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Elvis Andrus

29-Year-Old Shortstop – Texas Rangers

2017 Stats

AVG

.297

HR

20

RBI

88

R

100

SB

25

2018 RotoWire Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Through his first eight seasons in the majors, Andrus’ speed, contact skills and prominent presence in traditionally potent Rangers lineups made him a bankable three-category asset. The same held true...

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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: By ATL In 2005   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.

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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 71 322 292 50 87 12 9 2 1 38 33 11 22 59 2 1 5 .298 .356 .353 .709
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
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 157 684 619 72 163 38 35 1 2 41 27 15 46 96 9 7 3 .263 .314 .333 .647
2015 26 MAJ TEX 160 661 596 69 154 43 34 2 7 62 25 9 46 78 8 9 2 .258 .309 .357 .666
2016 27 MAJ TEX 147 568 506 75 153 46 31 7 8 69 24 8 47 70 4 7 4 .302 .362 .439 .801
2017 28 MAJ TEX 158 689 643 100 191 68 44 4 20 88 25 10 38 101 1 4 3 .297 .337 .471 .808
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3-Year Averages     155 637 581 81 166 51 36 4 11 73 24 9 43 83 4 6 3 .286 .335 .418 .753
Career  (View All)     1379 5,891 5,268 748 1,457 347 251 41 55 524 266 93 446 785 100 40 37 .277 .335 .371 .706

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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
Oct. 1 Oak 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .297 .337 .471 .808
Sep. 30 Oak 5 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .297 .337 .472 .809
Sep. 29 Oak 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .298 .338 .472 .810
Sep. 28 Oak 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .298 .339 .472 .811
Sep. 27 Hou 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .299 .339 .475 .814
Sep. 26 Hou 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .298 .338 .474 .812
Sep. 25 Hou 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .296 .337 .473 .810
Sep. 24 @Oak 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .297 .337 .475 .812
Sep. 23 @Oak 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .297 .338 .476 .814
Sep. 22 @Oak 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .299 .340 .479 .819
Sep. 21 @Sea 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .301 .342 .483 .825
Sep. 20 @Sea 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .301 .343 .484 .827
Sep. 19 @Sea 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .302 .344 .487 .831
Sep. 17 @LAA 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .301 .343 .486 .829
Sep. 16 @LAA 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .301 .343 .487 .830
Sep. 15 @LAA 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 .301 .344 .489 .833
Sep. 14 Sea 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .302 .346 .491 .837
Sep. 13 Sea 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .304 .348 .494 .842
Sep. 12 Sea 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .304 .348 .494 .842
Sep. 11 Sea 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .306 .349 .497 .846
Sep. 10 NYY 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .306 .348 .497 .845
Sep. 9 NYY 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .305 .347 .496 .843
Sep. 8 NYY 4 1 3 2 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .307 .349 .499 .848
Sep. 6 @Atl 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .304 .345 .494 .839
Sep. 6 @Atl 5 1 4 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .305 .345 .495 .840
Sep. 4 @Atl 5 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .300 .341 .485 .826
Sep. 3 LAA 5 2 2 0 0 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .301 .342 .483 .825
Sep. 2 LAA 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 .300 .341 .472 .813
Sep. 1 LAA 5 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .302 .343 .476 .819
Aug. 31 @Hou 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .303 .344 .478 .822
Last 7 Games 26 2 8 2 0 0 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 .308 .333 .385 .718
Last 14 Games 54 5 14 2 0 0 4 1 3 1 2 0 2 1 .259 .263 .296 .559
Last 30 Games 116 14 30 7 0 4 19 7 11 2 3 0 2 1 .259 .296 .422 .718

Elvis Andrus: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 157 1
2016 147
2015 160
2014 153 4
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
2017143227211.294.503.845
2016116202194.345.491.891
2015212285244.283.420.753

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201750078136724.298.462.798
20163905565120.290.423.773
20153844123821.245.323.619

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20173114674910.299.457.808
20162454333414.298.433.804
20152963743414.274.402.737

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201733254133915.295.485.809
20162613253510.307.444.796
20153003232811.243.313.596
Elvis Andrus vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

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 322 292 6.8% 18.3% 0.37 80% .369 .055
2008 19 AA FRI 535 482 7.1% 17% 0.42 81% .351 .072
2009 20 MAJ TEX 541 480 7.4% 14.2% 0.52 84% .305 .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% .312 .082
2012 23 MAJ TEX 711 629 8% 13.5% 0.59 85% .332 .092
2013 24 MAJ TEX 698 620 7.4% 13.9% 0.54 84% .312 .060
2014 25 MAJ TEX 684 619 6.7% 14% 0.48 84% .305 .070
2015 26 MAJ TEX 661 596 7% 11.8% 0.59 87% .283 .099
2016 27 MAJ TEX 568 506 8.3% 12.3% 0.67 86% .333 .137
2017 28 MAJ TEX 689 643 5.5% 14.7% 0.38 84% .325 .174
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3-Year Averages     637 581 6.8% 13% 0.52 86% .314 .132
Career     5,891 5,268 7.6% 13.3% 0.57 85% .314 .094

