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Angels | C.J. Wilson struggles in start

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:32:06 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP C.J. Wilson allowed five runs on nine hits in 4 1/3 innings against the Arizona Diamondbacks Friday, March 27.

Fantasy Tip: Wilson struggled last season, and he has given fantasy owners no reason he can return to form. He is worth scooping up late in drafts, but be prepared to cut him loose if he continues to struggle.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Fox Sports West - Jill Painter


Angels | Mike Trout continues to excel

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:26:56 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Mike Trout entered the day Thursday, March 26, hitting .462 this spring, and he continues to slug home runs and doubles. Trout continues to do it all in spring training after winning the American League MVP Award in 2014.

Fantasy Tip: As if you needed any more reason to select Trout with the No. 1 overall fantasy pick. He's the consensus top pick in all fantasy formats, and he should have another outstanding season.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Richard Justice


Angels | David Freese taking time off

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:08:21 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 3B David Freese (elbow) hasn't played since hyperextending his left elbow Tuesday, March 24, and he will take a few more days off to heal. He took ground balls and dry swings Thursday, March 26, and manager Mike Scioscia said Freese is "moving in the right direction."

Fantasy Tip: Freese ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) is mainly valuable in AL-only leagues at a weak position for his double-digit home run power. However, he won't contribute much else, and he'll mainly be a matchup play at a cheap cost at FantasyScore in 2015.

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


Angels | Kole Calhoun injury update

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:26:17 -0700

Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Kole Calhoun (triceps) left the game Thursday, March 26, with a right triceps contusion, caused by being hit by a pitch in the first inning.

Fantasy Tip: The injury to Calhoun ($4,800, 9.6% of cap) doesn't appear to be serious. He remains a source of well-rounded statistical contributions to fantasy squads who should be drafted in the middle rounds.

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


Angels | Kole Calhoun leaves early

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:40:40 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Kole Calhoun (shoulder) left the game early with a trainer Thursday, March 26. He was hit in the right shoulder by a pitch and also slid hard into second base during the game.

Fantasy Tip: Make sure to check back for updates on Calhoun before jumping to conclusions. It was likely a precautionary move. Hitting in front of Mike Trout and Albert Pujols is a nice spot for fantasy value, but be careful not to overvalue Calhoun. He is a great source for runs and has nice pop, but he slid to a .254/.301/.395 slash line in the second half last season. At 27, there might not be a another level of production in store, either.

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


Angels | Garrett Richards pitching Saturday

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:03:08 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Garrett Richards (knee) will pitch a minor league game Saturday, March 28.

Fantasy Tip: The only significance of starting a minor league game is it means Richards won't start against any major league hitters until he is recalled. He is expected to return sometime in late April, and has progresses nicely from a serious knee injury. He posted high-end numbers last season before the injury and is a solid target in the middle rounds of drafts. His upside has the potential to be a huge boost to your fake rotation, and he'll likely only miss a handful of starts.

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


Angels | C.J. Cron hitting well this spring

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:11:32 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF C.J. Cron, who is expected to see plenty of at-bats in 2015 as the designated hitter, went 2-for-3 with a double and a sacrifice fly to extend his spring hitting streak to seven games. Cron is hitting .396 (19-for-48) in Cactus League play.

Fantasy Tip: Cron should see plenty of at-bats as the DH or in left field with Josh Hamilton's (shoulder) situation up in the air. Cron isn't a household name, but he brings some intriguing power to the plate, and he is worth considering late in deep mixed leagues.

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


Angels | Halos being cautious with Garrett Richards

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:43:44 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Garrett Richards (knee) will likely be treated with extra caution by the Angels, and he might not return until late April.

Fantasy Tip: Richards has shown excellent progress this spring after a gruesome knee injury in 2014. Before his injury last season, he was performing at Cy Young levels. There isn't any reason to believe he won't return to a similar level in 2015, but he'll first miss a handful of starts. Richards' potential outweighs any risk of re-injury, and he's a nice candidate for your rotation in the middle rounds of drafts.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Los Angeles Times - Mike DiGiovanna


Angels | Matt Joyce to play Wednesday

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 10:59:42 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Matt Joyce (hamstring) did some running drills Tuesday, March 24, and is expected to start in left field Wednesday, March 25, if he feels good. Joyce has played in only one game, as the designated hitter Monday, March 23, since March 16.

Fantasy Tip: Joyce figures to see more playing time in 2015 because of the uncertainty surrounding Josh Hamilton (shoulder). Joyce reached double-digit homers four straight seasons from 2010-2013 with the Tampa Bay Rays, and if he sees consistent at-bats, he can be useful in deep mixed leagues for outfield depth.

