Elvis Andrus (SS)
Early this Spring, Elvis Andrus dealt with some knee soreness, but it looks as though he is back on track. With a hit in Sunday's loss to The Mariners, his line is an excellent .440/.462/1.062 with 0 home runs, 3 RBI and 0 stolen bases.
Fantasy Impact: Andrus is a speed/average fantasy player and should never be relied upon for home runs and RBI. The fact the he has yet to pick up a stolen base sticks out in his stat line, but The Rangers have likely kept him from running to protect his knee. This Spring he has shown that he can get on base at a high rate and if it continues into the regular season, he will get many chances to use his speed. Andrus and owners alike are hoping that this will be the year he finally breaks out.
Category: Game Recaps
Tue, Mar 3rd 12:17pm EST
By Jonathan Stiles
Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus is dealing with some knee soreness and will likely be held out of the Spring Training opener because of it. The team and Andrus have said it is not serious. (Source: Jeff Wilson on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: The injury is said to not be a major concern but if it becomes serious, this would be a hinderance in Andrus' much needed bounce back year. This season was a down year for ndrus, as he hit .263, with only a .647 OPS, adding only two home runs and 41 RBI. Most alarmingly for his owners, he only had 27 stolen bases. Those statistics were no where near the value that drafters expected from him. He has the potential to deliver a big 2015 performance with a healthy team around him but be sure to temper expectations and keep tabs on his injury.
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