Sat, 04 Apr 2015 11:25:18 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 2B Johnny Giavotella has won the starting job at second base. He beat out INFs Grant Green and Josh Rutledge, both of whom will begin the 2015 season with Triple-A Salt Lake.
Fantasy Tip: Giavotella ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) only has value in deep universal leagues and AL-only formats at the moment. However, his low FantasyScore price tag could be tempting for owners who want to spend big bucks at other positions on days when he has a favorable matchup.
Mon, 23 Feb 2015 14:17:04 -0800
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 2B Josh Rutledge is considered the leading candidate for the vacant second base job. 2B Grant Green will also battle to start at the keystone position.
Fantasy Tip: Inconsistency has been the issue with Rutledge, as he has shown flashes of high-end fantasy production in spurts throughout his three-year career. Still, he is largely unproven, with last season's 309 at-bats a career high. The move from hitter-friendly Coors Field -- where he was a superior hitter than on the road -- stands to negatively impact his numbers, but ultimately double digit home runs and steals with decent counting stats and a .265 batting average is within his range. Those numbers would play in the majority of formats, and at 25, Rutledge has upside. He is worth considering in the later rounds of drafts, if he lands the second base job.
Tue, 17 Feb 2015 11:53:10 -0800
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 2Bs Josh Rutledge, Johnny Giavotella, Grant Green and Taylor Featherston will fight for playing time at second base and as the utility infielder this spring.
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 06:13:50 -0800
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim acquired 2B Josh Rutledge from the Colorado Rockies for RP Jairo Diaz.
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 20:22:01 -0800
Colorado Rockies INF Josh Rutledge is a player of interest for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, as they consider moves to bolster their infield.
Sat, 20 Sep 2014 20:12:52 -0700
Colorado Rockies OF Charlie Blackmon, SS Josh Rutledge, 1B Justin Morneau and OF Corey Dickerson went a combined 8-for-16 with four RBIs and five runs scored in the team's 5-1 win Saturday, Sept. 20. All four players had two hits and scored at least one run.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:55:48 -0700
Colorado Rockies SS Josh Rutledge (illness) is in the starting lineup Thursday, July 31.
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:41:38 -0700
Colorado Rockies 2B Josh Rutledge (illness) is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, July 30, but he'll be available off the bench in an emergency.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:06:34 -0700
Colorado Rockies Josh Rutledge (cold) is out of the starting lineup Tuesday, July 29, with an upper respiratory infection.
Fantasy Tip: Remove Rutledge from your starting lineups in daily-transaction leagues. A common cold shouldn't sideline him for long, and as long as he is getting everyday at-bats, Rutledge is an excellent middle infield option.
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:11:53 -0700
Colorado Rockies SS Josh Rutledge (illness) was scratched from the lineup Monday, July 28, against the Chicago Cubs due to illness.