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Elvis Andrus

25-Year-Old Shortstop – Texas Rangers

2014 Stats

AVG

.305

HR

1

RBI

3

R

8

SB

4

2014 RotoWire Projections

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R

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Andrus had his worst year at the plate since 2010, though a career-high 42 stolen bases took some sting out of his .271/.328/.331 line. He was much better after the All-Star break, however, largely fu...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 200   DOB: 8/26/1988   BORN: Maracay, Venezuela   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Elvis Andrus Contract Information:

Agreed to an eight-year, $120 million contract extension with the Rangers in April of 2013.

April 17, 2014  –  Elvis Andrus News

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Elvis Andrus Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2006 17 A A 56 214 198 26 41 15 7 3 5 30 1 2 16 39 0 0 0 .207 .272 .348 .620
2006 17 A A 111 473 437 67 116 32 25 4 3 50 23 15 36 91 0 0 0 .265 .324 .362 .686
2007 18 A Bak 27 120 110 19 33 4 2 0 2 12 15 8 10 19 0 0 0 .300 .369 .373 .742
2007 18 A Myr 99 429 385 59 94 26 20 3 3 37 25 7 44 88 0 0 0 .244 .330 .335 .665
2008 19 AA FRI 118 535 482 82 142 25 19 2 4 65 53 16 38 91 3 6 6 .295 .350 .367 .717
2008 19 AA FRI 71 322 292 50 87 12 9 2 1 38 33 11 22 59 2 1 5 .298 .356 .353 .709
2009 20 MAJ TEX 145 541 480 72 128 31 17 8 6 40 33 6 40 77 12 3 6 .267 .329 .373 .702
2010 21 MAJ TEX 148 674 588 88 156 18 15 3 0 35 32 15 64 96 17 0 5 .265 .342 .301 .643
2011 22 MAJ TEX 150 665 587 96 164 35 27 3 5 60 37 12 56 74 16 1 5 .279 .347 .361 .708
2012 23 MAJ TEX 158 711 629 85 180 43 31 9 3 62 21 10 57 96 17 3 5 .286 .349 .378 .727
2013 24 MAJ TEX 156 698 620 91 168 25 17 4 4 67 42 8 52 97 16 6 4 .271 .328 .331 .659
2014 25 MAJ TEX 15 64 59 8 18 4 3 0 1 3 4 2 2 10 3 0 0 .305 .328 .407 .735
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Elvis Andrus
3-Year Averages MAJ   154 690 612 90 170 34 25 5 4 63 33 10 55 89 16 3 4 .278 .340 .355 .694
Career  (View All) MAJ   772 3353 2963 440 814 156 110 27 19 267 169 53 271 450 81 13 25 .275 .339 .349 .689

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Batter vs. Pitcher Stats     ▼ Games By Position

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Elvis Andrus Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr. 16 Sea 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .305 .328 .407 .735
Apr. 15 Sea 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .309 .333 .418 .751
Apr. 14 Sea 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .294 .321 .392 .713
Apr. 13 Hou 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .298 .327 .404 .731
Apr. 12 Hou 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .311 .340 .422 .762
Apr. 11 Hou 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 .286 .286 .405 .691
Apr. 9 @Bos 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .306 .306 .444 .750
Apr. 8 @Bos 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .313 .313 .438 .751
Apr. 7 @Bos 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .321 .321 .464 .785
Apr. 6 @TB 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .500 .833
Apr. 5 @TB 4 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .350 .350 .400 .750
Apr. 4 @TB 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 .313 .563
Apr. 2 Phi 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
Apr. 1 Phi 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
Mar. 31 Phi 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .200 .200 .200 .400
Last 7 Days 27 4 8 2 0 0 0 2 5 3 2 0 0 0 .296 .345 .370 .715
Last 14 Days 54 8 17 3 0 1 3 2 10 4 2 0 0 2 .315 .339 .426 .765
Last 30 Days 59 8 18 3 0 1 3 2 10 4 2 0 0 3 .305 .328 .407 .735

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Elvis Andrus: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 16
2013 146 10
2012 153 4
2011 147 1
2010 148
2009 145

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Elvis Andrus Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013176293207.273.358.698
2012170270156.265.359.687
20111422521512.282.359.714

