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Mets | New York prefers Denard Span

Mon, 21 Dec 2015 11:02:17 -0800

The New York Mets prefer signing free-agent OF Denard Span (Nationals) over free-agent OFs Will Venable (Rangers), Alejandro De Aza (Giants) or Gerardo Parra (Orioles), but Span is coming off hip surgery and is looking for a multi-year deal. Parra's defense has slipped in recent years and might be looking for too rich of a contract. The Mets continue to look for a left-handed hitting center fielder who could platoon with OF Juan Lagares.

Fantasy Tip: Span was having a fine season for the Nationals last year before injury struck, as he hit .301 (74-for-275) with 11 stolen bases and 38 runs in 61 games. Span is mainly useful for his contact-oriented approach, on-base skills and runs, but part-time duty with New York would limit his fantasy upside and relegate him mainly to deep mixed and NL-only leagues.

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Mets | Center field a need for the Mets

Thu, 10 Dec 2015 12:04:40 -0800

Free-agent OFs Gerardo Parra (Orioles), Denard Span (Nationals) and Will Venable (Rangers) are of interest to the New York Mets, according to sources, and general manager John Ricco said the organization will look at each one individuall Thursday, Dec. 10. New York is looking for a left-handed-hitting outfielder to platoon in center field with OF Juan Lagares.

Fantasy Tip: Lagares struggles against right-handed pitching, so adding an outfielder to platoon with him makes sense. However, platoons are rarely useful for fantasy purposes in the majority of formats. Parra, Span and Venable are all low-end options with full-time gigs, too. Stay tuned for updates, but it appears the Mets will be adding an outfielder.

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Rangers | Will Venable draws into lineup

Thu, 24 Sep 2015 11:05:43 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Will Venable is starting in left field and is hitting eighth against Oakland Athletics SP Chris Bassitt Thursday, Sept. 24. 3B Joey Gallo will start on the bench against a righty.

Fantasy Tip: Venable ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) has some daily upside because of his speed and a matchup against a pitcher coming off injury, but the fact remains he's a weaker outfield option on FantasyScore when he's hitting that low in the batting order.

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Rangers | Will Venable playing left field

Sun, 20 Sep 2015 11:19:17 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Will Venable will bat leadoff and play left field against Seattle Mariners SP Felix Hernandez Sunday, Sept. 20.

Fantasy Tip: This is not a great matchup for Venable ($3,300, 6.6% of cap), so FantasyScore owners should avoid using him. He is just 3-for-26 during the month of September and only has four hits in 26 career at-bats versus Hernandez.

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Rangers | Delino DeShields still sidelined

Thu, 10 Sep 2015 11:07:54 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Delino DeShields Jr. (knee) remains out of the lineup Thursday, Sept. 10. OF Will Venable is starting in center field and hitting leadoff against Seattle Mariners SP Felix Hernandez.

Fantasy Tip: We don't recommend using Venable ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) on FantasyScore against King Felix today. Venable does have speed (14 stolen bases this year), but he's hitting just .256 and has only six home runs in 2015.

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Rangers | Joey Gallo back in LF

Fri, 04 Sep 2015 15:15:17 -0700

Texas Rangers 3B Joey Gallo is starting in left field again and is hitting eighth against Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Garrett Richards Friday, Sept. 4. OF Will Venable will start on the bench.

Fantasy Tip: Gallo ($4,600, 9.2% of cap) has looked overmatched at times this year in the majors with 46 strikeouts in 90 at-bats, but nine of his 19 hits have been of the extra-base variety with five long balls. He has extreme power but is unlikely to help your average. Add him in deep mixed leagues immediately if you could use some pop down the stretch.

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Rangers | Joey Gallo starting in left field

Wed, 02 Sep 2015 15:37:28 -0700

Texas Rangers 3B Joey Gallo is starting in left field and batting eighth against San Diego Padres SP Ian Kennedy Wednesday, Sept. 2. OF Will Venable and 1B Mitch Moreland are not in the starting lineup Wednesday.

Fantasy Tip: Make sure to avoid Moreland ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) and Venable ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) in all fantasy formats Wednesday. Moreland is out without the option to use a designated hitter, and Venable could enter a timeshare in the outfield with Gallo back with the big club. Gallo hit .218 with five home runs, 13 RBIs and a .448 slugging percentage through 25 games earlier this season. He is a high-risk, high-reward daily option.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Dallas Morning News - Evan Grant

Rangers | Will Venable making Texas debut

Thu, 20 Aug 2015 13:34:08 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Will Venable is starting in left field and hitting eighth against Detroit Tigers SP Alfredo Simon in his debut for Texas Thursday, Aug. 20.

Fantasy Tip: Josh Hamilton landed on the DL again today, so Venable ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) should at least see the strong side of a platoon with Ryan Strausborger ($2,300, 4.6% of cap) in the meantime. Venable is the one to own, mainly for his speed, but his bat could be more intriguing with the move to a hitter-friendly venue. He's not a bad option as a value pick tonight against Simon.

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Rangers | Josh Hamilton placed on DL

Thu, 20 Aug 2015 12:31:21 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Josh Hamilton (knee) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday, Aug. 20, with left knee inflammation. The team also added OF Will Venable to their 25-man roster.

Fantasy Tip: Venable ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) and Ryan Strausborger ($2,300, 4.6% of cap) probably will see playing time with Hamilton out of the lineup. Neither player is a great option for owners on FantasyScore, but Venable likely will be the more valuable option.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram - Jeff Wilson

Rangers | Will Venable acquired by TEX

Tue, 18 Aug 2015 18:17:31 -0700

The Texas Rangers acquired OF Will Venable from the San Diego Padres Tuesday, Aug. 18. The Padres acquired OF Marcus Green and a played to be named. The Rangers designated OF Michael Choice on the roster to make room for Venable.

Fantasy Tip: Venable ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) provides depth for the Texas outfield. When he makes an occasional start, he is worth a look in FantasyScore, especially for his occasional extra-base hits and steals.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Jerry Crasnick