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2017 RECAP

Record: 73 - 76

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 91 58
2 Los Angeles Angels 76 73
3 Seattle Mariners 74 76
4 Texas Rangers 73 76
5 Oakland Athletics 67 83

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
A.J. Jimenez (R) TEX C 3 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .200
Brett Nicholas (L) TEX C 14 42 7 13 11 4 0 2 2 0 9 0 0 .310
Robinson Chirinos (R) TEX C 81 242 44 64 38 13 1 17 33 0 72 1 0 .264

First Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Mike Napoli (R) TEX 1B 124 425 60 82 66 11 1 29 46 3 163 1 2 .193

Second Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Phil Gosselin (R) TEX 2B 35 44 3 6 2 1 0 0 2 0 10 0 1 .000
Rougned Odor (L) TEX 2B 149 571 77 119 70 19 3 29 21 5 149 14 6 .208
Tyler Smith (R) TEX 2B 10 16 2 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 8 0 0 .188

Third Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Will Middlebrooks (R) TEX 3B 11 21 4 5 3 1 2 0 0 0 7 0 0 .238
Adrián Béltre (R) TEX 3B 85 310 44 96 69 21 1 16 35 2 46 1 0 .310
Joey Gallo (L) TEX 3B 132 412 81 87 75 18 3 38 70 1 176 7 2 .211
Drew Robinson (L) TEX 3B 36 77 7 16 10 3 0 4 13 0 32 0 1 .208

Short Stop

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Elvis Andrus (R) TEX SS 145 592 96 178 85 42 4 20 37 0 98 24 8 .301
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
Willie Calhoun (L) TEX LF 5 13 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 .077
Jurickson Profar (B) TEX LF 22 58 8 10 5 2 0 0 9 0 14 1 1 .172
Ryan Rua (R) TEX LF 55 118 17 26 12 6 0 3 14 0 46 2 2 .220
Delino DeShields (R) TEX LF 109 334 70 93 20 15 2 5 39 0 97 28 8 .278

Center Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Carlos Gómez (R) TEX CF 99 351 51 88 49 20 1 17 29 0 121 13 5 .251
Jared Hoying (L) TEX CF 31 67 11 14 6 2 0 1 4 0 22 2 0 .209

Right Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Nomar Mazara (L) TEX RF 136 506 60 129 94 29 2 19 48 6 112 2 2 .255

Pitcher

Player Tm Pos G GS W L Sv IP H HR ER BB K ERA WHIP
Alex Claudio (L) TEX RP 65 1 4 2 8 77.0 69 5 23 11 52 2.69 1.09
Ricardo Rodriguez (R) TEX RP 13 0 0 1 1 10.2 16 3 9 4 9 7.59 1.88
Jason Grilli (R) TEX RP 45 0 2 5 1 38.3 46 12 28 18 47 5.89 3.29
Andrew Cashner (R) TEX SP 25 25 9 10 0 151.0 139 13 57 57 80 3.40 1.30
Jose Leclerc (R) TEX RP 46 0 2 3 2 45.0 23 4 20 39 58 4.00 1.40
Nick Gardewine (R) TEX RP 7 0 0 0 0 5.0 6 1 3 5 1 5.40 2.20
Anthony Bass (R) TEX RP 2 0 0 0 0 5.2 14 1 9 0 1 14.29 2.47
Tony Barnette (R) TEX RP 46 0 1 1 2 54.1 53 5 28 16 55 4.64 1.34
Nick Martínez (R) TEX SP 21 16 3 6 0 100.1 109 24 61 26 59 5.47 1.35
Paolo Espino (R) TEX RP 9 2 0 0 0 19.3 17 5 12 9 16 0.00 1.84
Matt Bush (R) TEX RP 52 0 3 4 10 48.2 49 6 19 19 55 3.51 1.40
Yohander Mendez (L) TEX RP 4 0 0 1 0 3.2 4 1 2 1 1 4.91 1.36
Jhan Marinez (R) TEX RP 43 0 0 3 0 57.4 64 6 24 23 45 2.35 4.70
A.J. Griffin (R) TEX SP 16 15 6 6 0 75.0 70 19 45 28 61 5.40 1.31
Cole Hamels (L) TEX SP 21 21 10 4 0 134.0 111 17 59 45 89 3.96 1.17
Joely Rodriguez (L) TEX RP 26 0 1 2 0 27.0 37 4 19 12 18 6.33 1.93
Jake Diekman (L) TEX RP 7 0 0 0 1 7.1 2 1 3 4 8 3.68 0.95
Tanner Scheppers (R) TEX RP 5 0 0 1 0 4.0 5 0 3 3 5 6.75 2.00
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
Keone Kela (R) TEX RP 36 0 4 1 1 35.2 17 3 11 16 48 2.78 0.95
Austin Bibens-Dirkx (R) TEX RP 22 6 5 2 0 65.2 71 14 35 20 35 4.80 1.39
Martín Pérez (L) TEX SP 29 29 12 11 0 168.0 206 21 90 53 107 4.82 1.56
Miguel González (R) TEX SP 25 25 8 11 0 143.3 158 20 76 52 90 4.31 3.37

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