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Marcus Semien had a productive game on Wednesday, going 2-for-3 with a double and three RBI.

Fantasy Impact: The veteran shortstop has been a consistent contributor for the Rangers this season, with a .279 batting average, 95 RBI, and 115 runs scored in 152 games played. Semien's ability to drive in runs and get on base has made him a valuable asset in fantasy baseball leagues, and he should continue to be a reliable option going forward.

Category: Game Recaps

Jonah Heim belts three-run homer

Thu, Sep 21st 10:24am EDT
By Nate Miller

Jonah Heim went 1-for-3 with a three-run homer and two runs scored Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Heim's season-long numbers, including 18 home runs and 90 RBI, have made him an intriguing option at the position for fantasy managers all season long.

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Nathan Eovaldi had a decent outing against the Red Sox on Tuesday, allowing three earned runs on four hits and three walks over five innings.

Fantasy Impact: He managed to strike out three batters but ultimately took a no-decision as the Red Sox fell 6-4. This performance raises concerns about Eovaldi's fantasy baseball outlook going forward, as he has now given up five earned runs in his last two starts. Despite his solid season stats, fantasy owners may want to monitor Eovaldi closely in his next few starts to see if he can bounce back from this recent slump.

Category: Game Recaps

Adolis Garcia (knee) has been activated from the 10-day IL Monday. (Source: Texas Rangers PR on X)

Fantasy Impact: The Rangers waited to see how he felt pregame before making a decision, but it looks like all is good and he is ready to get back out there. He is batting sixth and playing right field.

Category: Injury Updates

Josh Jung (thumb) is batting fifth and playing third base Monday vs. the Red Sox. (Source: Kennedi Landry on X)

Fantasy Impact: Jung has been on the shelf since August 6th due to a fractured thumb. There was optimism that a return was imminent, and he felt good after working out Monday morning and has been cleared for action. He'll look to continue a solid rookie season as the Rangers push for a playoff spot.

Category: Injury Updates

Jon Gray had a rough outing against the Guardians on Friday, lasting just 3.2 innings and allowing seven hits and two walks.

Fantasy Impact: He gave up three earned runs while striking out three batters. Gray's performance resulted in a loss for the Rangers, with a final score of 12-3. This disappointing outing raises concerns about Gray's fantasy value going forward, as his season stats already included a 4.05 ERA and a 1.30 WHIP. Fantasy managers may want to monitor his next few starts closely before making any decisions regarding his roster spot.

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Corey Seager's impressive season continues, as he boasts a .341 batting average, 31 home runs, and 92 RBI in 103 games played.

Fantasy Impact: With his consistent production, Seager remains a valuable asset in fantasy baseball lineups.

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Mitch Garver went 2-for-5 with a homer and three RBI in Wednesday's win.

Fantasy Impact: Garver's season-long power surge continues with 17 home runs and 45 RBI in 72 games played, making him a valuable fantasy asset at the catcher position. With a solid batting average of .284 and a strong walk rate of 0.137, Garver's well-rounded offensive production makes him a reliable option for fantasy managers moving forward.

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Nathaniel Lowe's strong performance in Wednesday's game showcased his power and run production ability, as he launched a home run and collected three RBI.

Fantasy Impact: While his season-long stats have been solid, with a .277 batting average and 77 RBI, this game could provide a boost to his fantasy value going forward, especially in leagues that reward power and RBI production.

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Robbie Grossman had a strong performance at the plate Wednesday, going 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBI.

Fantasy Impact: This outing adds to his season totals of 10 home runs and 48 RBI. While his batting average sits at .241, Grossman's ability to drive in runs and contribute in the power categories makes him a valuable asset for fantasy managers. Keep an eye on his plate discipline, as his 50 walks and low strikeout rate of 0.233 indicate a patient approach that could lead to continued success down the stretch.

Category: Game Recaps

Jordan Montgomery Tosses Gem

Thu, Sep 14th 8:45am EDT
By Nate Miller

Jordan Montgomery's stellar performance against the Blue Jays showcased his ability to command the strike zone, as he allowed just four hits and one walk over seven scoreless innings.

Fantasy Impact: With this win, Montgomery improved his season record to 10-11 and lowered his ERA to 3.32, solidifying his status as a reliable fantasy option down the stretch.

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Rangers OF Leody Taveras has been scratched from Wednesday’s lineup. (Source: Texans Rangers PR on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: The 25-year-old will not start Wednesday and a reason was not provided for his removal from the lineup. Evan Carter will get the start in center field and bat ninth against Toronto.

Category: Injury Updates

Rangers SP Max Scherzer will miss the remainder of the regular season with a strained teres major. (Source: Evan Grant on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Rangers’ GM Chris Young added that it is unlikely that Scherzer will pitch in the playoffs. Scherzer will not require surgery and the team plans on re-evaluating him in two weeks after he undergoes a rest and rehab program.

Category: Injury Updates

Dane Dunning turned in a solid performance on Monday, going six innings and giving up three earned runs on six hits and three walks while striking out seven in the Rangers' 10-4 victory over the Blue Jays.

Fantasy Impact: This outing brings his season totals to 31 appearances with a 3.91 ERA and a 1.28 WHIP. Dunning has been a reliable option for fantasy owners, posting a 7.2 K/9 and a 2.54 strikeout-to-walk ratio. While his 4.42 FIP suggests some regression may be in order, Dunning's performance in this game should provide some confidence for fantasy managers moving forward.

Category: Game Recaps

Heaney had a rough outing against the Astros, lasting just 4.2 innings and allowing 3 earned runs on 5 hits and 4 walks.

Fantasy Impact: With only 1 strikeout, this performance will certainly lower his fantasy value. Heaney's season-long numbers have been mediocre, with a 4.22 ERA and a 1.37 WHIP, and this outing only adds to his underwhelming season. Fantasy managers may want to consider benching Heaney until he shows more consistency on the mound.

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Despite allowing a run on one hit in his one inning of work, Aroldis Chapman was able to secure the save in the Mets' 2-1 loss to the Rangers.

Fantasy Impact: This outing did little to tarnish his impressive season-long performance, as he still boasts a solid 2.50 ERA, a 1.13 WHIP, and an impressive 16.27 K/9 rate. With 51 games played, Chapman has shown his ability to consistently perform at a high level, making him a valuable asset for fantasy managers in need of saves and strikeouts.

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With 84 games played this season, Jankowski has been a consistent contributor, boasting a solid .283 batting average, 29 RBI, and 17 stolen bases.

Fantasy Impact: While his power numbers remain modest, his ability to get on base and contribute in multiple categories makes him a valuable asset in fantasy leagues.

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Will Smith had a solid outing in relief for the Giants on Friday, allowing just one hit and no walks in his one inning pitched, but unfortunately gave up one earned run as the Giants fell to the Rangers by a final score of 2-1.

Fantasy Impact: This performance adds to Smith's season-long stats, which now include 43 games played, a 3.14 ERA, a 0.86 WHIP, and 22 saves.

Category: Game Recaps

Rangers infielder Josh H. Smith is back in the starting lineup Wednesday versus the A's. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Rangers slugger Josh Jung is on the injured list as it's Smith's turn to take his spot at third base on Wednesday afternoon. Smith is hitting .213 with four homers, one steal, and a .688 OPS across 154 plate appearances on the season.

Ezequiel Duran is not in the Rangers starting lineup on Thursday against the White Sox.

Fantasy Impact: Duran will be out of the lineup for the second straight game. Josh Smith is starting at shortstop with Corey Seager serving as the Rangers designated hitter.