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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.

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

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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Angels | Another hitless effort for Albert Pujols

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 15:11:20 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1B Albert Pujols went 0-for-4 to drop his average to .148 on the season Thursday, April 21.

Fantasy Tip: The aging superstar is off to a rough start this year, but he does have two home runs and 10 RBI. Pujols managed 40 home runs last year, so he could still turn things around. But at his age (36) and with foot injuries in his recent past, you have to wonder if a steep decline is in store this year. Sit tight for now, and Pujols could be a buy-low candidate, but tread carefully.

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Angels | Mike Trout, Albert Pujols in funk

Wed, 20 Apr 2016 10:15:36 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Mike Trout and 1B Albert Pujols are both off to slow starts this year. They went 0-for-6 Tuesday, April 19, and are hitting a collective .194 with just 20 hits in 103 at-bats. Pujols has two homers and a team-leading 10 runs, but his slash line is .170/.254/.302. Trout has a line of .220/.333/.340 with a homer and a team-leading nine walks but has also struck out 16 times. "I know what I'm doing wrong," Trout said. "Last couple of games, I created a bad habit. I'm just jumping forward. My head's moving. When the pitch is coming, it's not letting me recognize the pitch. I just have to stay back, trust my hands. We're working on it."

Fantasy Tip: Trout remains one of the best young players in the game, and he'll come around eventually, but you have to worry about the weak-hitting team around him, which could severely limit his ability to score and drive in runs. Pujols proved last year he still has notable power when he's healthy, so you'll need to remain patient with both these superstars.

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

Angels | Albert Pujols with good matchup

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 13:43:16 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1B Albert Pujols is hitting .409 in his career in 22 at-bats against Minnesota Twins SP Tommy Milone, who he faces Friday, April 15.

Fantasy Tip: Pujols isn't off to a great start (6-for-34, .176), but his matchup is a nice one against Milone. However, this time of year in Minnesota is chilly and isn't conducive to hitting, so think twice before inserting him into your daily lineups.

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Angels | Albert Pujols on verge of history

Fri, 08 Apr 2016 00:52:52 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1B Albert Pujols had the game-winning hit and RBI Thursday, April 7, in a 4-3 win over the Texas Rangers. His next RBI will be the 1,700th of Pujols' career.

Fantasy Tip: It looks like Pujols is not having any ill effects from offseason surgery. As long as he stays healthy Pujols is a decent option for your fantasy lineup, and it looks like some pop is left in his bat.

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