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Angels | Mike Trout to bat third

Wed, 17 Jun 2015 08:30:49 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Mike Trout has been moved back into the three-hole of the Angels lineup. OF Erick Aybar will bat leadoff, OF Kole Calhoun second and Trout will be protected by 1B Albert Pujols who will bat in the fourth spot. Manager Mike Scioscia indicated that this is the lineup they expect to use for the long term.

Fantasy Tip: The shuffling of the batting order shouldn't have a significant impact on Trout, but Calhoun owners can rejoice knowing he will be batting ahead of Trout and Pujols rather than behind them. He hadn't stolen a base since June 1 and didn't appear to be a good fit batting fifth. Trout ($6,300, 12.6%) faces Arizona Diamondbacks SP Chase Anderson in the friendly hitting confines of Chase Field. Anderson has pitched well, but he throws a lot of strikes and doesn't walk very many batters. There is the potential for a solid night from Trout tonight.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Alden Gonzalez

Angels | Halos top of lineup due for big game?

Fri, 12 Jun 2015 10:09:53 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SS Erick Aybar, OF Mike Trout and 1B Albert Pujols are a combined 17-for-48 (.354) in their careers against Oakland Athletics SP Jesse Chavez, whom they'll be facing Friday, June 12.

Fantasy Tip: Aybar ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) is 6-for-18 (.333) against Chavez, Trout ($6,300, 12.6% of cap) is 4-for-14 (.286) with two home runs and five RBI, and Pujols ($4,500, 9.0% of cap) is 7-for-16 (.438) with a homer and four RBI. All three should be fine FantasyScore clicks tonight, and you may even want to consider taking more than one of them. Trout and Pujols continue to clear the fences with regularity lately, as both hit their 17th home runs of the year last night.

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Angels | Mike Trout a fan of the Bronx

Fri, 05 Jun 2015 10:42:50 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Mike Trout is hitting .410 with two home runs and seven RBI in 10 career games at Yankee Stadium. He enters the game against the New York Yankees Friday, June 5, going 4-for-18 with seven strikeouts in his last five games, but he has hit three home runs in that span.

Fantasy Tip: It doesn't really matter where Trout ($6,300, 12.6% of cap) is playing, he's always a good choice on FantasyScore if you're willing to pay up. He has seven homers on the road and seven at home so far in 2015.

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Angels | Kirk Nieuwenhuis draws into lineup

Tue, 02 Jun 2015 15:15:54 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis is starting in center field and hitting eighth in the batting order against Tampa Bay Rays SP Chris Archer Tuesday, June 2. OF Mike Trout is serving as the designated hitter.

Fantasy Tip: Nieuwenhuis ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) is a weak offensive weapon and should be avoided on FantasyScore this evening against one of the best pitchers in the American League this year. Paying up for Trout ($6,300, 12.6% of cap) could also prove to be foolish, too.

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Angels | Albert Pujols injury causing lineup changes

Thu, 21 May 2015 12:46:02 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1B Albert Pujols (wrist) is out with a wrist injury, and the lineup has shuffled as a result. The Angels moved OF Mike Trout to designated hitter and placed OF Collin Cowgill in center for the Thursday, May 21, game against the Toronto Blue Jays.

Fantasy Tip: Trout ($6,400, 12.8% of cap) is a no-brainer to start. The real question is what to do with Cowgill ($2,100, 4.2% of cap). Cowgill won't likely start every game when Pujols is out or Trout serves as DH, but Cowgill should still be ignored with his .182 batting average in the last week.

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Angels | Mike Trout stealing bases again

Tue, 12 May 2015 10:38:37 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Mike Trout has seven stolen bases and is on pace for 35 this year after stealing just 16 last year. Trout stole 49 bases in 2012 and 33 in 2013. "If you're stealing 50 bags a year, you're putting more of a beating on yourself when you're doing that than just about anything else you can do on a baseball field," general manager Jerry Dipoto said in spring training.

Fantasy Tip: Trout ($6,400, 12.8% of cap) also has a slash line of .307/.407/.596 and is one of 10 players with an OPS over 1.000 this year. The stolen bases are just icing on the cake. It's why he was a consensus No. 1 overall fantasy pick this year, and he's a nightly consideration at FantasyScore. He's worth the price more often than not.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Alden Gonzalez

Angels | Mike Trout's aggression paying off?

Tue, 05 May 2015 11:45:05 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Mike Trout promised to be more aggressive on first pitches in 2015, and although he leads the majors in pitches per plate appearance (4.52), he continues to be more aggressive with the first pitch. He is swinging at the first pitch 19.8% of the time in 2015, which is up from a career rate of 10.9%. As a result, he's seen his strikeout rate fall 2.5 points while adding a .315 average and .994 OPS.

Fantasy Tip: Trout ($6,400, 12.8% of cap) led the American League in strikeouts last year, so being aggressive early can help him avoid more two-strike counts. He'll continue to be a very strong play in daily contests like FantasyScore.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Anthony Castrovince

Angels | Mike Trout solid against King Felix

Mon, 04 May 2015 18:37:42 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Mike Trout enters the game Monday, May 4, against the Seattle Mariners and SP Felix Hernandez with a .365 career average with three home runs and 12 RBIs in 52 at-bats.

Fantasy Tip: FantasyScore players should avoid most Angels against King Felix, but not Trout ($6,400; 12.8% of cap). He has solved Hernandez to this point.

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Angels | Halos shake up lineup Thursday

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 10:43:00 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SS Erick Aybar is leading off against Oakland Athletics SP Jesse Chavez Thursday, April 30, with 2B Johnny Giavotella hitting second, followed by OFs Mike Trout and Kole Calhoun.

Fantasy Tip: The lineup shift likely has to do mainly with Albert Pujols (hamstring) being out. The change mainly affects Aybar ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) and Giavotella ($3,000, 6.0% of cap), as they'll see more at-bats today as a result. Aybar has struggled to begin the season (.211-0-7), but Giavotella (.317-1-9) has been one of the team's more consistent hitters. Giavotella is the safer FantasyScore entry today, but Aybar could be a sleeper.

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Angels | Mike Trout makes history

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 20:40:49 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Mike Trout hit two home runs and finished with five RBIs in a 6-3 win over the Houston Astros Friday, April 17, and he became the youngest player to hit 100 home runs and steal 100 bases.

Fantasy Tip: Trout ($6,400, 12.8% of cap) is living up to expectations so far, and he is hitting .444 with nine run scored and nine RBIs in 10 games. He has hit safely in every game this year, and he has multiple hits in five of his last seven. If you are going to spend up for a hitter at FantasyScore, Trout should be at the top of list.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Los Angeles Times - Mike DiGiovanna