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Elvis Andrus (SS)

Texas Rangers - 78% owned

Bats: R, Throws: R

Elvis Andrus went 2-for-4 with one RBI and one strikeout in the Rangers 10-1 loss to the Twins on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: On the season Andrus is batting .289 with three home runs, 38 RBI, 39 runs scored and 12 steals through 80 games played this season. Andrus lack of power limits his upside in fantasy but has a sold batting average and 12 steals on the season. He's in a typically strong Rangers lineup with potential for runs scored but lacks value in standard fantasy leagues.


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Elvis Andrus finished 1-for-4 with a stolen base for the Rangers, his sixth stolen base of the season. Andrus has a .333 batting average over the last seven days and has stolen a base in two of his last three games. He has a .728 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Andrus will never be a key contributor in terms of OPS, as he does not walk enough and only has 28 home runs in his MLB career, but his .294 batting average is very useful for fantasy owners. Owners will also like that he is stealing more bases, as his best projection would be around 90 runs scored, a .290 batting average, and 30 stolen bases. He is 0-for-4 with a walk against the Mariners starter on Saturday, Nathan Karns, and has a .705 OPS against right-handed pitchers this season.


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Elvis Andrus hit two singles in four at-bats, scoring two runs and recording an RBI during Wednesday's 15-9 win over the Angels.

Fantasy Impact: Elvis Andrus has now gone 12-for-36 during his current 11-game hit streak, which is the longest hit streak by a Ranger this season.


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Elvis Andrus is out of the lineup on Tuesday, as he will serve his one-game suspension for his role in this weekend's brawl with the Toronto Blue Jays. (Source: Jeff Wilson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It was a decent bet that Andrus would get suspended for at least a game, and he decided not to go through the appeal process. Expect Andrus back in the lineup on Wednesday.


Elvis Andrus went 0-for-4 with one strikeout in the Rangers 10-5 victory over the Tigers on Saturday afternoon.

Fantasy Impact: Andrus is batting .290 on the season with zero home runs, 14 RBI, one steal and 10 runs scored on the season. Andrus has averaged 31.3 steals over the past three seasons, but has only attempted four steals this year and has been thrown out on three of those attempts. The 27-year-old is slowly drifting out of fantasy relevance at the shortstop position without providing much of anything in the power department or speed categories.


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Andrus is not in the starting lineup for the Rangers' game against the Blue Jays on Thursday night. Hanser Alberto will draw the start at shortstop and bat ninth. (Source: MLB Lineups on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Just a routine day off for Andrus who is hitting .293 on the season with nine runs and one steal. Andrus should return to the starting lineup on Friday when the Rangers travel to Detroit for a weekend series against the Tigers.


Elvis Andrus hitless in loss

Tue, Apr 26th 11:03am EDT
By Blaine Blontz

Elvis Andrus was one of several Rangers held hitless by Nathan Eovaldi and the Yankees Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Despite the quiet game, Andrus has done a nice job so far this season, posting a .776 through the early going. While his RBI pace may not continue, he's also not going to finish the season with 0 stolen bases. He's currently 0-for-3 in stolen base attempts.


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Elvis Andrus went 2-for-3 with an RBI double and one run scored in the Rangers' 7-5 victory over the Astros on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Andrus is hot right now, raising his batting average to .375 and knocking in his eighth run of the season on Tuesday. It was Andrus' third multi-hit game in the Rangers last six games. During that same span, he has two doubles, five RBI and five runs scored. Despite getting on base frequently, he hasn't stolen a base so far this season and has been caught stealing three times. Andrus will never provide much in the home run department, but is currently swinging a hot bad and has potential to add value with steals from the shortstop position.


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Elvis Andrus went 2-for-5 with two singles and a RBI against the Angels on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Andrus is making consistent contact once again (.333 avg), but there is a big concern for fantasy owners in his lack of steals. If Andrus simply hadn't attempted to steal yet that would be bad enough, but in three tries so far he has been caught every time, after being caught nine times all of last season. Without steals Andrus becomes at best a .270 hitter with maybe 70-80 runs scored. Keep an eye on him.


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Elvis Andrus went 2-for-4 with two singles, a RBI, and a strikeout against the Mariners on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: It would have been an even better day for fantasy owners, but Andrus was caught stealing in the game. Caution to DFS players regarding Andrus for Wednesday, as despite the seemingly nice matchup against Mariners SP Wade Miley, Andrus has struggled against him in limited AB (1-for-10).


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Elvis Andrus went 1-for-4 with a single and two strikeouts against the Padres on Friday. He also had a stolen base and a run scored in the game.

