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Carlos Beltran (RF,DH)

New York Yankees

By Chris Zolli, Yankees Correspondent, Thu, Feb 19th 11:40am EST

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.

By Chris Zolli, Yankees Correspondent, Sun, Jan 11th 7:26pm EST

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.