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Tue, 24 Nov 2015 16:39:00 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Soto was more or less a backup catcher in Chicago last year when he hit just .219 (41-for-187) with nine home runs and 21 RBI. He'll probably fill a similar role with the Halos behind Carlos Perez next year. The move to a more pitcher-friendly environment does nothing to boost Soto's already weak fantasy value. He's nothing more than a desperation second catcher in the deepest of formats.
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 12:16:20 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Heyward will be among the top outfielders off the board in mixed drafts and in AL or NL only (depending on where he lands). If the Angels grab Heyward, Kole Calhoun would likely go to left field.
Thu, 12 Nov 2015 17:48:20 -0800
Updating a previous report, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have also acquired C Jose Briceno from the Atlanta Braves, along with SS Andrelton Simmons, to complete a deal for SS Erick Aybar, Ps Sean Newcomb and Chris Ellis and cash considerations.
Fantasy Tip: The 23-year-old Briceno is not considered a major prospect. He hit .183 with four home runs and 20 RBIs in 311 at-bats for Class A Carolina last season and has no fantasy value.
Thu, 12 Nov 2015 15:57:05 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Simmons should be the Angels' everyday shortstop after the trade, but it probably will not affect his fantasy value for the 2016 season. Simmons could be a middle infield option in deeper mixed leagues next season but probably should not be a shortstop option.
Thu, 12 Nov 2015 05:47:25 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Simmons' bat has lagged behind, but he's a premier defender. Of course, that doesn't help his fantasy value except that it'll keep him in the lineup. Simmons has room to grow and is an option for the MI spot late in drafts.
Wed, 11 Nov 2015 17:57:22 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Cabrera batted .265 with 28 doubles, 15 home runs and 58 RBIs in 143 regular-season games, including a .328 mark after the All-Star break. The Halos have Erick Aybar under contract for another season, so it's possible that Cabrera could receive playing time at second base if signed. He should be of interest to fantasy owners in single-universe and deep mixed leagues.
Wed, 11 Nov 2015 17:54:23 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Freese hit .257 with 14 home runs and 56 RBIs in 2015 but only played in 121 regular-season games because of finger and hamstring injuries. He's a steady but unspectacular player who should only be a fantasy option in single-universe or deep mixed leagues.
Tue, 10 Nov 2015 07:55:28 -0800
Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1B Albert Pujols (foot) had surgery to repair the plantar plate in his right foot last week, which could force him to miss the start of the 2016 season. He injured the foot in late August and spent the first month of the offseason attempting to rest it. His rehab timetable is 4 1/2 months, which will carry into spring training.
Fantasy Tip: Pujols turns 36 in January, and he still has plenty of power potential. However, you're likely going to have to live with a batting average that could top out at .270. He's an upper-tier first baseman in drafts.
Mon, 09 Nov 2015 15:03:26 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Pujols had a bounce-back showing in 2015 reaching the 40-home run mark for the seventh time in his career and first time since the 2010 season. The return timeline puts Pujols in play to be ready for the beginning of next season, but you'll want to keep tabs on the aging slugger throughout the winter. Entering his age-37 campaign, there could be a significant drop off ahead, especially if there are setbacks during his recovery.
Fri, 06 Nov 2015 12:14:59 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Since joining the Angels, Freese has posted a .258/.322/.401 slash line over the past two season and rarely moved the fantasy needle to warrant attention in the majority of seasonal leagues. Entering his age-33 season, it is unlikely Freese can produce as anything more than a deep mixed league option in 2016.
Wed, 04 Nov 2015 09:09:55 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Despite hitting in prominent spots in the order for the Angels, Murphy is probably pegged for a part-time role with another team. He doesn't have much mixed league value heading into drafts.
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 17:20:12 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Freese saw a small dip in his batting average this season but still hit .257 with 14 home runs and 56 RBI during the regular season. Freese probably will be able to find a starting job no matter where he signs this offseason and could be an option in deeper leagues.
Mon, 05 Oct 2015 13:48:02 -0700
Sun, 04 Oct 2015 14:41:23 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Pujols ($5,100, 10.2% of cap) regained his power stroke this season after a couple of lean years following his departure from the St. Louis Cardinals. He was healthy this year and it showed. Going into 2016, Pujols remains a top option at first base in AL and mixed formats, as he shows no signs of slowing.
Sat, 03 Oct 2015 19:36:45 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Giavotella ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) has been coming through in the clutch lately, and he has seven RBI in his last six games. He is worth a look as a source of cap relief in the season finale.
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