Adrian Beltre
Adrian Beltre

Adrian Beltre (3B,DH)

Texas Rangers - 97% owned
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Bats: R   Throws: R

The Texas Rangers managed only four hits on Friday, but they really only needed one of them in their 3-0 win over Oakland. Adrian Beltre's 31st home run of the season, a two-run shot in the seventh inning, gave the AL West champions all the runs they needed.

Fantasy Impact: Beltre is hitting .298 on the year with 92 RBI to go along with his 31 dingers. Not bad for a guy pushing 40 years old!

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Adrian Beltre finished 1-for-4 against Oakland on Sunday. Beltre is 5-for-24 with a home run, two doubles, a run scored, and two RBI over the last seven days. He has an .865 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Beltre has hits in nine of his last 10 games, including seven extra-base hits. He has a .328 batting average in September with three doubles, five home runs, nine RBI, and 10 runs scored.

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Adrian Beltre finished 1-for-4 with a solo home run on Tuesday. Beltre is 11-for-29 with four home runs, four runs, and five RBI over the last seven days. He has an .873 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: The ever-reliable Beltre has now hit 30 home runs five times in his career and has hits in nine of his last 10 games. His .367 batting average and five home runs in September show that he is a top 3B option for the remainder of the season.

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Adrian Beltre broke a 1-1 tie with a solo home run off of J.C. Ramirez with one out in the eighth inning to give the Texas Rangers a 2-1 win over the Angels on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: This was the future Hall of Famer's 27th home run of the season and 440th of his career. He is now tied with Jason Giambi for 41st place all-time in round-trippers.

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Adrian Beltre drives in three

Wed, Aug 31st 11:53am EDT
By Blaine Blontz

Adrian Beltre went 3-for-5 with a home run, three RBI and three runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Mariners.

Fantasy Impact: Beltre has five hits and two extra-base hits over his last three games, scoring five times in that span. He and the Rangers continue to produce, as he now has three homers in his last six games. Solid production should continue as the weather remains warm in Texas.

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Adrian Beltre finished 1-for-4 with a double and run scored on Monday. Beltre is 5-for-23 over the last seven days with two doubles, two home runs, five runs scored, and five RBI. He has an .829 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Beltre has hits in seven of his last 10 games and has seven extra-base hits over that same time span. The top-10 3B has a .316 batting average this month with seven doubles, seven home runs, 13 runs scored, and 19 RBI.

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Adrian Beltre went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in the 5th inning off Indians starter Josh Tolmin.

Fantasy Impact: The home run was the 22nd of the season for Beltre to go along with raising his RBI total to 83 and runs scored total to 63. The 37-year-old third baseman currently owns a .288/.342/.483 slash line on the season. He's having a strong August, batting .325 with six home runs, six doubles, 18 RBI and nine runs scored.

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Adrian Beltre with two more hits

Sun, Aug 21st 9:52am EDT
By Chris Zolli

Adrian Beltre finished 2-for-4 with a double on Saturday night. Beltre is 9-for-21 with a double, three home runs, three runs scored, and six RBI over the last seven days. He has an .832 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Fresh off a two-home run performance on Saturday, Beltre added another extra-base hit to bring his total to 10 for the month. Beltre has six multi-hit games in his last 10 games to bring his batting average to .293 and his 79 RBI keep him as a top-10 3B.

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Adrian Beltre finished 1-for-2 with a grand slam and two walks for the Rangers on Monday. Beltre is 13-for-26 with two doubles, two home runs, four runs scored, and 11 RBI over the last seven days. He has an .817 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Just when fantasy owners and pundits were ready to give up on Beltre, he posts a nine-game hitting streak with seven multi-hit games. Beltre now has 77 RBI, putting him on pace for his first 100 RBI season since 2012, and has an RBI in six of his last eight games.

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Adrian Beltre went 2-for-5 with one home run and two RBI along with one strikeout in the Rangers' 12-9 loss to the Rockies on Thursday. The solo home run came in the seventh inning off Rockies reliever Chris Rusin.

