Leody Taveras Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 1" / 171 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 9/8/1998 (23)
Leody Taveras Season Stats
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Leody Taveras News
Texas Rangers outfielder Leody Taveras has struggled during his time at the MLB level. However, he put together a nice performance during Friday's game against the Chicago White Sox. He went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles and a stolen base during the 8-0 loss. A nice day for Taveras, but he is still slashing .165/.207/.293 through 36 games this season. The Rangers are trying to see what they have down the stretch, but it's uncertain if Taveras is going to be in their future plans.
Texas Rangers outfielder Leody Taveras has been given a chance to make his mark down the stretch of the season. He hit leadoff on Saturday and made the most of his chances. He went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in the 4-1 loss to the Los Angeles Angels. Since being recalled, Taveras is hitting .184 with two home runs and five stolen bases. He's obviously not a fantasy option and it doesn't look like he'll be getting significant at-bats with the team next season.
Texas Rangers outfielder Leody Taveras was horrendous at the plate heading into Monday's contest against the Colorado Rockies. In fact, Taveras was 4-for-65 at the plate, but finally come through on Monday. He went 2-for-3 with a home run and double in the 4-3 victory. The Rangers are likely going to give Taveras plenty of at-bats down the stretch. They want to see if he can be a piece for Texas heading into the 2022 campaign. There is no reason to bother rostering Taveras at the moment.
Texas Rangers outfielder Leody Taveras was a surprise call-up for the Rangers last year and finished his debut season with a respectable .227/.308/.395 slash line in 33 games. His biggest fantasy asset is speed, which was on full display when he converted all eight stolen base attempts while also hitting four homers. Taveras spent the vast majority of his time as the Rangers leadoff hitter, which led to him scoring 20 runs with six RBI. Given the fact that he'd never reached higher than the Double-A level (and only played 65 games there) prior to his call-up, his 32.1% strikeout rate last year won't come as a surprise. Taveras did also manage a decent 10.4% walk rate. Given that the Rangers are unlikely to be playing for much in 2021, there's a decent chance that they'll continue having Taveras bat leadoff to utilize his speed on the bases, which was in the 96th percentile last year. That should also continue to lead to a good amount of runs scored. Taveras does possess a bit of power, and double-digit homers in 2021 should be achievable. The projections all have Taveras with a batting average between .240-.250 -- which won't be a big drain for fantasy teams -- with 25-plus stolen base potential in the leadoff spot. With an ADP of around 202, Taveras should be a key contributor of stolen bases and runs.