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Leonys Martin

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Rangers | Leonys Martin wants to remain at leadoff

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 14:10:27 -0800

Texas Rangers OF Leonys Martin, who only hit leadoff in 35 games last year, wants to stick in the role in 2015, and new manager Jeff Bannister appears to be on board. OF Shin-Soo Choo is the other option to hit first, as he was the team's primary leadoff man before being hurt in 2014. Martin has gone over 30 stolen bases in each of the last two years, and he spent much of his offseason working on his baserunning. "I've been a leadoff man my entire career," Martin said. "I'm ready. I want to show I can help my team, get on base and try to score runs."

Fantasy Tip: Martin's back-to-back seasons of 30 stolen bases is comforting when you go to select him in the middle rounds of standard drafts. Hitting leadoff is where he'll have the highest fantasy value, as it'll also boost his runs potential.

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Rangers | Delino DeShields has chance to stick as reserve outfielder

Sat, 03 Jan 2015 10:30:04 -0800

Texas Rangers OF Delino DeShields Jr. is expected to serve as a backup to OF Leonys Martin in center field if he makes the 25-man roster. He could also see playing time in left field.

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Rangers | Leonys Martin on a tear

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:58:41 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Leonys Martin is 10-for-21 in his last six games. Martin has begun taking a more selective approach early in his at-bats. He has brought his batting average up over ten points since Monday, Aug. 11.

Fantasy Tip: Deep mixed league owners looking for speed and a hot bat can turn to Martin. He does sit frequently against left-handed pitchers, though.

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Rangers | Leonys Martin looks to regain form

Tue, 12 Aug 2014 18:05:17 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Leonys Martin entered the game Tuesday, Aug. 12, against the Tampa Bay Rays with just one hit over his past 21 at-bats, and he was hitting just .111 over the past 16 games. Manager Ron Washington said Martin has been over-aggressive at the plate and showing poor pitch selection. "He's got to make adjustments," Washington said. "He has been slow at making adjustments. Swing at better pitches and don't try to do too much. Once failure sets in, you start to panic. When you don't have a whole lot of experience to fall back on, you start to panic."

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Rangers | Leonys Martin sitting

Tue, 05 Aug 2014 13:07:11 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Leonys Martin is not starting Tuesday, Aug. 5.

Fantasy Tip: It's likely just a routine day off for Martin. Keep him on your bench tonight.

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Rangers | Leonys Martin showing improvement

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:07:09 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Leonys Martin has been showing improvement lately, but manager Ron Washington said more is needed. Washington said Martin is back in the habit of trying to pull everything rather than using the entire field. "He's got to use the whole field, he can't just use one part of the field," Washington said Tuesday, July 29. "If you look at the numbers, most of his hits are two steps to the shortstop side of second base around to (first base). He's got to do something different. You call that adjusting. He's got to make an adjustment."

Fantasy Tip: Martin entered play Tuesday hitless in 16 at-bats, and hitting just .200 over the past 22 games. Until he shows more consistency, he is worth nothing more than a reserve spot in deeper AL-only fantasy play.

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Rangers | Leonys Martin starting against lefty

Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:41:07 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Leonys Martin is starting against a left-handed pitcher Thursday, July 10. Martin has only one hit in his last 16 at-bats against southpaws, and he has recently been pulled from the game when facing a lefty.

Fantasy Tip: Starting Martin is probably something you'll want to avoid tonight if you can help it.

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Rangers | Leonys Martin out again

Wed, 21 May 2014 10:11:35 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Leonys Martin (neck) is missing his second straight game with a stiff neck Wednesday, May 21. "I feel way better but not enough to play," Martin said. "I feel like I need to take (Thursday off) too. I don't want to play at 50 percent, I want to play near 100 percent." He plans to do some baseball activities to test his strength.

Fantasy Tip: Martin's injury doesn't seem to be very serious, so expect him back in the lineup at some point this weekend.

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Rangers | Leonys Martin doesn't expect to be out long

Tue, 20 May 2014 15:33:04 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Leonys Martin (neck) said he slept on his neck wrong last night, and the problem flared up while he was taking batting practice Tuesday, May 20. He said he expects to return Wednesday, May 21.

Fantasy Tip: Check back tomorrow before returning Martin to your fake starting lineups.

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Rangers | Prince Fielder, Leonys Martin scratched

Tue, 20 May 2014 13:43:47 -0700

Updating a previous report, Texas Rangers 1B Prince Fielder (neck, back) has been scratched from the lineup Tuesday, May 20. He wasn't feeling pain but instead weakness in his arm and will rest. OF Leonys Martin (neck) was also scratched with neck pain.

Fantasy Tip: Get them out of your daily lineups. Hopefully this doesn't exacerbate things for Fielder, but you got to wonder how much longer he can do without needing a DL trip.

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