Fantasy Impact: Beltre's home run was his 18th of the season to go along with raising his RBI total to 72. His slash line currently sits at .280/.333/.460 to go along with 20 doubles, 58 runs scored, one triple, 30 walks and 49 strikeouts through 109 games played. The 37-year-old Beltre is still a strong fantasy play at third base.

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Adrian Beltre went 1-for-3 with a double and a walk against the Astros on Friday. Beltre is 4-for-23 with two runs scored and two doubles over the last seven days. He has a .780 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Beltre's doubles in the last two games snapped a eight-game streak without an extra-base hit and moving him to 36 extra-base hits this season. He is right on the edge of being an everyday starter in mixed leagues with key contributions in RBI and home runs.

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Adrian Beltre went 4-for-5 with two home runs, three RBI and three runs scored in the Rangers' 7-6 victory over the Athletics on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Beltre hit a solo home run in the 7th inning followed by a two out, two-run walk off home run off Athletics closer Ryan Madson. On the season, Beltre sports a slash line of .281/.334/.468 to go along with 16 home runs, 63 RBI and 53 runs scored. The 37-year-old Beltre continues to put nice power numbers at the third base position for the Rangers and is a solid fantasy play for the second half of the season.

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Adrian Beltre is only hitting .143 in the second half, although he has a double, triple, and home run to go along with two RBI and two runs scored. Beltre is hitting .203 with four extra-base hits, five RBI, and six runs scored in July. He has a .760 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Even with his cold streak, he still has hits in six of his last 10 games, including two multi-hit games, and has a passable .270 batting average this season. The ageless Beltre may have reached his end of being a must-have at 3B, but still has 20 home run and 90 RBI potential in 2016.

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Adrian Beltre finished 2-for-4 with a walk, RBI, and two runs scored for the Rangers to close the first half. Beltre is 10-for-37 in July and has only one extra-base hit and six runs scored this month. He has a .778 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Beltre's multi-hit game was only his second of the month and he does not have an extra-base hit since July 4. Even with his cold streak, he still has a .280 batting average and is on pace for 22 home runs and 99 RBI, suitable numbers for a starting 3B in mixed leagues.

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Adrian Beltre went 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBI in Tuesday's win over the Yankees.

Fantasy Impact: Beltre continues to be red-hot at the plate. He has multiple hits in three of his last four games, driving in eight while scoring seven runs over that span. He's been a bit disappointing as a whole this season, with an OPS under .800, but as the summer continues to warm up so should Beltre.

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Adrian Beltre went 1-for-4 with one RBI and one run scored in the Rangers 6-4 victory over the Reds on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Beltre has settled back into the cleanup hitter spot in the Rangers lineup after missing some time last week with a hamstring strain. He's cooled off a bit in June batting .278 with one home run, eight RBI and six runs scored compared to his hot month of May where he batted .262 with six home runs, 21 RBI and 17 runs scored. Beltre is a solid fantasy third baseman and now that he's back healthy can be started with confidence.

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Beltre will start at third base and bat fourth in Oakland on Thursday afternoon against Athletics starter Daniel Mengden. (Source: MLB Lineups on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Beltre has been out of the lineup since June 8 with a left hamstring injury. With Beltre back, Jurickson Profar, who had been filling in for Beltre at third base will go to the bench. Fantasy owners can re-insert Beltre into their lineups as he will resume starting at third base everyday.

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Adrian Beltre finished 2-for-3 with a double, home run, walk, run scored, and five RBI against the Mariners. His 40 RBI rank seventh in the American League and he has a .409 batting average over the last seven days. Beltre has an .833 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Beltre has seen his batting average jump from .260 to .284 over the last nine games and has 11 RBI in his last 10 games. He has three straight multi-hit games and is on pace for more than 100 RBI for the first time since 2012. Beltre is 1-for-5 against Nathan Karns, the Mariners' starter on Saturday, and has a .796 OPS against right-handed starters.

