Skip to main content

Texas Rangers

AL West

Shin-Soo Choo suffered a mild ankle sprain in a collision in the first inning of Sunday's game against the Astros. (Source: John Blake on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Choo just reached the end of his large contract with the Rangers, and he isn't sure if he will retire. He finished 2020 with a .229 average, five homers, 13 runs, 15 RBI, and six steals in only 32 games. He is still capable of being an asset in deeper leagues if he chooses to continue playing.

Category: Injury Updates


In Sunday's 8-4 win against the Astros, Leodys Taveras stole two bases. He went 2-for-5 with one run, two RBI, two steals, and one strikeout.

Fantasy Impact: On the season, Taveras finished with four home runs, 20 runs, six RBI, and eight steals with a .227 batting average. He spent the majority of the season in the leadoff role. Monitor the news and notes coming into the 2021 season because Taveras could be a nice source of runs and steals if he improves his on-base skills.

Category: Game Recaps


In Sunday's 8-4 win against the Astros, Rougned Odor hit two home runs. He went 2-for-4 with two home runs, two runs, four RBI, one walk, and one strikeout.

Fantasy Impact: Odor crushed those two home runs with an exit velocity of 107.9 mph and 101.2 mph. He finished the 2020 season with ten home runs, 15 runs, 30 RBI, and a .167 batting average. Think twice before drafting Odor coming into the 2021 season.

Category: Game Recaps


In Sunday's 8-4 win, Jordan Lyles tossed three innings while allowing four hits, two earned runs, two walks, and four strikeouts. He didn't factor into the decision.

Fantasy Impact: Lyles had a rough 2020 season with a 7.02 ERA, 1.56 WHIP, and 36 strikeouts in 57.2 innings. He only logged one quality start on the season.

Category: Game Recaps


In Saturday's 6-1 win against the Astros, Jeff Mathis hit a three-run home run off of Brandon Bielak. He went 1-for-4 with one home run, one run, three RBI, and two strikeouts.

Fantasy Impact: On the season, Mathis has three home runs, six runs, nine RBI, and one steal with a .161 batting average. He isn't fantasy relevant.

Category: Game Recaps


In Saturday's 6-1 win against the Astros, Nick Solak stole his seventh base. He went 3-for-3 with one RBI, one walk, and one steal.

Fantasy Impact: Solak continues to produce in 2020 as many fans and analysts hoped he would. He raised his batting average to .267 with two home runs, 26 runs, 23 RBI, and seven steals. With the added positional eligibility entering 2021, Solak should be a priority in fantasy drafts.

Category: Game Recaps


Kyle Gibson threw six shutout innings in Saturday's 6-1 win against the Astros. He allowed six hits, one walk, and four strikeouts.

Fantasy Impact: This is the Gibson roller coaster ride after giving up seven earned runs last start and then a complete game shutout two starts ago. He'll be an unreliable streaming pitcher coming into 2021.

Category: Game Recaps


After Nick Solak tied the game in the 10th inning, Joey Gallo knocked in the game-winning run against the Astros. Gallo went 1-for-4 with one RBI.

Fantasy Impact: Gallo logged his first hit in the last five games. In September, Gallo has three home runs, six runs, and ten RBI with a .160 batting average.

Category: Game Recaps


In the 10th inning, Brett Martin recorded the win against the Astros. He threw one inning and allowed one hit and one unearned run.

Fantasy Impact: Martin initially allowed the potential game-winning run. However, the Rangers rallied in the bottom of the 10th inning and thus Martin received the win. He isn't fantasy relevant.

Category: Game Recaps


In Friday's 5-4 win against the Astros, Kyle Cody limited the Astros to one earned run. He tossed five innings while allowing three hits, one earned run, three walks, and one strikeout.

Fantasy Impact: In back to back games, Cody reached the five-inning mark and allowed one earned run in each start. On the season, he has a 1.59 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, and 18 strikeouts in 22.2 innings.

Category: Game Recaps


Nick Goody was designated for assignment on Thursday. (Source: John Blake on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Goody will be removed from the Rangers 40-man roster to make room for Andrew Romine. He struggled most of 2020, recording a 9.00 ERA, 2.00 WHIP and 13 strikeouts over 11 innings.

Category: Transactions


Rafael Montero gave up two earned runs in a non-save situation during Thursday's 12-4 loss to the Astros. This was his third straight appearance where he allowed an earned run or more.

Fantasy Impact: After taking over the closer role in August, Montero had a great stretch of six saves and 11 strikeouts in 8.2 innings. In September, Montero has two saves with six strikeouts in seven innings. Assuming Montero has the closer role in 2021, he should be a value in drafts.

Category: Game Recaps


In Thursday's 12-4 loss to the Astros, Willie Calhoun hit a two-run home run off of Cristian Javier. He went 2-for-4 with one home run, one double, one run, and three RBI.

Fantasy Impact: This was somewhat of a lost season for Calhoun after battling injuries. On the season, he has one home run, two runs, 13 RBI, and a .193 batting average. His 2021 ADP should be lowered entering next season.

Category: Game Recaps


Lance Lynn got rocked in Thursday's 12-4 loss to the Astros. He gave up 12 hits, ten runs, nine earned runs, two walks, and five strikeouts in 5.2 innings.

Fantasy Impact: This was Lynn's worst start of the season. Outside of one start where he allowed six earned runs to the Astros, he allowed three or fewer runs in 11 out of 13 games in 2020. We'll see if he can replicate this production again in 2021.

Category: Game Recaps


In Wednesday's 7-3 loss to the Diamondbacks, Jonathan Hernandez logged his third straight scoreless appearance. After one rough appearance earlier in September, he has six out of seven scoreless appearances.

Fantasy Impact: On the season, Hernandez has 30 strikeouts, a 2.51 ERA, and 0.94 WHIP in 28.2 innings. Sneakily, he totaled five wins on the season.

Category: Game Recaps


Isiah Kiner-Falefa hit his third triple in Wednesday's 7-3 loss to the Diamondbacks. He went 1-for-4 with a triple and two RBI.

Fantasy Impact: Kiner-Falefa logged three hard-hit batted balls of 95+ mph. He scorched the triple off of Alex Young with an exit velocity of 104.2 mph. As he continues to fill the stat sheet, Kiner-Falefa should be a draft target in 2021.

Category: Game Recaps


In Wednesday's 7-3 loss to the Diamondbacks, Wes Benjamin received a no-decision. He threw five innings and allowed seven hits, three earned runs, and one walk with three strikeouts.

Fantasy Impact: That was Benjamin's first start of the season. He allowed nine hard-hit batted balls with an exit velocity of 95+ mph.

Category: Game Recaps


In Tuesday's loss to the Diamondbacks, Eli White logged three hits. He went 3-for-4 with one strikeout and one steal.

Fantasy Impact: On the season, White has four runs, zero home runs, three runs, and one steal with a .175 batting average. He is not fantasy relevant.

Category: Game Recaps


In Tuesday's loss to the Diamondbacks, Sam Huff totaled two hits. He went 2-for-4 and finished as one of the only Rangers hitters with multiple hits.

Fantasy Impact: As one of the top Rangers prospects, Huff isn't fantasy relevant this season. More of a dynasty player to monitor with the plus, plus raw power.

Category: Game Recaps


Ronald Guzman exited Sunday’s win over the Angels early due to hamstring tightness. (Source: John Blake on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Guzman pulled up after attempting to run out a ground ball in the fourth inning. He was replaced by Sherten Apostel. Guzman is currently day-to-day.

Category: Injury Updates