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Rangers | Cole Hamels' win streak snapped

Fri, 27 May 2016 22:24:02 -0700

Texas Rangers SP Cole Hamels was touched up for six runs (five earned) on eight hits in 4 2/3 innings in a loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday, May 27. It was Hamels' first loss since August 7, 2015, and ended a streak of 12 straight winning decisions.

Fantasy Tip: It was bound to happen. Hamels made 19 starts in between losses, earning the "W" in a dozen of them. The southpaw hasn't been quite as sharp lately -- 4.32 ERA, 1.48 WHIP in his last four starts -- but there's no reason to panic. Weather the storm secure in the knowledge that better days are ahead.

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Rangers | Will Jurickson Profar stick with Texas?

Fri, 27 May 2016 15:57:55 -0700

Texas Rangers 2B Jurickson Profar might not receive enough at-bats to remain with Texas after 2B Rougned Odor's seven-game suspension is completed, in the opinion of The Dallas Morning News' Evan Grant.

Fantasy Tip: Profar would likely be helpful for Texas in a depth/utility role, but it might also be at the expense of his development, and the Rangers probably want him to see full-time work. He does have a week-long audition to push the issue, though. For now, view Profar as a fleeting option in cavernous mixed and AL-only formats, but it is a situation to watch.

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Rangers | Prince Fielder in career-long homer drought

Fri, 27 May 2016 15:51:25 -0700

Texas Rangers 1B Prince Fielder has gone 32 games and 119 at-bats without a home run, which is the longest drought of his career.

Fantasy Tip: At some point, Texas has to be looking for more in the heart of their lineup, as Fielder has just two home runs this season with a .193/.269/.281 slash line. It is fine to remain patient with Fielder given his track record, but he should be riding the pine and not in your starting lineup.

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Rangers | Shawn Tolleson on family medical leave

Fri, 27 May 2016 14:26:50 -0700

Texas Rangers RP Shawn Tolleson was placed on emergency family medical leave Friday, May 27. Tolleson must be on the leave list at least three days and a maximum of seven.

Fantasy Tip: Tolleson has minimal fantasy value after losing the closer job. He has allowed 18 runs through just 16 innings and doesn't warrant a roster spot at this stage of the season.

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Rangers | Jurickson Profar leading off

Fri, 27 May 2016 14:02:57 -0700

Texas Rangers 2B Jurickson Profar is playing second base and batting leadoff against Pittsburgh Pirates SP Jon Niese Friday, May 27.

Fantasy Tip: With Rougned Odor suspended for the next seven games, Profar should start and set the table for a potent Texas lineup, making him very attractive to DFS gamers. In deep mixed and AL-only leagues he's worth a cheap flyer for the short term, too. Injuries have made Profar a forgotten man these last few years, but he was showing an impressive .284/.356/.426 slash line at Class AAA Round Rock with five home runs, 26 RBI and four steals.

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Rangers | Rougned Odor starting suspension Friday

Thu, 26 May 2016 14:33:56 -0700

Updating a previous report, Texas Rangers 2B Rougned Odor will begin serving his seven-game suspension Friday, May 27.

Fantasy Tip: Odor will be eligible to return for the game against the Seattle Mariners Saturday, June 4, so make arrangements to be without him until then. Jurickson Profar will be recalled to play the keystone with Odor out, and Profar's fleeting value makes him a viable add in deep mixed and AL-only leagues, especially since he'll join one of the better offensive lineups in the majors.

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Rangers | Rougned Odor's ban reduced to seven games

Thu, 26 May 2016 14:16:18 -0700

Texas Rangers 2B Rougned Odor's suspension was reduced from eight to seven games Thursday, May 26. The suspension was for an on-field altercation with Toronto Blue Jays OF Jose Bautista Sunday, May 15.

Fantasy Tip: Make arrangements to be without Odor for the duration of his suspension. The Rangers have already announced Jurickson Profar will be recalled from Class AAA Round Rock, and he could be an option in deep mixed and AL-only leagues. He has a .284/.356/.426 slash line in the minors and will jump into an excellent lineup.

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Rangers | Jurickson Profar will be recalled

Thu, 26 May 2016 13:57:11 -0700

Texas Rangers SS Jurickson Profar will be recalled from Class AAA Round Rock when 2B Rougned Odor begins his suspension.