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Adrian Beltre is 1-for-2 with a walk against Jhoulys Chacin, the Angels' starter on Tuesday, but only has a .208 batting average over the last week and .238 batting average in May. Four of Beltre's seven home runs have come this month, but he still only has a .759 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Beltre is a mid-tier fantasy 3B and should only be started in DFS if he has a great matchup. Even though he does not have a great matchup for DFS purposes, that does not mean that he should be benched or cut in season long leagues, as he is a top-10 3B still. His cold streak could make him a buy-low option worth considering for fantasy owners.


Adrian Beltre went 2-for-5 and hit an impressive 429-foot home run while dropping down to one knee off Athletics starter Jesse Hahn.

Fantasy Impact: Beltre is now up to seven home runs on the season to go along with 27 RBI and sports a .278/.325/.477 slash line. He's had a solid May so far with four homers and 14 RBI, while batting .262. Beltre is a top-10 third baseman the rest of the way and is a candidate for 30+ homers along with 100+ RBI for the Rangers.

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Adrian Beltre went 1-for-4 on Sunday while hitting his sixth home run of the season and raising his RBI total to 26.

Fantasy Impact: Beltre is having a solid 2016 campaign, batting .275 with six home runs, nine doubles, 16 runs scored and 26 RBI. He's an easy top-10 third baseman and can be started with confidence in fantasy in the middle of the Rangers lineup.

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Adrian Beltre finished 1-for-3 with a strikeout against the Blue Jays on Friday night, moving his hitting streak to six games. Beltre has seen his average jump 16 points during this hitting streak and he has a .273 batting average in May. He has a .794 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Beltre has a decent 14 extra-base hits this season, but his 25 RBI make a difference for fantasy owners. He snapped a five-game RBI streak on Friday night, but he has ranked as one of the top run producers at 3B this season and has a good .284 batting average as well. He is 1-for-7 against Saturday's starter for Toronto, Marco Estrada, and has a .318 batting average at home this season.

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Adrian Beltre went 2-for-4 with two home runs and four RBI in the Rangers 10-5 victory over the Tigers on Saturday afternoon.

Fantasy Impact: Beltre's home runs were his fourth and fifth of the season and the four RBI raised his total to 20 on the season to go along with a .276/.323/.474 slash line. He now has three multi-hit games in May and in a great spot to put up solid numbers the rest of the way in the heart of the Rangers lineup.

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Adrian Beltre finished 1-for-4 with an RBI against the Yankees on Wednesday, a 3-2 win for Texas. Beltre has a .298 batting average this season and has 13 RBI.

Fantasy Impact: He has been a consistent top-10 3B and 2016 is no different. Beltre had a .787 OPS in 2015, his lowest OPS since 2009, but is still a safe bet for an .830 OPS, 55 extra-base hits, and 160 runs plus RBI. Although some may look at Beltre as older, he is still a good option at 3B.

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Adrian Beltre had a big night on Thursday, going 3-for-4 with two runs scored, including a long solo home run in the seventh off Astros reliever Pat Neshek.

Fantasy Impact: Beltre is off to a great start to the 2016 season as he's batting .333 with three home runs, six doubles, 12 RBI, eight runs scored and has only struck out three times through the first 16 games. He currently has a four game hitting streak and five hits in his last eight plate appearances. Beltre is still a top-5 fantasy option at third base, even at 37-years-old.

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Adrian Beltre 1-for-4 in win

Wed, Apr 20th 10:43am EDT
By Blaine Blontz

Adrian Beltre went 1-for-4 in Tuesday's win against the Astros.

Fantasy Impact: Beltre scored one of the team's seven runs Tuesday. He's off to a much-improved start compared to last year. He's posted an OPS of .845 with seven extra-base hits and 11 RBI over his first 14 games played.

