Major League Baseball

2014 Avg.
.286
 
Career Avg.
.282
Name  Adrian Beltre
Born  4/7/1979
Height  5-11
Weight  220
Number  29
Position  3B
Bats  R
Throws  R
4/13/2014 3:59:00 PM
Description: According to Richard Durrett of espndallas.com, the Rangers have placed Adrian Beltre on the 15-day disabled list with a strained quad.
Insight: The move was backdated to April 9, so Beltre can come off the DL on April 24. It's a Grade 1 strain so he should be able to return when he's first eligible.
 
4/12/2014 6:23:00 PM
Description: According to Anthony Andro of Fox Sports Southwest, the Rangers are leaning toward placing third baseman Adrian Beltre on the 15-day disabled list.
Insight: A quad strain has kept him out since Tuesday. If Texas makes the move retroactively, Beltre (.286, 0 HR, 4 RBI) could be eligible to return as early as April 25th against the Mariners.
 
4/12/2014 6:00:00 PM
Description: The Rangers will again be without third baseman Adrian Beltre Saturday against Houston. SOURCE: Dallas Morning News
Insight: It's his third absence in a row after suffering a quad strain earlier this week against the Red Sox. Kevin Kouzmanoff (.400, 0 HR, 0 RBI) is filling in at third base.
 
4/10/2014 8:09:00 PM
Description: Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre has a Grade 1 quad strain, which is the least severe one. SOURCE: Dallas Morning News
Insight: The Rangers pushed back Colby Lewis' promotion from Saturday to Monday or Tuesday so they can keep Beltre, two backup infielders and seven relievers on the active roster to give Beltre a few more days to get healthy before they place him on the DL.
 
4/9/2014 12:34:00 PM
Description: Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre won't be in the lineup Wednesday against Boston. SOURCE: John Blake, Rangers VP of Communications
Insight: Beltre will head back to Texas to have his quad looked at. Josh Wilson (.455, 0 HR, 3 RBI) will continue to fill in at third base.
 
4/8/2014 7:56:00 PM
Description: Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre left Tuesday's game in the fourth inning because of quad tightness. SOURCE: TR Sullivan, MLB.com
Insight: He went 2-for-3 with a couple RBI before exiting. Beltre was DHing tonight so Josh Wilson (.500, 0 HR, 3 RBI) will remain at third base.
 
3/31/2014 12:06:00 PM
Description: Texas third baseman Adrian Beltre can't be counted on Monday against Phillies ace Cliff Lee.
Insight: Beltre has connected on just four hits in 32 lifetime at bats against the left-hander. It's going to be awful hard to convince fantasy owners not to start him on Opening Day but Beltre (.315, 30 HR, 92 RBI) is not a strong option with Lee going for Philadelphia.
 
3/18/2014 6:32:00 PM
Description: Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre (quad) expects to play Thursday, according to T.R. Sullivan of mlb.com.
Insight: Beltre left a game last Thursday with quad tightness. The third baseman has averaged 149 games, .314/.358/.545, 32 homers, 100 RBI and 87 runs per season the last four years (one with Boston, three with Texas). However, he has dealt with some leg issues the last couple of seasons and is now 34, so there's some risk involved if you're taking him at his ADP of 14.2.
 
3/14/2014 9:18:00 PM
Description: Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre took batting practice Friday after leaving Thursday's game with quad tightness, according to Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Insight: Beltre isn't likely to play Saturday but may be back Sunday. The third baseman has averaged 149 games, .314/.358/.545, 32 homers, 100 RBI and 87 runs per season the last four years (one with Boston, three with Texas). However, he has dealt with some leg issues the last couple of seasons and is now 34, so there's some risk involved if you're taking him at his ADP of 14.
 
3/14/2014 5:33:00 PM
Description: Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre left Thursday's game with tightness in his left quad but isn't expected to be out long, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Insight: After averaging 143 games, .266/.317/.442, 21 home runs, 79 RBI and 74 runs per season from 2005-09 with the Mariners, Beltre has averaged 149 games, .314/.358/.545, 32 homers, 100 RBI and 87 runs the last four years (one with Boston, three with Texas). However, he has dealt with some leg issues the last couple of seasons and is now 34, so there's some risk involved if you're taking him at his ADP of 14.
 
