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Angels | Taylor Featherston gets rare start at 3B

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:52:58 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SS Taylor Featherston is in the lineup Thursday, July 30, making the start at third base and facing Houston Astros SP Scott Kazmir.

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.

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Angels | Mike Trout returns to lineup

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.

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Angels | Shane Victorino bats leadoff tonight

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:47:56 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Shane Victorino is making his second start with his new team Thursday, July 30, and will be batting leadoff against Houston Astros SP Scott Kazmir.

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.

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Angels | Shane Victorino to face lefties

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:45:35 -0700

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim plan to use OF Shane Victorino as their regular left fielder against left-handed pitchers.

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.

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


Angels | C.J. Cron to DH against lefties

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:41:28 -0700

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim plan to use 1B C.J. Cron as their regular designated hitter against left-handed pitchers.

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.

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Angels | Johnny Giavotella dropped in order

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:36:48 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 2B Johnny Giavotella was dropped to eighth in the order against Houston Astros SP Lance McCullers Wednesday, July 29.

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.

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Angels | David Murphy hitting cleanup Wednesday

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:32:38 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF David Murphy is starting in left field and hitting cleanup against Houston Astros SP Lance McCullers in his debut with the team Wednesday, July 29.

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.

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Angels | David DeJesus leading off in debut

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:27:08 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF David DeJesus is starting in center field and hitting leadoff in his debut with the team against Houston Astros SP Lance McCullers Wednesday, July 29.

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.

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Angels | Mike Trout to avoid DL

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.

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


Angels | Matt Joyce's time with Angels done?

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.

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Angels | MRI clean for Mike Trout

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.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Orange County Register - Jeff Fletcher


Angels | Conor Gillaspie hitting second

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:55:09 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 3B Conor Gillaspie is starting at third base and hitting second against Houston Astros SP Collin McHugh Tuesday, July 28, with OF Mike Trout (wrist) out of the lineup.

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.

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Angels | Jered Weaver close to return

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.

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Angels | Matt Joyce to lose playing time

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:22:33 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Matt Joyce is likely to have his playing time greatly reduced following the acquisitions of OFs David DeJesus (Rays) and David Murphy (Indians) Tuesday, July 28.

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.

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Angels | David DeJesus going to Anaheim

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:11:08 -0700

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim acquired OF David DeJesus from the Tampa Bay Rays Tuesday, July 28. Tampa Bay will receive RHP Eduar Lopez in return.

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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Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Player News

