Stock Report: Adrian Beltre up, Scott Feldman down

June, 29, 2012
6/29/12
4:47
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Let's take a quick look at whose stock went up and whose went down over the last week for the Texas Rangers. Clearly, the club has more up stocks than down these days.

STOCK UP

Streaking
Adrian Beltre: Since our last stock report, the first baseman is batting a ridiculous .500 (13-for-26) with a homer and six RBIs. His OPS in that span: 1.241 and he's playing is usual terrific defense.

Matt Harrison: He continues to make his case for All-Star Game inclusion and has one more chance to do that tonight. At this point, he deserves to get the nod and if the players don't put him in, manager Ron Washington should.

Ian Kinsler: He's hitting .323 the last week with five extra-base hits and six runs scored. Kinsler is the spark that makes the offense go and it's not a coincidence that this club is hitting the ball better just as Kinsler is heating up.

STOCK DOWN

Slumping
Scott Feldman: In fairness, Feldman did hang around Thursday and get through five innings with his team in the lead, but his numbers overall since jumping into the rotation with injuries haven't been good.

Josh Hamilton: I think it's a great time to buy stock in Hamilton because while it's down for the week, he's showing signs of patience at the plate and getting things together. Still, when you hit just .185 in the last seven games, you're on the "stock down" list.

Heat: The temperatures are getting oppressive out there and that can have a cumulative effect. Yes, the Rangers are used to it. But do you ever get used to playing three-plus hour baseball games in 100-degree heat?
Richard Durrett joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He writes about colleges, the Dallas Stars and the Texas Rangers. Richard spent nine years at The Dallas Morning News covering the Rangers, Stars, colleges, motorsports and high schools.

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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Yu Darvish
WINS ERA SO IP
10 2.90 167 133
OTHER LEADERS
BAA. Beltre .323
HRA. Beltre 15
RBIA. Beltre 58
RA. Beltre 57
OPSA. Beltre .883
ERAY. Darvish 2.90
SOY. Darvish 167