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Mark Teixeira (1B)

New York Yankees - 92% owned

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Bats: B, Throws: R

Mark Teixeira went 3-for-4 with 2 homers and 6 RBI in a 13-6 win over the White Sox.

Fantasy Impact: Mark Teixeira on the season is hitting .269 with 28 homers and 73 RBI. He finishes the month of July hitting .333 with 9 homers and 19 RBI. He is having a breakout year and is projected to finish the season with 44 homers and 116 RBI.

 

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Teixeira went 3-for-4 with a walk in the 7-6 victory. He hit two solo HR and scored a third run on McCann's HR. Teixeira ended the night with 26 HR and 67 RBI on the season.

Fantasy Impact: He is still a big time first basemen in fantasy and should be owned in most leagues.

 

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Mark Teixeira goes deep

Mon, Jul 20th 9:53am EDT
By Craig Rosenkrantz

Mark Teixeira went 3-for-4 with a go ahead solo homer in 8th with 1 RBI in a 2-1 win over the Mariners

Fantasy Impact: Teixeira continues to have a resurgence in the power department, but the three hits also raised his batting average up to .249 his highest since the end of June. He's come out of the All-Star break hot, collecting five hits and reaching base seven times in the first three games back.

 

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Mark Teixeira gets 2 hits

Sun, Jul 19th 10:33am EDT
By Craig Rosenkrantz

Mark Teixeira went 2-for-4 in a 4-3 loss to the Mariners

Fantasy Impact: Mark Teixeira on the season is hitting .242 with 22 homers and 62 RBI. So far in the month of July, he is hitting .222 and is hitting .300 during the last seven days. Teixeira now has the same number of home runs that he had all of last year, with 17 coming against right-handed pitching. While his .242 batting average isn't stellar, his other counting stats have more than made up for it.

 

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I was at this game live when Mark Teixeira went 2-for-3 with two solo homers with 2 RBI in a 5-4 win over the Athletics last night

Fantasy Impact: He's hitting a modest .244, but he has now smashed 22 home runs and driven in 61 so the Yankees and his fantasy owners should be more than pleased with his first half performance.

 

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Mark Teixeira went 2-for-5 with a three run homer with 4 RBI in a 7-5 win in extra innings over the Rays last night

Fantasy Impact: He's hitting a modest .245, but he has now smashed 20 home runs and driven in 58 so the Yankees and his fantasy owners should be more than pleased with his first half performance.

 

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Mark Teixeira goes deep

Wed, Jul 1st 9:16am EDT
By Craig Rosenkrantz

Mark Teixeira went 1-for-2 with a solo homer in a 2-1 loss to the Angels last night

Fantasy Impact: Mark Teixeira on the season is hitting .246 with 19 homers and 54 RBI. He finished the month of June hitting .259 with 5 homers and 19 RBI.

 

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Mark Teixeira went 3-for-5 with 2 RBI in a 10-2 victory over the Phillies yesterday after missing two games with a neck injury.

Fantasy Impact: Mark Teixeira on the season is hitting .259 with 18 homers and 51 RBI. During the month of June he is hitting .308 with 4 homers and 16 RBI. He missed a pair of games due to some neck soreness, but seems to be feeling better and should return to being a fixture in the Yankees' lineup moving forward.

 

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For the second straight game,Teixeira will be sidelined.

Fantasy Impact: Garrett Jones will get the start at first base tonight against the Phillies and Sean O'Sullivan (1-5, 4.79 ERA)

 

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Teixeira will get a day off from action tonight against the Marlins

Fantasy Impact: Having played in 14 consecutive days, Teixeira finally sees time to rest those aging legs of his. Expect him to be back in the line-up Thursday to finish off the series against the Marlins.

 

Mark Teixeira with a HR on Monday

Tue, Jun 16th 12:46am EDT
By Jamie Mellor

Mark Teixeira went 1-for-4 with a HR. The HR was the only run the Yankees scored and one of only three hits allowed by the Marlins.

Fantasy Impact: He should be owned in most leagues. 18 HR and 48 RBI plays in most formats.

 

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Mark Teixeira went 2-for-3 with a walk on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: He has cooled down the last three games in the counting stats since his stretch last week and earlier this week where he drove in 10 RBI in five games. However, he continues to find ways to get on-base and he should be owned in most leagues at the moment.

