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Carlos Beltran | Designated Hitter | #15

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (40) / 4/24/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 190
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: None
Drafted: 1995 / Rd. 2 (0) / KC
Contract: view contract details

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Carlos Beltran is not in the Astros' lineup Thursday against the Indians.
Manager A.J. Hinch said he never envisioned a day where Beltran, Jose Altuve and George Springer would all be sitting but that day has finally arrived. Unlike Altuve and Springer, Beltran appears to be healthy and is just getting a routine day off. Brian McCann will DH and bat fifth Thursday against former Cy Young winner Corey Kluber. Apr 27 - 4:21 PM

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Carlos Beltran went 2-for-4 with a solo homer and two runs scored against the Rays on Friday.

After going without a home run through his first 14 contests this season, Beltran has now gone deep in back-to-back games. The 39-year-old is batting .274/.297/.419 to begin the year. He’s not the hitter he once was, but he’s in a great situation in Houston and should remain relevant in most fantasy leagues.
Apr 21 - 11:01 PM

Carlos Beltran hit his first homer Thursday off the Angels' Matt Shoemaker.

Beltran is batting .259/.283/.362 with a surprising 14/2 K/BB ratio in 58 at-bats. He's in a good situation in Houston, so he'll probably have a little mixed league value over the course of the year. Still, he seems to be losing it some, judging by the big spike in his swing-and-miss rate thus far.
Apr 20 - 6:05 PM

Carlos Beltran is back in the Astros' lineup Monday versus the Mariners.

Beltran got the day off on Sunday, but he's back in the DH spot on Monday. Evan Gattis will start behind the plate, so Brian McCann is on the bench.
Apr 10 - 2:02 PM

Carlos Beltran is absent from the Astros' lineup Sunday.

It's just a day of maintenance. Yulieski Gurriel is also sitting, as the Astros have Evan Gattis in the designated hitter spot and Marwin Gonzalez at first base.

Carlos Beltran went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI in Friday's loss against the Royals.

Beltran posted his 1,537th career RBI, tying him with Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio for 49th on the all-time list. The 40-year-old still has plenty left in the tank, and he should be well preserved in Houston since he'll spend a majority of his time serving as the designated hitter. He remains a solid fantasy option across most formats.
Apr 7 - 11:47 PM

Carlos Beltran went 1-for-3 and hit a solo home run in a loss to the Mets on Saturday.

The shot off Sean Gilmartin was Beltran's second longball of the spring. The likely future Hall of Famer had a .295 batting average with 29 home runs and 93 RBI last year. He will play mostly designated hitter and a little bit of outfield for the Astros this year.
Mar 4 - 3:56 PM

Carlos Beltran hit a two-run homer against the Nationals in Tuesday's loss.

Beltan batted fifth and served as the designated hitter today. Those are likely to be his most common roles once the regular season starts, though he'll likely spend a fair amount of time in left field, too.
Feb 28 - 5:22 PM

Astros signed OF/DH Carlos Beltran to a one-year, $16 million contract.

The deal was agreed to Saturday and then finalized Monday after Beltran passed his physical in Houston. Beltran figures to serve as the Astros' primary designated hitter in 2017, though he's still capable of playing some corner outfield at age 39 (40 next April). Beltran batted .295/.337/.513 with 29 home runs and 93 RBI in 151 games this summer between the Yankees and Rangers.
Mon, Dec 5, 2016 02:15:00 PM

Buster Olney of ESPN reports that the Astros have agreed to a one-year, $16 million contract with Carlos Beltran.

The Astros have won out over the Yankees, Red Sox and Blue Jays who were also active in the bidding for the veteran slugger. Beltran returns to the Astros where he had a magical half-season in 2004, slashing .258/.368/.559 with 23 homers, 53 RBI and 28 stolen bases following a mid-season trade from the Royals. He's expected to function primarily as the designated hitter for the Astros, but could see time in the corner outfield as well.
Sat, Dec 3, 2016 01:41:00 PM

Chris Cotillo of SB Nation hears from a source that the Yankees, Red Sox, Astros, and Blue Jays remain the most active clubs in the bidding for free agent Carlos Beltran.

The same thing was reported by Rob Bradford of earlier this month and apparently things haven't changed. The Blue Jays recently signed Kendrys Morales, so Beltran would be forced to see regular time in right field in his age-40 season if he ends up in Toronto. It's not the best fit, but the AL East is figuring prominently in the negotiations. Beltran, who was not eligible for a qualifying offer since he was traded midseason, can likely be had for a one-year deal.
Wed, Nov 30, 2016 09:49:00 AM

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Yankees, Red Sox, and Astros "are the most competitive teams" for Carlos Beltran.

Sherman notes that the Rangers could perhaps by lurking in the background. Beltran will be 40 years old in April, but he slugged 29 homers with an .850 OPS (122 OPS+) this past season and isn't tied to draft pick compensation this winter. The thought is that he could be had for a one-year deal in the range of $15-18 million, but the competition between contenders could obviously change that.
Tue, Nov 22, 2016 02:37:00 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Astros remain interested in Carlos Beltran.

They have traded for Brian McCann and also reportedly signed Josh Reddick, but the Astros evidently aren't done seeking offensive help. Houston isn't the only former team of Beltran's that's interested in him, as the Yankees reportedly would like him to return. Beltran will turn 40 next April, but his .295/.337/.513 batting line with 29 home runs and 93 RBI in 151 games this past season suggests that he has something left in the tank.
Fri, Nov 18, 2016 11:01:00 AM

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Yankees are "seriously looking" at top designated hitters now, including Carlos Beltran and Edwin Encarnacion.

Brian McCann was previously expected to serve as the primary designated hitter in 2017, but the spot is wide open now that he's been traded to the Astros. Beltran would be more of a short-term investment while Encarnacion appears likely to land a deal in the four-year range. Heyman writes that the Yankees have been in touch "with just about all the top hitters" available in the free agent market. They could have a surprise up their sleeve.
Thu, Nov 17, 2016 11:22:00 PM

According to Rob Bradford of WEEI, the Red Sox, Blue Jays, Yankees, and Astros have shown the most interest in free agent Carlos Beltran.

Bradford also hears that the Rangers are not currently involved in the bidding and don't seem inclined to make a serious run at re-signing the veteran outfielder. Beltran, who turns 40 years old next April, slashed .295/.337/.513 with 29 home runs and 93 RBI in 151 games this past season between Texas and New York. He still has a good amount left in the tank offensively, though the team that signs him will probably need to give him regular turns at DH.
Tue, Nov 15, 2016 08:45:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Brian McCann
2Evan Gattis
1B1Yulieski Gurriel
2Marwin Gonzalez
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Carlos Correa
3B1Alex Bregman
LF1Nori Aoki
2Teoscar Hernandez
3Tony Kemp
CF1George Springer
2Jake Marisnick
RF1Josh Reddick
DH1Carlos Beltran
Starting Pitcher
S1Dallas Keuchel
2Collin McHugh
3Lance McCullers
4Charlie Morton
5Mike Fiers
6Joe Musgrove
7Brad Peacock
8David Paulino
Relief Pitcher
R1Ken Giles
2Luke Gregerson
3Chris Devenski
4Will Harris
5Tony Sipp
6Michael Feliz
7Jandel Gustave
8James Hoyt