Hot9/26/2013 9:25:00 AM
Description: Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre has hit .417 (10-for-24) with two home runs against Jerome Williams of the Angels, who will start Thursday against Texas.
Insight: Beltre has put together his fourth straight season of top-notch production, hitting .317 with 29 homers, 90 RBI, 85 runs and an .883 OPS. He has averaged .315 with 36 doubles, 31 homers, 100 RBI, 86 runs and a .904 OPS since 2010.
 
Hot9/3/2013 2:02:00 PM
Description: Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre is a career .302 hitter (19-for-63) with five homers against Oakland starter Bartolo Colon.
Insight: That's tied for the most homers he's hit against any pitcher in his career (he's also hit five off of Livan Hernandez and Ervin Santana). Beltre is having a special second half, batting .354 after the break with a .953 OPS.
 
Hot9/1/2013 10:15:00 AM
Description: Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre hit .381 in August and finished the month hitting .326 with 28 homers, 82 RBI and a .919 OPS.
Insight: Beltre has been a .375 hitter with a 1.072 OPS since the start of July. He doesn't get the same recognition as some of the other big-name hitters in the American League, but he is a top-five MVP candidate on a team that lost Josh Hamilton in free agency and Nelson Cruz to a suspension.
 
Hot8/25/2013 11:21:00 AM
Description: Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre doesn't have good numbers against White Sox starter John Danks, but he does have a .420 average with five home runs, 15 walks, 21 RBI, 17 runs and a 1.146 OPS over his last 24 games.
Insight: In this case, fantasy owners should ignore Beltre's 6-for-29 (.207) history against Danks.
 
Hot8/19/2013 11:21:00 AM
Description: Texas third baseman Adrian Beltre is a .462 lifetime hitter versus Houston starter Lucas Harrell with a 1.346 OPS. He's also has banged out multi-hit games in seven of the last 11 contests.
Insight: Beltre is having another excellent season (.326, 25 HR, 75 RBI, .908 OPS) and is the heart of the Rangers' offense. This matchup should add more to his totals.
 
Hot8/2/2013 10:38:00 AM
Description: Texas third baseman Adrian Beltre is a .417 lifetime hitter versus Oakland starter Tommy Milone with a pair of homers and a 1.333 OPS.
Insight: Beltre exploded in the recent three-game series with Anaheim, going 7-for-13. This matchup should help him stay hot and he should be in all fantasy lineups.
 
7/31/2013 10:18:00 AM
Description: Texas third baseman Adrian Beltre is a .444 lifetime hitter versus Jerome Williams of the Angels.
Insight: Beltre is hitting .286 with one homer and a .694 OPS in 12 games since the All-Star break, but facing Williams Wednesday could wake up his bat. He has gone 8-for-18 with a double and a homer against the Angels hurler.
 
7/29/2013 10:58:00 AM
Description: Texas third baseman Adrian Beltre has struggled versus Angeles starter Jered Weaver, batting just .191 (13-for-68) with 14 strikeouts.
Insight: Beltre (.307, 22 HR, 58 RBI) is the heart of the Rangers' offense, but history says he'll struggle Monday night.
 
7/28/2013 11:53:00 AM
Description: Texas third baseman Adrian Beltre has been a monster versus Indians starter Ubaldo Jimenez.
Insight: He's hitting .429 against the Cleveland righthander. Beltre (.310, 22 HR, 58 RBI) smacked three hits in the series opener but was 0-for-3 in Saturday's 1-0 loss.
 
Cold7/25/2013 10:13:00 AM
Description: Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre is a career .133 hitter with four strikeouts versus Yankees right-hander Hiroki Kuroda.
Insight: Beltre is batting just .222 over the past nine games, but for the season he's been the heart of the Rangers' offense (.309, 22 HR. 58 RBI, .884 OPS).
 

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