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Elvis Andrus | Shortstop | #1

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 8/26/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2005 / UDFA / ATL
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Elvis Andrus (back) is aiming to return to workouts in Rangers camp on Friday.
Andrus has been resting for the last couple of days after coming down with back spasms. The 29-year-old shortstop carries huge fantasy potential into the 2018 season after slashing .297/.337/.471 with 20 home runs, 88 RBI, 25 stolen bases, and 100 runs scored over 158 games in 2017. Feb 22 - 2:34 PM

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Elvis Andrus had his morning workout cut short on Tuesday due to back spasms.

No reason to take any chances this early in camp. Andrus should be fine in the next day or two. The 29-year-old shortstop is coming off a career-best year where he batted .297/.337/.471 with 20 homers, 88 RBI, 25 steals, and 100 runs scored over 158 games.
Feb 20 - 2:26 PM

Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports the Rangers have discussed a potential new contract for SS Elvis Andrus with his agent Scott Boras.

Andrus's eight-year, $120 million contract runs through the 2022 season but he has the option to opt out of the deal following each of the next two seasons. The deal was signed prior to the 2015 season and at the time it seemed only a remote possibility that the heretofore light-hitting shortstop would ever choose to opt out of such a lucrative contract. But after Andrus' breakout 2017 campaign it now seems there is a high probability of an impending opt-out. He recorded a .297 batting average with 20 home runs, 88 RBI, 100 runs and 25 stolen bases last year. It makes sense for the team to find out what it would cost them to get Andrus to give up the opt-out clause.
Feb 2 - 10:45 PM

Elvis Andrus went 3-for-4 with three RBI, a walk, and a run scored in a win over the Yankees on Friday.

Andrus had an RBI triple in the third inning and plated two runs wth a single in the fifth. While it hasn’t gotten much attention, Andrus has been one of the most valuable fantasy options this season. He’s batting .307/.349/.499 with 20 homers, 83 RBI, 24 steals, and 92 runs scored over 136 games.
Sat, Sep 9, 2017 12:48:00 AM

Elvis Andrus went 4-for-5 with a home run and three RBI as the Rangers beat the Braves 12-8 in the first half of Wednesday's day-night doubleheader.

Andrus got the party jumping early with his solo blast in the top of the first inning off Braves rookie starter Luiz Gohara. He then added an RBI single in the top of the third and an RBI double in the top of the eighth. Andrus is now batting .305/.345/.495 with 20 home runs, 80 RBI, 23 stolen bases, and 90 runs scored through 134 games here in 2017. It's been a tremendous campaign for the 29-year-old shortstop, who tallied just 20 total homers over his first 4,010 major league plate appearances.
Wed, Sep 6, 2017 05:25:00 PM

Elvis Andrus cranked his 19th home run of the season Monday as the Rangers defeated the Braves.

This comes after he belted two runs in Sunday's series finale against the Angels. Andrus has already set new career highs in most power categories and he's currently slashing .300/.341/.485 through 133 games played.
Mon, Sep 4, 2017 11:35:00 PM

Elvis Andrus slugged two home runs Sunday in the Rangers' 7-6 victory over the Angels.

Andrus hit a solo shot off Angels starter Andrew Heaney in the bottom of the third inning and a two-run bomb off Angels reliever Kenyan Middleton in the bottom of the sixth. It was the second two-homer game of the season for the 29-year-old shortstop, who boasts a .301/.342/.483 batting line with 18 home runs, 76 RBI, 23 stolen bases, and 88 runs scored.
Sun, Sep 3, 2017 07:13:00 PM

Elvis Andrus went 3-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored during Wednesday's defeat of the Astros.

He cracked an RBI double in the ninth inning of the blowout win. The veteran shortstop is blowing away his career highs in every fantasy category except stolen bases. He has a .303 batting average with 16 home runs, 68 RBI, 84 runs and 23 stolen bases. He swiped 42 bags back in 2013.
Wed, Aug 30, 2017 11:04:00 PM

Elvis Andrus went 4-for-5 with two doubles, a triple and three runs scored Tuesday against the Astros.

The second double gave Andrus a new career high of 36. He also has twice as many homers (16) as he's ever hit before. If only his defense were still as strong now as it was four or five years ago... he'd deserve some MVP consideration if that were the case.
Tue, Aug 29, 2017 11:01:00 PM

Elvis Andrus went 3-for-5 and scored a run in a loss to the Athletics on Saturday.

He doubled and scored in the first inning. The veteran shortstop has turned himself into a strong fantasy asset for the first time in his nine-year career. He has a .298 batting average with 16 home runs (twice his previous career high of eight), 81 runs scored, 66 runs driven in and 23 stolen bases.
Sat, Aug 26, 2017 08:37:00 PM

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.
Thu, Aug 17, 2017 01:43:00 AM

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.
Sat, Aug 12, 2017 12:09:00 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.
Wed, Aug 9, 2017 03:44:00 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.
Sat, Aug 5, 2017 01:14:00 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.
Thu, Aug 3, 2017 01:32:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Robinson Chirinos
2Curt Casali
3Juan Centeno
4Brett Nicholas
5Jose Trevino
1B1Joey Gallo
2B1Rougned Odor
2Jurickson Profar
3Darwin Barney
4Christian Lopes
SS1Elvis Andrus
2Hanser Alberto
3B1Adrian Beltre
2Isaiah Kiner-Falefa
3Trevor Plouffe
LF1Willie Calhoun
2Ryan Rua
3Destin Hood
CF1Delino DeShields
2Carlos Tocci
RF1Nomar Mazara
2Drew Robinson
DH1Shin-Soo Choo
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Cole Hamels
2Mike Minor
3Martin Perez
4Matt Moore
5Doug Fister
6Bartolo Colon
7Clayton Blackburn
8Yohander Mendez
9Ariel Jurado
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Alex Claudio
2Matt Bush
3Keone Kela
4Jake Diekman
5Jose Leclerc
6Jesse Chavez
7Chris Martin
8Erik Goeddel
9Nick Gardewine
10Ricardo Rodriguez
11Kevin Jepsen
12Steve Delabar
13Ronald Herrera
14Austin Bibens-Dirkx