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


Angels | Andrew Heaney once again struggles

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 17:33:05 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Andrew Heaney pitched 4 2/3 innings and allowed four runs on eight hits, a walk and three strikeouts Tuesday, March 24.

Fantasy Tip: Heaney is considered the favorite for a rotation spot. That said, this poor outing isn't likely to help him strengthen his hold on the job. He's a young pitcher with upside but more of an AL-only option than a mixed league consideration.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Alden Gonzalez and T.R. Sullivan


Angels | David Freese hyperextended his elbow

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:49:59 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 3B David Freese (elbow) hyperextended his left elbow against a runner at third base Tuesday, March 24, but is fine, according to manager Mike Scioscia.

Fantasy Tip: Freese is coming off his second straight poor campaign at the hot corner. Since 2013, he's hit just 19 homers in over 1,000 plate appearances. His average has been just over .260 in that time frame as well. Freese is an AL-only league option but not someone worth drafting in standard leagues.

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


Angels | Kole Calhoun tweaks hand

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 15:38:23 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Kole Calhoun (hand) felt something in his hand while swinging Monday, March 23, and was removed from the game. He said he feels fine, though, and expects to play Tuesday, March 24.

Fantasy Tip: Calhoun had an excellent 2014 season, but ascending to another level may not be in store for the 27-year-old outfielder who has just 711 career at-bats. Additionally, he may lose the occasional start against left-handed pitchers and any stolen bases should be considered a bonus. Still, he profiles as a nice three category contributor hitting leadoff, and most importantly in front of Mike Trout. Just be careful you're not paying for more than what you'll receive. Calhoun profiles much better as your third outfielder than your second.

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


Angels | Garrett Richards has impressive outing

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:48:41 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Garrett Richards (knee) threw four hitless innings in a minor league game Monday, March 23, walking two and striking out three in 53 pitches.

Fantasy Tip: Richards hasn't had any setbacks at all this spring, and he's looked impressive. Even though he isn't likely to make his regular season debut until mid-April, his draft stock should be rising. Consider taking him to bolster your fake staff in the middle rounds of mixed league drafts.

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


Angels | C.J. Wilson focusing on changeup

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 12:32:40 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP C.J. Wilson plans to rely heavily on his changeup again this season. The southpaws' changeup usage climbed to a career-high 12.5% in 2014, and opposing batters hit .279 against it. Wilson, 34, said utilizing the pitch more frequently is an attempt to preserve his arm and lessen the strain on it.

Fantasy Tip: Wilson's 2014 season was a nightmare. Over the previous four years he averaged 15 wins, a 3.37 ERA, a 1.28 WHIP and 184 strikeouts over 210 innings pitched, though. And while there is bounce-back potential, Wilson is nothing more than a late-round flier in mixed leagues.

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


Angels | Josh Hamilton decision coming before OD

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 09:03:21 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Josh Hamilton is expected to have a decision handed down on him by commissioner Rob Manfred by opening day on a possible suspension. Manfred said that "we are working toward a result" in the wake of Hamilton's relapse on a drug of abuse. Hamilton is also recovering from shoulder surgery, and his status for opening day was already in question.

Fantasy Tip: Hamilton is expected to receive a suspension somewhere around 25 games for his relapse. His shoulder ailment was already expected to keep him out for around the first two months of the season, too, so he's an extremely risky fantasy baseball commodity. Avoiding him entirely might be the best strategy in standard 12-team mixed leagues.

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Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Player News

