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Carlos Beltran (RF,DH)

New York Yankees - 19% owned

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Bats: B, Throws: R

Carlos Beltran went 2-for-4 in a 4-1 loss to the Angels last night

Fantasy Impact: Carlos Beltran on the season is hitting .263 with 7 homers and 30 RBI. For the month of June he is hitting .308 and over the last seven days he is hitting .280.

 

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Beltran is 3-for-8 so far against the Astros. He has been on a tear lately, hitting a lot better than earlier this season.

Fantasy Impact: In the last week, Beltran has hit .385 with two HR, and four RBI. He has started this series against Houston in similar fashion.

 

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Carlos Beltran went 2-for-3 with one RBI in the 2-1 victory over the Marlins last night

Fantasy Impact: Carlos Beltran is hitting .249 with 4 homers and 24 RBI. For the month of June he is hitting .282 and over the last seven days he is hitting .313. Beltran was held out of the lineup for two games this week because of a minor hamstring injury. He struck out as a pinch hitter in Monday's loss to the Marlins, but he's shown signs of life in the wake of a disastrous April.

 

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Carlos Beltran has only pinch-hit once in the past two games. The widespread rumor is that he had a hamstring issue but that he is expected to return Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Carlos Beltran has name value, which is one of the reasons he is owned in roughly a quarter of Yahoo Public leagues. He has been a power threat who wouldn't kill you in batting average for years so he earned that name. However, his production between last season and this one does not live up to his legend. There are leagues where he still has value but in most medium to shallow leagues, it is time to look at the free agent list and honestly evaluate whether there is a better option available.

 

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Carlos Beltran 0-for-3 on Friday

Sat, Apr 25th 9:31am EDT
By Dan Lucia

Carlos Beltran is off to a rough start this April and following his 0-for-3 night on Friday, he is batting just .173 on the year.

Fantasy Impact: Since signing his three-year contract with the Yankees prior to the 2014 season, Beltran has been a big disappointment. He is losing at-bats to Chris Young and fantasy owners should look for other options in the OF as Beltran is a liability to your fantasy team's success.

 

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Carlos Beltran triples in win

Thu, Apr 23rd 11:36am EDT
By Dan Lucia

Carlos Beltran hit an RBI triple on Wednesday helping the Yankees to a 13-4 win. Beltran finished the day 2-for-5 with two runs scored and an RBI.

Fantasy Impact: Carlos Beltran has struggled mightily to start the season but had a nice day on Wednesday helping the Yankees offense pour on 13 runs. Hopefully this is a sign of things to come for the veteran. Fantasy owners should still be hesitant to use him until his production becomes more consistent.

 

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Carlos Beltran was 0-for-3 on Monday, including two strikeouts, in the Yankees 2-1 loss to Detroit.

Fantasy Impact: Carlos Beltran is now hitting a pedestrian .171 in the second year of his three-year deal with the Yankees. He has struck out 11 times in 41 at-bats and just doesn't seem like himself. The only positive numbers he has produced are his four doubles, of his seven total hits, and six RBI. Owners need to find an alternative to Beltran until he is able to regain he stroke, assuming he does. At this point, anybody is pretty much a better option.

 

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Carlos Beltran finished his Sunday 2-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI in the Yankees 14-4 victory. Beltran is now batting .167 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Carlos Beltran has had a rough start to the season and entering Sunday was just 2-for-20 with two doubles and three RBI. Beltran is trying to have a bounce back season in his second year in the Bronx after struggling in 2014. Beltran is being dropped by many owners and may be an option on the waiver wire if he finds his groove.

 

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Carlos Beltran finished Thursday's loss to the Blue Jays 1-for-4 with a double and two strikeouts. The double was Beltran's first hit of the young season.

Fantasy Impact: Batting out of the three-hole, the Yankees are expecting Carlos Beltran to rebound from a disappointing 2014 season. Beltran battled a bone spur in his elbow last season and is hoping to get in a groove as the season gets going. Beltran is being dropped everywhere so if he starts swinging a hot bat, he could be an option off the waiver wire.

 

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Carlos Beltran was 0-for-3 with an RBI sac fly in the Yankees come-from-behind victory Wednesday night.

Fantasy Impact: Carlos Beltran has yet to record a hit in the Yankees first two games but got the Yankees scoring started Wednesday with a line drive sac fly in the sixth. Beltran has batted out of the three-hole for the Yankees and is expected to produce. He is being dropped by owners all over the place so if you are in need of OF help, keep an eye on him if he gets his swing going.

 

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Carlos Beltran was 0-for-3 with a walk out of the three-hole for the Yankees on Opening Day. The Yankees offense was quiet in the 6-1 loss to the Blue Jays.

Fantasy Impact: Carlos Beltran is coming off an injury riddled 2014 and is looking to bounce back in 2015. While he shouldn't be expected to be a top-of-the-line fantasy option in the later stages of his career, he has the potential to put up solid numbers. Owners could find some value out of Beltran if he starts swinging a hot bat, which he is capable of.

 

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Carlos Beltran will man right field and bat third in the Yankees lineup against the Toronto Blue Jays on Opening Day. (Source: Yes Network)

Fantasy Impact: Carlos Beltran underachieved in 2014 after signing a three-year deal with the Yankees. Beltran battled a painful bone spur in his elbow last summer but had it removed during the offseason. Although he is at the tail end of his career, look for Beltran to have a bounce back season in 2015 as long as he remains healthy.

 

Carlos Beltran was 1-for-3 against the Rays on Wednesday. He is now hitting .243 for the spring.

Fantasy Impact: Beltran needs to improve from his weak 2014 season, where he only had a .703 OPS. Beltran averages 57 extra base hits a season, so there is a chance that he rebounds, but his OPS has dropped for the past four seasons. At 38 this season, and after elbow surgery, Beltran is a very risky rebound candidate.

 

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Carlos Beltran had a walk and a single against the Orioles, one of three hits for the Yankees against the Orioles. Beltran is now hitting .235 this spring.

Fantasy Impact: Beltran has stayed healthy this spring and that was the key for him throughout Spring Training. Beltran was hampered by an elbow injury throughout the 2014 season and had surgery on September 31st to remove bone spurs in his right elbow. Beltran needs to show that he can regain his power, but if he is healthy for the 2015 season, he could be a bounce back candidate.

 

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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: NJ.com)

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.