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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:52:58 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Since David Freese landed on the disabled list, Conor Gillaspie has received the bulk of the playing time at the hot corner, and has earned his playing time with some relatively solid numbers. The same cannot be said for Featherston ($1,600, 3.2% of cap), though, who rarely gets a start, which might have something to do with his ugly .143/.187/.229 batting line. In other words, there's nothing to see here as it regards to fantasy.
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:51:25 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Mike Trout (wrist) is back in the lineup against Houston Astros SP Scott Kazmir Thursday, July 30, after missing the previous two games. He's returned to his normal spot in the batting order hitting third.
Fantasy Tip: This is a no-brainer. Trout ($6,500, 13.0% of cap), the general consensus best player in baseball, should be restored in all fantasy starting lineups immediately. He's also tasked with facing a left-hander this evening, and Trout has actually been better against lefties compared to righties, posting a remarkable .329/.406/.659 slash line against southpaws this season.
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:47:56 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Victorino ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) had a satisfactory debut on Wednesday in which he recorded a hit in four at-bats while also scoring a run. When he's in the lineup, he's a decent daily option, as most players generally are when they hit right in front of the likes of Mike Trout and Albert Pujols. At the same time, though, it's hard to rely on him in standard leagues, as he'll be platooning in left field while going up against left-handers.
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:45:35 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Victorino ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) is batting .343 with one home run and two RBIs in 35 at-bats against lefties this year, while only batting .190 with two RBIs in 63 at-bats versus righties. He can be viewed as a low-priced flier in FantasyScore.
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:41:28 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Entering play Wednesday, July 29, Cron ($4,700, 9.4% of cap) was batting .322 against southpaws, as opposed to .229 against righties. He is also hitting .371 overall during the month of July, making him worthy of FantasyScore consideration whenever a lefty is on the mound for the opposition.
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:36:48 -0700
Fantasy Tip: The acquisitions of David Murphy and David DeJesus will likely mean a permanent drop in the batting order for Giavotella ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) and with it a decrease in his daily fantasy value. Giavotella is more of a low-end second base option in daily leagues.
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:32:38 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Murphy ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) should be expected to hit near the middle of the lineup regularly when the team faces right-handers. However, he'll probably be the designated hitter more often than not, making C.J. Cron's value drop. Take advantage of Murphy's low salary on FantasyScore while you still can. The specialist has a .297/.341/.432 slash line with all five of his home runs against righties.
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:27:08 -0700
Fantasy Tip: DeJesus ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) could become the team's regular leadoff hitter against right-handed pitching, although he's likely to play left field mainly. His fantasy value doesn't change all that much with the move to the American League West. Play him as you normally would on FantasyScore.
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:17:33 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Mike Trout (wrist), who isn't in the lineup again Wednesday, July 29, wants to be 100% healthy before returning so that he can avoid a setback. He said his wrist feels "a lot better," and he will avoid a trip to the disabled list.
Fantasy Tip: New acquisition David DeJesus ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) will start in center field and lead off against Houston Astros starter Lance McCullers tonight in his debut. DeJesus figures to hit leadoff often for the Halos when he's starting against right-handed pitchers, and a placement in the leadoff spot looks good for his daily value. However, his overall fantasy value shouldn't change all that much with the move to the west coast.
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:27:49 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Matt Joyce (concussion), who is currently on the seven-day concussion disabled list, might not have a spot on the team anymore after the Angels traded for OFs Shane Victorino, David Murphy and David DeJesus in the last two days. Joyce was hitting .178 with five home runs and 21 RBI as the team's left fielder. General manager Bill Stoneman made no announcements on Joyce's future. Joyce was in an 0-for-23 slump and is hitless since July 9. Stoneman is hesitant to part with any of the team's top prospects, such as SP Sean Newcomb, in order to further improve the outfield.
Fantasy Tip: If you were holding onto Joyce ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) in a deep AL-only league, it's probably time to cut him. Victorino, Murphy and DeJesus could all see consistent playing time in platoon roles in left field and at designated hitter, but it could be a frustrating situation for fantasy owners to tread through.
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 21:29:18 -0700
Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Mike Trout (wrist) had an MRI on his wrist and it checked out normal, manager Mike Scioscia said Tuesday, July 28. He is considered day to day. Scioscia said it's even possible Trout could start Wednesday, July 29.
Fantasy Tip: FantasyScore players would be wise to avoid Trout ($6,500, 13.0% of cap) until he can officially play a game and prove his health in a full outing without any setbacks.
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:55:09 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Gillaspie ($2,300, 4.6% of cap) has three hits in seven at-bats to start his time with the Angels after hitting .237 (41-for-173) with just three home runs and 15 RBI for the Chicago White Sox. Hitting out of the two-hole increases his daily value a bit tonight, but he remains more of a low-end third base option on FantasyScore.
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:22:45 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Jered Weaver (hip) will throw four innings or 60 pitches in his rehab start Thursday, July 30, and it could be his last minor league outing before being activated from the disabled list.
Fantasy Tip: Weaver ($5,000, 10.0% of cap) won't suddenly come back and pitch with increased velocity, so he'll need to continue to hit his spots and keep hitters off balance to be effective. His return could signal the loss of a rotation spot for impressive youngster Andrew Heaney or Matt Shoemaker. Either way, Weaver is a risky starting pitching commodity in shallow mixed leagues and on FantasyScore.
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:22:33 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Joyce ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) failed to contribute to the Angels through most of his 278 plate appearances this season. FantasyScore owners no longer need to give Joyce any consideration, or risk accidentally putting him in a lineup.
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:11:08 -0700
Fantasy Tip: DeJesus ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) is a serviceable platoon option against right-handed pitching. He'll likely split his time with Shane Victorino in left field.
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