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20134446214735.270.320.644
20124595834715.294.386.742
20114457134525.279.362.706

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20133034103421.248.274.589
20123144413216.287.373.719
20112954623713.268.353.674

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20133175043321.293.385.726
2012315412305.286.384.736
20112925032324.291.370.741
Elvis Andrus Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2006 17 A A 214 198 7.5% 18.2% 0.41 80% .234 .141
2006 17 A A 473 437 7.6% 19.2% 0.40 79% .329 .097
2007 18 A Bak 120 110 8.3% 15.8% 0.53 83% .348 .073
2007 18 A Myr 429 385 10.3% 20.5% 0.50 77% .310 .091
2008 19 AA FRI 535 482 7.1% 17% 0.42 81% .357 .072
2008 19 AA FRI 322 292 6.8% 18.3% 0.37 80% .371 .055
2009 20 MAJ TEX 541 480 7.4% 14.2% 0.52 84% .307 .106
2010 21 MAJ TEX 674 588 9.5% 14.2% 0.67 84% .317 .036
2011 22 MAJ TEX 665 587 8.4% 11.1% 0.76 87% .313 .082
2012 23 MAJ TEX 711 629 8% 13.5% 0.59 85% .334 .092
2013 24 MAJ TEX 698 620 7.4% 13.9% 0.54 84% .316 .060
2014 25 MAJ TEX 64 59 3.1% 15.6% 0.20 83% .354 .102
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Elvis Andrus
3-Year Averages MAJ   690 612 8% 12.9% 0.62 85% .320 .077
Career MAJ   3353 2963 8.1% 13.4% 0.60 85% .319 .074

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2014 Stat Review for Elvis Andrus    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.305 AVG
ELITE
83% Contact Rate
GOOD
.354 BABIP
HIGH
Power

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.407 SLG
WEAK
.102 ISO
POOR
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.20 BB/K
TERRIBLE
3.1% BB Rate
TERRIBLE
15.6% K Rate
GOOD
OPS/OBP

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.735 OPS
WEAK
.328 OBP
AVERAGE

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Career Batter vs. Pitcher Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Best Matchups for Elvis Andrus (by OPS, min 8 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Trevor Bell CIN 8 5 0 1 0 0 0 .625 1.000 1.625
Joba Chamberlain DET 9 5 0 3 0 1 0 .556 .778 1.333
Kyle Drabek TOR 9 5 0 3 0 1 0 .556 .778 1.333
Jeremy Guthrie KC 19 8 1 2 3 1 0 .421 .684 1.184
C.J. Wilson ANA 21 8 1 3 2 2 1 .381 .714 1.149
Aaron Laffey WAS 11 5 0 1 0 1 0 .455 .636 1.091
James Shields KC 30 13 0 2 1 2 3 .433 .633 1.085
Jake Arrieta CHI-N 10 5 0 2 1 0 0 .500 .500 1.045
Lucas Harrell HOU 11 4 0 0 2 0 0 .364 .545 1.007
David Price TB 23 10 0 5 6 3 2 .435 .435 1.001

Worst Matchups for Elvis Andrus (by OPS, min 8 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Ivan Nova NY-A 11 0 0 0 4 1 1 .000 .000 .267
Francisco Liriano PIT 14 1 0 0 2 1 0 .071 .071 .259
Jason Frasor TEX 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .125 .250
Jerry Blevins WAS 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .125 .250
A.J. Griffin OAK 12 1 0 0 1 4 0 .083 .083 .237
Phil Humber OAK 9 1 0 1 0 0 1 .111 .111 .222
Grant Balfour TB 12 1 0 0 0 3 0 .083 .083 .167
Phil Hughes MIN 13 1 0 2 0 2 0 .077 .077 .154
Dan Straily OAK 14 0 0 0 1 5 0 .000 .000 .125
Chris Sale CHI-A 15 0 0 0 1 5 2 .000 .000 .063

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Elvis Andrus: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Andrus was ejected from Sunday's win over the Astros for arguing balls and strikes.

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Andrus (elbow) played five innings at shortstop Friday in his return to the lineup, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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Rangers manager Ron Washington said Thursday night that Andrus (elbow) will start at shortstop in a game Friday, FOX Sports Southwest's Anthony Andro reports.

