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Angels | Geovany Soto ready for rehab stint

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 12:17:43 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim C Geovany Soto (knee) is beginning a rehab assignment with Class AAA Salt Lake Thursday, June 30.

Fantasy Tip: Soto was having a nice season (.283/.338/.483 slash line through 67 plate appearances) before requiring surgery to repair his torn right meniscus. Still, he is best viewed as a low-end backstop in cavernous mixed, two-catcher and AL-only leagues once healthy and back with the Angels.

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Angels | Yunel Escobar out of the lineup

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 11:01:59 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 3B Yunel Escobar (knee) is out of the lineup Wednesday, June 29, with 3B Jefry Marte hitting fifth.

Fantasy Tip: Marte is in a 4-for-26 (.154) skid and only has one hit in 14 at-bats (.071) against lefties this year. He's not a great flyer against Dallas Keuchel.

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Angels | Johnny Giavotella leading off

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 11:01:20 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 2B Johnny Giavotella is leading off Wednesday, June 29, with OF Kole Calhoun moving down to the two-hole.

Fantasy Tip: This is the setup they use against lefties, and Giavotella hits .281 against them. He has upside against Dallas Keuchel. Calhoun is a daily consideration as the lefty doesn't really struggle against southpaws.

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Angels | Another poor start for Tim Lincecum

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 23:19:18 -0700

Los Angeles Angels SP Tim Lincecum struck out a season-high seven in his third start of the season against the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday, June 28, but was tagged for a season-high five runs in 4 1/3 frames.

Fantasy Tip: Carlos Correa hit a three-run blast in the first inning and Carlos Gomez added an RBI double in the fourth before Deolis Guerra gave up another run in the fifth that was charged to Lincecum. Even though Houston isn't a great matchup for a lot of pitchers right now, it's hard to justify using the two-time Cy Young Award winner in anything outside of AL-only leagues right now.

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Angels | Yunel Escobar a DL candidate

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 16:39:06 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 3B Yunel Escobar (knee) is unlikely to return before Friday, July 1, according to manager Mike Scioscia. If he can't return Friday, Escobar would likely be put on the disabled list.

Fantasy Tip: Escobar makes plenty of contact and hits for average (.310 this year), but he has just three home runs and 20 RBI and doesn't run, so his fantasy upside is limited to very deep mixed leagues and AL-only affairs. A DL trip would hurt his potential trade value at the deadline. Expect Gregorio Petit and Jefry Marte to see time at third base if Escobar needs more time on the sidelines.

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Angels | Yunel Escobar, C.J. Cron out

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 15:43:52 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 3B Yunel Escobar (knee) and 1B C.J. Cron are not in the starting lineup Tuesday, June 28. SS Gregorio Petit is starting at the hot corner and hitting seventh, while 3B Jefry Marte is at first base and is batting sixth against Houston Astros SP Scott Feldman.

Fantasy Tip: Escobar continues to be bothered by a knee issue, so keep him out of all lineups until further notice. It looks like a normal rest day for Cron. Both Petit and Marte have limited offensive upside and should be considered low-end daily picks.

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Angels | Three XBH for Mike Trout

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 23:51:01 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Mike Trout went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles and a solo home run with two runs scored Monday, June 27, against the Houston Astros. It wasn't all great, as he was charged with his fourth error of the season on a bobble in the outfield.

Fantasy Tip: Trout has been on a tear lately, posting five straight multi-hit games, including three straight three-hit games. He has also homered in three in a row while driving in five runs over the past four outings. He is a must-start DFS play regardless of price tag.

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Angels | Matt Shoemaker spins six scoreless

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 23:50:38 -0700

Los Angeles Angels SP Matt Shoemaker allowed five hits and a walk over six scoreless frames Monday, June 27, in a no-decision against the Houston Astros. He also struck out six batters in the 99-pitch quality start.

Fantasy Tip: Shoemaker has a 3-8 record overall, but he whittled his ERA down to 4.12 and he has a respectable 1.26 WHIP. He has received little run support this month despite pitching better, going 0-3 with a 2.14 ERA in six June starts. He has re-emerged as a must-start in all fantasy formats despite the lack of wins. He has six or more strikeouts in eight straight outings.

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Angels | No improvement for Andrew Heaney

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 19:30:38 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Andrew Heaney (elbow) was re-evaluated Monday, June 27, and he did not show any improvement after a stem call injection in late April. He will be re-examined in two weeks.

