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Mark Teixeira (1B)

New York Yankees - 40% owned

Bats: B, Throws: R

Mark Teixeira hit two home runs into the right field seats on Friday against the Mets giving him seven home runs on the year. Teixeira finished his night 2-for-4 with four RBI.

Fantasy Impact: Mark Teixeira now has 17 RBI to go with his seven home runs, both good for second best in the American League. Teixeira is only hitting .218 with 12 hits, but seven of those hits are home runs and four are doubles. He may be tough to trust for fantasy owners but we can't deny his run of success over the last 10 days or so. If in need of power help, Teixeira has to be considered.


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Mark Teixeira homers again

Thu, Apr 23rd 11:30am EDT
By Dan Lucia

Mark Teixeira kept pace with his season averages on Wednesday collecting just one hit but belting a home run and driving in three in the Yankees 13-4 win over the Tigers. Teixeira scored twice and added a walk to go with his 1-for-4 day.

Fantasy Impact: Although he is batting just .204 on the year, Mark Teixeira has launched five home runs with 13 RBI, while scoring nine runs. The power numbers are making him a utility option for fantasy owners, as long as keeps it up. Owners in need of home runs and RBI production should consider picking up Teixeira.


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Mark Teixeira took a low Alfredo Simon splitter and lofted it over the right field fence in the second inning to provide the Yankees with their only offense in their 2-1 loss to Detroit on Monday. Teixeira finished the game 1-for-4 with the home run.

Fantasy Impact: Mark Teixeira now has four home runs and nine RBI to begin the year, pretty solid April numbers. Owners should be wary though as he is hitting just .190 on the season. Teixeira has had well documented struggles over the past several years and is looking to get back to his old ways. While it appears he will provide some power numbers, hitting .190 isn't going to cut it for most owners.


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Although Mark Teixeira was held hitless in Sunday's win, he did drive in two runs on a sac fly and RBI groundout. Teixeira finished the day 0-for-3 with a walk.

Fantasy Impact: Mark Teixeira did not record a hit in the three game set with the Rays but did provide three RBI. His average has dropped to .184 and although he has put up some decent power numbers, he is struggling to hit for average. In order for him to have fantasy relevance he must provide consistent power numbers for his owners.


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Mark Teixeira blasted his third home run of the season on Monday in the Yankees 6-5 victory over the Orioles. Teixeira finished the game 1-for-3 and added a walk.

Fantasy Impact: Mark Teixeira has provided the Yankees some good power numbers over the last several days and now has three home runs on the young season. If he continues to hit for power, he is making a case for fantasy owners to utilize him more often and is becoming a better option for DFS players.


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Mark Teixeira scores twice in win

Mon, Apr 13th 1:38pm EDT
By Dan Lucia

Mark Teixeira got in on the offensive party in the Yankees 14-4 victory on Sunday and finished the day 1-for-2 with a walk and added two runs and an RBI.

Fantasy Impact: Mark Teixeira is now batting .222 on the young season with a respectable .375 OBP. He had a solid series against the Red Sox hitting two home runs and adding three RBI. Hopefully Teixeira is starting to get his swing locked in for the Yankees and his fantasy owners. For now, Teixeira is a middle of the road utility option or an off-day replacement at first base.


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Mark Teixeira homers in loss

Fri, Apr 10th 7:34am EDT
By Dan Lucia

Mark Teixeira hit his first home run of the season on Thursday night in the Yankees loss to the Blue Jays. Teixeira finished the night 1-for-4 with the home run and a strikeout.

Fantasy Impact: The Yankees and Mark Teixeira's fantasy owners would like to see more of this from him as the season rolls along. Teixeira should still put up decent power numbers, but his average has dipped dramatically over the past few years, especially will the shift deployed against him. He is a low-end first base option or a possible utility play depending on the matchup.


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Mark Teixeira finished Wednesday nights victory 1-for-3 with a single and an intentional walk.

Fantasy Impact: Mark Teixeira collected his first hit of the season on Wednesday and made a terrific defensive play picking Stephen Drew's throw out of the dirt to end the game. Mark Teixeira is coming off of two lackluster seasons and is looking to get back to where he was three or four years ago. He is owned in about half of ESPN leagues. If you're in need of depth, Teixeira may be available to help as a utility option for the time being.


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Mark Teixeira batted clean up for the Yankees on Opening Day, but finished 0-for-3 with and walk and a strikeout.

Fantasy Impact: Mark Teixeira is coming off a 2014 season in which he hit just .216 for the season. He did produce 22 home runs, but the Yankees are going to need more than a .216 average and .313 OBP from him. Hopefully he is fully recovered from his wrist injury that has plagued him the past two seasons and can produce enough for the Yankees and his owners. Expectations must be tempered at this point however.


