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Elvis Andrus | Shortstop | #1

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 8/26/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2005 / UDFA / ATL
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Elvis Andrus went 3-for-5 with a solo home run, four RBI, three runs scored and a stolen base as the Rangers pounded the Tigers 12-6 on Wednesday.
He also walked in the game just for good measure. The shortstop homered in the fifth, drove in two runs with a single in the sixth and added another RBI single in the seventh. Andrus is having by far his best season at the plate. Today's homer doubled his previous career high of eight set last year. He has a .299 batting average with 16 homers, 76 runs, 64 RBI and 23 stolen bases. He's playing the role of kingmaker in some fantasy leagues this year. Aug 17 - 1:43 AM

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Elvis Andrus went 3-for-4 with three runs scored, a double and an RBI single in Friday's win over the Astros.

Andrus got the Rangers on the board with his RBI single in the third inning. He has been on the money for the season as a whole, slashing .296/.333/.481 with 15 homers, 60 RBI, 68 runs scored and 22 steals over the course of 110 games played. He has four three-hit performances in his last eight games.
Aug 12 - 12:09 AM

Elvis Andrus went 0-for-6 at the plate but stole two bases and scored a run Wednesday versus the Mets.

Andrus was the only Rangers position player who didn't record a hit or a walk, but he still managed to help out fantasy owners by stealing second and third base in the second inning after reaching on a fielder's choice. It looked like he actually might have been out in his attempt to steal second, but the Mets chose not to challenge the play. Andrus has 22 steals on the season.
Aug 9 - 3:44 PM

Elvis Andrus went 3-for-4 with three doubles and a run scored in Friday’s loss to the Twins.

Andrus is now up to 47 extra-base hits on the year, which gives him a new career-high. He has hit 15 homers this season, which equals his total from 2015-2016 combined. Despite some lofty competition, Andrus has been the top performing fantasy shortstop this season.
Aug 5 - 1:14 AM

Elvis Andrus went 3-for-4 and crunched a two-run bomb in a 5-1 win over the Mariners on Wednesday.

His 15 home runs have nearly doubled his previous career high of eight longballs from last year. Combine the power with a .288 batting average, 62 runs, 59 RBI and 20 stolen bases and you have an elite fantasy shortstop.
Aug 3 - 1:32 AM

Elvis Andrus went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and two runs scored Friday against the Orioles.

Andrus has tailed off offensively in July, but he has three homers in his last seven games and 14 on the year. The 28-year-old established a new career-high with eight homers last year, but he should at least double that total this year.
Jul 29 - 12:36 AM

Elvis Andrus went 3-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored as the Rangers came back to beat the Rays 4-3 on Saturday.

Andrus hit a solo homer in the fourth inning to get the Rangers on the board, and he was in the middle of the three-run sixth inning that saw the Rangers take the lead. It's the second straight game in which the shortstop has homered among three hits, after collecting just two hits in his first 29 at-bats of the second half. Andrus is batting .291/.333/.466 with an already career-best 13 homers, 53 RBI, 58 runs scored and 20 steals to date.
Jul 22 - 11:23 PM

Elvis Andrus plated the go-ahead run with an infield RBI single in the 10th inning as part of Friday’s 4-3 victory over the Rays.

Andrus went 3-for-5 on the night, including a solo homer in the first inning. He entered Friday’s action in a miserable 2-for-33 slide, so hopefully this will get him going again.
Jul 21 - 11:04 PM

Rangers activated SS Elvis Andrus from the paternity leave list.

He's back after a two-game absence. Andrus will return to his usual post at shortstop while batting second Saturday against Angels right-hander Jesse Chavez. The 28-year-old has had a career year, hitting .301 with 11 HR, 50 RBI and 20 steals, though somehow that wasn't enough to make the AL All-Star team.
Jul 8 - 5:44 PM

Rangers placed SS Elvis Andrus on the paternity leave list.

Andrus' son has not been born yet, but the All-Star Final Vote candidate can stay on the paternity leave list for up to 72 hours. He should be back with the team for this weekend's showdown with the Angels. Jurickson Profar has been called up and will start at shortstop in his place against the Red Sox on Wednesday.
Jul 5 - 4:13 PM

Elvis Andrus went 2-for-5 with a double, an RBI and a run scored in Sunday's loss to the White Sox.

Andrus is now up to 19 doubles on the season. He has hit at least 30 two-baggers in each of the past three campaigns and is well on his way to that mark once more this year. For the season as a whole, the shortstop is slashing .302/.350/.475 with 11 homers, 50 RBI and 50 runs scored over the course of 324 at-bats.
Jul 2 - 6:15 PM

Elvis Andrus muscled his 11th home run of the year Saturday in the Rangers’ win over the White Sox.

He broke a 2-2 tie by mashing a two-run shot off Derek Holland in the fifth inning. Andrus scored again in the eighth on a three-run triple by Nomar Mazara. The 28-year-old has had a career year, batting a robust .301 with 49 RBI and 20 steals. Andrus should be headed to Miami for his third All-Star appearance later this month.
Jul 1 - 6:47 PM

Elvis Andrus went 3-for-4 and smacked a solo homer in a loss to the Indians on Wednesday.

He went yard off closer Cody Allen in the ninth inning. It was his 10th homer of the campaign and marks the first time in his career he has reached double figures in one season -- and he did it before the All Star break. He has a .301 batting average with 46 RBI, 47 runs scored and 18 stolen bases and has made himself into a fantasy force to be reckoned with for the first time in his nine-year career.
Jun 29 - 1:11 AM

Elvis Andrus went 3-for-4 with a three-run homer, a solo homer, three runs scored and four RBI in Monday's 15-9 loss to the Indians.

The Rangers were already leading 4-1 when Andrus launched a three-run homer off Carlos Carrasco in the second inning. He would go on to smack a solo shot in the fourth inning to boost the lead to 9-2, a lead which the Rangers somehow managed to blow over the next few innings. The home runs continued what has been a superb overall campaign for the 28-year-old shortstop, who is hitting to a .299/.348/.463 triple-slash with nine homers, 45 RBI, 46 runs scored and 18 stolen bases in 298 at-bats. The nine homers are a career high.
Jun 26 - 11:00 PM

Elvis Andrus went 2-for-5 with a double and two RBI as the Rangers dispatched of the Yankees on Saturday afternoon in New York.

Andrus got the Rangers on the board with an RBI single in the first inning, then added on an RBI double in the ninth. He's in the midst of an outstanding season offensively, slashing .292/.339/.440 with seven homers, 40 RBI and 18 stolen bases.
Jun 24 - 4:20 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Robinson Chirinos
2Brett Nicholas
1B1Mike Napoli
2B1Rougned Odor
2Phil Gosselin
SS1Elvis Andrus
2Hanser Alberto
3B1Adrian Beltre
LF1Joey Gallo
2Delino DeShields
3Ryan Rua
CF1Carlos Gomez
RF1Nomar Mazara
2Drew Robinson
DH1Shin-Soo Choo
2Prince Fielder
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Cole Hamels
2Martin Perez
3Andrew Cashner
4A.J. Griffin
5Tyson Ross
6Chi Chi Gonzalez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jose Leclerc
2Alex Claudio
3Keone Kela
4Matt Bush
5Jason Grilli
6Tony Barnette
7Jake Diekman
8Ricardo Rodriguez
9Austin Bibens-Dirkx
10Jhan Marinez
11Nick Gardewine