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Rangers | Leonys Martin will not start

Sat, 23 May 2015 08:05:26 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Leonys Martin is not in the starting lineup Saturday, May 23. OF Delino DeShields Jr. will move to center field while OF Jake Smolinski will start in left field.

Fantasy Tip: Martin ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) likely is receiving a day off and should return soon. Smolinski has seen limited playing time this season and should not be an option for fantasy owners.

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Rangers | Delino DeShields hitting leadoff

Fri, 22 May 2015 12:50:05 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Delino DeShields Jr. is in the leadoff spot Friday, May 22, against the New York Yankees. OF Shin-Soo Choo is in the second spot.

Fantasy Tip: DeShields ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) is 6-for-22 with two stolen bases over the past week, so the Rangers may want some speed atop the lineup. Choo ($4,100, 8.2% of cap) has a .267 average (8-for-30) and one home run in that same period.

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Rangers | Delino DeShields has become starter

Thu, 21 May 2015 14:25:07 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Delino DeShields Jr. is starting for the 10th straight game Thursday, May 21, and for the 14th time in the last 16 games. "He's earned that," manager Jeff Banister said. "He's made the most of the opportunity he has been given." DeShields is starting for the fourth time in the two-hole Thursday, too. He is hitting .271 with a .386 on-base percentage and leads the team with 11 steals in 12 tries.

Fantasy Tip: DeShields ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) should be owned in most leagues for his stolen base potential at this point. Hitting at the top of the order should also increase his intrigue as a value pick at FantasyScore. He could become a platoon player in either left or center when Josh Hamilton (shoulder) returns next week, though.

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Rangers | Delino DeShields hitting second

Wed, 20 May 2015 14:45:13 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Delino DeShields Jr. is batting second and playing left field against the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, May 20.

Fantasy Tip: DeShields ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) is playing well and earning more playing time with his legs. He has stretched out three extra-base hits and stole three bases during his 9-for-26 stretch over the past eight games. He is an upside low-priced flier for FantasyScore players.

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Rangers | Texas has no platoon in CF

Tue, 19 May 2015 14:17:18 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Delino DeShields Jr. is once again starting in center field over OF Leonys Martin Tuesday, May 19, but manager Jeff Banister said that there is no platoon in center field between the two outfielders. Martin has just two hits and two walks in 28 at-bats since May 2, and his average has fallen to .198. DeShields has more walks (10) in 63 plate appearances than Martin does in double the playing time. Banister said Martin isn't bothered by his wrist injury anymore.

Fantasy Tip: Martin ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) should be avoided at FantasyScore for the foreseeable future, especially if he continues to lose playing time to DeShields ($2,000, 4.0% of cap). DeShields can be an excellent value play for daily gamers, mainly for his speed contributions.

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Rangers | Leonys Martin out of lineup Tuesday

Tue, 19 May 2015 13:55:38 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Leonys Martin is not in the lineup Tuesday, May 19, against the Boston Red Sox. Kyle Blanks is in left field and batting fifth, and Delino DeShields Jr. is batting ninth and in center.

Fantasy Tip: Martin ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) is out of the lineup because the Rangers are facing left-handed hurler Wade Miley. Manager Jeff Banister said DeShields is not platooning with Martin for the time being. DeShields ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) may make a decent alternative for Tuesday's game, and Kyle Blanks ($2,600, 5.2% of cap) is making just his second left-field start at Fenway. Blanks should be left alone.

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Rangers | Leonys Martin out against lefty

Tue, 19 May 2015 11:31:58 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Leonys Martin is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, May 19. OF Delino DeShields Jr. is starting in center field and hitting ninth in the batting order against Boston Red Sox SP Wade Miley.

Fantasy Tip: Martin's fantasy stock continues to plummet as he loses playing time to the surging DeShields ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) in center field. Could this be a platoon situation moving forward? It's possible, and DeShields deserves to be owned in deep mixed and AL-only leagues for his speed. He's a fine value play at FantasyScore, too, even while hitting at the bottom of the lineup.

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Rangers | Still no Leonys Martin for Rangers

Fri, 15 May 2015 13:44:37 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Leonys Martin (hand) is missing his fourth straight game with a hand injury Friday, May 15. OF Delino DeShields Jr. once again will start in center field and hit ninth in the batting order against Cleveland Indians SP Bruce Chen.

Fantasy Tip: It's getting to the point where Martin may need a DL stint to rest his injured hand after having a cortisone injection this week. DeShields ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) has taken advantage of increased playing time in May, going 10-for-27 (.370) with seven stolen bases. The rookie speedster should be a hot commodity on AL-only waiver wires and for stolen bases in deep mixed leagues if Martin is out for much longer. Consider DeShields a sneaky value play yet again at FantasyScore Friday, even while hitting at the bottom of the order.

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Rangers | Delino DeShields Jr. with more time

Thu, 14 May 2015 08:21:32 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Delino DeShields Jr. is in the lineup again Thursday, May 14, in place of OF Leonys Martin (wrist).

Fantasy Tip: DeShields ($2,000, 4.0% of your cap) is 7-for-14 with eight runs and six steals the last week. He's worth the low-end flyer on FantasyScore.

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Rangers | Leonys Martin aggravates wrist

Tue, 12 May 2015 14:55:43 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Leonys Martin (wrist) is out of the starting lineup after aggravating his sprained left wrist Tuesday, May 12. He jammed his wrist on a pitch Monday, May 11. OF Delino DeShields Jr. is starting in center field and hitting ninth in the batting order Tuesday.

Fantasy Tip: Martin's nagging wrist injury won't help him get back on track at the plate in the near future, and you should continue avoiding him at FantasyScore. DeShields ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) is a low-priced outfield sleeper for daily gamers, but his place at the bottom of the lineup shouldn't endear him to anyone.

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