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Angels | Albert Pujols launches No. 35

Wed, 02 Sep 2015 16:25:25 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1B Albert Pujols went 2-for-5 with two runs, a home run and three RBI during the Angels' 9-4 win over the Oakland Athletics Wednesday, Sept. 2.

Fantasy Tip: Pujols ($4,900, 9.8% of cap) entered the game with an underwhelming .212/.259/.343 slash line over his past 35 games and had been looking like he was slowing down. Don't rule out his struggles continuing, either. Still, the veteran has had an excellent season with 35 home runs and 80 RBI.

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Angels | Mike Trout shifts to two-hole

Sat, 22 Aug 2015 15:41:06 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Mike Trout is hitting second Saturday, Aug. 22, with 1B Albert Pujols moving up to hit third.

Fantasy Tip: Trout ($6,500, 13.0% of cap) and his August struggles have been well documented. He's hitting .183-1-5 in 71 at-bats this month. The matchup against Marco Estrada is ripe, but his price and slump make it a risk. Pujols is hitting .236 this month, but he has three homers in the last seven days. At $5,200 (10.4% of cap), he's a good option on FantasyScore.

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Angels | Albert Pujols resting up

Wed, 19 Aug 2015 16:32:39 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1B Albert Pujols is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, Aug. 19. 1B C.J. Cron is starting at first base and hitting fifth against Chicago White Sox SP Jeff Samardzija.

Fantasy Tip: If you're looking for a player not many others will click on FantasyScore tonight, Cron ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) might be your guy. Samardzija has surrendered 22 earned runs and five long balls in three starts over just 15 1/3 innings in August, so Cron looks tasty as a value pick tonight.

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Angels | C.J. Cron draws a start at 1B

Wed, 05 Aug 2015 11:49:42 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1B C.J. Cron is starting at first base and hitting eighth against Cleveland Indians SP Danny Salazar Wednesday, Aug. 5, with 1B Albert Pujols serving as the designated hitter.

Fantasy Tip: Cron's ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) playing time took a big hit with the trade acquisitions of Shane Victorino, David Murphy and David DeJesus last week, so he should only be owned in the deepest of AL-only leagues. On FantasyScore today, he makes for a weak option against the dominant Salazar, who is fanning a whopping 10.3 hitters per nine innings. Cron has 32 strikeouts in 128 at-bats against righties this year.

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Angels | Albert Pujols resting vs. Tribe

Mon, 03 Aug 2015 15:14:51 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1B Albert Pujols is not in the starting lineup against the Cleveland Indians Monday, Aug. 3. 1B C.J. Cron is starting at first base and batting seventh against Cleveland Indians SP Corey Kluber Monday.

Fantasy Tip: Pujols ($6,000, 12.0% of cap) hasn't had a day off in awhile and played first base the past three games. Be ready to return him to your seasonal lineups Tuesday, Aug. 4. Cron ($4,700, 9.4% of cap) would typically be a solid play, but it is a horrible matchup Monday, so FantasyScore players should likely look elsewhere.

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Angels | Albert Pujols joins elite company

Sun, 26 Jul 2015 17:16:08 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1B Albert Pujols went 1-for-5 with a steal in a 13-7 win over the Texas Rangers Sunday, July 26, becoming just the fourth player with at least 500 home runs, 100 steals and a .300 batting average.

Fantasy Tip: Don't expect Pujols ($6,000, 12.0% of cap) to add to his stolen base total very often, but he is on pace for 48 homers and 102 RBI this year, so he can be worth paying up for at FantasyScore when he draws a favorable pitching matchup.

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Angels | Albert Pujols will start

Tue, 21 Jul 2015 15:41:06 -0700

Updating a previous story, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have revised their lineup for Tuesday, July 21, against the Minnesota Twins. 1B Albert Pujols will start and hit third in the order, SS Erick Aybar will bat fourth and 2B Grant Green comes out of the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Pujols ($6,000, 12.0% of cap) will lose his off day due to the late scratching of OF Mike Trout. Pujols has fared much better against right-handed pitching this season, and FantasyScore owners can freely use him against RHP Kyle Gibson of the Twins.

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Angels | Albert Pujols resting Tuesday

Tue, 21 Jul 2015 15:36:02 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1B Albert Pujols is receiving a rest day Tuesday, July 21, against the Minnesota Twins. 2B Grant Green comes into the lineup as the corresponding roster move, he'll bat eighth in the order against RHP Kyle Gibson.

Fantasy Tip: Green ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) is hitting just .267 against righties this season, and he doesn't have a single extra-base hit. FantasyScore owners should stay clear.

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Angels | Albert Pujols belts three homers

Mon, 20 Jul 2015 22:39:02 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1B Albert Pujols belted two home runs Monday, July 20, against the Boston Red Sox in Game 2 of a doubleheader, and he also hit one in Game 1. He moved past Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt into 15th place on the all-time Major League Baseball home runs list. Pujols also passed Hall of Famer Ty Cobb for 12th place in baseball history with his 1,137th extra-base hit.

Fantasy Tip: Pujols ($6,000; or 12.0% of cap) made FantasyScore owners smile with his performance in the nightcap, and he remains a must-start until he cools off considerably.

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Angels | Albert Pujols hits homer No. 547

Mon, 20 Jul 2015 15:11:08 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1B Albert Pujols hit his 547th career home run Monday, July 20, in Game 1 of the doubleheader against the Boston Red Sox. Pujols needs one more homer to tie Mike Schmidt for 15th on the all-time list.

Fantasy Tip: Pujols ($6,000, 12.0% of cap) is up to 27 homers on the season, just one back of last year's total. Pujols' .271 ISO is the highest it's been in five seasons, but it also matches his career average. Owners should be refusing to sell Pujols, as he projects to be even more of an asset when his low .216 BABIP starts trending towards his career rate of .299.

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