OUTElvis Andrus
SS TEX
1 month ago

Andrus underwent surgery for a sports hernia Tuesday, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

The timeframe for Andrus' recovery is expected to be approximately six weeks, so there's no reason to believe that he won't be ready once spring training rolls around. This comes as fantastic news due to the fact that Andrus had a standout 2016 season that culminated in a .302/.362/.439 line to go with a career-high 69 RBI.

OUTElvis Andrus
SS TEX
2 months ago

Andrus is out of the lineup Saturday against the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

After the Rangers clinched home-field advantage throughout the playoffs with a win Friday, Andrus will be afforded a breather as Jurickson Profar steps in at short. The 28-year-old finished September on a five-game hitting streak, pushing his average for the season above .300 and his OPS above .800. Andrus turned in just a .666 OPS last year and never posted a mark above .727 in any of his first seven major league seasons.

OUTElvis Andrus
SS TEX
2 months ago

Andrus is out of the lineup Sunday against the A's.

EDGE Analysis

Andrus' fantastic showing at the plate continued Saturday, as he went 2-for-4 with two home runs and four RBI. However, he'll have Sunday off as Hanser Alberto gets the nod to start at shortstop.

OUTElvis Andrus
SS TEX
2 months ago

Andrus went 2-for-4 with a pair of two-run homers in Saturday's 5-0 victory over the A's.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran shortstop enjoyed a rare power surge, almost single-handedly defeating the A's in the process. He blasted a 408-foot shot in the second to bring home Jared Hoying and then provided a 414-foot encore in the sixth that plated Ryan Rua. The 28-year-old now has four homers and 12 RBI in September, with the former serving as his best monthly figure in that category this season. Saturday's banner performance brought Andrus' season line to a solid .299/.359/.438, and his 68 RBI are a new career high.

OUTElvis Andrus
SS TEX
3 months ago

Andrus homered and scored twice in a 3-for-4 game Monday against the Angels.

EDGE Analysis

Andrus is on fire in September. Monday's home run marks his 10th extra-base hit in just 15 games, and he has now scored 11 runs to go with eight RBI and an excellent .340/.417/.622 batting line this month. Andrus has his OPS up to .784 after three consecutive years of posting an OPS below .700.

OUTElvis Andrus
SS TEX
3 months ago

Andrus is out of the lineup Sunday against the Angels.

EDGE Analysis

The Rangers will give some of their veterans a day off on getaway day, with Andrus, Jonathan Lucroy and Carlos Beltran all hitting the bench. In Andrus' place, Jurickson Profar will get the starting nod at shortstop.

OUTElvis Andrus
SS TEX
3 months ago

Andrus homered, scored three times, and knocked in two runs in a 4-for-6 game in Tuesday's win over the Mariners.

EDGE Analysis

Andrus set a season high in hits and tied a season high in runs with the Herculean effort. His career-high OPS is now up to .775, 48 points better than his previous best, set all the way back in 2012. Luckily, Andrus's offensive performance was enough to overshadow the fact that he made his 13th and 14th errors in the field.

OUTElvis Andrus
SS TEX
3 months ago

Andrus is out of the lineup Sunday against the Astros.

EDGE Analysis

It's a routine day off for Andrus, who will hand over shortstop duties to Jurickson Profar. Andrus has caught fire at the plate since the start of August, slashing .315/.371/.380 over 105 plate appearances while racking up 13 RBI, 12 runs and eight steals.

OUTElvis Andrus
SS TEX
4 months ago

Andrus went 3-for-4 with a steal and two runs in Wednesday's win over Oakland.

EDGE Analysis

He'd been scuffling over the last few games, going just 1-for-13, but as he has all year, Andrus was able to pull out of his tailspin rapidly and avoid a lengthy slump. That's why he's hitting .293, which would be a career high if the season ended today. He doesn't have the high-end speed that he once did and has never been one to pile up RBI and runs, but Andrus has still rounded out his fantasy line with 16 steals and remains a solid shortstop option for those not lucky enough to own the luminaries at the position.

OUTElvis Andrus
SS TEX
4 months ago

Andrus said Monday he has been hobbled with a minor groin strain since May, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

There hasn't been a change in Andrus' amount of playing time during the season and with just a slightly lower steals mark than last year, not to mention career highs in batting average (.290) and slugging (.407), this injury doesn't seem to be affecting his fantasy value.