Mon, 18 May 2015 08:09:02 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Kole Calhoun is hitting cleanup Monday, May 18, with SS Erick Aybar leading off.
Fantasy Tip: Aybar ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) had been in the cleanup spot the last five with Calhoun ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) at leadoff. Aybar is 10-for-19 (.526) the last seven days and makes a great flyer on FantasyScore. Calhoun is hitting .350 with a couple of doubles during the same stretch and is worth a look against inexperienced Toronto Blue Jays starter Todd Redmond.
Thu, 30 Apr 2015 10:43:00 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SS Erick Aybar is leading off against Oakland Athletics SP Jesse Chavez Thursday, April 30, with 2B Johnny Giavotella hitting second, followed by OFs Mike Trout and Kole Calhoun.
Fantasy Tip: The lineup shift likely has to do mainly with Albert Pujols (hamstring) being out. The change mainly affects Aybar ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) and Giavotella ($3,000, 6.0% of cap), as they'll see more at-bats today as a result. Aybar has struggled to begin the season (.211-0-7), but Giavotella (.317-1-9) has been one of the team's more consistent hitters. Giavotella is the safer FantasyScore entry today, but Aybar could be a sleeper.
Wed, 24 Sep 2014 10:03:00 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 3B David Freese (back) and SS Erick Aybar are not in the starting lineup Wednesday, Sept. 24.
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:28:32 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Mike Trout, 1B Albert Pujols, 2B Howie Kendrick, OF Kole Calhoun and SS Erick Aybar are all back in the starting lineup Friday, Sept. 19.
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:06:35 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OFs Mike Trout, Kole Calhoun, Josh Hamilton; 1B Albert Pujols; 2B Howie Kendrick; and SS Erick Aybar are not in the startng lineup Thursday, Sept. 18.
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:07:47 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SS Erick Aybar extended his hitting streak to 11 games Tuesday, Aug. 26, with his sixth straight multi-hit game, which matches his career high. Aybar is batting .465 (20-for-43) during his hitting streak and .379 in interleague matchups this season.
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:17:56 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 2B Gordon Beckham allows manager Mike Scioscia to give 2B Howie Kendrick, 3B David Freese and SS Erick Aybar a day off when needed. INF John McDonald will remain in his role as a late-game defensive replacement.
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:39:22 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 3B David Freese is hitting .344 since July 31, and he moved up to the sixth spot in the order Wednesday, Aug. 20. SS Erick Aybar was dropped in the order.
Fantasy Tip: Freese has just two homers and nine RBIs in 103 at-bats since the All-Star break. While his average has climbed, he still isn't producing enough to warrant much consideration in mixed leagues. Aybar has hit just .209 since the break and doesn't have much mixed-league value either.
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:13:50 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SS Erick Aybar (groin) is in the starting lineup Tuesday, July 22, against the Baltimore Orioles. Aybar is the designated hitter and batting fifth.
Fantasy Tip: Aybar's salary is in the middle of the pack on most daily sites. He hits right-handed pitching better than left, so Miguel Gonzalez is a solid matchup for him. In seasonal leagues, return Aybar to your lineups.
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:10:13 -0700
Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim manager Mike Scioscia said Monday, July 21, that he hopes SS Erick Aybar (groin) will be able to return to the starting lineup Tuesday, July 22.
Fantasy Tip: Fantasy owners in daily leagues will want to see how Aybar responds in his first game back. If he can make it through a full game without setbacks, he will be a safe play going forward.