Fantasy Impact: It was quite reassuring to see Andrus finally get a SB on the board as that's where almost all of his fantasy value comes from. While Andrus is batting a nice .364, it has been an empty one, with no XBH this Spring. Still, Andrus has been a steady, safe option at SS, and he should get you at least 25-30 SB, making his 147 overall ADP a decent value.


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Elvis Andrus went 1-for-1 with a single and a walk against the Dodgers on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Andrus got his first hit of Spring Training out of the way on Friday, even if it was just a single. Andrus has been a steady presence for fantasy for years now, giving you a decent average, usually 25+ steals, and solid run production. He should be a bit better than last year, as a low BABIP in 2015 (.283 vs career .310) hurt his average and overall totals. Andrus isn't an exciting name on draft day, but going 10th among SS (146 overall) there is safe value to be had.


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Elvis Andrus hit a three-run bomb and also clubbed his 32nd double of the year in the Rangers 10-3 win over Oakland on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Andrus' home run was his seventh of the season and upped his season RBI total to 59.


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Elvis Andrus drove in a pair of runs, and closed out the Rangers scoring by stealing home in the seventh inning, in the Rangers 8-6 win over San Diego Tuesday night.

Fantasy Impact: Andrus drove in his 49th and 50th runs of the year, and the stolen base was his 15th of the season, far below his average.


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San Diego's Tyson Ross had his way with the Rangers lineup tonight, except for Elvis Andrus. The Rangers shortstop collected two of the team's three hits in tonight's 7-0 loss to the Padres.

Fantasy Impact: Andrus raised his season average to .263 with tonight's performance.


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Elvis Andrus goes 2-for-3

Sun, Aug 30th 7:33pm EDT
By Mitch Cox

Elvis Andrus knocked out a pair of singles, scored a run and drove in a run in the Rangers 6-0 win over Baltimore on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Andrus drove in his 48th RBI of the season - a number that is certainly not impressive, but surprisingly, is three more than the total for Adrian Beltre.


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Elvis Andrus with a pair of hits

Sat, Aug 22nd 12:40am EDT
By Mitch Cox

The Texas Rangers managed only five hits tonight, and two of those came off the bat of Andrus. The Rangers shortstop scored the first, and eventual, winning run of the game in the second inning on a double by newly acquired Will Venable.

Fantasy Impact: Andrus continues to be a disappointment overall for fantasy owners. He is hitting just .204 over his last 15 games, and is on pace to steal the fewest bases in a season in his career.


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Elvis Andrus hit his sixth home run of the season to lead Texas to a 7-2 win over Seattle today. Andrus' two-run single in the first inning helped give Derek Holland, making his first appearance since April 10, a nice three run cushion to work from. On the day, Andrus was 2-for-4 with a run scored and three RBI.

Fantasy Impact: Andrus is overpaid for what he produces, and probably was drafted far too early by fantasy teams, but...he got the job done today. He is now hitting .255 on the year with six home runs and 46 RBI.


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Elvis Andrus heating up

Mon, Jun 29th 1:53am EDT
By Dustin Fairchild

Andrus was 3-for-4 with an RBI Sunday. He also added his ninth stolen base of 2015.

Fantasy Impact: Over the last six games Elvis is 10-for-24, hitting at a .416 clip. In those six games he has also chipped in five runs scored, three RBI, and a stolen base. Andrus has struggled in 2015, hopefully this run is a good sign for the second half of the season. Until he can show this on a more consistent basis, and step up his stolen base game, Andrus should only be active in AL only leagues.


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Andrus was 3-for-5 with two doubles, a run scored and two RBI Tuesday against the A's. He had a run scoring single in the 5th and crushed a breaking ball into the gap in right center to score another run in the 7th. It wasn't enough as the Rangers fell 8-6 to the A's.

Fantasy Impact: The three hit performance raised his average to .242 on the season. Andrus had a rough start to the season but this performance could get him going. He is a career .270 hitter so you should expect more multi-hit performances going forward.


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Elvis Andrus goes 2-for-4

Wed, Jun 17th 2:28am EDT
By Mitch Cox

Elvis Andrus notched a pair of base hits in the Rangers 3-2 win over the Dodgers tonight. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Andrus is now hitting .241 on the year with three home runs and 24 RBI. Most disappointing to fantasy owners is his lackluster eight stolen bases on the year.


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Elvis Andrus went 2-for-4 with a two-RBI single, a strikeout, and a two-run HR against Minnesota on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Andrus drove in four of the six runs for the Rangers on Friday night, including hitting a rare home run for the speedy SS. Andrus has fallen off quite a bit this season, batting .239 with only eight steals thus far. He's still a top-20 player at the position, but only just, and is more of an AL-Only option than a mixed league one.


