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Angels | C.J. Cron, Johnny Giavotella sitting

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 14:58:25 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1B C.J. Cron and 2B Johnny Giavotella are not in the starting lineup Wednesday, April 27. 1B Ji-Man Choi is serving as the designated hitter and is batting ninth, while SS Cliff Pennington is at the keystone and is hitting seventh against Kansas City Royals SP Chris R. Young.

Fantasy Tip: Giavotella and Pennington are likely locked into a platoon and should only be rostered in the deepest AL-only leagues, with Pennington being the more attractive one. Choi, a switch-hitter, has only one hit in nine at-bats off the bench this year and is a very weak daily target tonight.

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Angels | Mike Trout serving as DH

Mon, 25 Apr 2016 14:51:16 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Mike Trout (foot) is serving as the designated hitter for the first time this year Monday, April 25, after fouling a ball off his foot over the weekend. OF Rafael Ortega is in center field and is batting second, while 1B Ji-Man Choi is in left field and is hitting ninth against Kansas City Royals SP Ian Kennedy. 1B C.J. Cron also takes a seat with 1B Albert Pujols at first base.

Fantasy Tip: Start Trout as you normally would in all fantasy formats. His foot isn't a problem after he started Sunday. Ortega and Choi haven't done much with the bats in Anaheim and are weak daily plays against Kennedy, who is out to a fine start with KC.

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Angels | Two Halos sitting out

Sat, 23 Apr 2016 14:36:06 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 2B Johnny Giavotella and 1B C.J. Cron are out Saturday, April 23, with 2B Cliff Pennington hitting seventh and 1B Ji-Man Choi hitting ninth.

Fantasy Tip: Neither Pennington nor Choi make good DFS plays tonight against Felix Hernandez.

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Angels | C.J. Cron responds to demotion

Mon, 18 Apr 2016 23:27:58 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1B C.J. Cron was dropped to the eighth spot of the batting order Monday, April 18, against the Chicago White Sox. He responded by going 3-for-4 with a pair of RBIs, his first two of the season.

Fantasy Tip: Cron responded favorably to being dropped in the batting order, but he is still hitting just .159 on the season. Give him a few more games to turn it around before trusting him in AL-only fantasy leagues again.

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Angels | C.J. Cron dropped in order

Mon, 18 Apr 2016 14:22:59 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1B C.J. Cron has been dropped to eighth in the batting order against Chicago White Sox SP Carlos Rodon Monday, April 18.

Fantasy Tip: Cron easily has 20-homer power over a full season but is off to a rough start (4-for-40, .100 average with seven K's). Because of his slow start he's likely to be on many waiver wires in mixed formats. Avoid him for now and in daily contests, but if he heats up, you should consider adding him if you need help with power.

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Angels | C.J. Cron slumping

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 15:49:12 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1B C.J. Cron is hitting just .103 heading into the game Friday, April 15. Manager Mike Scioscia considered dropping Cron in the batting order but then decided against it since it's so early in the season.

Fantasy Tip: Cron should be able to approach 20 home runs over a full season worth of at-bats, but he's off to a terrible start with just three hits in 29 at-bats. He might only be worth rostering in AL-only formats for now, but keep him in mind for his power skills if he starts to heat up in deep mixed leagues.

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Angels | C.J. Cron on the bench

Tue, 12 Apr 2016 16:02:54 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1B C.J. Cron is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, April 12. 1B Ji-Man Choi is starting at first base and hitting against Oakland Athletics SP Kendall Graveman.

Fantasy Tip: Cron is off to a disappointing start (2-for-26, .077), so you should certainly consider benching him in all formats. Choi won't offer much to fantasy owners and is a weak play in daily formats.

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Angels | C.J. Cron, Johnny Giavotella not playing

Fri, 08 Apr 2016 14:54:54 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1B C.J. Cron and 2B Johnny Giavotella are not in the starting lineup Friday, April 8. 1B Ji-Man Choi is starting at first base and hitting seventh, while SS Cliff Pennington is at the keystone and is hitting ninth against Texas Rangers SP A.J. Griffin.

Fantasy Tip: While Griffin is as shaky as they come for starting pitching in a spot start against the Angels, daily gamers still won't have much interest in using Choi or Pennington as cheap daily options. Look elsewhere.

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Angels | C.J. Cron working on timing

Fri, 11 Mar 2016 15:17:29 -0800

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1B C.J. Cron will practice his timing at the plate Saturday, March 12, according to manager Mike Sciosca. Cron has gone just 4-for-19 to start spring training.

Fantasy Tip: Cron is a popular breakout candidate entering 2016, and he has shown modestly through his first two partial seasons with a .260/.296/.444 slash line and 27 home runs over 657 plate appearances. The issue is his low on-base percentage, but 20 home runs and 75 RBI are within reach, which makes him an endgame target in mixed leagues.

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Angels | C.J. Cron confident about 2016

Wed, 02 Mar 2016 16:48:42 -0800

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1B C.J. Cron appears to be embracing the heightened expectations coming his way this season. With 1B Albert Pujols still early in his recovery from foot surgery, Cron will be counted on - along with OF Mike Trout - to drive in a lot of runs in the early going. "We need his offense and I think he's comfortable with that. He's very, very confident in what he can do," manager Mike Scioscia said.

Fantasy Tip: Cron, who worked his way through some early struggles and inconsistent at-bats last year, batted .289 with 14 homers and 44 RBI over a 76-game stretch from July 1 to the end of the season. The Angels desperately need a repeat of that production, especially if Pujols starts slow. Cron is available late in drafts and a worthwhile pick as a corner infielder or backup first baseman.

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