Abruzzo Jared C
Aldridge Ryan P
Alliman Terrell OF
Alvarez Jose SP
Arenas Orangel P
Armstrong Cole C
Auer Tyson OF
Austen David P
Aybar Erick SS
Bailey Dwayne INF
Baldoquin Roberto SS
Bedrosian Cam RP
Billo Greg RP
Blanco Josh P
Bland Nathan P
Bolden Ryan OF
Boman Nate P
Bonilla Henry P
Borderick Brian P
Brady Michael RP
Brandt Doug P
Brasier Ryan RP
Braun Ryan Z. RP
Brewer Tadd INF
Brooks Beau C
Broshers Buddy RP
Brown Gary OF
Calderon Leonardo P
Calhoun Kole OF
Castillo Angel OF
Cayones Exicardo OF
Chaffee Ryan P
Chile Eduardo P
Cisco Michael P
Concepcion Julio OF
Cook Aaron X. P
Cordero Chad RP
Cordova Francisco P
Cowart Kaleb 3B
Cowgill Collin OF
Crawford Matt OF
Cron C.J. 1B
Davidson Dan P
De La Rosa Anderson C
De Los Santos Anel C
Deeds Doug OF
DeJesus David OF
Del Chiaro Brent C
Delaney Robert RP
Deloizaga-Carney Frederic P
Dinga Milan P
Douglas Jamie P
Duff Tim C
Duncan Carlos OF
Edens Kyle P
Edwards Bill P
Emanuel Dennis P
Esslinger Cam RP
Eylward Mike INF
Featherston Taylor SS
Ferguson Kevin P
Fischer Rich P
Fonseca Alex INF
Freese David 3B
Fuller Clay OF
Gailen Blake OF
Giavotella Johnny 2B
Gillaspie Conor 3B
Goins Blake P
Gorneault Nick OF
Gott Trevor P
Green Grant 2B
Green Hunter P
Gretzky Trevor OF
Groth Ryan OF
Hall Bill 2B
Hankerd Cyle 1B
Hatcher Kenneth P
Haynes Jeremy P
Heaney Andrew SP
Heaverlo Jeff P
Herrmann Frank RP
Hill Jeremy P
Holler Blake P
Hoppe Jason P
Howell Chris P
Hurst Kyle P
Hyatt Nate RP
Hynick Brandon P
Iannetta Chris C
Ibarra Edgar RP
Jackson Ryan SS
Jang Pil Joon P
Jelinas Karl P
Jimenez Jose C
Johnson Brent C
Johnson Gary OF
Johnson Michael C
Johnson Tyler L. OF
Jolly Luis OF
Joyce Matt OF
Jung Young-Il P
Junge Eric RP
Kenney Mike P
Kiely Timothy P
Kieschnick Roger OF
Koch Matt C
Komatsu Erik OF
Kubitza Kyle 3B
Lawrence Brian SP
Layman Billy P
Leahy Ryan INF
LeBlanc Joshua 2B
Lee Corey RP
Lerew Anthony SP
Lopez Baltazar 1B
Lopez Rafael C
Lopez Roberto OF
Malm Jeff 1B
Mann Gregory OF
Marte Alfredo OF
Martinez Brett C
Martinez Joe P
Mateo Juan P
McAnulty Paul 1B
McBryde Jeremy P
McDowell Dontavious OF
Meade Aaron P
Melillo Kevin 2B
Mesa Renedin P
Meyer Matt RP
Middlebrook Jason P
Mitchell Jared OF
Mizuo Yoshitaka RP
Monster Mike P
Montanez Lou OF
Montilla Angel OF
Morin Mike RP
Mosebach Robert P
Mount Ryan SS
Murphy David OF
Mutter Casey P
Myers Corey C
Navarro Efren OF
Newcomb Sean P
Nieve Fernando RP
Ortega Anthony RP
Pardo Braulio C
Patchett Gary SS
Pavkovich Adam INF
Peel Aaron OF
Pellegrine David P
Pena Tony RP
Perez Carlos C
Pestano Vinnie RP
Pride Curtis OF
Pujols Albert 1B
Ramos Cesar RP
Rasmus Cory RP
Reinhardt Doug 3B
Remole Clifton 1B
Reynolds Daniel P
Richards Garrett SP
Richardson Dustin RP
Richardson Kevin C
Roberts Nick P
Robertson Daniel OF
Rodriguez Luis SS
Rodriguez Rich RP
Roland Eric INF
Rouwenhorst Jon P
Rucinski Drew SP
Ruiz Pedro 2B
Salas Fernando RP
Sanabia Alex SP
Santiago Hector SP
Santiago Yancarlos P
Schoeninger Timothy P
Scholl Christian P
Seibel Phil RP
Severino Atahualpa P
Shankle Robert 3B
Shoemaker Matt SP
Sisk Brandon P
Skaggs Tyler SP
Smith Joe RP
Sneed James OF
Sneed Kramer P
Snodgress Scott P
Specht Brian INF
Stertzbach Von P
Street Huston RP
Sutton Nate 2B
Sweeney Michael P
Swift Jimmy SS
Thomas Justin P
Thorne Jeremy P
Tillman Daniel P
Toribio Roberto P
Tropeano Nick P
Trout Mike OF
Victorino Shane OF
Ward Taylor C
Watson Mark P
Weaver Jered SP
Widlansky Robert 1B
Wilk Adam SP
Wilson C.J. SP
Winkler Kyle P
Woods Ryan P
Woody Dominic P
Wright Wesley RP
Young Kirby INF
Younger Adam INF
Zamora Pete P
Zimmerman Bob P

Baylor Don TO
Bogar Tim TO
Butcher Mike PC
DiSarcina Gary TO
Ebel Dino TO
Eckstein Rick TO
Hampton Mike TO
Hansen Dave TO
Klentak Matt TO
LaCassa Mike TO
Reagins Tony TO
Scioscia Mike MAN
Servais Scott TO
Soliz Steve TO
Stoneman Bill GM
Strangio Jonathan TO

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