Carlos Beltran
Carlos Beltran

Carlos Beltran (RF,DH)

Houston Astros

Bats: B   Throws: R

Carlos Beltran agreed to a one-year deal worth $16 million with the Houston Astros on Saturday. (Source: Ken Rosenthal on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Beltran returns to the team with which he had one of the great post-season performances of all time. He will likely slot in the middle of the lineup, and split time between the outfield and DH. Although Beltran's career numbers in Minute Maid Park aren't overly impressive (career .240 batting average), he should thrive batting in the middle of a stacked lineup.

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Carlos Beltran sits on Saturday

Sun, Sep 25th 9:07am EDT
By Chris Zolli

Carlos Beltran sat on Saturday against the Athletics. Beltran is 6-for-20 with two home runs, two runs scored, and six RBI over the last seven days. He has an .856 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Beltran had an RBI in three consecutive games coming into Saturday and has three multi-hit games in his last eight games. He has a .329 batting average in September with three home runs, six doubles, nine runs scored, and 17 RBI.

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Carlos Beltran returned to the lineup Sunday as a pinch hitter. He was held out of the starting lineup due to a quad injury.

Fantasy Impact: Considering his return as a pinch hitter, it would seem that Beltran should be good to go moving forward. He's continued his strong season and recently entered an even better lineup without facing a major negative ballpark shift. There are questions about his durability considering his age, but he's silenced doubters to this point.

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Carlos Beltran hit a solo home run in his first at-bat in the Rangers' 3-2 loss to Baltimore Wednesday. After going hitless in his Rangers debut on Tuesday, Beltran took a 2-0 fastball from Kevin Gausman into the right field seats for his 23rd home run of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Beltran, arguably a future Hall of Famer, is having another incredible season at the tender age of 39. He ended the night 1-for-4, but his power and .300 batting average will serve the Rangers well going forward.

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Carlos Beltran traded to Texas

Mon, Aug 1st 3:10pm EDT
By Israel Katz

Dillon Tate, the Rangers’ fourth overall pick in the 2015 MLB draft, is headed to the Yankees for Carlos Beltran. Along with Tate right-handed pitchers Eric Swanson and Nick Green are also going to New York. (Source: Ken Rosenthal on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Beltran entering today has 22 home runs and 64 RBI and those numbers will only get better in Texas. Fantasy wise this is a big step up. Furthermore, in dynasty leagues, Tate should still be valued the same and would seem to have a faster path to the majors in the Yankees farm system.

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Carlos Beltran went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run on Sunday against the Rays. It was Beltran's 22nd home run of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Beltran has had a fantastic bounceback season, with a .304/.344/.546 slash line. Given the Yankees' recent trades, it seems likely that Beltran will be moved to a contender before today's trade deadline. Although Beltran benefits from Yankee Stadium's short right field porch, he should continue to thrive wherever he goes.

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Carlos Beltran went 1-for-5 in a 2-1 loss in 12 innings to the Giants.

Fantasy Impact: Carlos Beltran on the season is hitting .303 with 20 homers and 61 RBI. It's been a stellar month for Beltran, as he's slashed .339/.382/.468 over 62 at-bats with seven multi-hit efforts.

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Carlos Beltran went 2-for-2 with an RBI single and two walks Friday against the Giants.

Fantasy Impact: Beltran has been one of the best Yankees this season. He's batting .305/.347/.551 on the year. Yankees have now won five of their last six.

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Carlos Beltran went 2-for-3 with one homer and two RBI in a 5-0 win over the Orioles.

Fantasy Impact: Carlos Beltran on the season is hitting .304 with 20 homers and 60 RBI. Not only does the 39-year-old slugger have 20 homers (one more than last season) and 60 RBI (just seven fewer than last season), he's accumulated those numbers while hitting a startling .304, his best average since he hit .325 over half a season in 2009. A trade chip at a number of deadlines past, Beltran once again looks like an appetizing option for a contender if the Yankees who are struggling to tread water around .500 decide to be sellers.

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Carlos Beltran hit a two-run single Friday against the Red Sox.

Fantasy Impact: It was his only hit on Friday. However, he reached 1,501 RBI for his career. He’s just the fourth switch-hitter to reach the 1500-mark, joining Eddie Murray (1,917), Chipper Jones (1,623), and Mickey Mantle (1,509).

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Carlos Beltran went 0-for-1 in the All Star Game as the American League beat the National League 4-2. Beltran, who has been dealing with a lingering hamstring injury, says that he's ready to return to right field when the second half begins on Friday

Fantasy Impact: Carlos Beltran on the season is hitting .299 with 19 homers and 56 RBI. Beltran aggravated his hamstring on June 28, which moved him to the DH role for the remaining games leading up to the All-Star break. Moving back to right field will open up more options for manager Joe Girardi, who will now be able to get Alex Rodriguez more at-bats for the Yankees.

