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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.
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.
Mon, 04 May 2015 18:37:09 -0700
Fantasy Tip: FantasyScore players should avoid Calhoun ($4,200; 8.4% of cap) until he faces a more favorable matchup.
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.
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.
Sat, 02 May 2015 19:01:54 -0700
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.
Sat, 02 May 2015 13:50:32 -0700
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.
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.
Thu, 30 Apr 2015 17:27:23 -0700
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.
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.
Thu, 30 Apr 2015 16:30:55 -0700
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.
Thu, 30 Apr 2015 11:08:47 -0700
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.
Thu, 30 Apr 2015 11:05:31 -0700
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.
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.
Thu, 30 Apr 2015 10:55:20 -0700
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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