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May 13, 2024 0 0 0 0
May 10, 2024 1 0 0 0
May 5, 2024 0 0 0 0
May 4, 2024 0 0 0 1
May 1, 2024 0 0 0 0

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Austin Shenton was part of the return the Rays received from Seattle when they shipped Diego Castillo to the club near the 2021 trade deadline. Shenton was an accomplished collegiate hitter at FIU when Seattle drafted him in the 5th round of the 2019 draft and he has hit .290/.395/.534 in over 300 games at the minor league level around a serious hip injury that reduced his time in 2022. Shenton hit 29 homers with 99 RBIs and a .304 average between Double-A and Triple-A earning himself a spot on the 40-man roster this winter. He has power, but a 27% strikeout rate last season and a 30% strikeout rate as a minor league hitter certainly raises some risks about how he handles major league pitching. Cueing the Moneyball image of Brad Pitt pointing at Jonah Hill, Shenton does get on base and hits for power. He may resemble Scott Hatteburg fielding at first as well early on, but his left-handed power could be a factor in AL-Only fantasy leagues in 2024 for reserve-round consideration on draft day.

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Year fpts
Fantasy Points
Fantasy Points per Game
Home Runs
Runs Batted In
Base on Balls (Walk)
Stolen Bases
Batting Average
2024 20.51.2 3 1 3 7 .189
2023 .000
2020 .000
3y Avg. .000
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  • Rays' Austin Shenton: Sent down to Durham

    Shenton was optioned to Triple-A Durham on Tuesday, Tricia Whitaker of Bally Sports Sun reports. The 26-year-old will make room for Jonathan Aranda (finger) on the big-league roster. Shenton slashed .189/.318/.378 with a homer and four doubles in 44 plate appearances with the Rays.
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  • Rays' Austin Shenton: Draws first MLB start

    Shenton went 0-for-3 with three strikeouts and a walk Monday against the Rangers. Shenton made his first major-league start, playing first base and hitting eighth after appearing as a pinch hitter Sunday. He posted a 1.035 OPS across 271 plate appearances with Triple-A Durham in 2023, though that came at the elevated age of 25. Shenton could be an intriguing option if he can get more consistent at-bats, though it appears the Rays will have to suffer several injuries for that to occur.
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  • Rays' Austin Shenton: Makes Opening Day roster

    Rays manager Kevin Cash said Wednesday that Shenton has made the Rays' Opening Day roster, Steve Carney of reports. Shenton was optioned to minor-league camp earlier this month, but injuries to other players created another opportunity and he wound up making the team. The 26-year-old can handle the corner-infield and corner-outfield spots and could also be an option at designated hitter while Jonathan Aranda (finger) opens the season on the injured list. Shenton will be making his major-league debut whenever he gets into a game.
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  • Rays' Austin Shenton: Selected to 40-man roster

    The Rays selected Shenton to their 40-man roster Tuesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Shenton put up an impressive .304/.423/.584 batting line with 29 home runs and 99 RBI over 134 games this past season between Double-A Montgomery and Triple-A Durham. The 25-year-old corner infielder looks poised to make his major-league debut in the early part of the 2024 season.
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