Elvis Andrus
SS TEX
2 days ago

Andrus went 1-for-3 with a pair of walks, two stolen bases and a run in Thursday's 11-4 win over the Blue Jays.

EDGE Analysis

The two steals bring Andrus' total up to 17 on the season, good for a tie for second place in the American League with the Mariners' Jarrod Dyson and teammate Delino DeShields. Unlike those two rabbits, however, Andrus has shown a more well-rounded fantasy profile, as he's also chipped in a .288 average, seven home runs, 38 RBI and 41 runs to go with all the steals. The veteran shortstop is making a compelling case for his third career All-Star nod.

Elvis Andrus
SS TEX
5 days ago

Andrus went 2-for-5 with two RBI and a run in Monday's 7-6 loss to the Blue Jays.

EDGE Analysis

Andrus has been stuck in a minor power outage in June with only three extra base hits (and no home runs) in 14 games, but thanks to his stellar first two months of the season, he's still sitting on a career-best .442 slugging percentage. Even if Andrus fails to recover the power production he displayed earlier this season, he'll be able to offset that deficiency with the above-average contributions he provides in batting average, runs and stolen bases.

Elvis Andrus
SS TEX
2 weeks ago

Andrus is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Astros, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

After stringing together a 15-game hitting streak heading into Monday, Andrus went 0-for-7 with a walk in the first two games of the series to stall his momentum. Considering that Andrus has arguably been the Rangers' MVP this season and one of the most valuable fantasy shortstops, his owners shouldn't view the minor skid as anything overly worrisome. With Andrus getting his first day off since April 21, Jurickson Profar will slot in as the Rangers' shortstop and bat eighth.

Elvis Andrus
SS TEX
2 weeks ago

Andrus went 1-for-4 with a two-run triple in Sunday's 5-1 win over the Nationals.

EDGE Analysis

Andrus' second three-bagger of the season came during a four-run eighth inning that ended up deciding the game. The triple was the 24th extra-base hit of the season for Andrus, who is now carrying a career-high .463 slugging percentage to go with his typically sound production in the batting average (.301), runs (37) and steals (15) categories. Andrus' excellent all-around contributions have arguably made him the top fantasy shortstop through the first two and a half months of the season.

Elvis Andrus
SS TEX
3 weeks ago

Andrus went 3-for-4 with a double, a walk, two runs, three RBI and a stolen base in Saturday's 6-5 loss to the Astros.

EDGE Analysis

Andrus really filled up the box score on Saturday. He now has a nine-game hitting streak, and he's collected three hits in four of those games. During the streak, he is 18-for-39 (.462) with 11 RBI. Andrus has also started running again during the hot streak, stealing six bases to bring his total to 13 for the season. His 32 RBI ranks second in the American League among shortstops. He's having a terrific all-around season.

Elvis Andrus
SS TEX
4 weeks ago

Andrus went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a walk, two RBI and a run against Tampa Bay on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Andrus has now put together a seven-game hitting streak in which he's gone 14-for-31 (.452) with two homers, five doubles, five steals, eight RBI and eight runs. That's just the latest glorious and unexpected cross-category production we've seen from the Venezuelan shortstop, who's suddenly and unexpectedly developed into one of the finest fantasy options at his position.

Elvis Andrus
SS TEX
4 weeks ago

Andrus went 3-for-5 with a three-run homer, a double and a two-run single against the Rays on Tuesday. He scored twice.

EDGE Analysis

With the Rangers down 5-2 heading into the seventh inning, he went to work, first tying the game with his long ball and then adding two insurance runs an inning later. This power outburst is shocking, but maybe it shouldn't be -- after all, Andrus increased his slugging percentage markedly last year, part of an all-around improvement at the plate. Still, with seven homers, he's already just one short of last season's total. He's also already halfway to last year's steal total (24), putting Andrus in line for a hugely valuable fantasy campaign. He's not quite among his position's elite, but he's certainly making those who invested in him happy.

Elvis Andrus
SS TEX
4 weeks ago

Andrus went 2-for-5 with two stolen bases and a run scored in Monday's 10-8 loss to the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

Much has been made about Andrus' gains in the power department this season -- he's only two home runs off matching his career high -- but the shortstop also remains quite active on the basepaths in his age-28 campaign. With five steals in his last four games, Andrus is now half way to last season's total of 24. The increase in power coupled with his contributions on the bases and a .281 batting average could put Andrus on track to deliver the best all-around fantasy season of his career.

Elvis Andrus
SS TEX
4 weeks ago

Andrus went 2-for-5 with a double and two runs during Sunday's win over Toronto.

EDGE Analysis

The 28-year-old shortstop is in line to have a career year with six home runs, 27 RBI, 10 stolen bases, 27 runs and a .278/.321/.434 slash line. He's never provided this level of cross-category production, and Andrus has also been locked into the top third of the lineup in each of his past 24 games. While it wouldn't be surprising to see Andrus cool off going forward, especially in the power categories, he is also in the heart of his prime and a favorable fantasy setup.

Elvis Andrus
SS TEX
1 month ago

Andrus went 1-for-4 with a walk and a pair of stolen bases in Friday's 7-6 loss to the Blue Jays.

EDGE Analysis

With six homers and nine steals just over 30 percent of the way through the season, Andrus is well on his way to finishing with double-digit totals in both categories for the first time in his career. His .315 on-base percentage may leave something to be desired in the upper half of the lineup, but with Rougned Odor and Mike Napoli struggling even more to reach base, Andrus isn't a candidate to move down in the order in the near future.