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Jul 21, 2024 0 1 0 0 2
Jul 20, 2024 1 0 0 0 1.5
Jul 19, 2024 0 1 0 0 0.5
Jul 14, 2024 1 1 1 3 7.5
Jul 13, 2024 0 0 0 0 -0.5

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Player Outlook
Ben Rice put up cartoonish numbers across Single-A, High-A and Double-A as a 24-year-old catcher who probably isn't a good enough defender to catch regularly in the big leagues. He slashed .324/.434/.615 with 20 home runs and an 18.7 percent strikeout rate in 73 games, 48 of which came at Double-A, which was noteworthy enough for him to emerge as a legitimate prospect in dynasty leagues despite his age. He already started seeing time at first base last year, but the Yankees may give him another season to try to make enough progress to stick at catcher. It should be viewed as a long shot that he is catcher eligible in fantasy for more than a year or two. Rice's mammoth power and lack of strikeout issues thus far give him a chance to be an everyday designated hitter/first baseman during his mid-20s, although that opportunity may not come as a member of the Yankees.

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2024 71.52.6 12 6 19 14 .211
2023 .000
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  • Yankees' Ben Rice: Clubs clutch homer Sunday

    Rice went 1-for-5 with a three-run home run in a loss to the Orioles on Sunday. Rice was hitless through four at-bats but came through when it mattered most, swatting a three-run homer in the ninth inning off Baltimore closer Craig Kimbrel to give New York a 5-3 lead. That result didn't hold, as the Orioles plated three runs in the bottom of the frame to pull out the victory, but Rice's heroics still stand out. While the rookie is batting just .228 on the campaign, he's shown a flair for the big moment, batting .280 with runners in scoring position and already adding a three-homer game to his big-league resume.
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  • Yankees' Ben Rice: Slugs first big-league homer

    Rice went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in a loss to the Reds on Thursday. Rice hit out of the leadoff spot for the first time as a major leaguer and produced his first big-league home run with a 407-foot solo shot in the fifth inning. The catcher/first baseman has some intriguing qualities befitting of the leadoff role -- he's demonstrated good plate discipline throughout his professional career and has a .360 OBP along with a 7:8 BB:K through 42 plate appearances with the Yankees. Rice's power is an asset too; he hit 15 long balls in 60 minor-league games this season after going deep 20 times in the minors last year.
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  • Yankees' Ben Rice: Elevated to leadoff spot

    Rice will start at first base and bat leadoff in Thursday's game versus the Reds. The Yankees have dropped the struggling Anthony Volpe down to the No. 6 spot in the batting order and Rice will receive the first opportunity in Volpe's old slot. Rice is slashing .270/.378/.351 with a 6:7 K:BB in his first 14 contests in the majors. Certainly, it would be a major boost for his fantasy prospects if he can manage to stick at the top of the Yankees' lineup.
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  • Yankees' Ben Rice: Absent from lineup

    Rice is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game versus the Reds. With southpaw Andrew Abbott on the hill for the Reds, the Yankees are going with right-handed-hitting J.D. Davis at first base. The left-handed-hitting Rice has now started one of four games versus lefties since Davis was acquired.
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  • Yankees' Ben Rice: Sitting against southpaw

    Rice is not in the starting lineup for Friday's game against Toronto. The lefty-hitting Rice will get a breather as southpaw Yusei Kikuchi takes the mound for the Blue Jays. Instead, J.D. Davis will get the start at first base and bat fourth.
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  • Yankees' Ben Rice: Idle against lefty

    Rice is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Mets. With J.D. Davis joining the Yankees roster, Rice is expected to enter the strong side of a platoon with Davis at first base. Rice will take a seat Tuesday for the first time since being called up June 18 as the Mets trot out southpaw David Peterson.
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  • Yankees' Ben Rice: Logs first multi-hit game

    Rice went 2-for-3 in Sunday's loss to Atlanta. Rice was one of two Yankees with multiple hits in the contest, and it was the first multi-hit effort of his career. The 25-year-old started at first base for the fifth time in six contests since being called up, and three of those games have been against left-handed starters, against whom he's gone just 1-for-9. Rice has otherwise held his own overall in going 5-for-17 with a 3:3 BB:K, but he'll likely begin yielding some starts against southpaws to J.D. Davis, whom the Yankees acquired Sunday.
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  • Yankees' Ben Rice: Joining big-league roster

    The Yankees will call up Rice from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre ahead of Tuesday's game against the Orioles to replace Anthony Rizzo (arm) on the roster, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports. Rice has played 60 games this season between Double-A Trenton and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, slashing .275/.393/.532 with 15 home runs, nine stolen bases and a 56:40 K:BB over 268 plate appearances. The 25-year-old has split his time between catcher (28 starts) and first base (22 starts) and has also made an additional 10 starts at designated hitter. The Yankees could use Rice almost exclusively at first base, but for fantasy purposes, he may have catcher eligibility.
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  • Yankees' Ben Rice: Massive power at Double-A

    Rice is slashing .323/.385/.652 with 14 home runs, six steals and a 19.8 percent strikeout rate in 40 games for Double-A Somerset. Rice, who is 24 years old and opened this season at High-A Hudson Valley, has started 19 games at catcher, 12 games at first base and eight games at designated hitter with the Patriots, so it's unclear where the Dartmouth product will fit long term for New York. Despite age/level concerns, Rice's .329 ISO combined with acceptable strikeout/contact rates makes him a worthwhile speculative play in dynasty leagues.
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