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Elvis Andrus | Shortstop | #1

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 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-4 with an RBI and a run scored Tuesday against the Yankees.
Andrus had an RBI single in the Rangers' five-run third inning. He had another single and a double in the game. The shortstop doesn't have a home run or a stolen base to date, but he's hitting .343/.370/.463 with 12 RBI and eight runs scored through 19 games. Apr 26 - 10:33 PM

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Elvis Andrus is out of the Rangers' starting lineup Wednesday afternoon against the Mariners.

Hanser Alberto will start at shortstop and bat eighth versus Mariners right-hander Taijuan Walker. Andrus is 10-for-28 (.357) to open the season, but he's been caught on all three of his stolen base attempts.
Apr 13 - 1:06 PM

Elvis Andrus is not in the Rangers' starting lineup on Wednesday versus the Mariners.

Hanser Alberto will start at shortstop and bat ninth against Mariners left-hander Wade Miley. Andrus is 2-for-6 with an RBI, a walk, and a run scored to open the year.
Apr 6 - 11:21 AM

Elvis Andrus will bat eighth Wednesday in the Rangers' Cactus League opener.

Other than Ian Desmond and Adrian Beltre, the lineup features what is expected to be the Rangers' regulars, so it figures to lead to natural speculation that this is where Andrus could be when the regular season begins. The 27-year-old was once a staple near the top of the Rangers' lineup, but he spent most of last year batting either sixth or seventh. Pushing him further down in the lineup won't do anything to help his appeal in fantasy leagues.
Mar 2 - 9:22 AM

Elvis Andrus went 2-for-4 with a double, homer and three RBI in Wednesday's 10-3 win against the A's.

In Andrus' current five-game hitting streak, he's recorded four extra-base hits. It always seems that Andrus is worse than the sum of his parts, but good bat control hasn't led to good offensive numbers and quick feet have not led to steals. He's not the dynasty asset that he should be.
Thu, Sep 24, 2015 01:11:00 AM

Elvis Andrus went 1-for-4 with two RBI and a straight steal of home in Tuesday's win against the Padres.

Andrus knocked in three runs with a seventh-inning single, though one of the runs came in after the ball was kicked out of the glove of catcher Derek Norris. With new catcher Austin Hedges behind the plate, Andrus stole home off of reliever Kevin Quackenbush. The shortstop has multiple hits in three straight games and is now batting .262/.307/.357 with 50 RBI and 56 runs scored.
Wed, Sep 2, 2015 01:52:00 AM

Elvis Andrus went 2-for-4 with a double in Thursday afternoon's win over the Blue Jays.

The double was Andrus' 24th of the season. While he's hitting just .259/.305/.353 with six homers, 47 RBI and 53 runs scored, the numbers are much nicer since the All-Star Break. Entering Thursday's contest, he was slashing .291/.311/.411 in the 37 games that the Rangers had played following the Midsummer Classic.
Thu, Aug 27, 2015 05:57:00 PM

Elvis Andrus is not in the Rangers' lineup Sunday.

It's a simple day of rest. Hanser Alberto is at shortstop in Andrus' place.
Sun, Aug 23, 2015 10:13:00 AM

Elvis Andrus went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in a loss to the Twins on Tuesday.

The homer was the fifth of the year for Andrus. After a slow first half, Andrus is hitting .309 with two homers, 12 RBI and 15 runs scored since the All-Star break. The shortstop is batting .257/.306/.346 in total.
Wed, Aug 12, 2015 01:31:00 AM

Elvis Andrus was 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and two runs scored against the Giants on Friday.

Andrus doubled and scored in the first inning before taking Madison Bumgarner deep in the second. He's now up to four home runs and 38 RBI on the year. The 26-year-old has shown some long-awaited signs of life recently, hitting .350 (21-for-60) over his last 15 games.
Sat, Aug 1, 2015 12:51:00 AM

Elvis Andrus hit a go-ahead two-run single in the ninth inning of Wednesday's win over the Rockies.

Andrus came through with the big single after Prince Fielder was intentionally walked to load the bases with one out in the ninth inning. The single was his only hit of the game, as he finished 1-for-4, though he also managed a sacrifice fly in the first inning of an offensive battle that seemed like it might never end. Andrus once looked like a budding star, but the shine has faded in the last few seasons and he's yet to achieve a slugging mark of higher than .378 in his career. It won't be happening this season, either, as he's currently slashing just .246/.299/.324 with three homers, 33 RBI, 33 runs scored and 10 steals.
Wed, Jul 22, 2015 07:17:00 PM

Elvis Andrus went 2-for-5 with two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Rockies.

Andrus had a couple of singles, scoring in the second and fifth innings as the Rangers ran it up on the Rox. It's largely been another disappointing year for the 26-year-old, who can't seem to recreate the success he enjoyed just a few seasons ago. Andrus is hitting .246/.301/.325 after Tuesday's game.
Wed, Jul 22, 2015 01:03:00 AM

Elvis Andrus went hitless in a fourth straight game Saturday, dropping his average to .237.

Andrus seemed to be heating up last week, but it proved to be a mirage. It'd be one thing if he were still the excellent defensive shortstop he was a couple of years ago, but since he's not, he's a definite problem for the Rangers right now.
Sun, Jul 5, 2015 01:15:00 AM

Elvis Andrus went 2-for-4 on Wednesday, giving him five hits, including three doubles, the last two days.

Andrus is still batting just .246. His average should go up a bit more, but since he's not running like he used to (eight steals in 12 attempts) and he's no longer hitting second, he wouldn't seem to have much to offer fantasy leaguers.
Wed, Jun 24, 2015 11:10:00 PM

Elvis Andrus is not in the Rangers' lineup Sunday.

He's just getting some rest. Hanser Alberto is taking Andrus' spot at shortstop.
Sun, Jun 21, 2015 11:10:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Robinson Chirinos
2Bryan Holaday
3Bobby Wilson
4Chris Gimenez
5Brett Nicholas
1B1Mitch Moreland
2Ryan Rua
2B1Rougned Odor
2Hanser Alberto
SS1Elvis Andrus
3B1Adrian Beltre
LF1Ian Desmond
2Josh Hamilton
CF1Delino DeShields
RF1Shin-Soo Choo
2Nomar Mazara
DH1Prince Fielder
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Cole Hamels
2Yu Darvish
3Derek Holland
4Martin Perez
5Colby Lewis
6A.J. Griffin
7Cesar Ramos
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Shawn Tolleson
2Sam Dyson
3Keone Kela
4Jake Diekman
5Tom Wilhelmsen
6Tony Barnette
7Alex Claudio
8Tanner Scheppers