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2017 RECAP

Record: 48 - 50

Last Season’s Fantasy Highlights

There were not that many highlights for the Rangers in 2014. Leonys Martin proved he is a bona fide roto-speedster as he swiped 30+ for the second year in a row while raising his average .014 points. Adrian Beltre proved he is still very good, hitting .295+ for the 5th straight year (albeit while hitting only 19 homers while knocking in only 77 runners). On the pitching side, Derek Holland missed most of the year but when he returned, he posted strong ratios and threw 92 mph showing he is fully recovered.

What Has Changed?

Prince Fielder and Shin-Soo Choo return after injury marred seasons to give the Rangers offense a boost. Not much else is new in Arlington. On the pitching side, the Rangers added Yovani Gallardo to bolster the rotation and should have both Derek Holland and Colby Lewis for the whole season.

What to Expect:

Expect the Rangers to be better on offense with Fielder, Choo and Moreland returning from injury. Those three should get a bunch of RBI opportunities with Martin and Elvis Andrus setting the table and stealing bases to get into scoring position. The pitching staff will be better (though still not great) but at least Neftali Feliz will enter the year healthy and should hold down the 9th inning as he did before they messed him up by trying to move him to the rotation.

This Year’s Surprise:

Many will shy away from Yovani Gallardo because Texas is a tough place to pitch, the AL is a tougher place to pitch than the NL and his Ks are well below his 200+ heyday. Gallardo will surprise and be a solid starter in AL-only leagues. Why? The answer is because the strikeouts have gone down in large part because of a change of approach. Gallardo now induces ground balls more than 50 percent of the time – a skill that will serve him well in Texas. Plus, remember that Gallardo has been a consistent performer in the major leagues – his ERA has been under 4 every year but one since he was 21 years old. 

2017 STANDINGS

# TEAM W L
1 Houston Astros 65 33
2 Seattle Mariners 49 51
3 Los Angeles Angels 49 51
4 Texas Rangers 48 50
5 Oakland Athletics 44 54

ARRIVALS

PLAYER POS FROM
Andrew Cashner SP MIA
Tyson Ross SP SD

DEPARTURES

2017 YTD STATS

Catcher

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Jonathan Lucroy (R) TEX C 73 268 24 65 26 15 0 4 17 0 32 0 0 .243
Robinson Chirinos (R) TEX C 44 132 26 30 26 5 0 12 12 0 42 1 0 .227

First Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Mike Napoli (R) TEX 1B 82 282 38 57 46 7 1 21 25 3 104 0 1 .202

Second Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Rougned Odor (L) TEX 2B 98 384 50 82 43 12 2 19 14 1 98 9 4 .214

Third Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Adrián Béltre (R) TEX 3B 45 166 23 47 31 11 1 8 19 2 21 1 0 .283
Joey Gallo (L) TEX 3B 89 268 51 52 43 12 2 23 41 0 120 6 0 .194
Drew Robinson (L) TEX 3B 8 21 4 5 4 1 0 3 5 0 5 0 1 .238

Short Stop

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Elvis Andrus (R) TEX SS 94 383 58 110 53 23 2 13 23 0 68 20 7 .287
Pete Kozma (R) TEX SS 39 45 6 5 2 0 0 1 3 0 20 0 1 .111

Left Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Jurickson Profar (B) TEX LF 22 58 8 10 5 2 0 0 9 0 14 1 1 .172
Ryan Rua (R) TEX LF 45 99 14 20 11 5 0 3 10 0 41 2 2 .202
Delino DeShields (R) TEX LF 72 202 41 56 13 10 0 2 19 0 66 19 5 .277

Center Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Carlos Gómez (R) TEX CF 68 249 36 62 34 14 1 13 24 0 88 7 4 .249
Jared Hoying (L) TEX CF 24 62 10 13 6 2 0 1 4 0 20 2 0 .210

Right Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Nomar Mazara (L) TEX RF 89 329 38 79 57 17 2 12 32 4 75 2 1 .240

Pitcher

Player Tm Pos G GS W L Sv IP H HR ER BB K ERA WHIP
Martín Pérez (L) TEX SP 18 18 5 7 0 101.0 126 11 53 35 68 4.72 1.62
Austin Bibens-Dirkx (R) TEX SP 11 5 3 0 0 44.2 42 11 21 11 26 4.23 1.19
Jose Leclerc (R) TEX RP 29 0 2 2 2 29.2 16 3 10 19 44 3.03 1.21
Nick Martínez (R) TEX SP 14 11 3 3 0 71.0 74 16 36 19 38 4.56 1.31
Ernesto Frieri (R) TEX RP 6 0 0 1 0 7.0 6 0 4 4 5 5.14 1.71
Anthony Bass (R) TEX RP 2 0 0 0 0 5.2 14 1 9 0 1 14.29 2.47
Preston Claiborne (R) TEX RP 1 0 0 0 0 2.0 5 0 3 0 2 13.50 2.50
Dario Alvarez (L) TEX RP 20 0 2 0 0 16.1 19 1 5 14 17 2.76 2.02
Cole Hamels (L) TEX SP 10 10 4 1 0 64.1 51 8 27 20 36 3.78 1.10
Tony Barnette (R) TEX RP 27 0 1 1 0 30.2 36 5 20 7 35 5.87 1.47
Jeremy Jeffress (R) TEX RP 36 0 1 2 0 33.2 43 5 20 13 23 5.35 1.72
A.J. Griffin (R) TEX SP 8 8 4 2 0 39.0 38 12 25 12 35 5.77 1.28
Joely Rodriguez (L) TEX RP 26 0 1 2 0 27.0 37 4 19 12 18 6.33 1.93
Alex Claudio (L) TEX RP 45 1 2 0 4 52.0 43 4 14 10 33 2.42 1.02
Tanner Scheppers (R) TEX RP 5 0 0 1 0 4.0 5 0 3 3 5 6.75 2.00
Keone Kela (R) TEX RP 31 0 4 1 1 31.1 15 3 9 13 43 2.59 0.93
Yu Darvish (R) TEX SP 21 21 6 8 0 133.1 106 18 51 43 143 3.44 1.12
Matt Bush (R) TEX RP 38 0 3 4 10 36.0 41 5 14 14 41 3.50 1.53
Tyson Ross (R) TEX SP 7 7 2 2 0 32.1 30 5 27 20 27 7.52 1.55
Jason Grilli (R) TEX RP 31 0 2 5 1 24.4 25 9 16 10 29 0.00 2.03
Andrew Cashner (R) TEX SP 16 16 5 8 0 94.0 90 7 38 41 47 3.64 1.39

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