 

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Teixeria went 1-for-3 with two RBI in the Yankees 8-2 win over the Angels on Saturday night.

Fantasy Impact: Teixeira on the season is hitting .242 with 17 homers and 45 RBI in 53 games. Last season in only 123 games he hit .216 with 22 homers and 62 RBI. He is on pace this season to hit 49 homers and 130 RBI.

 

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Mark Teixeira was only 1-for-3 on Monday night against Felix Hernandez and the Mariners, but his one hit was a big one. His 15th home run of the season was a grand slam off of the Mariners' ace and helped the Yankees to a 7-2 victory.

Fantasy Impact: His 15 home runs are good for second in the American League and his 39 RBI are third in baseball and first in the American League. Teixeira has a .273 batting average and eight RBI over the past seven days after posting a .889 OPS in May. Teixeira has never faced Seattle's starter on Tuesday, Mike Montgomery, but has a .926 OPS against left handed pitchers this season.

 

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Teixeira was 1-for-4 with a run scored and stolen base against Oakland on Saturday night. Teixeira has scored six runs in his past 10 games and the stolen base was the first of the season for the Yankees first baseman.

Fantasy Impact: The past week has not been kind to Teixeira, as he has a .190 batting average, and he has seen his batting average drop from .258 to .239 over the past 10 games. Teixeira does have three home runs in his past 10 games and has six walks; his ability to get on base via the walk and hit for power is what has made Teixeira a top-10 first baseman this season. Teixeira is 2-for-9 with a double and an RBI against Sunday's starter for Oakland, Jesse Chavez.

 

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Mark Teixeira sat for only the third time in May on Friday against Oakland. Teixeira has only two extra base hits over his past 10 games.

Fantasy Impact: Mark Teixeira has gotten on base in 13 of his past 15 starts, but only has a .158 batting average over the past seven days. Teixeira does have 10 extra base hits in May and also has 16 walks, leading to a .394 OBP for the month. Teixeira has not faced Saturday's starter for Oakland, Jesse Hahn, but has a .925 OPS against right-handed pitchers.

 

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Mark Teixeira was 0-for-3 against the Athletics on Thursday night and has a .239 batting average over his past 15 games. Teixeira has six hits in his past 10 games.

Fantasy Impact: Although Teixeira has a poor batting average for the season, .239, his .360 OBP is good enough to boost his seasonal OPS to .928. Teixeira is second in the American League with 14 home runs and has three home runs in his past ten games. Teixeira has not faced Friday's starter for Oakland, Jesse Hahn, but has a .925 OPS against right handed pitchers this season.

 

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Mark Teixeira finished 1-for-4 against the Royals on Wednesday afternoon and has a .941 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Teixeira has gotten on base in 11 of his past 13 games this season and has four extra base hits, three home runs, over his past 10 games. Teixeira struck out twice for only the third time this season and has a .362 OBP this season. Teixeira has not faced Thursday's starter for Oakland, Kendall Graveman, but has a .960 OPS against right handed pitchers this season.

 

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Mark Teixeira was much of the Yankees offense in a 5-1 win over the Royals on Tuesday night, hitting a two-run home run and two-run double, finishing 2-for-4. He scored two runs and his four RBI give him 35 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Teixeira has been the best offense player for the Yankees this season and has a .588 slugging percentage this season. On top of his power, Teixeira also has 28 walks this season and has gotten on base in 10 of his past 12 games. Teixeira is 4-for-16 with two home runs and four RBI against Wednesday's starter for the Royals, Chris Young,

 

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Mark Teixeira was 0-for-3 with a run scored and a walk against the Royals on Monday afternoon. Teixeira has gotten on base in nine of his last 11 games.

Fantasy Impact: Teixeira's batting average dropped to .236, but he now has 15 walks and eight strikeouts this season. The run was the 22nd of the season for Teixeira, who also has 31 RBI in 144 at-bats. The Royals have not named a starter in place of Danny Duffy for Tuesday's game, but Teixeira has an .887 OPS against left-handed pitchers and a .954 OPS against right-handed pitchers

 

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Mark Teixeira finished 0-for-3 with a walk against the Rangers on Sunday night. Teixeira has gotten on base in eight of the past ten games.

