Fantasy baseball Stat Focus: Beltre's hitting improving with age

Thursday August 15th, 2013
With 25 homers so far this year, Adrian Beltre is on his way to a third-straight 30-home run season.
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Beltre has been the best offensive player on a team that might end the season with the best record in the American League. Manny Machado may have supplanted him as the league's best defensive third baseman, but he can still flash the leather. Even as he moves into his mid-30s, he's making strides at the plate with his discipline, yet he still hits for significant power. Beltre isn't going to win the MVP, and that's fine, but he deserves his moment in the sun. Adrian Beltre, we salute you.

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