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Johnny Giavotella

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Angels | Johnny Giavotella extends hit streak

Fri, 20 May 2016 05:34:37 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 2B Johnny Giavotella extended his hitting streak to eight games Thursday, May 19, in a 7-4 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Giavotella has hit 382 with four doubles, a homer, five RBIs and six runs scored during the streak.

Fantasy Tip: Giavotella should be active in daily leagues as long as this hot streak of his continues. His .264/.288/.377 numbers merit consideration in AL and deep mixed leagues as well. Giavotella has turned into one of the brighter second basemen in all of baseball.

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Angels | Daniel Nava, Johnny Giavotella out

Sun, 08 May 2016 11:07:59 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Daniel Nava and 2B Johnny Giavotella are not in the starting lineup against Tampa Bay Rays SP Matt Andriese Sunday, May 8. SS Cliff Pennington will start at second base and is batting seventh, while OF Ji-Man Choi will start in left field and is batting ninth.

Fantasy Tip: Pennington has gone 3-for-12 with zero RBI in five games this month and is not a great fantasy option in most leagues. Choi is hitting only .067 this season and should be avoided in all leagues.

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Angels | Three Angels not in the lineup

Sun, 01 May 2016 11:13:13 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Rafael Ortega, C Carlos Perez and 2B Johnny Giavotella are not in the starting lineup against Texas Rangers SP Cole Hamels Sunday, May 1. C Geovany Soto will start at catcher and is batting sixth in the lineup. OF Shane Robinson will start in left field and is batting eighth, while SS Cliff Pennington will start at second base and is batting ninth.

Fantasy Tip: Soto has at least one hit in six of his last seven starts and has six RBI during that span. Soto could be used in two-catcher leagues. Owners should avoid using Pennington and Robinson for the time being.

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Angels | Johnny Giavotella hitting second

Sat, 30 Apr 2016 14:04:26 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 2B Johnny Giavotella is hitting second Saturday, April 30, with OF Rafael Ortega down to ninth against a left-hander.

Fantasy Tip: Giavotella has hit better of late with four hits, including a homer, in 10 at-bats the last week. He only hit .234 against lefties the previous three years, but he should see some pitches to hit ahead of Mike Trout. He's a decent option if you're looking for a basement flyer against Derek Holland. Ortega is hitting .368 the last seven days, but he hasn't faced a lefty this year. Hold off on him tonight.

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Angels | C.J. Cron, Johnny Giavotella sitting

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 14:58:25 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1B C.J. Cron and 2B Johnny Giavotella are not in the starting lineup Wednesday, April 27. 1B Ji-Man Choi is serving as the designated hitter and is batting ninth, while SS Cliff Pennington is at the keystone and is hitting seventh against Kansas City Royals SP Chris R. Young.

Fantasy Tip: Giavotella and Pennington are likely locked into a platoon and should only be rostered in the deepest AL-only leagues, with Pennington being the more attractive one. Choi, a switch-hitter, has only one hit in nine at-bats off the bench this year and is a very weak daily target tonight.

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Angels | Platoon at 2B for Angels?

Mon, 25 Apr 2016 15:20:55 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SS Cliff Pennington is starting at second base over 2B Johnny Giavotella for the second time in the last three games Monday, April 25, and this could wind up being a platoon between the two infielders. Pennington, a switch-hitter, would start against right-handers and Giavotella would start against lefties.

Fantasy Tip: Neither player is much of an offensive force, and Giavotella has issues on defense, too. Because neither will see consistent at-bats at the keystone, their fantasy value is limited to deep AL-only leagues as middle infield insurance. Pennington is a lotto ticket for the desperate in daily formats tonight against Kansas City Royals starter Ian Kennedy.

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

Angels | Two Halos sitting out

Sat, 23 Apr 2016 14:36:06 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 2B Johnny Giavotella and 1B C.J. Cron are out Saturday, April 23, with 2B Cliff Pennington hitting seventh and 1B Ji-Man Choi hitting ninth.

Fantasy Tip: Neither Pennington nor Choi make good DFS plays tonight against Felix Hernandez.

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Angels | Johnny Giavotella not in lineup

Tue, 19 Apr 2016 14:48:24 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 2B Johnny Giavotella is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, April 19. SS Cliff Pennington is starting at second base and is batting ninth against Chicago White Sox SP Mat Latos.

Fantasy Tip: Giavotella is off to a 4-for-32 (.125) start and could continue to lose playing time at the keystone. Pennington is himself a light hitter and is more known for his defensive prowess. Look elsewhere for salary cap saviors in daily fantasy formats.

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Angels | Johnny Giavotella drives in first

Mon, 18 Apr 2016 23:28:34 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 2B Johnny Giavotella had an RBI single in four at-bats Monday, April 18, against the Chicago White Sox.

Fantasy Tip: The RBI was Giavotella's first of the season, as he is still hitting just .125 overall. He needs to piece together a few more games like this before he can be trusted in most fantasy formats again.

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Angels | Carlos Perez, Johnny Giavotella out

Sat, 16 Apr 2016 09:03:19 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim C Carlos Perez and 2B Johnny Giavotella are not in the starting lineup against Minnesota Twins SP Ricky Nolasco Saturday, April 16. C Geovany Soto will start at catcher and is batting eighth, while SS Cliff Pennington will start at second base and is batting ninth.

Fantasy Tip: Soto and Pennington have received limited playing time over the first two weeks of the season. Soto could be a sleeper option for owners in daily fantasy leagues, but owners in most leagues likely will be able to find better options for both positions.

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