Texas Rangers news, rumors and injuries
Mon, 27 Apr 2015 13:44:22 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Hamilton ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) is on track to return to the majors in mid to late May, and he remains a worthy stash in the majority of formats. The regularity of his testing is essentially irrelevant to his fantasy value, however, it should serve as another reminder of the risks associated with his fake stock. Still, expect a return to Texas to help Hamilton both on and off the field.
Mon, 27 Apr 2015 13:37:53 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Continue to stash Hamilton in the majority of leagues and monitor his progress during his rehab. A small bounce-back season now that he has returned to Texas isn't out of the question. It is where he had his best seasons, after all. Keep your expectations in check, though.
Mon, 27 Apr 2015 13:32:23 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Peguero ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) is 0-for-12 with a walk over his last 13 plate appearances. Even at his near-minimum price, FantasyScore players should aim higher. Peguero is a career .197 hitter through 238 at-bats in the majors, after all.
Mon, 27 Apr 2015 12:35:09 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Hamilton ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) is worth stashing in a DL slot in the majority of leagues, and he could have a bit of a rebound season with Texas once he returns to health. Still, there are a lot of unknowns surrounding him and his fantasy upside, so keep your expectations in check, especially early on in FantasyScore contests.
Mon, 27 Apr 2015 07:31:28 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Hamilton would gain some steam returning to the Texas heat. He should be stashed on the DL in all formats.
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 14:28:17 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Expect this to be a common theme for the left-handed hitting Odor. He's hitting .132 overall and is just 2-for-20 against lefties. At $2,500 (5.0% of your cap), he's not worth using on FantasyScore until his bat awakens. Rosales doesn't have much appeal either.
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:04:28 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Josh Hamilton (shoulder) is close to being traded to the Texas Rangers, according to sources. There is still a lot of legal work to be done, but the trade is likely to be announced Monday, April 27.
Fantasy Tip: Hamilton ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) had his best years with the Rangers, and averaged 28 home runs and 101 RBI over his five years with the club. He is 34 now, though, and recovering from a shoulder injury. Fantasy owners won't know what to expect from Hamilton anytime soon, either. He is still worth stashing in the majority of formats.
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 10:32:48 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Choo ($3,500, 7.0% of your cap) will heat up and the ball will fly as it warms up in Texas. Avoid him on FantasyScore for now, though.
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 10:31:51 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Gallo has light-tower power and is one of the best prospects in baseball. Watch his progress because he could be called up fairly soon.
Wed, 22 Apr 2015 16:41:40 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Right-handed batters Mike Trout and Albert Pujols are reason enough to avoid southpaw Rodriguez in all formats Friday. At best, Rodriguez is a desperation start in a favorable matchup, but the Angels don't qualify Friday. And that is if he even sticks in the rotation for another start.
Wed, 22 Apr 2015 09:40:11 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Matt Harrison (back) said he's convinced he'll return from a career-threatening back injury. He threw 75 pitches in a bullpen session Monday, April 20, and will throw 80 pitches Friday, April 24. He would graduate to facing hitters the following week. He could be ready for a rehab assignment in three or four weeks. A July 1 return date is possible.
Fantasy Tip: Harrison could be a low-end starter to target in the second half on FantasyScore.
Wed, 22 Apr 2015 09:39:34 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Perez showed flashes of his potential early last season before succumbing to Tommy John surgery. He's a player to watch in the second half.
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 10:25:26 -0700
Texas Rangers SS Elvis Andrus spent all spring working on a small leg kick at the plate that was designed to give him more power, and he had good results. However, he hasn't seen the results yet in the regular season, and his career numbers suggest he'll continue to be a "light" .260-.270 hitter. Andrus is one of nine batting qualifiers with no walks in 2015, and his 63.6% success rate on stolen base attempts of 61 players with at least 30 attempts since the 2014 season ranks 57th.
Fantasy Tip: Andrus ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) is hitting only .164 (9-for-55) with one home run and five RBI to begin the season. He'll need to get on base more often to maximize his fantasy value, and the lineup around him isn't helping his cause. Andrus' ceiling remains limited, especially in Texas, and he's currently a weak FantasyScore option.
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 04:40:14 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Detwiler ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) is on very shaky ground in Texas. Yes, the Rangers rotation is not the best, but changes can and will be made if needed. The best advice is to steer clear of Detwiler, even at that low salary, unless he turns things around.
Sat, 18 Apr 2015 06:51:43 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Moreland ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) was scratched from the starting lineup Friday, because of the elbow, so owners should watch out for an update on his status. Owners on FantasyScore should avoid Moreland until more is known about his status.
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