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Carlos Beltran went 1-for-5 in a 8-2 loss to the White Sox.

Fantasy Impact: Carlos Beltran on the season is hitting .296 with 19 homers and 53 RBI. Beltran had missed the previous five games while battling the hamstring injury, and it's likely he's still limited in some capacity, as he won't be used in his usual spot in right field. That said, any lack of mobility he might be experiencing shouldn't impact him much at the plate, where Beltran has feasted all season long. He leads the Yankees in home runs (19), RBI (53) and batting average (.296).

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Carlos Beltran walked as a pinch-hitter Thursday and was immediately removed for a pinch-runner.

Fantasy Impact: Beltran didn't start because of hamstring tightness. It doesn't seem likely that he'll play the field in San Diego this weekend.

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Carlos Beltran was held out of the Yankees' lineup on Wednesday with his hamstring injury.

Fantasy Impact: Beltran was pulled from Tuesday's game, so this wasn't extremely surprising. He was said to be dealing with cramps, so hopefully he'll be able to return soon. Despite his age, he's been the Yankees' most productive hitter this season, posting an OPS north of .900 with 19 HRs.

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Carlos Beltran was diagnosed with a leg cramp after MRI comes back clean. (Source: Brendan Kuty on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Beltran is day-to-day after exiting tonight's game. Beltran has been doing really well this season and the Yankees can't afford another injury. Thankfully, it was just a cramp.

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Carlos Beltran went 2-for-4 with one RBI in a 2-1 win over the Twins.

Fantasy Impact: Carlos Beltran on the season is hitting .290 with 19 homers and 53 RBI. The veteran slugger has hit safely in six of seven games, raising his average 25 points during what has been a very successful June. Beltran has also driven in at least one run in three straight, as well as five of his last seven. He's managed three multi-RBI contests within that span, and now has matched his outstanding May total of 22 RBI.

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Carlos Beltran is having a renaissance of sorts in 2016, batting .286 with 19 home runs and 51 RBI. Beltran has been particularly hot in June, batting .343 with 7 home runs and 20 RBI.

Fantasy Impact: It's been a surprising season for the 39-year-old, who has taken advantage of the short porch in right field at Yankee stadium, with 12 of his 19 homers coming at home. As long as he remains with the Yankees and healthy, there's no reason to expect Beltran's production to dip too significantly. There are rumblings that Beltran will be dealt if the Yankees fall out of the AL East race, in which case his numbers will likely take a significant step back.

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Carlos Beltran went 3-for-5 with a two run homer and two RBI in a 7-6 win over the Twins.

Fantasy Impact: Carlos Beltran on the season is hitting .288 with 18 homers and 48 RBI. The veteran slugger put together his second straight three-hit game, and homered in back-to-back contests for the second time this month. Beltran is 6-for-9 with two round-trippers, four RBI and three runs over the last pair of contests, and is hitting .364 with six homers and 17 RBI over 55 June at-bats.

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Beltran is starting in right field batting third for the Yankees' series opener in Minnesota against Twins' righty Kyle Gibson.

Fantasy Impact: Beltran missed both games of the Yankees' series in Colorado with left knee soreness but returns to a good situation tonight against Gibson who has allowed a .441 wOBA to lefties this season. Get Beltran back into your season-long fantasy lineup and consider him for DFS lineups on Thursday.

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Carlos Beltran is not in the Yankees' lineup on Tuesday with a sore knee. (Source: Jared Diamond on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Joe Girardo called Beltran's knee "a little worrisome." Hopefully, this is a minor injury and Beltran can return to the lineup when the Yankees return to an AL park on Thursday and Beltran can DH.

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Carlos Beltran still red hot

Fri, Jun 10th 10:36pm EDT
By Steve Anagnos

Carlos Beltran went 2-for-4 with one run batted in and a run scored in the Yankees' 4-0 win over Detroit on Friday night. He now has 44 RBI on the season and has his batting average up to .286

Fantasy Impact: Beltran has been carrying the Yankees offense of late and is a big reason the team is on a five game win streak. He should be owned in most leagues at this point, but is still available in about 30% of ESPN and Yahoo leagues. Grab him if you need outfield help and your league has been sleeping.

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Carlos Beltran broke a tie in the eighth inning with a three-run homer in Monday's comeback win over the Angels.

