|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||493.00||18.00||.254||76.00||63.00||3.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Cleveland||9||4||2|| .444||1.111|| .444|
|vs Masterson (Career)||11||1||0|| .182||.091||.091|
|vs RHP||71||17||6|| .280|| .563|| .239|
|05/14/2013||Ichiro Suzuki, RF NYY|
Michael Brantley, LF CLE
Bartolo Colon, SP OAK
CC Sabathia, SP NYY
Josh Johnson, SP TOR
|Andrew Bailey, RP BOS|
Craig Gentry, CF TEX
Alcides Escobar, SS KC
Raul Ibanez, DH SEA
Gavin Floyd, SP CHW
Brett Cecil, RP TOR
|05/14/2013||Travis Hafner, DH NYY|
Brett Anderson, SP OAK
Raul Ibanez, DH SEA
|Daniel Descalso, 2B STL|
Victor Martinez, DH DET
Edinson Volquez, SP SD
|05/13/2013||Ryan Roberts, 2B TB||Raul Ibanez, DH SEA|
|Last 10 Games|
|Raul Ibanez hot as can be in May|
|by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com|
(5/18/13) Mariners outfielder Raul Ibanez still is only batting .235 on the season -- that's how cold he was in April.
The veteran slugger has been ridiculously hot in May, however, and he kept that up on Friday in Cleveland. Ibanez went 3 for 5 in the game with his seventh home run.
He went deep in the sixth inning for a two-run blast. The two RBI gives him 19 on the year.
Ibanez has gone 11 for 28 (.393) in May with a double, triple, five homers and 14 RBI.
|Raul Ibanez's contributions behind him?|
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(5/17/13) Mariners outfielder Raul Ibanez entered play Friday with the most RBI of any hitter in the past seven days, aided in large part by his four home runs in his last five games. It's been a good ride.
But it's nearing its end. With Franklin Gutierrez beginning a rehab assignment Thursday, the Mariners will soon have no place for Ibanez, slotting Michael Morse in left field, Gutierrez in center and Michael Saunders in right, Kendrys Morales at DH and Justin Smoak at first base.
Ibanez will still get occasional starts, but only when one of those five needs a rest and mostly just against right-handed pitchers. And obviously, you can't expect him to perform at this pace on those occasions.
Though he clearly still has pop at age 40, Ibanez's limited opportunities for at-bats make him rosterable only in deeper AL-only leagues. And chances are he's been owned in those formats from the beginning.
|Raul Ibanez coming into his own|
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(5/15/13) From the end of April through the last week, Mariners outfielder Raul Ibanez started just two out of 12 games, as he was mired in a pretty bad slump that dropped his batting average to .148. After his first multi-home run game Wednesday, he continues to trend upwards, pushing his average to .224.
Ibanez has four home runs in his last four games, and it looks like the Mariners are feeling more comfortable leaving him in the starting lineup against right-handed pitching, especially if they are not playing in National League stadiums.
At 40, Ibanez is incapable of playing every day. However, if he stays hot against right-handed pitching, he might be worth a speculative add in AL-only Fantasy formats. Don't forget, he hit 19 home runs last season.
|Raul Ibanez earns rare start |
|by Adam Moore | CBSSports.com|
(5/10/13) Mariners outfielder Raul Ibanez earned a rare start in left field Friday night against the Athletics. Ibanez has started just two of the previous 12 games after being mired in a 1-for-23 slump.
"It’s fine,” Ibanez told MLB.com of his playing situation. "I’m not really worried about it. You just stay ready and work on your craft and nothing really changes. You stay prepared to do your job."
Ibanez entered Friday's tilt hitting .180/.242/.361 with two home runs and six RBI over 61 at-bats.
|Raul Ibanez back in starting lineup |
|by Adam Moore | CBSSports.com|
(4/27/13) After getting the last two days off to clear his head and re-focus his swing, Mariners outfielder Raul Ibanez was back in the lineup Saturday against the Angels.
"I had this day pinpointed, looking at the matchup, the time, and giving him some time to do it," manager Eric Wedge told MLB.com. "I want to get him in there as the DH and focus on that."
Ibanez, who was hitless over his previous 13 at-bats, went 1 for 2 with a walk and run scored in the 3-2 win. He is batting .161/.217/.304 with two home runs and five RBI in 54 at-bats.
|In just 384 at-bats last season, Raul Ibanez managed 19 home runs, 62 RBI and even stole three bases. He will likely be remembered for his postseason heroics, where he hit three huge home runs and batted .318, but Ibanez was a very solid platoon member for New York in 2012, finishing the season with more home runs than Alex Rodriguez, Carlos Santana and Adrian Gonzalez. He is probably little more than a platoon/hot hand bat for the rest of his career, as it looks like he'll be in the mix for outfield and possible DH at-bats with the Mariners. The advantage to the platoon situation, though, is that it allows Ibanez to knock out home runs in favorable situations. While mainly single-league territory, Ibanez, 40, could provide some power for deeper mixed leagues, but there's no need to use a draft pick on him -- if he gets hot, he'll likely be there on the wire for the taking early in the season. Ibanez should be drafted in the late rounds in AL-only formats. (Updated 1/2/13)|
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/20/13||@ CLE||12:05 pm||Scott Kazmir|
|5/21/13||@ LAA||10:05 pm||Jerome Williams|
|5/22/13||@ LAA||7:05 pm||C.J. Wilson|
|5/24/13||TEX||10:10 pm||Justin Grimm|
|5/25/13||TEX||10:10 pm||Derek Holland|
|5/26/13||TEX||4:10 pm||Josh Lindblom|
|5/27/13||SD||4:10 pm||Edinson Volquez|