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Adrian Beltre extended his hitting streak Wednesday, going 1-for-4 with a single. He drove in his ninth run of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Beltre's start is night-and-day compared to last year. He's managed an OPS of .947 over his first 10 games played, including seven extra-base hits and only two strikeouts in 39 at-bats.

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Adrian Beltre went 3-for-4 with two doubles and a solo-homer against the Angels on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Beltre was the difference in the game, as the only Rangers player with a multi-hit performance, and with three XBH to boot. Beltre is batting a nice .304, and will look to continue his early success on Sunday against a declining Jered Weaver.

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Adrian Beltre went 2-for-3 with two singles, a walk, and a run scored against the Mariners on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Beltre continues to hit at a high level, as he is batting .300 to begin the season. Look for the veteran to have another productive showing on Thursday, as he has had success against Angels SP Hector Santiago (.286 with three home runs).

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Adrian Beltre went 0-for-3 with a walk and a RBI against the Mariners on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: The RBI came on a force play that was followed by an error, and it would prove to be the deciding run in the Rangers victory. Look for Beltre to have a nice fantasy day on Tuesday, as he has hit .306 with three home runs against Mariners SP Hisashi Iwakuma.

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Adrian Beltre went 2-for-2 with two singles and a RBI against the Dodgers on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Beltre had his first Spring Training start pushed back to Friday due to leg soreness, but he seemed healthy against the Dodgers. Despite his age and a slow start last season, Beltre remains a top 10 3B in fantasy that can provide 20+ homer pop, a solid average, and 80+ runs and RBI. Beltre is going in the 7th-8th rounds in mixed leagues, and is a huge value if he falls there in your draft.

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Adrian Beltre suffered a lower back strain after sliding into second base trying to break up a double play in the first inning of today's ALDS opener at Toronto. Beltre came up a couple innings later and was able to hit a single, but was barely able to get down to first base and was pulled from the game at that point.

Fantasy Impact: Beltre, one of the league's hottest hitters since the first of September, will most certainly miss tomorrow's second game of the division series, and possibly more. The Rangers are flying in Joey Gallo and Ed Lucas as insurance should Beltre be out for an extended period. Hanser Alberto took over for Beltre at third for the rest of the game - a 5-3 Rangers victory.

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The AL's leading run producer in the month of September is just as hot in the month of October. Beltre's two-run homer in the fifth put the Rangers in front 3-2 and they went on to defeat the Angels 9-2 and win the AL West title

Fantasy Impact: Beltre ended the day 2-for-4 with three RBI and a pair of runs scored. He concludes the regular season hitting .287/18/83 - numbers that seemed unattainable after a rough first half of the season.

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Adrian Beltre's bases-loaded double broke up a 1-1 tie, and the Rangers went on to defeat the Angels 5-3 in the first game of their four-game series. Beltre ended the night 2-for-3 with a run scored and the three RBI.

Fantasy Impact: The win puts the Rangers back in the playoffs, and just about puts the finishing touches on a "worst-to-first" season. Beltre has been absolutely huge during the last month, hitting .328/4/32 over his last 30 games.

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Red-hot Adrian Beltre closed out his torrid September by going 2-for-4, including a home run, in the Rangers 6-2 win over Detroit on Wednesday. Beltre hit a two-run homer in the first and also doubled raising his season average to .283 and his RBI total to 74.

Fantasy Impact: We've been mentioning since the All-Star break how Beltre has at times carried the team. Owners who stuck with him after a slow start have been reaping the rewards.

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Adrian Beltre's fly ball to right field that J.D. Martinez misplayed into a ground-rule double drove in Shin-Soo Choo with the eventual winning run in the Rangers 7-6 victory over Detroit on Tuesday. Beltre went 3-for-5 on the night with two RBI to run his season total to 72.

Fantasy Impact: Beltre has been unstoppable of late, hitting .373 with 17 RBI over his last 15 games.

