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Angels | Mike Trout's aggression paying off?

Tue, 05 May 2015 11:45:05 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Mike Trout promised to be more aggressive on first pitches in 2015, and although he leads the majors in pitches per plate appearance (4.52), he continues to be more aggressive with the first pitch. He is swinging at the first pitch 19.8% of the time in 2015, which is up from a career rate of 10.9%. As a result, he's seen his strikeout rate fall 2.5 points while adding a .315 average and .994 OPS.

Fantasy Tip: Trout ($6,400, 12.8% of cap) led the American League in strikeouts last year, so being aggressive early can help him avoid more two-strike counts. He'll continue to be a very strong play in daily contests like FantasyScore.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Anthony Castrovince


Angels | Mike Trout solid against King Felix

Mon, 04 May 2015 18:37:42 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Mike Trout enters the game Monday, May 4, against the Seattle Mariners and SP Felix Hernandez with a .365 career average with three home runs and 12 RBIs in 52 at-bats.

Fantasy Tip: FantasyScore players should avoid most Angels against King Felix, but not Trout ($6,400; 12.8% of cap). He has solved Hernandez to this point.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Greg Johns


Angels | Kole Calhoun ice cold vs. SEA ace

Mon, 04 May 2015 18:37:09 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Kole Calhoun has collected just one single with no RBIs in 18 career at-bats against Seattle Mariners SP Felix Hernandez heading into the game Monday, May 4.

Fantasy Tip: FantasyScore players should avoid Calhoun ($4,200; 8.4% of cap) until he faces a more favorable matchup.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Greg Johns


Angels | No answers for Jered Weaver

Mon, 04 May 2015 10:43:24 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Jered Weaver, who is 0-4 with a 6.29 ERA to start the year in six winless starts, is dealing with diminished fastball velocity, and he hasn't had consistent command of his curve ball and changeup, either. Opponents have a .308 average against him with eight home runs on the season. "I'm pretty much serving (batting practice) up there now," a frustrated Weaver said. "I have to work with what I've got. … I'm not hurt. Everything feels good. It feels like it's coming out a lot better than it is. It's weird, man. I don't know. I've got no answers." Manager Mike Scioscia isn't to the point where he's considering skipping one of Weaver's starts or demoting him to the bullpen, though.

Fantasy Tip: Weaver ($4,500, 9.0% of cap) should be avoided in all FantasyScore contests until he shows some improvement. He should also be benched in standard fantasy leagues until further notice.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Los Angeles Times - Mike DiGiovanna


Angels | Jered Weaver's struggles continue

Sun, 03 May 2015 16:36:27 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Jered Weaver fell to 0-4 on the year, allowing five runs on 10 hits in five innings in a loss to the San Francisco Giants Sunday, May 3, and his ERA climbed to 6.24 for the year.

Fantasy Tip: Not only is Weaver ($4,500, 9.0% of cap) being shelled on a routine basis, but he has managed just 15 strikeouts in 34 1/3 innings. He should be avoided at FantasyScore until he shows signs of turning things around.

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Angels | Albert Pujols homers in return

Sat, 02 May 2015 19:01:54 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1B Albert Pujols (hamstring) returned to the lineup and went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in a 5-4 loss the San Francisco Giants Saturday, May 2.

Fantasy Tip: Pujols ($4,700, 9.4% of cap) now has four home runs on the year, but he is hitting just .210. Saturday's home run came off Tim Hudson, who Pujols entered hitting .438 against, and he is only worth chancing at FantasyScore when he draws favorable matchups.

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Angels | Hector Santiago struggling with 2 outs

Sat, 02 May 2015 13:50:32 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Hector Santiago has surrendered six of his nine total runs with two out in an inning.

Fantasy Tip: Santiago ($4,700, 9.4% of cap) is often considered on FantasyScore, in part due to his low price. Santiago is currently stranding an absurd 89.6% of base runners and striking out a career average 8.37 hitters per nine innings. The anomaly here can likely be chalked up to the fact that hitters are making contact on 77.3% of pitches Santiago throws out of the strikeout, compared to a career rate of 69.8%. FantasyScore owners should continue investing in Santiago whenever the matchup is right.

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


Angels | Albert Pujols remains out Friday

Fri, 01 May 2015 15:46:01 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1B Albert Pujols (hamstring) is not in the starting lineup again Friday, May 1. DH C.J. Cron is starting at first base and hitting sixth in the batting order against San Francisco Giants SP Chris Heston.

Fantasy Tip: Pujols ($4,700, 9.4% of cap) is day-to-day and is hoping to return to the lineup sometime this weekend. His absence continues the shakeup at the top of the lineup. Erick Aybar ($3,100, 6.2% of cap), Johnny Giavotella ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) continue to gain daily value while hitting at the top of the lineup, and Kole Calhoun ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) is also more appealing hitting in the cleanup spot.

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Angels | Kole Calhoun drives in 3

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 17:27:23 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Kole Calhoun drove in three runs Thursday, April 30, against the Oakland Athletics. Calhoun went 2-for-5 at the plate with three RBI and one strikeout.

