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Angels | Albert Pujols cleared to swing

Wed, 27 Jan 2016 15:43:30 -0800

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1B Albert Pujols (foot) has been cleared to resume hitting off a tee, according to a team official. It was initially believed he would start doing full baseball activities in March, which would make it probable that he would start the regular season on the disabled list. The Angels are pleased with Pujols' progress, but the latest news doesn't change his overall timetable. 1B C.J. Cron will need to take on a greater role with or without Pujols this year.

Fantasy Tip: Pujols was able to reach 40 home runs last year while effectively managing his foot pain, but his average hurt his owners. With him expected to miss the start of the year and the fact that he could struggle upon his return, he's a middle-rounds target in fantasy drafts this year.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: FOXSports.com - Jon Paul Morosi

Angels | Albert Pujols could be ready

Wed, 09 Dec 2015 12:19:12 -0800

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1B Albert Pujols (foot) isn't being ruled out for the start of the regular season next year, according to manager Mike Scioscia.

Fantasy Tip: It's probably wishful thinking for a 35-year-old, but it's not out of the question. Because of the uncertainty around his availability to begin the year, fantasy owners will want to knock Pujols down a few pegs on their cheat sheets. He managed to put up 40 home runs in 2015 but also hit just .244, a further sign that he's declining. It'll be hard to match that kind of power production if he misses the start of the season.

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

Angels | Albert Pujols could miss opener

Tue, 10 Nov 2015 07:55:28 -0800

Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1B Albert Pujols (foot) had surgery to repair the plantar plate in his right foot last week, which could force him to miss the start of the 2016 season. He injured the foot in late August and spent the first month of the offseason attempting to rest it. His rehab timetable is 4 1/2 months, which will carry into spring training.

Fantasy Tip: Pujols turns 36 in January, and he still has plenty of power potential. However, you're likely going to have to live with a batting average that could top out at .270. He's an upper-tier first baseman in drafts.

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

Angels | Albert Pujols undergoes foot surgery

Mon, 09 Nov 2015 15:03:26 -0800

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1B Albert Pujols (foot) underwent right foot surgery and is "expected to resume full baseball activities in four and a half months," the team announced Monday, Nov. 9.

Fantasy Tip: Pujols had a bounce-back showing in 2015 reaching the 40-home run mark for the seventh time in his career and first time since the 2010 season. The return timeline puts Pujols in play to be ready for the beginning of next season, but you'll want to keep tabs on the aging slugger throughout the winter. Entering his age-37 campaign, there could be a significant drop off ahead, especially if there are setbacks during his recovery.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: FOXSports.com - Jon Paul Morosi

Angels | Albert Pujols reaches 40 homers

Sun, 04 Oct 2015 14:41:23 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1B Albert Pujols hit the 40-homer plateau for the seventh time in his career Sunday, Oct. 4.

Fantasy Tip: Pujols ($5,100, 10.2% of cap) regained his power stroke this season after a couple of lean years following his departure from the St. Louis Cardinals. He was healthy this year and it showed. Going into 2016, Pujols remains a top option at first base in AL and mixed formats, as he shows no signs of slowing.

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Angels | Mike Trout keeps LA in hunt

Sat, 03 Oct 2015 01:27:04 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Mike Trout tripled and scored on an RBI single from Angels 1B Albert Pujols as the team won 2-1 over the Texas Rangers. Its playoff hopes stayed alive for another day.

Fantasy Tip: Trout ($6,300, 12.6% of cap) will deliver the goods at this FantasyScore price, so keep him active in your lineup the remainder of the season.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press - Stephen Hawkins

Angels | Erick Aybar to stay in leadoff spot

Tue, 22 Sep 2015 10:03:19 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SS Erick Aybar hit leadoff for the fourth time in five games Monday, Sept. 21, and he will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. Manager Mike Scioscia wants to use OF David Murphy to protect 1B Albert Pujols when the team faces right-handed pitchers.

Fantasy Tip: Hitting leadoff helps Aybar's ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) daily value at FantasyScore, but keep in mind he's hitting only .226 (36-for-159) with one home run when leading off this year. The Angels remain a light-hitting squad even with Aybar setting the table. He'll likely remain a midrange FantasyScore shortstop with minimal power.

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Angels | Albert Pujols snaps out of slump

Sat, 19 Sep 2015 20:25:22 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1B Albert Pujols went 2-for-4 with a double, two RBI and a run scored in a 5-2 win over the Minnesota Twins Saturday, Sept. 19, snapping a six-game hitless drought.

Fantasy Tip: Pujols ($5,100, 10.2% of cap) is always one swing away from having a big night, but with a .239 average, he is a high-risk, high-reward option at FantasyScore.

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Angels | Albert Pujols struggling

Sat, 19 Sep 2015 16:39:59 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1B Albert Pujols (foot) extended his career-worst hitless streak to 25 at-bats Saturday, Sept. 19.

Fantasy Tip: Pujols ($5,100, 10.2% of cap) has been battling a foot injury for some time now, and he's hitting just .148 this month. He's virtually unplayable on FantasyScore right now.

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Angels | Albert Pujols still sore

Fri, 11 Sep 2015 16:35:12 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1B Albert Pujols (foot) said his right foot is still sore and that he'll have to serve as the designated hitter for the rest of the season. He has been taking anti-inflammatory medication, but nothing has worked.

Fantasy Tip: Pujols ($4,900, 9.8% of cap) is fading down the stretch with one home run and six hits in 27 at-bats so far in September, and his troublesome foot might have something to do with that. As long as his foot continues to bother him, it's hard to trust him as your FantasyScore first baseman, especially if it affects his power stroke.

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