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Angels | Joe Smith to throw soon

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 19:14:09 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim RP Joe Smith (hamstring) is expected to throw a bullpen session in the next day or two.

Fantasy Tip: When healthy, Smith is best used in deeper AL-only rotisserie formats for help in the ERA and WHIP categories, and those advanced formats which reward holds.

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

Angels | Joe Smith to DL

Tue, 07 Jun 2016 13:30:11 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim RP Joe Smith (hamstring) was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left hamstring injury. In other corresponding moves, RP Javy Guerra was designated for assignment, and SP David Huff and RP Mike Morin were called up from Class AAA Salt Lake.

Fantasy Tip: If Huston Street weren't back already this might have been a disaster for the Angels, but Street is back and healthy so Smith lost much of his fantasy value at that point. File Smith away on your disabled list accordingly but keep him handy for later in the year in case Street gets hurt again.

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Angels | Joe Smith unavailable vs. Yankees

Mon, 06 Jun 2016 14:13:38 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim RP Joe Smith (hamstring) is not available to pitch against the New York Yankees Monday, June 6, because of a hamstring injury. The team will decide if Smith will require a stint on the disabled list Tuesday, June 7.

Fantasy Tip: With Huston Street back, Smith has extremely limited fantasy value. Smith owns an unimpressive 3.67 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 7.3 K/9 over the past two seasons. However, he has shown competent as a closer, so when in the role, he has fantasy value. It is likely safe to drop Smith now, though.

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

Angels | Joe Smith earns another save

Mon, 23 May 2016 21:42:22 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim RP Joe Smith pitched a scoreless ninth inning against the Texas Rangers Monday, May 23, to pick up his sixth save of the season.

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.

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Angels | Fernando Salas fills in for save

Mon, 16 May 2016 23:24:02 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim RP Fernando Salas recorded his second save of the season Monday, May 16, in place of RP Joe Smith.

Fantasy Tip: Smith pitched the last three days and four of the last five. He'll likely be out there for the next save chance until Huston Street returns. Salas' value is limited to the deepest formats.

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Angels | Joe Smith tagged with loss

Sun, 08 May 2016 06:27:31 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim RP Joe Smith allowed three base runners before surrendering a game-winning, two-run single in the ninth inning during the Angels' 4-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays Saturday, May 7.

Fantasy Tip: Fantasy owners looking to cash in on Smith's fleeting value boost while Huston Street is out were burned Saturday. Smith has handled the closer role in the past, but he owns a mediocre pitch repertoire. Unless you're begging for saves, you can leave Smith on the waiver wire.

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Angels | Huston Street headed to DL

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 05:00:20 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim RP Huston Street (oblique) is expected to be placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left oblique. RP Joe Smith recorded the save in Street's absence Wednesday, April 27.

Fantasy Tip: Smith has been a serviceable fill-in before. Pick him up in most formats and stash Street on the DL.

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Angels | Joe Smith has new pitch

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 13:50:23 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim RP Joe Smith has developed a changeup this spring, a pitch he hasn't thrown since 2010. Left-handers hit .288 against Smith last year, and he held them to a .227 average or worse in all prior seasons in which he faced at least 75 lefties.

Fantasy Tip: This is notable, since Smith has been a reliable eighth-inning setup man for the Angels the past few seasons, and Huston Street, who is safe as the closer, has a history of nagging injuries that cost him time. Smith isn't a bad late-round target in cavernous mixed and AL leagues as Street's handcuff.

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Angels | Joe Smith available Wednesday

Wed, 30 Sep 2015 12:50:12 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim RP Joe Smith (ankle) is available to pitch Wednesday, Sept. 30.

Fantasy Tip: While it's not a guarantee that Smith will be closing immediately, he gives them the best option late in games to secure a win with Huston Street (groin) out for the rest of the regular season. Smith should be added already if you're still looking for a few more saves to push you over the top.

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Angels | Joe Smith could pitch tomorrow

Tue, 29 Sep 2015 15:33:15 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim RP Joe Smith (ankle) felt good after a bullpen session Tuesday, Sept. 29, and is expecting to be available to pitch Wednesday, Sept. 30. He's been dealing with a sprained left ankle.

Fantasy Tip: As long as Smith is available, he'll be the likely closer for the Halos with Huston Street (groin) unlikely to appear again in the regular season. If you're still chasing saves this late, Smith could carry you to the top.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Alden Gonzalez