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Elvis Andrus | Shortstop | #1

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 8/26/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2005 / UDFA / ATL
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Elvis Andrus was absent from the Rangers' starting lineup for Thursday's contest against the Angels.
Perhaps it was just a routine day of rest for the veteran shortstop. It's also possible that he was a bit dazed after being hit in the head by his own broken bat during Wednesday's game. Either way, Hanser Alberto got the call at shortstop in this one and will bat ninth against Felix Pena and the Angels. Sep 27 - 7:36 PM

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Elvis Andrus went 0-for 3 with a walk Tuesday in a shutout loss to the Rays.

When we complained about Andrus still batting third on Aug. 30, it was because he was hitting .254/.291/.357 in 58 games since returning from a fractured elbow. Nearly three weeks later, he still remains a fixture in that spot of the order, even as he's hit .164/.220/.273 in September. Sure, the Rangers aren't really trying to win, but at some point, it'd be nice to see some recognition from manager Jeff Banister that Andrus has been a terrible hitter since getting hurt.
Sep 19 - 12:05 AM

Elvis Andrus indicated Monday that he will not exercise the opt-out clause in his contract.

He'll wait until the offseason to make an official decision. It had looked like there was a decent chance Andrus would opt out following his huge 2017 season, but he's regressed this year with easily his worst offensive performance in three seasons. The shortstop is owed $59 million from 2019-22. He has an opt-out clause in his deal after the 2019 campaign, as well.
Sep 10 - 7:17 PM

Elvis Andrus ripped a solo home run and scored two runs Tuesday as the Rangers downed the Angels.

He hit the first of two dingers off of Andrew Heaney, with Adrian Beltre popping the second one. Andrus has gone deep twice over his last three contests, which were his first two dingers since he homered in back-to-back tilts back on July 23-24.
Sep 4 - 11:08 PM

Elvis Andrus went 3-for-4 with a run scored in the Rangers’ loss to the Angels on Monday.

Andrus notched his 22nd multi-hit performance of the year and scored the lone Rangers run of the contest on an RBI double off the bat of Joey Gallo in the seventh inning. The 30-year-old shortstop was one of the most valuable hitters in fantasy baseball last season, posting a career-high 20 homers and his ninth consecutive 20-steal campaign. He's been a massive disappointment in 2018, hitting .265 with five homers and only four steals in 347 plate appearances.
Sep 3 - 11:26 PM

Elvis Andrus went 0-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts Wednesday in the loss to the Dodgers.

Someone tell Jeff Banister that he's not required to bat Andrus third every day. Andrus was terrific last year and he got off to a great start this season before suffering a fractured elbow, but he's hitting .254/.291/.357 in 58 games since returning. In spite of his struggles, he's never hit lower than third in a game this year.
Aug 30 - 12:14 AM

Elvis Andrus went 1-for-4 with an RBI double in the Rangers' loss to the Giants on Sunday.

Andrus drilled a line-drive RBI double off into the left field corner off Giants starter Derek Holland in the third inning. It was a dismal afternoon for the entire Ranger offense, which managed just one run on five hits in the loss. The 30-year-old shortstop has been mired in a 6-for-44 tailspin at the plate over his last 10 games. He's also been caught stealing twice during that span. Andrus hasn't stolen a base since July 22.
Aug 26 - 7:22 PM

Elvis Andrus went 0-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts in the Rangers' lopsided loss to the Athletics on Tuesday.

Andrus was held hitless for the second consecutive game and is hitting .271 (23-for-85) with 10 RBI this month. The more alarming trend for a fantasy standpoint is that he's stopped running altogether. His last stolen base was nearly a month ago on July 22. The 29-year-old shortstop has swiped 20-plus bases in nine straight seasons, but has only four in 66 games this year.
Aug 22 - 12:57 AM

Elvis Andrus finished 4-for-5 with three RBI and two runs scored in a win over the Yankees on Friday.