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Adrian Beltre remains an RBI machine

Thu, Sep 24th 11:43pm EDT
By Mitch Cox

Adrian Beltre drove in three more runs today in leading the Rangers to an 8-1 win over Oakland and a sweep of their three game series. Beltre went 2-for-5 on the day and is now hitting a solid .280 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Beltre has been an RBI machine of late, driving in 25 runs in the month of September alone. He now has an even 70 on the season.

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Adrian Beltre blasted a three-run homer to bust up a close game and the Rangers went on to roll the A's 10-3 Wednesday. Beltre went 2-for-5 on the night to lift his average to .279

Fantasy Impact: There aren't many hotter hitters in baseball right now than Beltre, and it couldn't come at a better time for Rangers fans. The home run was his 16th on the season and he now has 22 RBI in the month of September.

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Two more RBI for Adrian Beltre

Wed, Sep 23rd 2:05am EDT
By Mitch Cox

Adrian Beltre had two hits and drove in two in the Rangers 8-6 win over Oakland on Tuesday. Beltre singled and doubled on the night, and ran his season RBI total to 61.

Fantasy Impact: It may not sound like a lot of runs batted in for Beltre considering his history, but he has been on an absolute tear over the last month. He has driven in 16 runs over his last 15 games, and 26 runs over his last 30.

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Adrian Beltre hit a bases-loaded double, one of three hits on the game for the veteran third baseman, to lead Texas to a 10-1 win over Seattle on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Beltre has definitely picked up his RBI production recently. Over his last seven games, Beltre is hitting a sizzling .556 and has driven in 12 runs during that span.

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Four hit night for Adrian Beltre

Wed, Sep 16th 1:32am EDT
By Mitch Cox

Adrian Beltre continued to swing a hot bat, pounding out four hits in the Rangers 6-5 win over Houston Tuesday. Beltre drove in two and scored a run in upping his season average to .270.

Fantasy Impact: It's been a disappointing season overall for Beltre, but he's getting hot when it counts. He has ten hits in his last 22 at-bats.

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Adrian Beltre hit two home runs and drove in five as the Texas Rangers blasted Oakland 12-4 on Sunday to keep pace in the AL West race.

Fantasy Impact: Beltre hit a two-run shot in the fourth inning and a three-run blast in the fifth, both off of A's starter Felix Dubront. Beltre now has 15 home runs on the season and upped his season RBI total to 55.

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Adrian Beltre singled home Delino DeShields and Shin-Soo Choo to give the Rangers a 2-0 lead, and they held on to defeat Seattle 3-0 on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: The Rangers managed just six hits today, and half of those were by Mike Napoli. But the key hit was Beltre's as he has come on strong in the second half of the season.

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Beltre has really caught fire since the All Star break. He continued his success Tuesday collecting another two hits in five plate appearance with two runs scored.

Fantasy Impact: Beltre is the biggest reason the Texas Rangers are still in the hunt in the AL Wild Card race. Beltre had nine multi-hit games in August, and carried that success into September on Tuesday. It had been a disappointing 2015 campaign for Beltre until recently, with poor performance early on and a hand injury trumping his tremendous talent. Over his last 30 contests Beltre is hitting .313 with six Home runs 20 RBI and 21 runs scored, being a one man wrecking crew. Beltre has always been a player who gets hot for long stretches. That being said he should continue to be active in all leagues for the remainder of the season.

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Adrian Beltre hit his 13th home run of the year with one aboard off of Ubaldo Jimenez to highlight a three-run third inning as the Rangers defeated Baltimore 4-3 on Saturday. Beltre also singled on the day moving his average up to .272.

Fantasy Impact: It's been a down year for Beltre overall, but he's heating up at the right time for the Rangers. The veteran is hitting .423 over his last seven games and .328 over his last 15 games, including four home runs and 14 RBI.