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Elvis Andrus went 2-for-3 with two singles, a walk, and a run scored against the Royals on Friday. He also stole two bases in the game.

Fantasy Impact: Andrus now has eight stolen bases on the season, and is on pace to match last year's total of 27. However, his current average of .239 would be the lowest of his career, so that needs to pick up for fantasy owners to get what they paid for on draft day.


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Andrus went 2-for-3 with a single, 2 walks and a triple. His efforts were worth 1 RBI. He is now hitting .241/.302/.628, 2 HR, 19 RBI and 6 stolen bases.

Fantasy Impact: Andrus' average and on-base percentage aren't quite where we want them but he has been producing at the plate. He has the second most RBI in The American League but he has yet to get his legs going. In order to be a truly effective fantasy option he needs to bring his average up and run more.


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In a 4-3 win against The Indians, Andrus went 3-for-4 with a stolen base. He improved his batting line to; .247/.302/.626 with 2 homers, 17 RBI and 6 stolen bases.

Fantasy Impact: It was suggested that you should hold off looking for a replacement-now you should definitely wait. Andrus' mini hot streak has turned into a full fledged hot streak. It likely won't last but we might as well take advantage while it lasts.


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Andrus has been on a mini hot streak of late and in Monday's win he went 2-for-4 with a home run and 3 RBI. He is now hitting; .236/.293/.602 with 2 homers, 17 RBI and 5 stolen bases.

Fantasy Impact: Maybe it's not quite time to give up on him. At least until he stops producing that is. he was drafted as a speed/average combo but so far he is producing more at the plate than we expected so it isn't all bad. All we can hope for is that he keeps driving in runs while running more and getting more hits. His fantasy value is very up in the air at this point.


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The Rangers cranked The Bronx Bombers 15-4 and in that game Andrus went 2-for-4 with 3 RBI. He is now hitting .235/.296/.583 with 1 homer, 14 RBI, and 5 stolen bases.

Fantasy Impact: This was a very good game for Andrus but overall the season has been a major disappointment. He was drafted to have a pretty good average and to contribute somewhere around 30 stolen bases. As of now he has a very low average and he is not running nearly as much as we would like. He will have to do a lot in little time to regain trust fro fantasy owners.


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Elvis Andrus went 2-for-5 with two singles, a strikeout, and a run scored against the Yankees on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: The big news for fantasy owners wasn't a multi-hit game (though that was nice), but that Andrus was caught stealing for the fourth time in nine attempts. Either his speed or his decision making on the base paths has taken a significant hit, and Andrus has been unable to find consistency in that area. with an average of .229, Andrus is an AL-Only play with upside, but a very low-tier option even in deep mixed leagues.


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Andrus was given 5 chances to help his team win but he failed to register a hit. His stats fall to .227/.297/.582 with 1 homer, 10 RBI, 5 stolen bases.

Fantasy Impact: Andrus looked like he was turning a corner and finally returning the value he was drafted for but he has continued his slide. His production has been sliding for the past 2 years and now it seems like it it will last for a third. You will want to get out of this situation as fast as you can, even though you may not be able to get much.


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The Rangers have started hitting and now are riding a 4 game win streak. In Wednesday's win against The Rays, Andrus picked up a single hit but he was able to drive in 2 runs. He is now hitting; .230/.301/.591 with 1 homer, 8 RBI and 4 stolen bases.

Fantasy Impact: Right now his stats don't look to good but the important thing is that he is starting to hit and drive in runs. Once he gets going it is hard to stop him and he has the potential to be an on base machine and will contribute to your team. Don't give up on him just yet.


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Andrus collected 2 hits in the Rangers' win and added a stolen base, he is now hitting; .240/.298/.616 with 1 homer, 6 RBI and 4 stolen bases.

Fantasy Impact: Andrus' stats may look bad but upon further inspection they are a lot better than meets the eye. He started extremely slow but is now coming out of the slump. He is hitting the ball and taking walks, he is locked in. It is only a matter of time until his average creeps up to a good point and he starts running. The Rangers are heating up.


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He went 0-for-2 but it was a much better game for Andrus than it looks. He beefed up his OBP in the loss and is now hitting; .224/.274/.580 with 1 homer, 6 RBI and 3 stolen bases.

Fantasy Impact: I and many others drafted Andrus as a speed and average guy but he has given none of that so far. Most of us are holding on to him with dear life even though he needs to be dropped. There is always a chance he will turn it around, but he has gotten worse every season and if you are looking to win you may not be able to field him much longer.