Fantasy Tip: Heaney has a bright future, but it appears he will need a surgery which could keep sidelined for a lengthy amount of time. Fantasy owners in re-draft leagues should cut bait at this point.

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Angels | C.J. Wilson to get second opinion

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 19:06:16 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP C.J. Wilson (shoulder) will go for a second opinion on his left shoulder injury. General manager Billy Eppler said Wilson's shoulder is "not firing" like it should.

Fantasy Tip: It remains rather uncertain if Wilson will be able to return this summer. If you were stashing him away hoping for a return, it is likely a longshot at this point. If you need the roster space, drop him for someone who can help now.

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

Angels | Halos encouraged with Garrett Richards

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 16:42:07 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Garrett Richards (elbow) doesn't have any definitive timetable for a possible return this year, but manager Mike Scioscia said they are "encouraged." Richards will be evaluated again in six weeks.

Fantasy Tip: There still isn't a guarantee that Richards will pitch again in 2016 as he attempts to avoid Tommy John surgery. In most mixed leagues you probably shouldn't be waiting around for him and using an extra roster spot on him at this point.

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Angels | Tyler Skaggs moving rehab

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 15:37:21 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Tyler Skaggs (elbow, shoulder) is moving his rehab from extended spring training to Class A Inland Empire. He hasn't pitched in a minor league game since April.

Fantasy Tip: It's progress for Skaggs, although he's been slow to recover from Tommy John surgery. The left-hander has flashed promising stuff when healthy, but fantasy owners in all leagues will have to wait longer for Skaggs to prove that he can stay healthy. There's a chance he could surface with the Angels later this year and provide services for those in deep mixed and AL-only leagues, but don't hold your breath.

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Angels | Yunel Escobar out again Monday

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 15:13:16 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 3B Yunel Escobar (knee) remains out of the starting lineup Monday, June 27. 3B Jefry Marte is starting in his place at third base and batting sixth versus Houston Astros SP Collin McHugh.

Fantasy Tip: This will be the fourth game in a row on the sidelines for Escobar. Marte hasn't really done anything of note in his time filling in, and as a result, isn't really someone to consider for daily games this evening.

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Angels | Jett Bandy back in lineup

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 14:57:06 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim C Jett Bandy is back behind the plate and hitting eighth Monday, June 27, opposite Houston Astros SP Collin McHugh.

Fantasy Tip: This is an interesting development because it's now Bandy's fifth start in the last six games, meaning it appears he has settled in as the regular starting catcher for the Angels, with Carlos Perez seeing a decrease in playing time. Bandy has responded well, churning out at least one hit in each of his previous starts over this stretch, and if he can keep it up, he might carve out some usefulness in AL-only leagues. Keep an eye on this intriguing 26-year-old if you need catching depth.

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Angels | Mike Trout on a tear

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 17:42:50 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Mike Trout went 3-for-5 with a home run, two RBI and three runs scored in a 7-6 win over the Oakland Athletics Sunday, June 26, and he has four straight multi-hit games.

Fantasy Tip: Don't hesitate to pay up for Trout in DFS formats when he is locked in at the plate like this.