Fantasy Tip: Calhoun ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) has a .309 batting average through 75 plate appearances, but he has been benefiting from a .367 BABIP that is over 50 points higher than his career average. Calhoun is only 45 RBI shy of his total from last season (58), and he should easily be able to smash that number if he can stay healthy.

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Angels | Garrett Richards took shutout into 7th

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 17:14:25 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Garrett Richards took a shutout into the seventh inning Thursday, April 30, against the Oakland Athletics. Richards completed six full innings, allowing four hits, three walks and one earned run, while striking out five hitters, to pick up the win.

Fantasy Tip: Richards ($6,300, 12.6% of cap) has been benefiting from a .212 BABIP but was hit around a little bit Thursday. Richards' strikeout rate is down this season while his walk rate has risen from last year. As these two figures start normalizing, Richards should be in line for more impressive outings. He's a quality buy-low option if he can be had for the right price.

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Angels | Albert Pujols hopeful for the weekend

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 16:30:55 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1B Albert Pujols (hamstring) is hopeful to play against the San Francisco Giants Saturday, May 2, or Sunday, May 3. His hamstring is feeling better.

Fantasy Tip: Ignore Pujols ($4,700, 9.4% of cap) in FantasyScore contests until he returns to the lineup. C.J. Cron ($2,300, 4.6% of cap) started at first Thursday, April 30, and should stick in the lineup for the duration of Pujols' absence. Continue to check back for updates on Pujols' return date. FantasyScore players should take note of Cron's superior splits against left-handed pitchers going forward, but unfortunately, the Angels don't have any on tap over the weekend.

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


Angels | Taylor Featherston sees a start

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 11:08:47 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SS Taylor Featherston is starting at third base and hitting ninth in the batting order against Oakland Athletics SP Jesse Chavez Thursday, April 30.

Fantasy Tip: Featherston ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is hitless in six at-bats off the bench this year. Stay away from him at FantasyScore.

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Angels | Albert Pujols day-to-day

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 11:05:31 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1B Albert Pujols (hamstring) is listed as day-to-day, and manager Mike Scioscia said Pujols was "no worse than yesterday."

Fantasy Tip: Pujols ($4,700, 9.4% of cap) should be able to avoid a DL stint, but he could miss a handful of games. Stay away from him at FantasyScore in the meantime.

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


Angels | Chris Iannetta out of lineup

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 10:58:34 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim C Chris Iannetta is not in the starting lineup Thursday, April 30. C Drew Butera is starting and hitting eighth in the batting order against Oakland Athletics SP Jesse Chavez.

Fantasy Tip: Iannetta is hitting a measley .093 (5-for-54) with one RBI to begin the year. Stay away from him for the foreseeable future at FantasyScore. Butera ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) isn't worth your time, either.

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Angels | Albert Pujols sitting out Thursday

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 10:55:20 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1B Albert Pujols (hamstring) is not in the starting lineup Thursday, April 30. DH C.J. Cron is starting at first base and hitting sixth in the batting order.

Fantasy Tip: Pujols' ($4,700, 9.4% of cap) doesn't seem to be too serious, but it may be at least a few more days before he's able to get back into the lineup. Pujols has been slow out of the gates this year, but a low BABIP has been the main culprit. He has time to bounce back, but you'll want to avoid him at FantasyScore for at least a while.

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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
Butera Drew C
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. DH
Davidson Dan P
De La Rosa Anderson C
De Los Santos Anel C
Deeds Doug 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
Giavotella Johnny 2B
Goins Blake P
Gorneault Nick OF
Gott Trevor P
Green Grant 2B
Green Hunter P
Gretzky Trevor OF
Groth Ryan OF
Grube Jarrett SP
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
Howell Chris P
Hudson Kyle OF
Hurst Kyle P
Hyatt Nate RP
Hynick Brandon P
Iannetta Chris C
Ibarra Edgar RP
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
Krauss Marc 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 Roberto OF
Malm Jeff 1B
Mann Gregory OF
Marte Alfredo OF
Martinez Brett C
Martinez Joe P
Mateo Juan P
Mattheus Ryan RP
McAnulty Paul 1B
McBryde Jeremy P
McDowell Dontavious OF
Meade Aaron P
Melillo Kevin 2B
Mesa Renedin P
Meyer Matt RP
Middlebrook Jason P
Mizuo Yoshitaka RP
Monster Mike P
Montanez Lou OF
Montilla Angel OF
Morin Mike RP
Mosebach Robert P
Mount Ryan SS
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
Rutledge Josh 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
Stamets Eric SS
Stertzbach Von P
Stewart Zach SP
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
Watson Mark P
Weaver Jered SP
Wheeler Ryan 3B
Widlansky Robert 1B
Wilk Adam SP
Wilson C.J. SP
Woods Ryan P
Woody Dominic P
Young Kirby INF
Younger Adam INF
Zamora Pete P
Zimmerman Bob P

Baylor Don TO
Bogar Tim TO
Butcher Mike PC
Dipoto Jerry GM
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 TO
Strangio Jonathan TO

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