Ben Revere
LF/CF LAA
3 days ago

Revere has been on an absolute tear this spring, batting .405 (17-for-42) with a home run and four stolen bases.

EDGE Analysis

It's hard to ignore the speedy outfielder's production this spring, but the Angels have found a way to remain mum on what could be an interesting position battle for left field between Revere and Cameron Maybin. Going off production alone, The former would seem like the clear choice to roll with when the season begins. Earlier in the spring, manager Mike Scioscia said that Maybin was his starting left fielder, and nothing has changed since then. Revere's production this spring has certainly opened some eyes, and he could become a valuable fantasy asset for speed if he were to be named a starter at any point this season.

Ben Revere
LF/CF LAA
3 weeks ago

Despite his hot start (10-for-19) and Cameron Maybin's early struggles (0-for-15), the Angels still consider Revere their fourth outfielder, The Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

Revere added two more hits and a steal in Thursday's contest against the Brewers to bring his Cactus League average up to .526 with three stolen bases. While those numbers are hard to ignore, the Angels are still planning on having Maybin open the season as their starting left fielder. They may change their tune if these trends continue as we get closer to Opening Day; but as of right now, there is no need elevate Revere's value past that of a backup.

Ben Revere
LF/CF LAA
1 month ago

Revere went 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI in Sunday's 5-3 spring training win over the Athletics.

EDGE Analysis

Revere has gotten a couple starts in center field while everyday players like Cameron Maybin, Mike Trout and Kole Calhoun wait for their debuts on Monday. He has gotten off to a hot start, collecting a pair of hits and a pair of RBI in four spring training at-bats. The speedy outfielder is coming off of a down year with Washington in 2016 (.217 with 14 steals) after batting .306 with 70 steals over his previous two years. The Angels brought him into town in hopes of a bounce-back campaign and to serve as the team's fourth outfielder. If any of the club's starting outfielders were to go down with injury, Revere would immediately gain fantasy value for his ability to rack up steals.

Ben Revere
LF/CF LAA
3 months ago

Revere agreed to a one-year, $4 million deal with the Angels on Friday, ESPN's Buster Olney reports.

EDGE Analysis

While Revere hits left-handed, he actually has reverse splits for his career (88 wRC+ against LHP, 81 wRC+ against RHP). Cameron Maybin, a right-handed hitter, also has reverse splits, and figures to occupy the strong side of a left field platoon, with Revere getting the starts against southpaws. Despite hitting just .217 in 375 plate appearances with the Nationals last year, Revere's .234 BABIP suggests his average could rebound in a big way. His speed and Maybin's injury history make Revere a worthwhile source of cheap speed late in AL-only and deep mixed league drafts.

Ben Revere
LF/CF LAA
4 months ago

Revere was non-tendered by the Nationals on Friday, making him a free agent, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

The writing was certainly on the wall for this move, with the Nats leaving Revere off their postseason roster following a thoroughly disappointing regular season campaign. Revere struggled to a .217/.260/.300 after injuring his oblique in his first at-bat with Washington. He would have been due north of $6 million again through the arbitration process.

Ben Revere
LF/CF LAA
6 months ago

Revere was left off the Nationals' NLDS roster, the Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Revere was in the running for one of the final bench spots, but Michael Taylor was the choice with GM Mike Rizzo citing Taylor's arm strength, range in the outfield and handedness as the deciding factors. Revere strained his oblique in his very first at-bat of the 2016 regular season and ended up batting just .217/.260/.300 over 375 plate appearances. He figures to be a non-tender candidate this winter.

Ben Revere
LF/CF LAA
6 months ago

The Nationals will likely include only one of Revere, Clint Robinson, Michael A. Taylor (thumb) and Brian Goodwin on their National League Division Series roster against the Dodgers, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Revere's presence may now be redundant after Washington decided to include the speedy Wilmer Difo on their ALDS club. Washington will announce its final bench before Game 1 Friday evening.

Ben Revere
LF/CF LAA
7 months ago

Revere is not in the lineup Thursday for the second day in a row, according to David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

EDGE Analysis

Revere saw nine straight starts earlier in August, but he did not do much with the opportunity, and has essentially moved back into a reserve role. Expect that to continue when Ryan Zimmerman (wrist) returns in the near future and pushes Daniel Murphy back to second base and Trea Turner back into center field.

Ben Revere
LF/CF LAA
7 months ago

Revere is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Rockies, the Washington Post's Chelsea Janes reports.

EDGE Analysis

He had been playing almost every day in center, due to the combination of Bryce Harper (neck) missing time and Ryan Zimmerman's absence forcing Daniel Murphy to first base and Trea Turner to the keystone. However, now that Harper is back and Zimmerman is nearing a return, Revere should see his playing time shrink somewhat down the stretch. Brian Goodwin will start in center field and hit seventh Wednesday.

Ben Revere
LF/CF LAA
7 months ago

Revere went 2-for-4 with a pair of triples, an RBI and two runs in Saturday's 7-6 victory over the Braves.

EDGE Analysis

The center fielder plated fellow speedster Trea Turner with his fifth-inning triple, his first RBI of the month. Revere has been heating up at the plate, with multi-hit efforts in three of the last four games he's participated in. Although he's started to lose some playing time, he's currently enjoying his best month of the season by far, slashing .286/.333/.464 over his first 28 August at-bats.