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Elvis Andrus Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 SS 1404.7 2 391 1 1 0 725 -7 443 10 -10 -6 17
2016 SS 1294 -3 317 -6 3 0 663 -6 639 -6 -13 -9 16
2017 SS 1365.3 5 367 5 0 0 692 9 433 1 0 8 -4
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 SS 0 -2 0 1 0 -1
2016 SS 0 0 -1 -2 0 -3
2017 SS 0 0 0 3 0 3

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2017 Stat Review for Elvis Andrus    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.38 BB/K
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5.5% BB Rate
POOR
14.7% K Rate
GREAT
OPS/OBP

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.808 OPS
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.337 OBP
AVERAGE
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.297 AVG
GREAT
.325 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.471 SLG
GOOD
.174 ISO
AVERAGE

2018 Projected Stats Breakdown for Elvis Andrus

Overall Ratings

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

Andrus went 1-for-4 with a steal and a run in Monday's 11-2 loss to the Astros.

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Andrus went 2-for-4 with an RBI in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Mariners.

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Andrus went 0-for-3 at the dish in Thursday's 10-4 loss to the Mariners.

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Andrus went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a walk, three RBI and a run in Friday's 11-5 win over the Yankees.

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Andrus went a combined 5-for-9 with a home run, a double, a walk, a stolen base, three RBI and two runs as the Rangers and Braves split a doubleheader Wednesday.

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Andrus went 2-for-5 with a pair of home runs and three RBI Sunday against the Angels.

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Andrus went 1-for-5 with three RBI in Friday's 10-9 win over the Angels.

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Andrus went 3-for-5 with a double, an RBI and two runs against the Astros on Wednesday.

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Andrus went 4-for-5 with two doubles, a triple, an RBI and three runs in Tuesday's 12-2 rout of the Astros.

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Andrus went 3-for-5 with a double and a run scored in Saturday's 8-3 loss to the Athletics.

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Andrus went 2-for-3 with an RBI in Tuesday's 10-1 loss to the Angels.

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Andrus went 2-for-5 with a walk, run and RBI in Saturday's 17-7 win over the White Sox.

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Andrus went 3-for-5 with a home run, a walk, three runs scored, four RBI and a steal in Wednesday's 12-6 win over the Tigers.

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Andrus went 3-for-4 with two doubles, three runs scored and an RBI in Friday's 6-4 win over the Astros.

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Andrus went 0-for-6 with two stolen bases and a run scored in Wednesday's 5-1 win over the Mets.

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Andrus went 3-for-4 with two doubles in Sunday's 6-5 loss to the Twins.

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Andrus went 3-for-4 with three doubles and a run scored in Friday's 8-4 loss to the Twins.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

The chief difference between Andrus' 2015 and 2016 seasons was the 44-point batting average bump and 50-point bump in batting average on balls in play, both winding up as career bests. Considering little changed in his batted-ball profile, the biggest difference maker likely was good luck. Andrus isn't much of a mystery at age 28 and 5,203 plate appearances: He doesn't offer much power, but he'll chew up plate appearances with 20-plus stolen bases, with his batting average up to what happens when he puts wood on the ball on the back of high contact rates. Frankly, he's also fortunate he plays for the Rangers, an offense who'll bolster run and RBI potential for every regular. Considering he often hits low in the order, however, his value depends too much on what he can't control. While those seeking a middle infielder in mixed leagues can settle for him, he likely reached his ceiling this past year, so it's not worth chasing more.

2016

Andrus set a career high with seven homers in 2015, one more than he had in his rookie season back in 2009, but it wasn't enough to save him from a third straight disappointing season. He's had three straight declines in OPS+ and it's looking more and more like we have already seen the best Andrus has to offer. His .283 BABIP from last year gives some modest hope to a mini-rebound, but he appears to have settled in as a 60-run/60-RBI/5-homer/25-steal type. That kind of production is still plenty valuable — in fact, he finished 10th among all shortstops in rotisserie value and fourth among AL shortstops. Just do not overpay, as the ceiling is established at this point.

2015

In a season where the Rangers' regulars were dogged by a wide variety of injuries, Andrus managed to stay healthy and play 157 games – his fourth consecutive year eclipsing 150 contests. The eight-year extension that he signed with Texas in 2013 will just begin to kick in this season, leaving the Rangers on the hook to pay him $120 million through 2022. It's possible that he'll be shipped elsewhere before a limited no-trade clause kicks in on his deal in 2016, but it's a long commitment to a player whose offense and defense regressed in a year where he turned 26 in August. The plate discipline and batted ball profile are stable with Andrus, yet his OBP dipped for the second year in a row to a career-worst .314. To make matters worse, the lack of healthy regulars around him bottomed out his runs scored and RBI counts to their lowest levels since 2009. He should be able to return to his 2013 levels and it's difficult to buy into the idea that his defense is truly in decline. If he can approach his steals total (42) from two seasons ago, Andrus should be a profitable target in many leagues this season.

2014

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 fueled by a BABIP normalization from an unlucky first half. The trade of Ian Kinsler keeps Andrus in Texas for the long haul, or at least another year or two until Rougned Odor might be ready. He'll become a $15 million player starting in 2015, so Texas would like to see some advancement at the plate in what's been a pretty flat career trajectory thus far.

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.