Fantasy Impact: Although Teixeira was hitless against the Rangers on Sunday night, Teixeira has a .421 OBP in May and has eight extra base hits this month. Teixeira has five multi-hit games this month and has 14 walks against seven strikeouts. Teixeira is 3-for-23 with a double, home run, and two RBI against Monday's starter for the Royals, Jeremy Guthrie. He has a .954 OPS against right handed pitchers this season.

 

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Mark Teixeira was removed in the sixth inning, but finished 0-for-2 against Texas. Teixeira has a .954 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Mark Teixeira has been the best hitter for the Yankees this season and an off-day will not change that. Teixeira has four extra base hits over the past 10 games and has re-emerged as a top-ten 1B in fantasy. Teixeira is 0-for-6 with two strikeouts against Sunday's starter for the Rangers, Yovani Gallardo.

 

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Although the the Yankees lost 10-9 on Friday night, but Teixeira homered to bring the Yankees within one run in the bottom of the ninth inning. Teixeira finished 1-for-5 with his 13th home run.

Fantasy Impact: Teixeira has three home runs in his past 15 games and has a 1.041 OPS over that period. Teixeira has 26 walks and 21 strikeouts this season, adding to his 13 home runs and 31 RBI. Teixeira is 0-for-1 with two walks against Saturday's starter for the Rangers, Nick Martinez.

 

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Mark Teixeira was 0-for-3 with a walk against the Nationals on Wednesday night. Teixeira has gotten on base in eight of his past 10 games (9 starts).

Fantasy Impact: Teixeira has shown great plate discipline and has seven walks in his past 10 games. His outstanding plate discipline has yielded much better power numbers this season, as Teixeira has 12 home runs and 30 RBI in the young season. Teixeira is 0-for-2 with a strikeout against Friday's starter for the Rangers, Colby Lewis.

 

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Teixeira, the owner of the eighth best OPS in the American League (.952), was 0-for-2 against the Royals on Sunday. He also left with a toe injury, but X-rays were negative and he should play Tuesday against the Nationals.

Fantasy Impact: Even with the 0-for-2, Teixeira still has had 13 hits in his past 10 games and has four extra base hits over that time span. Teixeira's 11 home runs and 28 RBI put him well on his way to 30 home runs and 100 RBI, benchmarks that he has not reached since 2011. Teixeira is 5-for-16 with two doubles, a home run, and three RBI against Tuesday's starter for the Nationals, Gio Gonzalez.

 

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Teixeira was 1-for-3 with a single, run scored, and two walks against the Royals on Saturday. Teixeira has a .952 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Teixeira has 23 walks and 21 walks this season, exhibiting his outstanding plate discipline without a high batting average, .252. Teixeira has gotten on base at least twice in seven of his last ten games, posting a .476 OBP. Teixeira is 1-for-7 with a home runs and three RBI against Sunday's starter for the Royals, Edison Volquez.

 

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Mark Teixeira was 0-for-3 with a walk against the Rays on Thursday. Teixeira still has a .942 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Teixeira had two hits and RBI on Wednesday night and finished the Yankees four game series with the Rays 6-for-13. Teixeira has 21 walks and 20 strikeouts this season, displaying good plate discipline even with a .239 batting average. Teixeira is 2-for-13 with two home runs and four RBI against Friday's starter for the Royals, Chris Young.

 

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Mark Teixeira finished 2-for-4 with an RBI against the Rays; the RBI was his 28th of the season, good for 2nd in the American League. Teixeira has a .246 batting average, but his OPS is a stellar .960.

Fantasy Impact: Teixeira has regained his top-10 1B form and had six hits in 10 at-bats over the past three games with the Rays. Teixeira's .605 slugging percentage is considerably above his .518 career mark and Teixeira has 20 walks against 19 strikeouts this season. Teixeira is 1-for-2 with a home run and two RBI against Thursday's starter for the Rays, Erasmo Ramirez.

 

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Mark Teixeira hit his 11th home run of the season in his best game of 2015, finishing 4-for-5 with a double and two RBI. Teixeira's .963 OPS is seventh in the American League.