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Andrus (elbow) said Thursday that he will be ready for Opening Day, ESPN Dallas reports.

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Rangers assistant GM Thad Levine said Friday that if Andrus (elbow) progresses through his throwing program without incident and plays in the last few Grapefruit League games, the 25-year-old shortstop will start on Opening Day, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

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Andrus (elbow) was cleared to resume throwing Friday, Drew Davison of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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Andrus (elbow) had an MRI on Tuesday that revealed no structural damage, the Fort Worth Star Telegram reports.

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Andrus (forearm/elbow) is scheduled to be evaluated by team doctors Friday but downplayed the severity of the injury, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

A team-wide reduction in stolen-base attempts the final two months put a large dent in Andrus' value for the season as he swipped just 21 bags after 37 the year prior. His early-season power uptick (26 extra-base hits prior to the All-Star break) faded down the stretch (17 after the break), as did his run production (just 34 runs scored and five steals the second half) while Texas limped to the finish line. He's a good bet for a bounceback season in the counting stats, though expect some trade rumors to surface with Texas holding the Jurickson Profar card in its back pocket.

2012

Andrus improved upon his 2010 season, adding 60 points of slugging and cutting back on his strikeouts while posting a career-high 87 percent contact rate, but there's still little value here beyond his stolen-base totals. It's worth noting that Andrus' plate discipline improved as the season progressed and he actually walked more than he struck out (35:29 BB:K) after the All-Star break. Those in more advanced leagues that count OBP and SLG need to knock Andrus down several notches, though he should still be among the American League's best at the position regardless of your scoring system.

2011

Andrus followed his rookie campaign with another solid season, scoring 88 runs, swiping 32 bases and drawing 64 walks as a 21-year-old. Elvis never left the building, however, failing to hit a home run in 588 at-bats and seeing his modest power all but evaporate (just 18 extra-base hits all season, resulting in a .301 slugging). His numbers after the All-Star break (.247/.318/.274, 23 walks and six extra base hits in 259 at-bats) were a marked drop from his early-season numbers, and there's some thought that pitchers will start pounding the strike zone against him since there's no real threat of anything more damaging than a single. He'll have solid value in traditional 4x4 or 5x5 leagues with his stolen-base potential at a scarce position, but those in more advanced leagues that count OBP and SLG want to be careful here.

2010

Andrus took over as Texas' everyday shortstop following the team's request to have Michael Young shift to third base last January. His .702 OPS left something to be desired, but his 33 steals and 72 runs scored offered plenty of value in an eroding shortstop position in the AL. His road numbers (.238/.294/.325) were poor, but he showed some growth as the season progressed (.737 OPS post-break). He'll hit ninth in the order again in 2010 with Julio Borbon and Ian Kinsler slotted atop the Texas lineup, but he more than held his own making the jump from Double-A as a 20-year-old, and the future appears bright.

2009

Andrus still has some problems to iron out (too many strikeouts, not much power) but it's hard to get too picky when a 19-year-old spends the year at Double-A and doesn't get buried. He swiped 54 bases in 70 attempts, and managed a nice .295/.350/.367 line over the course of the season. The power should start to come as he fills out. He'll see some time at Triple-A Oklahoma City this season, and could see a September callup as a result.

2008

Andrus was acquired in the trade that sent Mark Teixeira to Atlanta, and gives Texas a legit shortstop prospect again now that Joaquin Arias has continued to fade. Like Arias before him, Andrus' numbers on the surface appear to be lacking (.244/.330/.335 at High-A Myrtle Beach), but start to look a bit better when you consider Andrus just turned 19 years old in August. He hit well, albeit with little pop, during the Arizona Fall League (.353/.411/.471) and should see time at Double-A Frisco in 2008.

2007

Andrus' numbers at Low-A Rome (.265/.324/.362) may not seem that impressive, until you realize he was just 17 years old. As a result, he's considered the top shortstop prospect in the Atlanta system. He's already got a strong glove and scouts think he'll continue to improve at the plate due to his athleticism. He's several years away from making an impact, but a long-term keeper to grab.

2006

Andrus hit .295/.377/.398 at just age 17 in rookie ball and is seen as a polished fielder. Given his age and high ceiling, he has climbed quickly on many prospect charts. He's a few years away from making an impact at the major league level, but could rise rapidly in the system.