Latest Update Carlos Beltran hits 10th home run Sat Jul, 19, 08:48 PM
Has tremendous baseball instincts. Is silky-smooth both at the plate and in the field. Hits for power & average with great patience. Can still steal a base and rarely gets caught. Is solid defensively.
Flaws: : Knee problems have forced him to a corner outfield position, after years of playing center field. Is somewhat prone to injury, in general. Can be somewhat streaky as a fielder and doesn't like to play through pain.
After returning to the lineup from a broken nose, Beltran has been hitting well, going 4-8 over his past two games, along with two runs, a HR, two RBI's, and a SB. Hopefully Beltran will be able to use his hot bat to get on a hot streak and save his disappointing season, but the injury-prone veteran's season has not been pretty thus far. Analyst: Ben Diamond
A solid way to start off the second half, but obviously after a first half of a .216 average, nine home runs and jut 28 RBI, there has to be some cautious optimism here. Injuries have always been a problem for Beltran in his career and after three-straight years of 142 or more games played in each season, it looks like trouble is brewing again. Between the concussion and the bone spur in his elbow, Beltran is on pace to play in his fewest games in a season since 2010. While it would be nice to say he's past everything this season, we know that the odds are against us here. Make sure you have a strong contingency plan if you're planning on using Beltran the rest of the way.Analyst: Howard Bender
Beltran is actually in the starting lineup for the Yankees on Friday, so it looks as if the concussion he suffered after a ball caromed off the batting cage and hit him in the face has subsided. He's had plenty of time to rest which should have also helped the elbow problems he's had, so look for him to try and come out of the gate hot right now.Analyst: Howard Bender
We should just start referring to him as "eggshell" from now on as there's always something breaking or cracking on him. He got hit with a ball that bounced off the screen during batting practice Wednesday and suffered two small fractures where a mustache would normally sit. Whether there's really a concussion is yet to be seen but putting him on the 7-day DL at least gets a new body on the roster, especially if he was just going to sit out all weekend anyway.Analyst: Howard Bender