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Elvis Andrus had a good day at the plate, going 2-for-4 with 2 hits but it wasn't enough to get the win on Monday. He is now hitting; .225/.250/.550 with 1 home run, 6 RBI and 3 stolen bases.

Fantasy Impact: His average may not look that great but it is slowly creeping up to where we want it to be. This may signify he is turning it around. Even though he may be struggling it is not the time to move him, he will catch fire at some point and give you the value you drafted him for. If you are looking into trading him, wait until his value is higher.


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Andrus went 2-for-5 with 1 RBI and a stolen base. He is now batting; .183/.180/.447 with 1 home run, 6 RBI and 2 stolen bases.

Fantasy Impact: It's an understatement to say that Andrus has been struggling this season. He was drafted to be a speed/average player but so far he hasn't given much of that at all. Some fantasy players have considered dropping him outright but I urge you to stay patient with him. He is still a very capable player and when he goes on a hot streak the steals will come in bunches and he will make owners forget about this slow start.


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Elvis Andrus had a much needed great day at the plate, with 2 hits, including a home run and a stolen base. He hit his home run off Jose Alverez. He is now hitting; .184 with 1 home run, 4 RBI and a stolen base.

Fantasy Impact: This is the kind of things that Andrus was drafted for. Okay, maybe not the power but drafters definitely want to see him get on base and steal some bags. So far this season he has struggled quite a bit, but we are all hoping this boost in confidence will turn him around. He may have hit a home run in this game but we may only see 2 more from him all year.


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In a game that went to extras, Andrus was given 7 at bats but could only muster 1 hit. He has struggled this season, hitting .161/.161/.323 with 0 home runs, 2 RBI and o stolen bases.

Fantasy Impact: We were looking for a much needed bounce back year from Andrus in 2015 but so far it hasn't happened. It is still very early but he just hasn't been good at all. It would be a risky venture to buy into him at this point, you will be better off looking elsewhere until he picks it up.


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Elvis Andrus has not come out of the gates swinging so far in 2015. He continued to struggle on Thursday by going 0-for-5 in a game where the Rangers put up 10 runs. He also did not take advantage of some great opportunities as he left six runners on base.

Fantasy Impact: Andrus is only batting .125 to begin the season and today's performance was especially dreadful. He has dropped way down in the batting order and is coming off a down year in 2014. Fantasy owners should still hold onto Andrus for now as he provides an excellent speed option.


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He went hit less in the season opener, so these hits are his first of the season. His hits came of righty Jesse Hahn and lefty Eric O'Flaherty.

Fantasy Impact: Even though he has yet to steal a base, he is showing that he is capable of achieving one of his keys to success. That key is the ability to get on base. If he keeps this up, the stolen bases will follow and he will have a great fantasy season.


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Andrus was kept out of the lineup on Monday because of lower back stiffness, but expects to return to baseball activities on Wednesday. He told Jeff Wilson; "There is nothing to worry about." (Source: Jeff Wilson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: A few weeks ago Andrus gave the same answer when he was dealing with a knee injury and it turned out to be nothing major, so there is no reason not to believe him. This year he will be counted on to bounce back and put up elite stolen base numbers as well as a good average. Much of his success will hinge on his ability to stay healthy and the performance of the players around him.


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Early this Spring, Elvis Andrus dealt with some knee soreness, but it looks as though he is back on track. With a hit in Sunday's loss to The Mariners, his line is an excellent .440/.462/1.062 with 0 home runs, 3 RBI and 0 stolen bases.

Fantasy Impact: Andrus is a speed/average fantasy player and should never be relied upon for home runs and RBI. The fact the he has yet to pick up a stolen base sticks out in his stat line, but The Rangers have likely kept him from running to protect his knee. This Spring he has shown that he can get on base at a high rate and if it continues into the regular season, he will get many chances to use his speed. Andrus and owners alike are hoping that this will be the year he finally breaks out.


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Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus is dealing with some knee soreness and will likely be held out of the Spring Training opener because of it. The team and Andrus have said it is not serious. (Source: Jeff Wilson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The injury is said to not be a major concern but if it becomes serious, this would be a hinderance in Andrus' much needed bounce back year. This season was a down year for ndrus, as he hit .263, with only a .647 OPS, adding only two home runs and 41 RBI. Most alarmingly for his owners, he only had 27 stolen bases. Those statistics were no where near the value that drafters expected from him. He has the potential to deliver a big 2015 performance with a healthy team around him but be sure to temper expectations and keep tabs on his injury.


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