Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim news, rumors and injuries
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.
Sat, 03 Oct 2015 10:09:27 -0700
Confirming a previous report, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Garrett Richards is expected to start on short rest against the Texas Rangers Sunday, Oct. 4, unless the team is eliminated from the postseason picture Saturday, Oct. 3. This would only happen if the Angels lose to the Rangers and the Houston Astros win against the Arizona Diamondbacks Saturday.
Fantasy Tip: Richards ($7,400, 14.8% of cap) has struggled on the road this season, going 4-7 with a 4.59 ERA in 14 starts away from Angel Stadium. However, FantasyScore owners may still want to use him, since he is 3-0 with a 2.18 ERA versus Texas this year.
Sat, 03 Oct 2015 05:06:43 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim RP Huston Street's (groin) availability for a possible playoff run is uncertain at this point, according to manager Mike Scioscia. Street starting moving toward pitching again but is not ready to pitch in a game yet.
Fantasy Tip: Street likely will not pitch again during the regular season but could be available if the team makes it to a playoff series. Street ranks second the American League with 40 saves this season and could be a solid option for fantasy owners next season.
Sat, 03 Oct 2015 01:27:04 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Mike Trout tripled and scored on an RBI single from Angels 1B Albert Pujols as the team won 2-1 over the Texas Rangers. Its playoff hopes stayed alive for another day.
Fantasy Tip: Trout ($6,300, 12.6% of cap) will deliver the goods at this FantasyScore price, so keep him active in your lineup the remainder of the season.
Fri, 02 Oct 2015 13:00:38 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Napoli ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) projects to split time with Mitch Moreland ($4,400, 8.8% of cap) and Josh Hamilton ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) for the remaining three games, with Napoli potentially starting only against left-handed Angels SP Hector Santiago ($6,800, 13.6% of cap) Saturday, Oct. 3. Moreland and Hamilton are decent fliers for FantasyScore players against Weaver ($6,500, 13.0% of cap) Friday.
Fri, 02 Oct 2015 09:08:19 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Street isn't expected to pitch again this weekend. Joe Smith is the one you want to own if you're looking for one more save or two to close out the year.
Thu, 01 Oct 2015 15:04:21 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Weaver ($6,500, 13.0% of cap) hasn't gone deeper than six innings in any of his last 11 starts and is sporting a 4.76 ERA on the season. Against a playoff team on the road in a hitter-friendly venue is not the time to roll the dice on him.
Thu, 01 Oct 2015 13:44:19 -0700
Texas Rangers OF Josh Hamilton is starting in left field and batting sixth against Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Andrew Heaney Thursday, Oct. 1. 1B Mitch Moreland is not in the starting lineup Thursday.
Fantasy Tip: Hamilton ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) started just two games in September and only had 14 plate appearances for the month. He is a true dice roll at FantasyScore Thursday, and he doesn't own the handedness advantage. You should likely look elsewhere in daily contests.
Thu, 01 Oct 2015 09:00:31 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Mike Trout hit his 41st home run of the season Wednesday, Sept. 30, matching former Angels 3B Troy Glaus for the second-highest season total in franchise history. Trout also stole his first base since July 25, and he has only two stolen bases since the All-Star break, just two fewer than 1B Albert Pujols.
Fantasy Tip: Despite a lack of stolen bases from one of the best players in the game, Trout ($6,300, 12.6% of cap) remains as safe as they come on FantasyScore the way he's been swinging the past month. He hit .316 (30-for-95) with eight home runs and 15 RBI in the month of September.
Wed, 30 Sep 2015 13:47:27 -0700
Oakland Athletics 1B Billy Butler is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, Sept. 30. 2B Eric Sogard draws into the lineup and is batting seventh against Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Garrett Richards Wednesday.
Fantasy Tip: Make sure to avoid Butler ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) Wednesday, but it is worth noting he is finishing the season strong with a .316/.368/.551 slash line in September. FantasyScore players should view Sogard ($2,800, 5.6% of cap) as an ill-advised start Wednesday. He owns a career .314 slugging percentage and offers zero upside.
Wed, 30 Sep 2015 13:36:32 -0700
Oakland Athletics OF Billy Burns is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, Sept. 30. OF Sam Fuld is starting in center field and batting first against Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Garrett Richards Wednesday.
Fantasy Tip: Make sure to avoid Burns ($4,400, 8.8% of cap) in all fantasy formats Wednesday. He continues to hit for a solid average (.286 in September), but the hamstring injury appears to have zapped his speed -- just one stolen base this month. If speed is a priority in your seasonal league, Burns likely isn't your guy any longer. Fuld ($2,800, 5.6% of cap) owns a .515 OPS since the All-Star break and is nothing more than a desperation flier at FantsayScore Wednesday.
Wed, 30 Sep 2015 12:50:12 -0700
Fantasy Tip: While it's not a guarantee that Smith will be closing immediately, he gives them the best option late in games to secure a win with Huston Street (groin) out for the rest of the regular season. Smith should be added already if you're still looking for a few more saves to push you over the top.
Tue, 29 Sep 2015 16:55:35 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Jered Weaver (shoulder) said his shoulder is feeling better after playing catch Tuesday, Sept. 29, and he'll likely throw a bullpen session Wednesday, Sept. 30. Weaver will try to make his next start Friday, Oct. 2, against the Texas Rangers.
Fantasy Tip: Weaver ($6,500, 13.0% of cap) has been a very shaky FantasyScore pitcher this year with a drastic drop in velocity and a 4.76 ERA and 1.25 WHIP. The lack of strikeouts (5.2 per nine innings) really has hurt his fantasy value, and he's not attractive against the Rangers on the road this Friday in a hitter-friendly venue.
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