Latest Update Rangers have received calls on Adrian Beltre prior to the trade deadline Mon Jul, 28, 11:12 PM
Is superb with the glove at the hot corner. Has great bat speed and can be a big RBI producer when he's in the zone. Can get red-hot with the bat for stretches and carry his team on his back. Doesn't strike out a lot.
Flaws: : Is rather streaky and doesn't hit for a consistently high average as a result. Also lacks ideal patience at the dish. Is somewhat injury-prone. Can appear lazy at times. His cold snaps can take significant time to get out of.
Darvish is Jon Daniels' other apparent untouchable piece. Beltre is still ripping the cover off the ball as a 35-year old veteran, but him being "untouchable" must mean the Rangers think themselves extremely competitive in 2015. Analyst: Spencer Silva
After starting the second half 5-for-29 (.172 BA), Beltre was able to record his first two-hit game since returning from the All-Star break. Although the Rangers are having a terrible season, Beltre remains a great fantasy asset, slashing .325/.369.512 with 14 home runs and 54 RBI, while ranking in the top 10 in batting average, slugging and OPS among American League hitters. Even if the rest of the Rangers lineup doesn't ever come around, we can expect Beltre to continue putting them on his back to try and salvage what is left of a terrible season. Analyst: Matthew Beck
There has been very little to talk about in regards to the Rangers season, but Beltre has certainly done his part. He is now first in the American League in batting (.341 BA) which has been aided by hitting .429 (16-for-40) in the month of July. Even if his recent surge was to fall off slightly in the second half, his power production (13 HR and 50 RBI) will be enough to keep him near the top of the rankings at third base.Analyst: Matthew Beck
Beltre is now riding a nine-game hit streak, which features two home runs, seven RBI and six runs scored. He is now sitting on a .336 average with 10 home runs and 45 RBI despite missing a significant amount of time earlier in the season. As long as he is able to avoid an extended stint on the disabled list in the second half, he will finish as one of the top fantasy third basemen once again. Analyst: Matthew Beck