Fantasy Impact: Beltran's dinger came off of reliever Jose Alvarez. He broke a 2-2 tie with his 14th homer of the year. Beltran is having a very solid season thus far and has slashed .272/.302/.540 batting line with 36 RBI

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Carlos Beltran blasted his 13th home run of the season in a losing effort against the Orioles in Baltimore on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Beltran tagged O's starter Chris Tillman for a two-run shot in the fourth inning to give the Yankees a 2-1 lead. He continues to be productive as he's hitting .269/.301/.534 with 13 home runs and 33 RBI.

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Carlos Beltran went 2-for-4 in a 7-0 loss to the Blue Jays.

Fantasy Impact: Carlos Beltran on the season is hitting .270 with 12 homers and 31 RBI. During the last seven days, he is hitting .286.

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Carlos Beltran flashes power

Tue, May 31st 6:14pm EDT
By Chris Zolli

Carlos Beltran only has a .190 batting average over the last seven days, but has a ..274 batting average in May and has home runs in two of his last three games. Beltran has 12 home runs this season, good for eighth in the American League, and has 17 extra-base hits this month. He has an .828 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Beltran is the premier pickup of the night for Tuesday, as he has three home runs in 30 at-bats against Tuesday's starter for the Blue Jays, J.A. Happ, and has been the best power hitter in the American League this month. He only has a .747 OPS against left-handed pitchers, but his success against Happ and .830 OPS in road games make him a good OF2 tonight. For season long leagues, take a flier on Beltran's power.


Carlos Beltran went 3-for-5 with three RBI in a 8-3 win over the Athletics.

Fantasy Impact: Carlos Beltran on the season is hitting .262 with nine homers and 25 RBI. Beltran had successive RBI doubles in the fourth and sixth innings to blow the game open in a Yankees win. He's now hit safely in five of his last six games to bring his slash line to .262/.289/.517.

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Carlos Beltran went 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBI on Thursday against the A's. This was Beltran's ninth homer on the season, putting him on pace for 36.

Fantasy Impact: Beltran has been one of the few bright spots in the Yankees' lineup this season. He won't steal many bases or help much in the batting average department, but should contribute in the three other categories so long as he can stay healthy.

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Carlos Beltran went 2-for-4 with one RBI in a 7-3 loss to the Royals.

Fantasy Impact: Carlos Beltran on the season is hitting .261 with seven homers and 15 RBI. This was his third straight two-hit game and he's got three RBI and three homers over that span. The veteran outfielder has raised his average to .261 and can still provide enough power to be useful to fantasy lineups.

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Carlos Beltran was the story in the Yankees 6-3 win over the Royals on Monday, connecting with two solo home runs to bring his season total to six. Beltran only has a .245 batting average this season, but he is on pace for more than 20 home runs and 80 RBI.

Fantasy Impact: Beltran started the season hot, but only finished April with a .276 OBP, posting three walks and 21 strikeouts. May has not been better for Beltran in the way of plate discipline, as he has struck out six times without a walk, but he does have a passable .455 slugging percentage in 110 at-bats this season. Beltran is a career. 280 hitter, and hit .276 in an injury plagued 2015, so expect his average to jump from .245 as the weather warms up, and for Beltran to finish with an OPS in the low-.800s.

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Carlos Beltran went 1-for-4 with two RBI in a 8-2 win over the Red Sox.

Fantasy Impact: Carlos Beltran on the season is hitting .243 with four homers and 12 RBI.

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Carlos Beltran went 1-for-4 with one RBI in a 7-0 win over the Orioles.

Fantasy Impact: Carlos Beltran on the season is hitting .261 with four homers and 10 RBI.

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Carlos Beltran goes 2-for-4

Wed, May 4th 12:10pm EDT
By Dan Harris

Carlos Beltran went 2-for-4 on Tuesday night against the Orioles. Beltran is batting .261 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Like the rest of the Yankees lineup, Beltran isn't doing much to help fantasy owners. He does have four home runs at least and should provide useful production as the weather gets warmer.

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Carlos Beltran finished 1-for-4 with a run scored in the Yankees' 6-3 win over the Rays on Friday night. He has hits in eight of his last nine games and sports a .293 batting average in 58 at-bats this season.

Fantasy Impact: Beltran and Brian McCann have been the best offensive players for the offensively challenged Bronx Bombers, as Beltran has posted seven extra-base hits and both nine runs scored and nine RBI. It is seemingly apparent that his injuries over the past two seasons are in the past, as he has an .853 OPS this season and had an .877 OPS in the second half of last season. Beltran may not be the most attractive of players, as he is seemingly in the twilight of his career, but it would be wise to move quickly on a player that has rapidly become a viable option as a low-tier OF2.

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Carlos Beltran smacked his 3rd Home Run of the season in a 3-2 loss to Seattle.

Fantasy Impact: The home-run came in the 7th inning off Nick Vincent. He finished the game hitting 4-for-5 that included two doubles, a single and a home-run. Beltran has been hot to start the season. He's batting .351/.368/.649 with three homers and seven RBI.

