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New York Yankees
2014 Avg.
Career Avg.
Name  Raul Ibanez
Born  6/2/1972
Height  6-2
Weight  220
Number  28
Position  DH
Bats  L
Throws  R
Cold4/20/2014 11:35:00 AM
Description: Angels DH Raul Ibanez will take a seat Sunday against the Tigers.
Insight: Los Angeles is going with David Freese at DH, Ian Stewart at third base and Brennan Boesch in right field. Ibanez is 1-for-21 over his last five games and hitting .150 this season.
Cold4/16/2014 9:56:00 AM
Description: Angels DH Raul Ibanez went 0-for-6 Tuesday against Oakland.
Insight: He has three homers and 12 RBI this season but his average is down to .163 and he has struck out 17 times in 49 at-bats.
3/31/2014 2:35:00 PM
Description: Angels DH Raul Ibanez could be in for a rude awakening Monday against his former team.
Insight: He's going up against Mariners right-hander Felix Hernandez, who has limited Ibanez to two hits in 11 previous encounters. Ibanez's next home run will be the 301st of his major league career.
12/18/2013 4:23:00 PM
Description: Raul Ibanez's new one-year deal with Anaheim will be worth $2.75 million according to Sports Illustrated.
Insight: That's exactly how much he made last season with Seattle. It's amazing how productive Ibanez continues to be in his early 40s but fantasy owners have to know the end is coming sooner or later. We wouldn't take him until later in the draft.
12/18/2013 11:23:00 AM
Description: The Angels are close to signing veteran outfielder/DH Raul Ibanez. SOURCE: Chris Cotillo, SB Nation
Insight: It sounds like it will be a one-year deal. Ibanez wasn't able to hit for a high average last season (.242) but his 29 homers led the team. With Mark Trumbo out of the picture, he could be an everyday DH.
Cold8/25/2013 11:38:00 AM
Description: Seattle left fielder Raul Ibanez is only hitting .198 with one homer since the All-Star break, but his matchup with Angels starter Jered Weaver Sunday is a good one for the veteran outfielder.
Insight: Ibanez, who hit .267 with 24 homers and an .892 OPS in the first half, is 15-for-33 (.455) with four homers against Weaver.
8/5/2013 11:53:00 AM
Description: Seattle left fielder Raul Ibanez is a career .367 hitter with three homers in 30 at-bats against Toronto right-hander R.A. Dickey.
Insight: Ibanez has cooled off significantly in the second half, batting just .175 without a home run in 14 games after blasting 24 long balls in 73 games before the All-Star break.
Cold7/31/2013 10:10:00 AM
Description: Seattle left fielder Raul Ibanez hasn't homered since July 12 and is just 5-for-37 (.135) with 15 strikeouts over his last 10 games, but his matchup with John Lackey Wednesday makes him a good fantasy option.
Insight: Ibanez has faced the Red Sox starter 57 times in his career and is a .386 hitter with five doubles, one homer and five walks.
Hot7/13/2013 10:15:00 AM
Description: Seattle outfielder/designated hitter Raul Ibanez is a career .467 (14-for-30) with four homers and seven RBI against Angels starter Jered Weaver.
Insight: Ibanez is on a roll. The 41-year-old hit two more home runs on Friday night to bring his total to 24 for the season with 54 RBIs. He's been one of the biggest fantasy surprises over the first three months. Start him.
Hot7/7/2013 11:56:00 AM
Description: Seattle outfielder/designated hitter Raul Ibanez has been a machine against Cincinnati righthander Bronson Arroyo (.417 AVG in 12 lifetime at bats).
Insight: Ibanez has been killing it lately with six homers in his last ten games. Sunday he'll hit cleanup and get the start in left field against the Reds.
7/6/2013 10:05:00 AM
Description: Hot-hitting Mariners OF/DH Raul Ibanez is hitless is 11 at-bats versus Reds starter Mat Latos with four strikeouts.
Insight: Ibanez is currently on an 11-game hitting streak, but will be severly tested in this unfavorable matchup. For the season he's been a huge surprise, batting .257 with 21 HR and 49 RBI.
Hot6/26/2013 7:06:00 PM
Description: Mariners OF/DH Raul Ibanez has hit four homers over his last four games.
Insight: Ibanez went deep Wednesday against Pittsburgh, giving him nine home runs this month and 18 on the year, tied for 10th in baseball. The left fielder hasn't hit more than 20 homers in a season since 2009, but he's well on his way there this year.
Hot6/23/2013 10:13:00 PM
Description: Mariners OF/DH Raul Ibanez has crushed 15 homers since May 10.
Insight: That's a span of 37 games. Ibanez went yard twice Sunday against the Athletics and has three homers and six RBI over his last two games.
6/19/2013 11:11:00 AM
Description: Mariners OF/DH Raul Ibanez has a .143 average and a .551 OPS in his career against Angels starter C.J. Wilson.
Insight: Ibanez homered Tuesday and has hit five this month, but he shouldn't be in any fantasy lineups Wednesday.
Hot5/19/2013 9:14:00 AM
Description: Mariners OF/DH Raul Ibanez is 1-for-11 with two strikeouts against Indians right-hander Justin Masterson.
Insight: Ibanez is red hot, hitting six homers and driving in 14 runs over his last seven games, but he has struggled to hit Masterson, who will be on the mound Sunday.
Hot5/18/2013 8:44:00 PM
Description: Mariners OF/DH Raul Ibanez has homered six times in the last seven games.
Insight: Ibanez has driven in 14 runs during that span. The 40-year-old was batting .158 with a .511 OPS, two homers and five RBI at the end of April, but he has raised his average to .236 and his OPS to .839.
Hot5/15/2013 10:22:00 PM
Description: Mariners OF/DH Raul Ibanez went 2-for-5 with a grand slam and a two-run homer Wednesday against the Yankees, his former team.
Insight: Ibanez hit 19 homers in 384 at-bats with the Yankees last season, and he has returned to Yankee Stadium with three homers over the last two games. Overall, he has four homers and 11 RBI over his last four games.
5/4/2013 10:30:00 AM
Description: Mariners OF/DH Raul Ibanez has had some success against Toronto knuckleballer R.A. Dickey and should find his way into the lineup on Saturday.
Insight: Ibanez has struggled early on but his short swing works well in this situation and he's 10-for-28 (.357) with three homers in his matchups with Dickey.
12/22/2012 9:09:00 PM
Description: The Mariners have agreed to a one-year deal with OF/DH Raul Ibanez. SOURCE: Ken Rosenthal, FOX Sports
Insight: Any hopes that Ibanez would carry fantasy value in 2013 just got washed away as he'll return to one of the worst hitter's parks in baseball. Ibanez previously played for the Mariners from 1996-2000 and 2004-08. The 40-year-old hit .240 with 19 homers and 62 RBIs for the Yankees last season and belted several clutch postseason homers.
12/16/2012 11:38:00 AM
Description: The New York Post's George King reports that the Rangers are interested in signing free agent outfielder/DH Raul Ibanez.
Insight: Even at age 40, Ibanez still managed to produce 19 HR for the Yankees in 2012. He was a monster during the postseason (.318, 3 HR, 5 RBI) and proved to be the team's best clutch hitter down the stretch. Rangers Ballpark is just as hitter-friendly as Yankee Stadium so this wouldn't be a bad place for Ibanez to end up.