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Adrian Beltre gave the Texas Rangers and early 2-0 lead with a two-run first inning home run off of Blue Jays ace David Price. Unfortunately for Beltre and the Rangers, that was about all they produced as they lost 12-4 tonight in Arlington.

Fantasy Impact: Beltre is now hitting .267/12/42 - a definite down year for the potential future Hall of Famer.

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Adrian Beltre singled three times, scored a run and drove in a run in the Rangers 5-3 win over Detroit today.

Fantasy Impact: It's hard to believe that Beltre has just 39 RBI on the season and the Rangers have a winning record. If the possible future Hall of Famer was having an average season, the Rangers might be sitting atop the AL West standings.

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Adrian Beltre's bases-loaded walk with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning plated the winning run as the Rangers defeated Seattle 4-3 Monday. Beltre had another solid game, going 3-for-4 with three RBI to lead the Rangers to their fifth straight win.

Fantasy Impact: Beltre's season RBI total is an abysmal 38, but he's starting to get them at key moments, which at this point of the season, is really what's important.

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Adrian Beltre hit his 11th home run of the season, and the 406th of his potential Hall of Fame career, in the Rangers 5-3 win over Tampa on Sunday. Beltre's home run, off of Rays starter Drew Smily, tied the game up at 2-2 in the third inning.

Fantasy Impact: Beltre entered the game tied with fellow future HOF'er Miguel Cabrera for 52nd on the all-time home run list. He now sits one home run behind tying the great Duke Snider who totaled 407 during his career.

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Beltre swatted a three run home run to cap the scoring for the Rangers in the sixth inning Saturday. The seven run inning propelled the Rangers to a win over the Rays.

Fantasy Impact: Beltre has been a disappointment for fantasy owners in 2015. That being said he seems to be turning it around lately, hitting .291 with four home runs, and more impressingly 23 runs scored over his last 30 games. Beltre has the skills to propel fantasy owners down the stretch.

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Adrian Beltre went 3-for-4 and scored three times in the Rangers 6-5 win over Minnesota on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Beltre, hitting in front of Mitch Moreland, was the beneficiary of Moreland's four-RBI night. It's a disappointing year for the veteran third baseman overall, as he has just nine home runs and 30 RBI to go along with a sub-par .263 batting average.

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It's not often a 36-year old can hit for the cycle, especially one not exactly known for his speed. But that's exactly what the Rangers' red-hot third baseman did tonight against Houston. Beltre finished the night 4-for-5 with three RBI and two runs scored.

Fantasy Impact: Beltre has raised his average to .270 by hitting .429 over his last seven games and .328 over his last 15 contests. Despite the hot streak, the home run was only his ninth on the season and the three RBI brought his season total to a lowly 30 on the year. His outstanding career is winding down, and with Joey Gallo waiting in the wings, we could be seeing the last of Beltre in a Rangers uniform.

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Adrian Beltre indicated to reporters that his thumb injury which sent him to the disabled list earlier this season hasn't improved. (Source: Evan Grant on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Beltre specifically said the All-Star break didn't help his thumb. Beltre has not been effective since returning from the DL, with only one HR and five RBI. His value is limited considering his down year and nagging injury, so he will likely be hard for owners to unload at this point.

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Beltre was 3-for-5 with a double and a run scored on Wednesday. The good day at the plate was a site for sore eyes for fantasy owners, as Beltre has struggled mightily in 2015.

Fantasy Impact: Over his last 30 games Beltre has just one home run, and a .319 slugging percentage. Over the same 30 games Beltre has struck out just 17 times in 119 ab's. These numbers would seem to indicate a turn around at some point, as Beltre is putting the ball in play. Beltre and fantasy owners alike will be looking for some of these balls to drop going into the All Star break.

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Beltre was 3-for-5 with a double, and two runs scored Monday against the Orioles. He is 5-for-14 in his last three contests.

Fantasy Impact: Beltre is a career .284 hitter, and has been even better than that since joining the Rangers. With the ballpark in Arlington playing very well for power hitters, and his proven track record, Beltre should be back to being an elite fantasy option at the hot corner this summer.

