .847 OPS in his 17 year career, but he may be a depreciating player. He posted a .703 OPS last season and needs to show more firepower to be worthy of a fantasy roster spot.

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Carlos Beltran was 1-3 with an RBI against the Phillies, raising his Spring Training batting average to .182.

Fantasy Impact: Beltran only has two RBI and one extra base hit this spring and the Yankees are looking for him to rebound from a poor 2014 season and offseason elbow surgery. Beltran said that the elbow troubles were the reason for a down season in 2014 and fantasy owners hope that is the truth. Beltran has been very successful in the past, posting an OPS of at least .830 in seven of his past ten seasons, so fantasy owners will look to that Beltran as an OF3. Beltran needs to show that he can hit for power before he can earn that valuation, but a history of success is well documented for the 37 year OF.

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Carlos Beltran had his first extra base hit of Spring Training, a double, and finished 1-3 against the Blue Jays.

Fantasy Impact: Beltran is recovering from his offseason elbow surgery and is looking to regain his top-50 OF status. Beltran saw his OPS dip to .703 last season, but had a .859 OPS in the previous five seasons. If Beltran is healthy in 2015, he could be a bounce back candidate and have an OPS in the low-mid .800s.

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Carlos Beltran was 0-3 in a split squad game against the Blue Jays and is hitting .125 this spring. He is rebounding from offseason elbow surgery and needs to regain his form to be a stable option.

Fantasy Impact: Carlos Beltran has seen his OPS drop for the past four seasons and is coming off of an elbow surgery. He has been a top OF option before, and many see him regaining that form, but this spring performance is not indicative of a rebound. The positive is that he is playing the OF and getting through games with three at bats healthy; he needs to regain his bat speed before a rebound can be seen.

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Carlos Beltran was held hitless with a strikeout against the Nationals.

Fantasy Impact: Carlos Beltran participated in his second Spring Training game of the season, batting third as the designated hitter. Beltran is recovering from surgery to remove bone spurs in his right elbow, so the most important thing is for him to get through games healthy. He returned to the outfield on Friday night and will try to get as many at bats as possible before the beginning of the season.

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After offseason surgery, Beltran was back in the Yankees lineup on Friday night, finishing 0-2 with a walk.

Fantasy Impact: The best thing for Beltran is that he is healthy after coming off of his worst MLB season in 2014. Beltran's .703 OPS was 144 points lower than his career average and one has to wonder how long he struggled through bone spurs in his right elbow. New hitting coach Jeff Pentland was his coach in Kansas City and Beltran appears to be swinging better; although he may not return to an .850 OPS in 2015, an OPS in the high-.700s or low-.800s should be expected from Beltran. This could be enough for him to be an OF3 or OF4.

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Carlos Beltran is expected to make his Grapefruit League debut on Friday. (Source: Dan Barbarisi on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Beltran is coming off of a down season with the Yankees in 2014. He batted .233 with 15 home runs and 49 RBI in only 109 games. He will be looking for better results in his second season with the Yankees and is a prime bounce-back candidate for fantasy baseball owners.

Carlos Beltran had his worst season of his career in 2014 and his big rebound in 2015 could be the boost that the Yankees offense needs. The team had their fourth worst offensive output in the team's 100 plus year history and Beltan's .703 OPS was a key reason for their struggles. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Beltran has seen his OPS drop for four consecutive seasons, but his drop off in 2014 was massive. He was dealing with bone spurs in right elbow, a major reason that he had only 38 extra base hits and 48 RBI. Beltran did have 15 home runs last year in 109 games but posted the lowest batting average in his career. The opportunity for Beltran to DH will also be limited this year, as Alex Rodriguez has returned from suspension and the Yankees added Garrett Jones. Beltran may return to an OPS in the high .700s, but is unworthy of a fantasy roster spot.

Carlos Beltran hit .307 with 26 homers and 100 RBI in 2003 with Kansas City, where Pentland was the hitting instructor. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Carlos Beltran's first of five seasons with a .900 OPS came under Pentland and looks to rebound after his worst offseason season since 2000. Beltran had an .860 OPS from 2011-2013, averaging 61 extra base hits per season, but was hurt in 2014, only notching 38 extra base hits with a .703 OPS. Beltran's elbow injuries limited him all season and he had offseason surgery to remove bone spurs in his right elbow. He looks to be healthy by spring training and to rebound in 2015.