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Carlos Beltran went 2-for-4 and clobbered his second home run of the season as the Yankees rolled over the Tigers 8-4 on Saturday afternoon in Motown.

Fantasy Impact: Beltran is off to a nice start to his 2016 campaign, hitting .294 with two homers and four RBI.

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An afternoon game for the Yankees meant that a lot of everyday starters sat; one of those players was RF Carlos Beltran. He pinch hit for Dustin Ackley in the ninth inning, but was benched in favor of new Yankee Aaron Hicks.

Fantasy Impact: Although Carlos Beltran only has a .231 batting average in 13 at-bats this season, he has already clubbed a home run this season and has a very good opportunity on Saturday. Beltran only has three career at-bats Tigers starter Mike Pelfrey, but has two hits against the 32-year-old, including a double. The Yankees right fielder could be a good DFS play on Saturday, judging his matchup and that the Yankees should have a full complement of players in the lineup.

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Carlos Beltran hit his first home run of the season on Wednesday versus the Astros. Beltran finished the game 2-for-4 with two RBI.

Fantasy Impact: Beltran is almost 39 years old and his days of being a fantasy superstar are long gone. As long as he is healthy, however, he should still provide some decent all-around stats and can be slotted in as a fourth or fifth outfielder in rotisserie leagues.

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Carlos Beltran hit his first spring homer and delivered a sac fly as a Yankees' split-squad edged the Pirates 5-4 in five innings Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Beltran opened the spring batting third. However, he is been batting fifth or sixth lately and that's where he may open the season at. Manager Joe Girardi is deciding whether Alex Rodriguez or Beltran will hit third. Beltran is hitting .286 with two extra-base hits and one walk in 35 at-bats this spring.

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Carlos Beltran went 1-for-4 in a 3-0 loss to the Astros in the wild card game.

Fantasy Impact: Carlos Beltran finished the regular season hitting .276 with 19 homers and 67 RBI. Beltran's second season in pinstripes was better in nearly every area than his first campaign. He got off to a slow start, but ended strong with a .292 average and 29 extra-base hits in the season's second half.

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Carlos Beltran goes deep

Fri, Oct 2nd 10:57am EDT
By Craig Rosenkrantz

Carlos Beltran went 1-for-4 with a solo homer and one RBI in a 4-1 win over the Red Sox.

Fantasy Impact: Carlos Beltran on the season is hitting .273 with 19 homers and 66 RBI. Over his last 51 games, Beltran is batting .317 with 11 homers, 12 doubles and 32 RBI. The veteran is simply getting it done, like he always seems to do late in the year.

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Carlos Beltran goes deep

Wed, Sep 23rd 9:25am EDT
By Craig Rosenkrantz

Carlos Beltran went 2-for-3 with a solo homer and two RBI in a 6-4 win over the Blue Jays.

Fantasy Impact: Carlos Beltran on the season is hitting .279 with 17 homers and 60 RBI. During the month of September he is hitting .260 and .273 during the last 7 days. He hasn't been able to maintain the torrid pace he set in August, but Beltran still has three homers, eight runs scored and eight RBI in 17 September games.

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Carlos Beltran went 2-for-4 with a solo homer and three RBI in a 5-3 loss to the Orioles.

Fantasy Impact: Carlos Beltran on the season is hitting .279 with 15 homers and 53 RBI. During the month of September he is hitting .233 and .227 during the last 7 days.

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Carlos Beltran went 1-for-2 with a pair of walks Wednesday in the team's loss to the Astros.

Fantasy Impact: While the Yankees have been on a slide, Beltran continues to turn back the clock. The veteran has posted an OPS over 1.000 for the month with 12 extra-base hits and 14 RBI.

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In the last two games, Beltran has gone 2-for-2 with two home runs, and four RBI.

Fantasy Impact: Beltran has been enjoying a bit of a hot streak, hitting safely in 10 straight games, batting 11–for-31 with four home runs, and seven RBI. It seems he has found his stroke in a crucial time of the season while the rest of the team continues to struggle.

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Beltran was re-activated from the 15-day DL on Sunday. He went 1-for-2 and an RBI on his first game back against the Mariners.

Fantasy Impact: The Yankees optioned Robert Refsnyder back to Triple-A to make room for Carlos Beltran on the Major League roster.

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Carlos Beltran got injured in the July 1 game against the Angels and the team has now placed him on the 15-day DL (Source: NJ.com)

Fantasy Impact: Yankees will once again call up Ramon Flores for duty in the outfield. Although he’s been decent in his stints in The Show, fans are wondering when Aaron Judge will be called on for his Major League Debut

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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.