Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:55:01 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Josh Hamilton (knee) said his leg is fine, but he will serve as the designated hitter Tuesday, July 29.
Fantasy Tip: Keep Hamilton in your starting lineups this evening against the Baltimore Orioles.
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:48:02 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Josh Hamilton (knee) is out of the lineup Saturday, July 26.
Fantasy Tip: Pull him from your lineups in daily leagues.
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:39:57 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Josh Hamilton (knee) left the game Friday, July 25, against the Detroit Tigers due to a sore left knee.
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:09:51 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Josh Hamilton is hitting .391 on pitches in the middle zone vertically, which is 100 points above the league average. When a pitch is either up or down he is hitting .243, though. Hamilton is swinging at 37 percent of pitches he has seen out of the strike zone. As a result, pitchers are throwing 60 percent of their pitches to Hamilton outside the strike zone.
Fantasy Tip: Clearly, coaches and pitchers have a plan to attack a weakness Hamilton has to his approach at the plate. Hamilton and the Angels' coaching staff will begin to make adjustments. Don't expect significant improvement, but Hamilton will likely try adopt a more selective approach at the plate, which can only help him going forward.
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:00:24 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Josh Hamilton is batting .200 against curveballs this season. The league average is .247. Hamilton has missed on 49 percent of his swings against curveballs.
Fantasy Tip: Expect Hamilton to begin correcting to the norm. Connecting with a few more curveballs could help his counting stats, but he is unlikely improve drastically enough to help his batting average.
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:48:45 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Josh Hamilton has three home runs in 45 games since returning from the disabled list Tuesday, June 3. Hamilton tore a ligament in his left thumb sliding into first base, and the injury could be lingering and impacting his power.
Fantasy Tip: Hand injuries can be disastrous for hitters, especially concerning their power potential. Hamilton hits in a potent lineup, and he should show more pop as the season continues, though. He is a buy-low candidate.
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:15:25 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Josh Hamilton is seeing more breaking pitches than at any other time in his career. According to Fangraphs, only 35.5 percent of the pitches Hamilton has seen in 2014 have been fastballs. It appears to be the lowest percentage recorded by PITCHf/x data since it started collecting such data in 2002. The next lowest percentage is 44.6 of any other hitter with at least 100 at-bats. Hamilton has been more patient this season, but the more passive approach may be hurting him.
Fantasy Tip: Hitter of only five home runs, Hamilton still ranks as a decent buy-low candidate for the desperate, who should merely hope for an extreme regression to the positive when it comes to power. Hamilton's perceived name value is probably at an all-time low.
Sat, 21 Jun 2014 17:43:12 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim manager Mike Scioscia said 1B C.J. Cron likely will receive more at-bats because of the release of DH Raul Ibanez. Scioscia also said 1B Albert Pujols and OF Josh Hamilton probably will also serve at the designated hitter at times.
Wed, 18 Jun 2014 12:12:46 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Josh Hamilton (undisclosed) served as the designated hitter Tuesday, June 18, because he is feeling some soreness as he acclimates to playing every day after missing two months.
Tue, 17 Jun 2014 12:27:31 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SS Erick Aybar (hip) is back in the lineup in the fifth spot Tuesday, June 17. OF Josh Hamilton is serving as the designated hitter and OF Raul Ibanez is starting in left field.
Fantasy Tip: Return Aybar to your lineups immediately.