Leody Taveras Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 195 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 9/8/1998 (25)
Leody Taveras Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Leody Taveras News
Texas Rangers outfielder Leody Taveras (hand) is out of Thursday's lineup against the Toronto Blue Jays. The 25-year-old is experiencing soreness in his left hand, which also caused his absence on Wednesday. It leaves Taveras day-to-day with his next day for a possible return arriving during Friday's series opener against the Cleveland Guardians. Top prospect Evan Carter is patrolling center field and batting ninth on Thursday. Taveras' strong defense has been joined by solid offense overall in 2023, as he's hitting .269 with 12 home runs, 60 RBI, 59 runs scored, and 14 stolen bases in 464 at-bats.
Texas Rangers outfielder Leody Taveras (undisclosed) has been scratched ahead of Wednesday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays. The 25-year-old has been pulled from the lineup due to undisclosed reasons. Before this, Taveras had played in 23 straight games, so maybe his absence is rest related. Regardless, Evan Carter will fill in at center field and bat ninth versus left-hander Yusei Kikuchi on Wednesday. Fantasy managers who have Taveras rostered should check their lineups.
Texas Rangers outfielder Leody Taveras is not in the starting lineup on Friday against the visiting Milwaukee Brewers. In his absence, rookie Julio Pablo Martinez is starting in center field and is batting seventh against Brewers right-hander Brandon Woodruff. The Rangers are hoping a day off for Taveras will help him turn things around at the plate in the month of August. Since the calendar flipped to August, he's gone 9-for-53 (.170) with no home runs, four doubles, a triple, five RBI, 15 strikeouts and three runs scored in 14 starts. The 24-year-old Dominican has provided modest power/speed numbers for fantasy managers in deep-mixed leagues in his fourth big-league season, though, hitting a career-high 11 home runs and stealing 11 bags while also driving in a career-high 54 runs in 105 games played.
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.