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Adrian Beltre back in action

Tue, Jun 23rd 10:25pm EDT
By Dustin Fairchild

Just one week after Beltre was quoted in the Fort Worth Telegram saying that he could not grip let alone swing a bat, he is back in the lineup for the Rangers. Beltre has always had a high tolerance pain and had one of the best seasons of his career in 2004 while playing for the Dodgers with severely injured ankles.

Fantasy Impact: With Beltre back for the Rangers, he will slot right back into the middle of the order. Beltre was starting to heat up before getting injured and look for that trend to continue as the weather heats up in Arlington. Joey Gallo will get most of his time in LF going forward although he will still spell Beltre at the hot corner occasionally.

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While Beltre had his stitches removed earlier this week, no rehab assignment or return date has been released at this point. The Fort Worth star Telegram reports Beltre is unable to grip a bat still at this point, therefore a late June early July return is looking like a very optimistic view at this point.

Fantasy Impact: Despite the emergence of Joey Gallo, Beltre is a proven fixture in the middle of the Rangers lineup. Look for him to return to the hot corner when activated with Gallo getting most of his time in left field, where he has been somewhat surprisingly effective in a small sample size.

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Adrian Beltre will miss at least two weeks after injuring his right thumb on a slide to second base. He suffered a laceration that required stitches as well as a sprain. (Source: SI.com)

Fantasy Impact: Beltre was going great in the game prior to the injury, 2-for-3 with two RBI, but had to exit in the fifth inning with the thumb injury. Fantasy owners will need to find a replacement for a couple weeks, and don't look internally for an option, as the Rangers don't really have another third baseman currently on the roster.

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The Rangers pulled out the win on Monday and in that game Beltre went 2-for-4 with a home run and 1 RBI. He is now hitting; .261/.298/.716 with 6 homers, 16 RBI, and 1 stolen base.

Fantasy Impact: He is slowly making a comeback and returning to the Beltre that we expect. He started the season very slowly but his production and most importantly his power numbers are picking up. He should get his average up around .300 by the end of the season. If The Rangers keep it up, he will too.

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The Rangers added 1 to the win column and Adrian Beltre went 2-for-4 with a run scored. He is now hitting .264/.297/.720 with 5 homers, 15 RBI, 1 SB.

Fantasy Impact: He has picked up his production in recent weeks, hitting .375 with 3 home runs and 9 RBI for his last 10 games. He is still not where he should be but he is getting closer. The Rangers as a whole are getting a lot better and his production will get better too. If you have been thinking of trading him you should put that idea on the back burner.

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In a Rangers' 8-2 win, Beltre went 2-for-4 with a homer and 2 RBI. For the season he is hitting .244/.286/.698 with 4 home runs, 10 RBI and 1 stolen base.

Fantasy Impact: Don't look now but Beltre is heating up. He is hitting .295 with 2 homers and 7 RBI in his last 10 games, with 2 homers and 4 RBI coming in his last 2. It isn't a surprise that he is getting hot along with the team. The Rangers are playing great baseball and so is Beltre. Feel free to plug him back into your lineup.

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Beltre provided both of The Rangers' runs in a 2-1 win against The Rays. In the game he went 2-for-4 with a home run and a single. He is now hitting .236/.274/.660 with 3 homers, 8 RBI and 1 stolen base.

Fantasy Impact: He provided all the offense needed to defeat The Rays on Sunday. For the season. Beltre has been fairly mediocre thanks to a sluggish start. He has heated up recently though, hitting .295. He needs to get things going very quickly, owners are starting to give up on him but just give him a little longer. He is not done yet.

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In an 11-3 Ranger win Adrian Beltre went 3-for-5. He has brought his line up to; .236/.382/.664 with 2 homers, 5 RBI and 1 stolen base.