Fantasy Tip: Injuries have taken their toll on Profar's development as he hasn't played in the majors since 2013. He has been solid for Round Rock with a .284/.356/.426 slash line and will have fleeting value in deep mixed and AL-only leagues for the duration of Odor's suspension. Stay tuned for updates.

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Rangers | Rougned Odor drives in three runs

Wed, 25 May 2016 19:27:57 -0700

Texas Rangers 2B Rougned Odor went 1-for-4 with three RBI and three runs scored against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Wednesday, May 25.

Fantasy Tip: Odor is allowed to play while the appeal for his eight-game suspension is being considered and a ruling is expected within the next day or two. Jurickson Profar could be summoned from the minors to play the keystone position for a short period of time or the team could turn to Hanser Alberto, although the latter would not be a great fantasy option.

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Rangers | Nomar Mazara drives in three runs

Wed, 25 May 2016 19:13:05 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Nomar Mazara went 2-for-5 with a two-run single and solo home run against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Wednesday, May 25.

Fantasy Tip: Mazara went 6-for-9 with two home runs and five RBI during the three-game series against the Angels and is batting .320 through 39 games this year. He makes an excellent outfield option in both seasonal and daily fantasy formats.

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Rangers | Colby Lewis remains undefeated

Wed, 25 May 2016 19:06:24 -0700

Texas Rangers SP Colby Lewis (4-0) allowed six runs on eight hits over five innings in a victory over the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Wednesday, May 25, with one walk and one strikeout.

Fantasy Tip: Lewis recorded the victory despite having his shortest outing of the season and seeing his ERA rise from 2.75 to 3.38, thanks to more-than-adequate run support. He should be viewed as a somewhat risky play for his next start against the Cleveland Indians Tuesday, May 31.

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Rangers | Derek Holland pushed back

Wed, 25 May 2016 11:50:10 -0700

Texas Rangers SP Derek Holland will have his next start pushed back two days to Tuesday, May 31, to keep everyone in the rotation on a five-day schedule.

Fantasy Tip: Holland will take on the Cleveland Indians, and he has been better of late. He has lowered his ERA nearly a run to 5.21 in his last two starts. He'll be pitching on an entire week's worth of rest, and rust could be an issue. He's not a strong option outside of AL-only depth for now.

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Rangers | Rougned Odor decision coming soon

Wed, 25 May 2016 07:56:52 -0700

Texas Rangers 2B Rougned Odor is likely to have his appeal ruled on Thursday, May 26, or Friday, May 27.

Fantasy Tip: Once the ruling is levied, he's likely to miss close to a week of action. Jurickson Profar has a .283-5-26 line at Class AAA Round Rock. He could come up and see a week of action or so. He's worth having in AL-only leagues and a speculative grab in mixed leagues if you're thin at MI. The team could opt to roll with Hanser Alberto for a week, but his fantasy value is pretty low.

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Rangers | Martin Perez wins with six strikeouts

Wed, 25 May 2016 00:28:01 -0700

Texas Rangers SP Martin Perez had six strikeouts in six innings of work Tuesday, May 24, in a 4-1 win over the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Perez dropped his earned run average from 2.59 to 2.08. Perez had not won in May prior to this victory.

Fantasy Tip: Perez is a much better pitcher than his record and stats indicate. With an ERA just above 2.00 and decent strikeout totals, Perez should have wins under his belt. He is worth the gamble in DFS, weekly and annual leagues despite his 2-4 record, mainly because Perez's pitching is a lot better than the numbers say.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press - Schuyler Dixon

Rangers | Yu Darvish on pitch count

Tue, 24 May 2016 18:15:05 -0700

Texas Rangers SP Yu Darvish (elbow) hopefully will throw 85 to 90 pitches in his start against the Pittsburgh Pirates Saturday, May 28, according to pitching coach Doug Brocail. Brocail said Darvish's pitch count will depend on how he looks during the game. He was able to throw 87 pitches in his final rehab start.

Fantasy Tip: Darvish will be making his first start for the Rangers since 2014, and the team likely will be cautious with him. He will be facing the Pirates, which makes him a risky option in daily fantasy leagues. Darvish should be added to starting lineup in all mixed leagues because of his previous success.

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