Abruzzo Jared C
Aldridge Ryan P
Alliman Terrell OF
Alvarez Jose SP
Arenas Orangel P
Armstrong Cole C
Auer Tyson OF
Austen David P
Aybar Erick SS
Bailey Dwayne INF
Baldoquin Roberto SS
Bedrosian Cam RP
Billo Greg RP
Blanco Josh P
Bland Nathan P
Bolden Ryan OF
Boman Nate P
Bonilla Henry P
Borderick Brian P
Brady Michael RP
Brandt Doug P
Brasier Ryan RP
Braun Ryan Z. RP
Brewer Tadd INF
Brooks Beau C
Broshers Buddy RP
Butera Drew C
Calderon Leonardo P
Calhoun Kole OF
Castillo Angel OF
Cayones Exicardo OF
Chaffee Ryan P
Chile Eduardo P
Cisco Michael P
Concepcion Julio OF
Cook Aaron X. P
Cordero Chad RP
Cordova Francisco P
Cowart Kaleb 3B
Cowgill Collin OF
Crawford Matt OF
Cron C.J. DH
Davidson Dan P
De La Rosa Anderson C
De Los Santos Anel C
Deeds Doug OF
Del Chiaro Brent C
Delaney Robert RP
Deloizaga-Carney Frederic P
Dinga Milan P
Douglas Jamie P
Duff Tim C
Duncan Carlos OF
Edens Kyle P
Edwards Bill P
Emanuel Dennis P
Esslinger Cam RP
Eylward Mike INF
Featherston Taylor SS
Ferguson Kevin P
Fischer Rich P
Fonseca Alex INF
Freese David 3B
Fuller Clay OF
Giavotella Johnny 2B
Goins Blake P
Gomez Hector SS
Gorneault Nick OF
Gott Trevor P
Green Grant 2B
Green Hunter P
Gretzky Trevor OF
Groth Ryan OF
Grube Jarrett SP
Hall Bill 2B
Hamilton Josh OF
Hankerd Cyle 1B
Hatcher Kenneth P
Haynes Jeremy P
Heaney Andrew SP
Heaverlo Jeff P
Herrmann Frank RP
Hill Jeremy P
Holler Blake P
Howell Chris P
Hudson Kyle OF
Hurst Kyle P
Hyatt Nate RP
Hynick Brandon P
Iannetta Chris C
Ibarra Edgar RP
Jang Pil Joon P
Jelinas Karl P
Jimenez Jose C
Johnson Brent C
Johnson Gary OF
Johnson Michael C
Johnson Tyler L. OF
Jolly Luis OF
Joyce Matt OF
Jung Young-Il P
Junge Eric RP
Kenney Mike P
Kiely Timothy P
Kieschnick Roger OF
Komatsu Erik OF
Krauss Marc OF
Kubitza Kyle 3B
Lawrence Brian SP
Layman Billy P
Leahy Ryan INF
LeBlanc Joshua 2B
Lee Corey RP
Lerew Anthony SP
Lindstrom Matt RP
Lopez Baltazar 1B
Lopez Roberto OF
Malm Jeff 1B
Mann Gregory OF
Marte Alfredo OF
Martinez Brett C
Martinez Joe P
Mateo Juan P
Mattheus Ryan RP
McAnulty Paul 1B
McBryde Jeremy P
McDowell Dontavious OF
Meade Aaron P
Melillo Kevin 2B
Mesa Renedin P
Meyer Matt RP
Middlebrook Jason P
Mizuo Yoshitaka RP
Monster Mike P
Montanez Lou OF
Montilla Angel OF
Morin Mike RP
Mosebach Robert P
Mount Ryan SS
Mutter Casey P
Myers Corey C
Navarro Efren INF
Newcomb Sean P
Nieve Fernando RP
Ortega Anthony RP
Pardo Braulio C
Patchett Gary SS
Pavkovich Adam INF
Peel Aaron OF
Pellegrine David P
Pena Tony RP
Perez Carlos E. C
Pestano Vinnie RP
Pride Curtis OF
Pujols Albert 1B
Ramos Cesar RP
Rasmus Cory RP
Reinhardt Doug 3B
Remole Clifton 1B
Reynolds Daniel P
Richards Garrett SP
Richardson Dustin RP
Richardson Kevin C
Roberts Nick P
Robertson Daniel OF
Rodriguez Luis SS
Rodriguez Rich RP
Roland Eric INF
Rouwenhorst Jon P
Rucinski Drew P
Ruiz Pedro 2B
Rutledge Josh 2B
Salas Fernando RP
Sanabia Alex SP
Santiago Hector SP
Santiago Yancarlos P
Schoeninger Timothy P
Scholl Christian P
Seibel Phil RP
Severino Atahualpa P
Shankle Robert 3B
Shoemaker Matt SP
Sisk Brandon P
Skaggs Tyler SP
Smith Joe RP
Sneed James OF
Sneed Kramer P
Snodgress Scott P
Specht Brian INF
Stamets Eric SS
Stertzbach Von P
Stewart Zach SP
Street Huston RP
Sutton Nate 2B
Sweeney Michael P
Swift Jimmy SS
Thomas Justin P
Thorne Jeremy P
Tillman Daniel P
Toribio Roberto P
Tropeano Nick P
Trout Mike OF
Watson Mark P
Weaver Jered SP
Wheeler Ryan 3B
Widlansky Robert 1B
Wilk Adam SP
Wilson C.J. SP
Woods Ryan P
Woody Dominic P
Young Kirby INF
Younger Adam INF
Zamora Pete P
Zimmerman Bob P

Baylor Don TO
Bogar Tim TO
Butcher Mike PC
Dipoto Jerry GM
DiSarcina Gary TO
Ebel Dino TO
Eckstein Rick TO
Hampton Mike TO
Hansen Dave TO
Klentak Matt TO
LaCassa Mike TO
Reagins Tony TO
Scioscia Mike MAN
Servais Scott TO
Soliz Steve TO
Stoneman Bill TO
Strangio Jonathan TO

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