Fantasy Impact: Fantasy owners could have seen Teixeira hit for power in 2015, but few could see this kind of power. Teixeira had a weak 2014 season, but has enhanced his walk rate and has the best HR/AB of his career at 10.9. Teixeira also has eight doubles and is well on his way towards more than 55 extra base hits this season. Teixeira is only 1-for-6 against Tuesday's starter for the Rays, Chris Archer.

 

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Teixeira had a double and two RBI against the Orioles, getting on base three times in a 4-3 Yankees win. Teixeira also walked and singled for the Yankees and now has a .345 OBP in 2015.

Fantasy Impact: Teixeira is on a four game hit streak and has an RBI in each of those four games. Teixeira now has 25 RBI, good for third in baseball, and a .951 OPS. Teixeira has a .383 isolated power average this season and only a .153 batting average on balls in play, signaling that Teixeira's .223 batting average will only rise. He also has more walks than strikeouts this season, showing that he is a top-ten 1B again. Teixiera is only 1-for-12 with a double and a RBI against Friday's starter for the Orioles, Miguel Gonzalez, and has struck out six times.

 

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Mark Teixeira was 1-for-3 with a walk, a single, and an RBI ground out in the first inning. Teixeira now has a .330 OBP in 109 plate appearances this season.

Fantasy Impact: Teixeira was 16-for-56 with seven RBI against Wednesday's starter Mark Buehrle in his career, so a decent game could have been expected. Although this game broke Teixeira's two game home run streak, it was the second time in three games that Teixeira got on base twice. Teixeira is 7-for-21 with a double and an RBI against Thursday's starter for the Orioles, Chris Tillman and has a 1.004 OPS and eight of his 10 home runs against right-handed pitchers.

 

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Mark Teixeira hit his ninth home run of the season against the Red Sox, finishing 1-for-4 in the Yankees' 8-5 win.

Fantasy Impact: Teixeira looks like a 30-35 home run hitter once again and his early season .910 OPS is his highest since 2009. Teixeira has not hit 30 home runs in a season since 2011 and his .583 slugging percentage is the highest that he has had in a season. His 14 extra base hits are fifth in baseball and his nine home runs are third; Teixeira may only have a .202 batting average this year but has 16 walks and 15 strikeouts on top of his outstanding slugging percentage. Teixeira's power stroke makes him a must add for fantasy purposes. He is only 4-for-19 against Monday's starter for the Blue Jays, R.A. Dickey, but does have a double and a home run.

 

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Mark Teixeira was 0-for-4 with two runners left on base against the Red Sox. He now has a .200 batting average this season.

Fantasy Impact: Teixiera has an .886 OPS and 15 walks this season so all is not lost with a poor batting average. Teixiera has eight RBI and 18 RBI this season, so he has more than provided worthy fantasy power. He will face Joe Kelly tomorrow and he is 0-for-3 against Kelly in his career.

 

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Mark Teixeira finished 0-for-2 against the Red Sox, but had two walks to raise his OBP to .330. Teixeira's two walks also give him more walks (15) than strikeouts (14) during the 2015 season.

Fantasy Impact: Teixiera's OPS sits at .929, a very pleasant surprise for those that had faith in the Yankees' first baseman. His eight home runs and 18 RBI are each top five in the American League this season and he has provided power in the middle of the lineup. A very positive sign is that Teixeira has walked more this season; coming off of a 2014 season where he had 109 strikeouts and 58 walks to go with his .216 batting average, Teixiera's discipline is a good sign for the Yankees and fantasy owners. He can be a top-15 1B this season and is a great 1B option in deep leagues or a 1B/3B in more shallow leagues.

 

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Mark Teixeira hitless in win

Tue, Apr 28th 7:35am EDT
By Dan Lucia

Mark Teixeira was at first base again on Monday but was unable to get going. He finished the game 0-for-4 with a strikeout.

Fantasy Impact: Mark Teixeira has been swinging a hot bat and was named the AL Player of the Week last week. He has already blasted eight home runs and added 18 RBI. He is 0-for-7 over the last two days though but those streaks can be expected. He has not batted above .250 since 2010 so his current .227 average is about par for the course. For fantasy purposes, his value will rest on his power numbers. He very well could be a feast or famine kind of play with the hopes of some home run and RBI production.

 

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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: Nj.com)

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: Nj.com)

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.