Andrus knocked in two runs with a double in the fifth inning and drove in another run with a single just one inning later. He had his 19-game hitting streak (tied for the longest in MLB this season) snapped on Thursday night, but he’s still in a nice groove at the plate even if the power hasn’t really been there.
Aug 10 - 11:28 PM

Elvis Andrus ripped his first career grand slam and drove in five runs Tuesday against the Athletics.

Andrus' RBI single in the first inning got the scoring going and his grand slam in the sixth put the Rangers up 10-2. The A's then proceeded to score 11 unanswered runs to win in extras. Andrus has homered in two straight contests and is 9-for-22 at the dish over his last six games. Perhaps he'll finally go on a nice run at the plate.
Jul 25 - 12:26 AM

Elvis Andrus went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer in the Rangers' 15-3 loss to the Athletics on Monday.

Andrus was the lone bright spot for the Rangers offense, which managed just three runs on eight hits in the loss. The 29-year-old shortstop is riding a five-game hit streak, and has begun to heat up, swiping four bases in his last eight games. It may be impossible for Andrus to replicate the career-best 20-homer/25-steal campaign he posted last year, but that doesn’t mean he won’t have a massive impact for fantasy owners (if he stays healthy) over the remainder of the season.
Jul 24 - 2:11 AM

Elvis Andrus went 0-for-4 with a stolen base and a strikeout in Saturday's loss to the Orioles.

Just a lackluster offensive showing for the Rangers as a team. They finished with four hits, all singles. Andrus at least chipped in with the stolen base, his second of what's been a trying season. A fractured elbow kept the shortstop out of action for two months. In a relatively limited sample of 35 games this year, Andrus is slashing .247/.311/.356 with two home runs and nine driven in. He's a better hitter than that, but the bat just hasn't been there in a consistent way when he's been healthy enough to play.
Jul 14 - 10:20 PM

Elvis Andrus went 3-for-5, stole a base and scored a run during Wednesday's loss to the Red Sox.

Two of the hits were doubles against ace left-hander Chris Sale, although it was the single that led to the run. He singled against reliever Heath Hembree in the eighth inning, swiped second base, advanced to third on a wild pitch and then scored on a base hit by Nomar Mazara. Andrus missed two months with a fractured elbow and has a .259 batting average with two homers and nine RBI in 33 games. He's taken a big step back from the bat prowess he displayed last year in his breakout campaign.
Jul 11 - 10:51 PM

Elvis Andrus went 2-for-5 and scored a run during a win over the Padres on Wednesday.

It was his first multi-hit game since he came off the disabled list last week after missing more than two months with a fractured elbow. The shortstop seems to be back in mid-season form after the long layoff. Last year he had a huge breakout campaign, turning in a .297 batting average with 20 home runs, 88 RBI, 100 runs scored and 25 stolen bases. Right now he has a .264 batting average with two homers, seven RBI and zero stolen bases in 22 games of action.
Jun 27 - 11:32 PM

Elvis Andrus is not in the Rangers' lineup Sunday.

It's his first day off since he was activated from the disabled list last week. Jurickson Profar is at shortstop in Andrus' place.
Jun 24 - 11:23 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Robinson Chirinos
2Isiah Kiner-Falefa
3Carlos Perez
1B1Ronald Guzman
2B1Rougned Odor
2Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
3B1Adrian Beltre
LF1Joey Gallo
2Ryan Rua
CF1Delino DeShields
2Carlos Tocci
3Drew Robinson
RF1Nomar Mazara
DH1Shin-Soo Choo
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Mike Minor
2Martin Perez
3Doug Fister
4Bartolo Colon
5Yovani Gallardo
6Ariel Jurado
7Yohander Mendez
8Clayton Blackburn
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jose Leclerc
2Alex Claudio
3Matt Bush
4Tony Barnette
5Chris Martin
6Nick Gardewine
7Matt Moore
8Eddie Butler
9Jeffrey Springs
10Ronald Herrera
11Connor Sadzeck
12Zac Curtis
13Austin Bibens-Dirkx
14Brandon Mann