Texas Rangers news, rumors and injuries
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 20:53:50 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Darvish has wasted little time regaining his form, punching out 39 in 26 innings over five starts, and he is rewarding fantasy owners who stashed him during the early months. With 20 strikeouts in his last two starts alone, it is also time to start considering him in DFS formats.
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 17:58:52 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Quintana is 8-8 with a 3.13 ERA through 19 starts this season, with 31 walks and 112 strikeouts through 123 2/3 innings. A potential move to the Rangers would do wonders for his fantasy value, providing him with the run support he has often lacked throughout his career. However, the ChiSox may be hesitant to deal him away if they still feel they are in contention for a playoff berth.
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 16:05:37 -0700
Texas Rangers OF Delino DeShields Jr. is starting in left field and is hitting leadoff against Kansas City Royals SP Danny Duffy Friday, July 22. 1B Mitch Moreland is on the bench against a lefty, and 2B Jurickson Profar is serving as the designated hitter and batting second.
Fantasy Tip: DeShields was demoted earlier this year after he disappointed with a .217/.294/.302 line in 106 at-bats. He'll likely see limited playing time as outfield depth with Shin-Soo Choo on the DL, but he can be attractive those in AL-only leagues for his speed. Profar should see regular playing time now between first base, DH and the outfield, and his overall .304/.351/.435 line should play in all leagues. His multiposition eligibility also makes him more attractive.
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 15:11:53 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Profar and Gallo are coveted assets, but Texas is also loaded with plenty of young talent. This could be a fit. The fantasy impact for Sale relocating to Texas would be negligible, but full-time at-bats for Profar and/or Gallo would be a huge fantasy boost.
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 10:19:47 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Fielder's scheduled for a doctor's visit that will determine whether or not he needs season-ending surgery. At this point, it's looking like the declining first baseman won't be a factor for the remainder of the campaign. If he's indeed out for the season, Mitch Moreland and Jurickson Profar will benefit the most.
Thu, 21 Jul 2016 00:34:08 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Desmond has not been doing bad at all for someone who merited just a one-year contract. Chances are that next deal will be multiple years, but who knows? For the time being, make sure he's in your starting lineup.
Wed, 20 Jul 2016 22:32:47 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Perez has been terrible over his past three starts, as his ERA has risen from 3.39 to 4.37 just since July 1. Perez should be reserved in most fantasy formats until he can get back on track.
Wed, 20 Jul 2016 22:32:22 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Desmond is an impending free-agent at season's end, and he continues to post big numbers as he vies for a big payday this offseason. Fantasy owners across all formats are enjoying the ride.
Wed, 20 Jul 2016 16:07:18 -0700
Texas Rangers 2B Jurickson Profar is starting at second base and is hitting leadoff against Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Hector Santiago Wednesday, July 20, while OF Ryan Rua sees a start in left field and is batting cleanup. 2B Rougned Odor is serving as the designated hitter and is batting fifth.
Fantasy Tip: Both Profar and Rua should see more opportunities for playing time with Shin-Soo Choo (back) and Prince Fielder (neck) on the DL. Profar is the more attractive fantasy asset in all formats with his .316/.364/.451 line and multiposition eligibility, but Rua can be employed when facing left-handers in deep mixed, AL-only and daily games.
Wed, 20 Jul 2016 15:49:07 -0700
Texas Rangers 2B Jurickson Profar and OF Ryan Rua will see more opportunities at first base with 1B Prince Fielder (neck) on the disabled list. 2B Hanser Alberto will be used as a middle infield backup. 3B/OF Joey Gallo was not called up from the minor leagues.
Fantasy Tip: Between first base and outfield with Shin-Soo Choo (back) also on the DL, Profar will likely be an everyday player for the foreseeable future. Profar's .316/.364/.451 slash line with four homers and 14 RBI in 133 at-bats demand attention in all fantasy leagues now. Gallo remains one of the most intriguing prospects yet to make an impact at the big league level this year. His elite power make him stash-worthy in keeper and AL-only leagues, and he could be a trade chip this summer.
Wed, 20 Jul 2016 15:41:21 -0700
Texas Rangers 1B Prince Fielder (neck) is dealing with a herniated disc and will visit with Dr. Drew Dossett Friday, July 22. Fielder could need season-ending surgery. He's been placed on the disabled list.
Fantasy Tip: There's a good chance we won't see him again for the rest of the year depending on the results of his doctor visit Friday. The disc herniation likely explains Fielder's disappointing .212/.292/.334 slash line with dwindling power (eight homers). He shouldn't have been carried in shallow mixed leagues and can likely be jettisoned in deep mixed leagues now, as well. Mitch Moreland and Jurickson Profar are likely to split time at first base, and Profar should be playing every day now with Shin-Soo Choo also on the DL.
Wed, 20 Jul 2016 15:38:12 -0700
Texas Rangers OF Shin-Soo Choo (back) was placed on the disabled list with lower back inflammation Wednesday, July 20. He received an injection Wednesday and could be back in 15 days. OF Delino DeShields Jr. and 2B Hanser Alberto were recalled from the minors in corresponding moves.
Fantasy Tip: Choo has hit well (.260-7-17) when he's been on the field this year, but the problem is he can't stay out of the trainer's room and has only played 33 games in 2016. If you're out of roster space in mixed leagues, cutting Choo would be advised. DeShields and Alberto are deep AL-only options only, as they'll likely be used as depth. Jurickson Profar, who has played excellent in limited duty, should now become an everyday player and should be owned universally.
Tue, 19 Jul 2016 22:45:43 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Those were Desmond's 17th home run and 16th stolen base this season. He's one of just four players (Melvin Upton Jr, Mike Trout, Wil Myers) to have more than 15 home runs and 15 steals on the season, and he remains a must-start performer.
Tue, 19 Jul 2016 22:37:32 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Chirinos now has eight home runs in 83 at-bats this season. He clearly doesn't play enough to have much seasonal value, but when Chirinos is in the lineup he has the chance to pay dividends as a low-price dice roll in DFS.
Tue, 19 Jul 2016 16:47:44 -0700
Texas Rangers OF Shin-Soo Choo (back) is back in the starting lineup as the designated hitter and is batting leadoff against Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Tim Lincecum Tuesday, July 19. 1B Prince Fielder remains out of the lineup.
Fantasy Tip: Choo has had his fair share of trouble staying on the field this year (just 32 games), but he's produced when he's played with a .271 average, seven home runs and 17 RBI and is a good table-setter for a potent lineup. Return him to all fantasy lineups in a juicy matchup. Fielder's power and playing time have diminished, making him a corner infield backup in deep mixed and AL-only universes.
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