Player Focus: Mark Teixeira
Mark Teixeira, Atlanta's newly acquired first baseman from the Rangers, has rediscovered the long-ball here in the NL. In his last two games, he's gone 5-for-7, with 4 HR, 10 RBI & scored 6 runs. For the month (he joined the Braves on 8/1), he's hitting .266 (worse than his .297 with Texas) with 9 HR & 25 RBI. He's been hitting a HR every 7.55 at-bats; much more frequently than his HR per 22 at-bats with the Rangers.
His 01 SPx Auto RC #'d 1500 peaked out at a little over $100 TAC in early August, soon after he went deep in his first 3 games with the Braves. He then had only 2 HR in the next 14 games, and his SPx RC slid down to around $80 mid month, and to the $50's range this past weekend. Yesterday, after his home run flurry, one sold for $103.07. I saw one of his 01 Ultimate Collection Auto RC's #'d 250 sell for $207.50 TAC on Friday. This card will also benefit from his recent explosive power-hitting.