Fantasy Impact: He started slow but that now looks as though it is behind him. He is starting to hit the ball a lot better and the homers and RBI will come. In an 11-3 win with 3 hits it was just bad luck that he wasn't able to drive a few home. He will continue the return to his old self.

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The Rangers were able to snap the Astros' 10 game winning streak, and Beltre helped out with a hit and a run scored. He is now hitting; .218/.269/.605 with 2 homers, 4 RBI, and 1 stolen base.

Fantasy Impact: We have been waiting for him to get going and now it finally looks like his bat is waking up. This past week he has hit .280 with half of his RBI so far this season(2). He is far too talented to remain hitting just above the medoza line and he will get very hot soon. Your patience will be rewarded.

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The Rangers announced the trade for Josh Hamilton on Monday. This adds another potent bat to the lineup and The Rangers will be able to get production of left field.

Fantasy Impact: Josh Hamilton's return to Arlington does wonders to Beltre's value. The Rangers haven't gotten much out of left all season and now that they have a big bat to play there everyday, so Beltre's counting stats will increase. Depending on where Hamilton bats we could see a rise in RBI's or runs. Hamilton won't be in the lineup right away but when he does, things will get better for Adrian Beltre.


He has struggled all year but in Wednesday's loss to The Diamondbacks he went 2-for-3 with 1 home run, 1 RBI and a walk. He is now hitting; .183/.246/.596 with 2 home runs, 2 RBI and 1 stolen base.

Fantasy Impact: You could argue that this was Beltre's best game of the year and you wouldn't be wrong. There hasn't been a lot of success for him in this young season but it looks like he is turning a corner. We must remember that he is Adrian Beltre and he will more than likely have a great season. It is not time to sell him now.

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Beltre picked up a hit on Tuesday but he is hitting; .158/.213/.494 with 1 home run,1 RBI and 1 stolen base on the season.

Fantasy Impact: The Rangers offense counts on Beltre's production to keep it going but so far this season he hasn't been himself. He hasn't been able to get anything going and it may look like the is the end of his fantasy dominance. It is surely not, players will go through hot and cold streaks and Beltre has the misfortune of having his slump at the beginning of the year. His value is the lowest it will ever be and it is a great time to buy in.

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Beltre went hit less in the first 3 games to open the season but broke through in Thursday's blowout win against the Athletics, collecting 2 hits. 1 of his hits was a home run.

Fantasy Impact: It was only a matter of time before this happened. He singled in the 4th and homered in 7th. His homer was a thing of beauty, and we are hoping this is a sign that his bat is coming to life. He remains a buy low candidate but he will go on another hot streak before long. Expect more games like this.

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Adrian Beltre went hit-less once again in Thursday's game, dropping his Spring line to; .129/.250/.508 with 1 homer run and 3 RBI.

Fantasy Impact: We have already talked about Beltre's Spring struggles, but since then we have seen no improvement. Beltre has proven throughout his career that he can overcome slumps in a huge way, and this slump will be another chance to do just that. He is not in jeopardy of losing his starting role, so this should be taken as a buy low opportunity. On April 6th his stat sheet will be wiped clean, there is no need to worry.

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He has only 3 hits in 15 at bats this Spring. After being held hit-less in 2 at bats in Saturday's game against The Padres, his average falls to .200.

Fantasy Impact: If this was another player, there could be something to worry about, but Beltre will be just fine. His numbers are far from what we have seen in the past but it is a small sample size and there is still more time to get into a groove. He has already been slipping in drafts and this may cause him to slip even more. He will have another Beltre-like season.

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The Texas Rangers picked up the option on Adrian Beltre's contract guaranteeing the third baseman will be in a Rangers uniform for the next two seasons. (Source: www.mlb.com)

Fantasy Impact: Any time contract issues can be solved prior to the start of a season, good things can be expected. Beltre is as consistent and solid a third baseman as there is in the game, and with the Rangers roster working its way back to health, expect improved HR and RBI numbers in 2015 despite his age.