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Angels | Albert Pujols adds to HR total

Mon, 23 May 2016 21:24:09 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1B Albert Pujols went 1-for-4 with one home run and two RBI against the Texas Rangers Monday, May 23. He is now tied for 12th in career home runs with 569.

Fantasy Tip: Pujols has improved his play in May and has at least one hit in 11 of his last 13 games. He is still hitting only .228 this season but is still a decent option in most fantasy leagues.

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Angels | Albert Pujols wins it with homer

Sun, 15 May 2016 00:15:51 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1B Albert Pujols hit a three-run homer in the ninth inning Saturday, May 14, giving his team a 9-7 win over the Seattle Mariners.

Fantasy Tip: With eight homers this season, Pujols is off his 40-homer pace of a year ago, but he is on track for a strong year. His batting average was .201 entering this game, but it shouldn't be too much reason to worry yet. Pujols is producing enough to fit into daily lineups, AL and mixed leagues.

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Angels | Yunel Escobar sitting out Friday

Fri, 13 May 2016 17:01:16 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 3B Yunel Escobar (thumb) is not in the starting lineup Friday, May 13. 3B Jefry Marte is starting at the hot corner and is batting eighth against Seattle Mariners SP Nathan Karns. OF Kole Calhoun moves up to the leadoff spot, with OF Mike Trout hitting second and 1B Albert Pujols hitting third.

Fantasy Tip: The Angels expect Escobar to be fine and possibly return to the lineup as early as tomorrow. That makes Marte one to avoid in all formats tonight and moving forward. Escobar has been a productive on-base man for the Angels at the top of the order but doesn't contribute much outside of average for fantasy owners.

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Angels | Analytics refute Albert Pujols' start

Thu, 12 May 2016 22:29:27 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1B Albert Pujols is hitting just .194, but his exit velocity is just behind Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper, is equal to Los Angeles Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig and is better than Arizona Diamondbacks 1B Paul Goldschmidt. Pujols lined a ball at 108.5 mph earlier this week, and he homered Thursday, May 12.

Fantasy Tip: Further illustrating the bad luck Pujols has had, he sports a .170 BABIP, which means he's punishing the ball in bad spots. His power is still there, his batting eye is still there with 17 K's in 129 at-bats and we expect him to rebound if he remains healthy. That rebound may not include a .300 average, but last year's 40 homers were no fluke. AP is a nice buy-low candidate if an opponent is ready to give up on the 36-year-old. He'll be an upper-middle consideration in DFS.

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Angels | C.J. Cron out again

Wed, 04 May 2016 07:55:53 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1B C.J. Cron is out of the lineup Wednesday, May 4, with 1B Albert Pujols hitting cleanup.

Fantasy Tip: AP has played first base in all three games in Milwaukee, which shouldn't come as a surprise. Pujols has played eight games at first, which means he only needs two more to keep 1B eligibility next year in a lot of formats. His .204-6-17 line is rather average, but he's hitting .304 the last seven days, and he's an upper-middle option against Zach Davies.

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Angels | Albert Pujols hits two out

Mon, 25 Apr 2016 23:42:15 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1B Albert Pujols hit two homers Monday, April 25, to pass OF Reggie Jackson for 13th all-time with 564 and 565.

Fantasy Tip: After a rough start, he has four hits and three homers in the last two days to raise his line to .171-5-14. He's a step below the greatness he once exhibited, but he's still a high-end first baseman in fantasy.

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Angels | Mike Trout serving as DH

Mon, 25 Apr 2016 14:51:16 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Mike Trout (foot) is serving as the designated hitter for the first time this year Monday, April 25, after fouling a ball off his foot over the weekend. OF Rafael Ortega is in center field and is batting second, while 1B Ji-Man Choi is in left field and is hitting ninth against Kansas City Royals SP Ian Kennedy. 1B C.J. Cron also takes a seat with 1B Albert Pujols at first base.

Fantasy Tip: Start Trout as you normally would in all fantasy formats. His foot isn't a problem after he started Sunday. Ortega and Choi haven't done much with the bats in Anaheim and are weak daily plays against Kennedy, who is out to a fine start with KC.

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Angels | Albert Pujols ends slump

Sun, 24 Apr 2016 17:11:32 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1B Albert Pujols ended an 0-for-26 drought with a two-run home run against the Seattle Mariners Sunday, April 24, and he finished 2-for-4 in a 9-4 loss.

Fantasy Tip: Pujols' owners have to hope that the home run jumpstarts his season. He is worth hanging on to because of his power potential, but the batting average is likely to remain troublesome.

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Angels | Albert Pujols hoping to snap out of slump

Sun, 24 Apr 2016 09:04:51 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim DH/1B Albert Pujols is not concerned about his struggles at the plate through the first three weeks of the regular season, citing a similar slow start during the first month of the 2012 campaign. He is 9-for-68 (.132) with two home runs and 10 RBI and is hitless in his last 26 at-bats. "Albert certainly isn't as locked in as he can, but still, he's hitting the ball harder than his numbers show," manager Mike Scioscia said.

Fantasy Tip: Pujols has played 16 games in the last 17 days, although fatigue is not believed to be a factor in his slow start because he has served as the designated hitter in all but three of those games. Seasonal owners should continue to be patient with him; after all, he had 40 home runs in 2015.

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Angels | Albert Pujols' drought continues

Sat, 23 Apr 2016 20:50:51 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1B Albert Pujols is hitless in his last 26 at-bats, the longest drought of his career.

Fantasy Tip: Pujols' rough year continues, but coming off a 40-homer season, you really have no choice but to sit tight and hope he turns things around.

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