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Johnny Giavotella

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Angels | Johnny Giavotella leading off

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 16:10:40 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 2B Johnny Giavotella is batting first in the starting lineup against Oakland Athletics SP Eric Surkamp Friday, June 24.

Fantasy Tip: Giavotella is hitting a solid .263 with three RBI against left-handed pitchers this season. He could be a decent sleeper option for some owners in daily fantasy leagues.

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Angels | Johnny Giavotella fails to extend streak

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 23:05:42 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 2B Johnny Giavotella was hitless in four at-bats with a strikeout Tuesday, June 21, against the Houston Astros as his nine-game hitting streak went up in smoke.

Fantasy Tip: Giavotella is still hitting .369 (14-for-38) over the past 10 games. He has emerged as a dependable middle infielder option in AL-only fantasy play and a great mid-tier value in DFS leagues.

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Angels | Johnny Giavotella shines off bench

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 23:02:13 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 2B Johnny Giavotella did not start Monday, June 20, against the Houston Astros, but he came on midway through the game and swatted a solo home run in two at-bats.

Fantasy Tip: Giavotella has hit safely in nine straight games, and he is hitting .412 (14-for-34) with four homers and six RBIs during the span. He is a must-start fantasy option in AL-only leagues, some deeper mixed formats and DFS play.

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Angels | Johnny Giavotella sitting vs. Astros

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 13:18:21 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 2B Johnny Giavotella is not in the starting lineup Monday, June 20. SS Gregorio Petit is starting at second base and batting ninth against Houston Astros SP Doug Fister Monday.

Fantasy Tip: Giavotella is an option in cavernous mixed and AL-only leagues because of his consistent playing time. And now that Giavotella is healthy, Petit doesn't warrant a roster spot in seasonal leagues.

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Angels | Johnny Giavotella strikes again

Wed, 15 Jun 2016 04:51:36 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 2B Johnny Giavotella hit his fourth home run of the season, a career high, in a 5-4 win over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday, June 14. Giavotella, who has eight hits in his last 15 at-bats, had never hit homers before on back-to-back nights.

Fantasy Tip: Giavotella has had nothing but success since coming to Los Angeles from the Kansas City Royals. He won't get you much power, but it appears Giavotella's bat is heating up. That alone is worth a flyer in DFS formats and deeper AL and mixed leagues.

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Angels | Johnny Giavotella has four hits

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 05:25:59 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 2B Johnny Giavotella collected four hits Monday, June 13, in a 9-4 loss to the Minnesota Twins.

Fantasy Tip: It's looking more and more like Giavotella is coming into form, with a .304 average in June. He's also one homer away from matching the four homers hit last season. The Angels may be struggling, but Giavotella is worth the play in deeper leagues. He won't hit for much power, but Giavotella won't make your batting average suffer.

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Angels | Gregorio Petit could play some 2B

Thu, 09 Jun 2016 15:04:41 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SS Gregorio Petit could see some playing time alongside 2B Johnny Giavotella once SS Andrelton Simmons (thumb) comes off the disabled list this weekend, according to manager Mike Scioscia. Heading into Thursday, June 9, Petit is hitting .407 over his last eight games to raise his average to .288 on the year in 80 at-bats. Petit is the better defender over Giavotella, and Giavotella has an 0-for-17 slump entering Thursday.

Fantasy Tip: Petit has never had more than 100 plate appearances in a single big league season, so the small sample size this year doesn't truly reflect his potential, and he's likely due for some regression after he's posted a career .264 average with only three home runs in five seasons. The 31-year-old will surely lose value in AL-only leagues once Simmons returns.

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Angels | Yunel Escobar remains out

Wed, 01 Jun 2016 12:39:57 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 3B Yunel Escobar (hand) remains out of the starting lineup Wednesday, June 1. 3B Jefry Marte is starting at third base again and is hitting fifth against Detroit Tigers SP Michael Fulmer. Also, 2B Johnny Giavotella moves up to the leadoff spot.

Fantasy Tip: Escobar is day-to-day and could return soon. He makes plenty of contact and provides owners with a high average, but not much else. Giavotella is having a fine season with a .286/.307/.388 line with two home runs, 15 RBI and two steals. He gains some daily value hitting atop the lineup but won't provide big stats in a single game. Marte hit just his fifth home run in the last two seasons and should be considered a desperation daily pick.

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Angels | Cliff Pennington removed in seventh

Tue, 31 May 2016 23:11:31 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SS Cliff Pennington (hamstring) was removed from the game in the seventh inning on Tuesday, May 31, after legging out an infield single. 2B Johnny Giavotella entered as a pinch runner. Pennington is expected to be placed on the disabled list.

Fantasy Tip: Pennington, who just came off the DL, appears to be headed back there with another hamstring injury. It's a tough break for Pennington, though even when healthy his fantasy profile is that of an AL-only candidate.

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Angels | Johnny Giavotella resting

Tue, 31 May 2016 16:16:12 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 2B Johnny Giavotella is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, May 31. SS Gregorio Petit is at the keystone and is batting ninth against Detroit Tigers SP Anibal Sanchez.

Fantasy Tip: This looks like a normal day off for Giavotella. Petit is more known for his defense and is a slap hitter that provides virtually no fantasy upside. Ignore him everywhere. Petit is hitting .226 (12-for-53) with no home runs and four RBI on the year.

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