Leody Taveras Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 1" / 171 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 9/8/1998 (24)
Leody Taveras Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Leody Taveras News
Texas Rangers center fielder Leody Taveras is not in the lineup on Saturday vs. the Boston Red Sox. This is just a day off for the speedy 23-year-old who's slashing a rock-solid .285/.331/.399 with three home run, 29 RBI, nine stolen bases, and 30 runs scored over 228 at-bats for the Rangers this season. Bubba Thompson is starting in center and batting ninth in Taveras' place.
Texas Rangers outfielder Leody Taveras is out of the lineup in Sunday's series finale against the Seattle Mariners. The 23-year-old speedster also missed Saturday's contest but it appears he's just getting a few days off after appearing in every game since his call-up back in early June. He's also slashing just .196/.207/.250 over his last 15 contests so a little break couldn't hurt. Overall, Taveras is rocking a .293/.326/.431 with three home runs, 26 RBI, and six stolen bases over 167 at-bats.
Texas Rangers outfielder Leody Taveras finished Thursday's 7-3 loss against the Houston Astros 2-for-4 with an RBI, making it his second two-hit game in a row. Hopefully, he gets on a hot streak as the 23-year-old hasn't had the best of luck lately, hitting .214 over his last 15 contests. Even so, Taveras looks to be breaking out a bit, slashing .301/.333/.442 with three home runs, 23 runs, 26 RBI, and six stolen bases across 51 games. If he can continue hitting for average and staying aggressive on the bases, he'll have enough value in most standard leagues for fantasy managers to roster him.
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.