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First baseman Mark Teixeira will be batting cleanup on Opening Day as the Yankees play host to the Toronto Blue Jays. (Source: Yes Network)

Fantasy Impact: Mark Teixeira is coming off a couple rough and injury plagued seasons in 2013 and 2014. He appears to be healthy for the start of the season and is looking to get back to his old, productive ways. As of now, with the depth at first base, fantasy owners should consider Teixeira a utility option.


Mark Teixeira 0-for-2 on Thursday

Fri, Apr 3rd 8:24am EDT
By Dan Lucia

Mark Teixeira was held hitless on Thursday but added a walk. He is now batting .255 for the spring.

Fantasy Impact: Following two disappointing seasons plagued by injuries, Mark Teixeira is looking to get back on track in 2015. His two biggest issues are staying healthy and the infield shift that teams utilize while he is at the plate. Teixeira has the ability to be a useful fantasy player, but with the depth at the first base position, he should be considered a utility option with the potential for big numbers, if healthy.


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After being hit in the knee by a pitch last Friday, Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira returns to the Yankees lineup today. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: As most already suspected, the injury sustained by Mark Teixeira last week was not serious and he has resumed playing in preseason games. He won't miss any regular season games as a result of this injury.


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The oft-injured Mark Teixeira was forced to leave a minor league game in which he was playing in to get some extra at bats, after being hit in the kneecap by a pitch. Teixeira said afterward he is 'fine' and there are no further tests planned. (Source: ESPN New York)

Fantasy Impact: The Yankees need to maintain their health this season and that especially bodes true for Mark Teixeira. He has missed significant time over the past several seasons and has struggled to return to form following a wrist injury in 2013. Mark Teixeira has the ability to be a quality fantasy option at first base, but with the position as deep as it is, he is likely just a low-end utility option until he proves he can consistently produce and remain healthy.


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Mark Teixeira was dealing with trying to rebuild strength during the 2014 season and never got to full strength. He posted his worst season, a .711 OPS, and saw his batting average slump all the way down to .216. Teixeira says that a full offseason of working out, rather than rehabilitating, should make the 2015 season a bounce back season for the Yankees 1B. (Source: New York Post)

Fantasy Impact: Teixeira started his Yankee career with three consecutive 30 home run seasons and an .877 OPS from 2009-2011. Since then, though, he has struggled with injuries and has seen his OPS drop in each season since 2007. Simply put, the Yankees need Teixeira to at least post his 2012 statistics, where he hit .250 with 24 home runs and an .804 OPS. On the other hand, Teixeira is one of the most productive 1B of the past decade, posting an .881 OPS over his career, and the Yankees know that a healthy Teixeira is good for 30 or more home runs. A comfortable projection for a healthy Teixeira is a slash of .255/.340/.490 with 90 or more RBI; those statistics should compare favorably with Lucas Duda or Brandon Moss, both players going higher than Mark Teixiera in drafts.


Even though Teixeira is 34 years old and has seen his OPS drop in seven consecutive full seasons, the Yankees GM thinks that he can be a huge part of the Yankees lineup. He was awful in 2014, a .216 BA, but Cashman attributed that to a lack of health after wrist surgery. (Source: New York Post)

Fantasy Impact: Teixeira missed the first two months of 2013 and then from June 15th on and only played 123 games in 2014 as well; after averaging 153 games played over the first eight years of his career, he has only averaged 87 games played in the past three seasons. Even though his batting average is awful over the past three seasons, .229, he is still averaging 31 home runs and 99 RBI per-162 games since 2012. If Teixeira is able to play 140-150 games in 2015, he should be good for 50-55 extra base hits and will continue to use the short porch in right field of Yankee Stadium to his advantage. Also keep in mind that Teixeira has had eight 100-RBI seasons in his career and the last was only in 2011. He may not be a .900+ OPS player again, but if he stays healthy, he can be a productive enough player to have as a utility player, with CI upside.


New hitting coach Jeff Pentland wants the Yankees to change their approach at the plate, a change that could help Teixeira more than any Yankee. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Teixeira struggled through his worst season in the MLB in 2014 and was injured for most of 2013 so any change would be great for the Yankees' 1B. Teixeira posted 10 consecutive seasons with an OPS over .800 from 2003-2012, .896 average overall, but only had a .700 OPS over 138 games in 2013 and 2014 and has not had 100 RBI since 2011. Although injuries are a key factor in Teixeira's issues, his inability to hit to the right side of the field around the shift has also damaged his BA; his career average has dropped from .290 to .273 since the beginning of 2010. New hitting coach Jeff Pentland will work with Teixeira, Carlos Beltran, and Brian McCann to fix their pull happy ways and Teixeira should see his numbers improve.