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Angels | Yunel Escobar a DL candidate

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 16:39:06 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 3B Yunel Escobar (knee) is unlikely to return before Friday, July 1, according to manager Mike Scioscia. If he can't return Friday, Escobar would likely be put on the disabled list.

Fantasy Tip: Escobar makes plenty of contact and hits for average (.310 this year), but he has just three home runs and 20 RBI and doesn't run, so his fantasy upside is limited to very deep mixed leagues and AL-only affairs. A DL trip would hurt his potential trade value at the deadline. Expect Gregorio Petit and Jefry Marte to see time at third base if Escobar needs more time on the sidelines.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Los Angeles Times - Bill Shaikin

Angels | Yunel Escobar, C.J. Cron out

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 15:43:52 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 3B Yunel Escobar (knee) and 1B C.J. Cron are not in the starting lineup Tuesday, June 28. SS Gregorio Petit is starting at the hot corner and hitting seventh, while 3B Jefry Marte is at first base and is batting sixth against Houston Astros SP Scott Feldman.

Fantasy Tip: Escobar continues to be bothered by a knee issue, so keep him out of all lineups until further notice. It looks like a normal rest day for Cron. Both Petit and Marte have limited offensive upside and should be considered low-end daily picks.

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Angels | Yunel Escobar out again Monday

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 15:13:16 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 3B Yunel Escobar (knee) remains out of the starting lineup Monday, June 27. 3B Jefry Marte is starting in his place at third base and batting sixth versus Houston Astros SP Collin McHugh.

Fantasy Tip: This will be the fourth game in a row on the sidelines for Escobar. Marte hasn't really done anything of note in his time filling in, and as a result, isn't really someone to consider for daily games this evening.

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Angels | Yunel Escobar has bone bruise

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 12:36:23 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 3B Yunel Escobar (knee) has been diagnosed with a bone bruise after undergoing an MRI. He has not been placed on the 15-day disabled list at this point.

Fantasy Tip: Escobar should be considered day-to-day at this point, and owners should monitor the situation to see if he will need to be placed on the disabled list. Jefry Marte will receive most of the work at third base with Escobar out and can be a decent option in daily fantasy leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Los Angeles Times - Pedro Moura

Angels | Yunel Escobar remains out

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 11:18:17 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 3B Yunel Escobar (knee) is not in the starting lineup against Oakland Athletics SP Sonny Gray Sunday, June 26. 3B Jefry Marte will start at third base and is batting sixth.

Fantasy Tip: Marte has been on a cold streak recently with three hits in his last 22 at-bats. He should see solid playing time while Escobar is out but probably can be avoided in all leagues.

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Angels | Yunel Escobar could play Saturday

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 17:13:42 -0700

Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 3B Yunel Escobar (knee) was not in the starting lineup against the Oakland Athletics Friday, June 24, because of a minor knee injury. Manager Mike Scioscia expects him to return to the lineup Saturday, June 25.

Fantasy Tip: The 33-year-old Escobar is batting .310 with three home runs and 20 RBI through 69 games this season and is hitting .346 over the past week. INF Jefry Marte would likely play the hot corner if Escobar needs to miss additional games.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Orange County Register - Jeff Fletcher

Angels | Three Angels sitting out Friday

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 15:52:30 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 3B Yunel Escobar, OF Daniel Nava and C Carlos Perez are not in the starting lineup against Oakland Athletics SP Eric Surkamp Friday, June 24. 3B Jefry Marte will start at third base and is batting sixth. C Jett Bandy will start at catcher and is batting seventh, while OF Shane Robinson will start in left field and is batting ninth.

Fantasy Tip: Marte has cooled off a bit and has only two hits in his last five games. Owners in most leagues should be able to find better options to use. Bandy has gone 4-for-4 against left-handed pitchers since being called up and may be used in two-catcher leagues. Robinson has had some success over the last week or two but is not a strong option.

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Angels | Yunel Escobar on the bench

Sun, 12 Jun 2016 11:03:25 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 3B Yunel Escobar is not in the starting lineup against Cleveland Indians SP Danny Salazar Sunday, June 12. 3B Jefry Marte will start at third base and is batting fourth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Marte has recorded four hits, two home runs and four RBI in his last four games and should have decent value in daily fantasy leagues. Marte can be a sleeper option for owners in daily leagues and is an option in AL-only leagues.

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Angels | Yunel Escobar has game-winning hit

Sat, 11 Jun 2016 23:15:38 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 3B Yunel Escobar had the game-winning single Saturday, June 11, as the Angels beat the Cleveland Indians, 4-3. Escobar had two hits in the game.

Fantasy Tip: This was Escobar's third straight multi-hit game and the sixth game out of the last seven where Escobar has had at least one hit. He remains a strong play in DFS and regular fantasy formats.

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Angels | Yunel Escobar back in lineup

Fri, 03 Jun 2016 11:37:37 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 3B Yunel Escobar (wrist) is back in the starting lineup and batting leadoff Friday, June 3, versus Pittsburgh Pirates SP Francisco Liriano.

Fantasy Tip: Escobar had missed the previous three contests with a sore right wrist, so this is good news for his fantasy owners that he's able to get back into the lineup to kick off the club's weekend interleague series in Pittsburgh. The 33-year-old is out to a fine start this year with a .306/.362/.415 slash line, and should continue to remain useful as long as he stays atop the batting order.

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