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Abruzzo Jared C
Achter A.J. P
Alburquerque Al RP
Alcantara Victor P
Aldridge Ryan P
Alliman Terrell OF
Alvarez Jose SP
Arenas Orangel P
Armstrong Cole C
Auer Tyson OF
Austen David P
Bailey Dwayne INF
Baldoquin Roberto SS
Bandy Jett C
Bedrosian Cam RP
Berry Quintin OF
Billo Greg RP
Blanco Josh P
Bland Nathan P
Bolden Ryan OF
Boman Nate P
Bonilla Henry P
Borderick Brian P
Brandt Doug P
Braun Ryan Z. RP
Brewer Tadd INF
Briceno Jose C
Brooks Beau C
Broshers Buddy RP
Brown Gary OF
Buss Nick OF
Calderon Leonardo P
Calhoun Kole OF
Carpenter David RP
Castillo Angel OF
Cayones Exicardo OF
Chacin Jhoulys SP
Chaffee Ryan P
Chile Eduardo P
Choi Ji-Man 1B
Cisco Michael P
Concepcion Julio OF
Cook Aaron X. P
Cordova Francisco P
Cowart Kaleb 3B
Crawford Matt OF
Cron C.J. 1B
Cunningham Todd OF
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
Escobar Yunel 3B
Esslinger Cam RP
Eylward Mike INF
Ferguson Kevin P
Fischer Rich P
Fonseca Alex INF
Fuller Clay OF
Gailen Blake OF
Gentry Craig OF
Giavotella Johnny 2B
Goins Blake P
Gorneault Nick OF
Graterol Juan C
Green Hunter P
Groth Ryan OF
Guerra Deolis RP
Guerra Javier SS
Hankerd Cyle 1B
Hatcher Kenneth P
Haynes Jeremy P
Heaney Andrew SP
Heaverlo Jeff P
Hernandez Luis 2B
Hill Jeremy P
Holler Blake P
Hoppe Jason P
Howell Chris P
Huff David RP
Hurst Kyle P
Hyatt Nate RP
Hynick Brandon P
Jackson Ryan SS
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Jelinas Karl P
Jimenez Jose C
Johnson Brent C
Johnson Gary OF
Johnson Michael C
Johnson Tyler L. OF
Jolly Luis OF
Jones Chris RP
Jung Young-Il P
Junge Eric RP
Kendrick Kyle SP
Kenney Mike P
Kiely Timothy P
Kieschnick Roger OF
Koch Matt C
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Kubitza Kyle 3B
Layman Billy P
Leahy Ryan INF
LeBlanc Joshua 2B
Lee Corey RP
Lerew Anthony SP
Lincecum Tim SP
Lopez Baltazar 1B
Lopez Roberto OF
Luetge Lucas RP
Mahle Greg P
Malm Jeff 1B
Mann Gregory OF
Marson Lou C
Marte Jefry 3B
Martinez Brett C
Martinez Joe P
Mateo Juan P
Maya Yunesky SP
McAnulty Paul 1B
McBryde Jeremy P
McDowell Dontavious OF
McGowin Kyle P
Meade Aaron P
Melillo Kevin 2B
Mesa Renedin P
Meyer Matt RP
Middlebrook Jason P
Mizuo Yoshitaka RP
Molina Jose Alberto P
Monster Mike P
Montanez Lou OF
Montilla Angel OF
Morin Mike RP
Mosebach Robert P
Mount Ryan SS
Mutter Casey P
Myers Corey C
Nava Daniel OF
Navarro Rey 2B
Nieve Fernando RP
Nuding Zach P
O'Grady Chris P
Ortega Anthony RP
Ortega Rafael OF
Pardo Braulio C
Paredes Edward P
Patchett Gary SS
Pavkovich Adam INF
Peel Aaron OF
Pellegrine David P
Pena Tony RP
Pennington Cliff SS
Perez Carlos C
Petit Gregorio SS
Phillips Anthony INF
Pujols Albert 1B
Ramirez J.C. RP
Ramirez Ramon RP
Rasmus Cory RP
Reinhardt Doug 3B
Remole Clifton 1B
Richards Garrett SP
Richardson Dustin RP
Richardson Kevin C
Roberts Nick P
Robinson Shane OF
Rodriguez Luis SS
Rodriguez Rich RP
Roland Eric INF
Rouwenhorst Jon P
Ruiz Pedro 2B
Ryan Brendan SS
Salas Fernando RP
Santiago Hector SP
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Schoeninger Timothy P
Scholl Christian P
Scribner Troy P
Seibel Phil RP
Severino Atahualpa P
Shankle Robert 3B
Shoemaker Matt SP
Simmons Andrelton SS
Sisk Brandon P
Skaggs Tyler SP
Smith Joe RP
Smith Nate SP
Sneed James OF
Sneed Kramer P
Soto Geovany C
Specht Brian INF
Stertzbach Von P
Street Huston RP
Sutton Nate 2B
Sweeney Michael P
Swift Jimmy SS
Thaiss Matt C
Thomas Justin P
Thorne Jeremy P
Toribio Roberto P
Tropeano Nick SP
Trout Mike OF
Valdez Jose RP
Ward Taylor C
Weaver Jered SP
Widlansky Robert 1B
Wilson C.J. SP
Winkler Kyle P
Woods Ryan P
Woody Dominic P
Young Kirby INF
Younger Adam INF
Zamora Pete P

Black Bud TO
DiSarcina Gary TO
Ebel Dino TO
Eckstein Rick TO
Eppler Billy GM
Gallego Mike TO
Hansen Dave TO
LaCassa Mike TO
Molina Jose TO
Nagy Charles PC
Radinsky Scott TO
Reagins Tony TO
Roenicke Ron TO
Scioscia Mike MAN
Soliz Steve TO
Sorrento Paul TO
Stoneman Bill GM
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