Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim news, rumors and injuries
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:08:58 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Shoemaker ($4,400, 8.8% of cap) had been sent down to Class AAA Salt Lake earlier in the month following a pair of ineffective starts but was dominant in his first game back Thursday. If he remains in the starting rotation, he could make his next outing against the Oakland Athletics next week.
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 08:24:15 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Cron ($3,400, 6.8% of cap) has a .291-3-6 line in 86 at-bats against lefties and is a solid low-end buy on FantasyScore.
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 14:19:48 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Shoemaker ($4,400, 8.8% of cap) has flashed excellent form on the mound at times this season, but he allowed 13 runs over 7 1/3 innings during his past two starts. He cannot be started with confidence in any fantasy format at this point, as he is just 11 days removed from that horrible two-start showing. Plus, the Tigers are far from a pushover offensively.
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 13:24:39 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Davis ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) typically leads off against southpaws, and hitting atop of a potent lineup is a significant value boost for him. He is worth a look as a value play at FantasyScore Wednesday. Anthony Gose ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) shifts down to the nine-hole and his upside takes a hit.
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 13:18:46 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SS Ryan Jackson is starting at second base and batting ninth against Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander Wednesday, Aug. 26. 2B Grant Green (knee) tweaked his knee during the game Tuesday, Aug. 25.
Fantasy Tip: With Johnny Giavotella ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) and Grant Green ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) out, Jackson draws into the lineup, but he is nothing more than a desperation source of cap relief for FantasyScore players. Jackson also has fleeting AL-only and cavernous mixed value.
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 12:28:22 -0700
Fantasy Tip: It looks like Shoemaker ($4,400, 8.8% of cap) will return to the fifth spot in the rotation for the final month of the season. He was struggling before his demotion with a 4.76 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 1.6 home runs allowed per nine innings. Using him on FantasyScore tomorrow against the Detroit Tigers wouldn't be a wise decision.
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 21:47:42 -0700
Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 2B Grant Green (knee) went for an MRI Tuesday, Aug. 25, and the tests showed just a "tweak" to his right knee. Green is hopeful of returning to game action Wednesday, Aug. 26.
Fantasy Tip: Green ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) should be avoided in FantasyScore until he officially plays and can prove his health in a full game without incident. If he sits Wednesday it is likely Ryan Jackson ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) would get the nod.
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 18:10:07 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Green ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) had a single in his only at-bat before departing. Ryan Jackson ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) took over for him at second base and could be a short-term FantasyScore option and salary saver if he makes a start or two.
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 14:58:12 -0700
Fantasy Tip: The Angels are on the road until Wednesday, Sept. 2, so that means Freese ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) is nearing a return. You'll want to be patient with him in all formats upon his return, as he hasn't played since Wednesday, July 22. Kaleb Cowart's ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) minimal fantasy value will plummet once Freese returns.
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 14:53:57 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Giavotella ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) might be worth stashing in deep leagues, but you'll want to take a long look at upgrading given we're in the home stretch of seasonal leagues. At FantasyScore, Grant Green ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) can serve as a potential source of cap relief, but you'll want to keep your expectations in check.
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 11:55:44 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 2B Johnny Giavotella (personal) was placed on the disabled list with a "personal medical condition" Tuesday, Aug. 25. 2B Grant Green is likely to play second base every day in Giavotella's absence.
Fantasy Tip: Because Giavotella's situation is a bit unclear, you should hang onto him for now if you own him in deeper leagues, but be prepared for the chance that we don't see him again this year. Green ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) offers very little offensive upside and should be ignored at FantasyScore.
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 10:36:04 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Jered Weaver is one of the slowest-throwing pitchers in the league this year, but he has been dominating hitters with a fastball that tops out in the low- to mid-80s since returning from the disabled list. He has a 2.08 ERA with 15 strikeouts and two walks in 17 1/3 innings in his last three starts, and he credits his better results to better health. With his hip acting up earlier this year, he was unable to use his unusual delivery in which he throws across his body to trick hitters. A massage therapist worked to loosen up Weaver's muscles through exercises and stretching. Weaver's deception and command have returned now that he is looser and healthy.
Fantasy Tip: Weaver's ($7,300, 14.6% of cap) low velocity will likely scare most off on FantasyScore, but if he continues to locate, he could continue to surprise and rack up more strikeouts. Still, he'll continue to be a risk/reward start, including for his matchup tonight against the Detroit Tigers.
Sun, 23 Aug 2015 19:29:17 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Ward was the Angels' No. 1 pick in this year's draft, and although he is hitting .346 in the minors, it sounds like fantasy owners will have to wait until at least next year to use him as a sleeper.
Sun, 23 Aug 2015 19:11:45 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Since shutting out the Red Sox July 18, Richards ($7,400, 14.8% of cap) has allowed three earned runs or more in six of seven starts. He isn't pitching well enough right now to justify his salary at FantasyScore.
Sat, 22 Aug 2015 15:41:06 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Trout ($6,500, 13.0% of cap) and his August struggles have been well documented. He's hitting .183-1-5 in 71 at-bats this month. The matchup against Marco Estrada is ripe, but his price and slump make it a risk. Pujols is hitting .236 this month, but he has three homers in the last seven days. At $5,200 (10.4% of cap), he's a good option on FantasyScore.
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