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Sat, 28 May 2016 15:51:07 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Ortega is a lefty and so is Keuchel, and that is most likely the reason for Ortega's absence from the lineup. Robinson carries little fantasy value with a .143 average in the past week and primary pinch-hitting duty late in games. Ortega is a .274-1-9 hitter in 23 games whose primary help comes in DFS leagues. Even so, Ortega doesn't have enough power to merit starting him every time he plays.
Sat, 28 May 2016 05:41:10 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Matt Shoemaker allowed two runs on seven hits in 8 1/3 innings against the Houston Astros Friday, May 27, to pick up his third win of the season. He struck out 11 batters during the game.
Fantasy Tip: Shoemaker is starting to turn things around after allowing only two runs in his last two starts, but he still has a 5.96 ERA. He is scheduled to face the Detroit Tigers in his next season and may not be the best option for owners because of the matchup.
Sat, 28 May 2016 05:38:24 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Albert Pujols went 1-for-4 with one home run and two RBI against the Houston Astros Friday, May 27. He has 570 career home runs, which ranks 12th all-time in that category.
Fantasy Tip: Pujols has posted better numbers at the plate over the last few weeks and has six RBI over his last five games. He still has a .219 batting average but should be a solid starting option in most leagues.
Sat, 28 May 2016 05:37:51 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Trout has been playing very well this month with a .348 average with five home runs and 22 RBI. Trout is still one of the best hitters in baseball and is a must-start option in all leagues.
Fri, 27 May 2016 15:47:12 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SS Andrelton Simmons (thumb) is hoping he can return to the team in two weeks. It's a sign he's progressing nicely in his recovery, but The Orange County Register's Jeff Fletcher thinks Simmons is probably being unrealistic with his return timeline.
Fantasy Tip: Simmons was initially expected to miss six to eight weeks after tearing a ligament in his thumb and requiring surgery. It'd be a plus if he returns in June, but don't count on it. From a fantasy perspective, Simmons doesn't offer a whole lot with the bat. He was hitting only .219 with a home run and eight RBI when he was injured. Simmons is probably best reserved to AL-only leagues when he's back.
Thu, 26 May 2016 18:29:18 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Pennington is expected to be activated from the disabled list Saturday, May 28, and will likely see the bulk of the action at shortstop for the Halos until Andrelton Simmons (thumb) is ready to return. However, Pennington is not a great fantasy option and should be viewed as nothing more than middle infield depth for AL-only leagues.
Thu, 26 May 2016 18:12:20 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP C.J. Wilson (shoulder) allowed one run on five hits over four-plus innings in a rehab start for Class A Inland Empire Wednesday, May 25, with no walks and four strikeouts. He threw 35 of his 56 pitches for strikes and his fastball topped out at 90 mph.
Fantasy Tip: It is uncertain if Wilson's next start will come with Inland Empire or for Class AAA Salt Lake. If all goes well on his rehab assignment, he could be activated from the disabled list during the first two weeks of June. Wilson is only worth stashing in AL-only and cavernous mixed fantasy leagues.
Wed, 25 May 2016 19:19:57 -0700
Fantasy Tip: The home run was the first of Ortega's MLB career. Despite his performance Wednesday, he should be viewed as nothing more than desperation cap relief in daily fantasy contests at this point.
Wed, 25 May 2016 19:15:54 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Hector Santiago (3-3) allowed six runs (five earned) on five hits over 2 1/3 innings in a loss to the Texas Rangers Wednesday, May 25, with two walks and two strikeouts.
Fantasy Tip: Santiago has allowed four or more runs in three of his last four outings and should be viewed as a risky play in DFS. He will look to turn things around in his next start versus the Detroit Tigers Tuesday, May 31.
Wed, 25 May 2016 19:03:44 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Skaggs is recovering from Tommy John surgery and should remain stashed in AL-only and cavernous mixed fantasy leagues. Given the state of the Angels' rotation, he has a decent chance of earning a starting role once he is healthy enough to return.
Wed, 25 May 2016 11:01:53 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Trout has a .360-5-18 line this month, and he's a high-end consideration nearly every day.
Tue, 24 May 2016 15:18:42 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SS Andrelton Simmons (thumb) is doing baseball activities such as swinging a bat, playing catch and fielding ground balls. However, manager Mike Scioscia said Simmons is still "weeks away."
Fantasy Tip: Gregoria Petit has been playing mainly at the 6 with Simmons out, but he carries very minimal fantasy value in the deepest of AL leagues. Fantasy owners aren't itching for Simmons to return, though, as he was hitting only .219/.246/.281 with one home run and eight RBI. He'll likely remain on the waiver wire in many leagues even when he's back.
Tue, 24 May 2016 13:02:13 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1B C.J. Cron is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, May 24. OF Mike Trout is serving as the designated hitter, while OF Shane Robinson gets the start in center field and is hitting ninth against Texas Rangers SP Martin Perez.
Fantasy Tip: This allows the Angels to give Trout's tender ankle a rest. As long as he's in the lineup he should be employed everywhere in seasonal leagues. Robinson has next to no fantasy value at the bottom of the order, and he has three hits in 16 at-bats (.188) for the Halos with a career .236 average in the majors. Avoid him.
Mon, 23 May 2016 21:42:22 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Smith bounced back after he allowed three runs Saturday, May 21. Smith will continue to serve as the closer for now but likely will lose the job when Huston Street returns from the disabled list. Smith will still have some value in leagues that use holds.
Mon, 23 May 2016 21:33:11 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Nick Tropeano pitched 6 2/3 scoreless innings against the Texas Rangers Monday, May 24, to earn his third win of the season. He allowed four hits during the game, while striking out six batters and walking one.
Fantasy Tip: Tropeano has allowed two runs or fewer in seven of his nine starts this season and has at least five strikeouts in six of the games. He is scheduled to face the Houston Astros in his next start and probably will be a fine option in some leagues.
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