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Tue, 04 Aug 2015 11:39:50 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Tyler Skaggs (elbow) has ramped up the intensity of his twice-weekly bullpen sessions, throwing around 70% intensity on Mondays and Fridays. Skaggs' timetable won't be affected at all by the injury to SP C.J. Wilson (elbow), though. Skaggs isn't expected to pitch this year and won't face hitters until September.
Fantasy Tip: You obviously won't have to worry about Skaggs in single-year formats, but he's not a bad pitching option to own and stash in deep dynasty leagues for next season.
Tue, 04 Aug 2015 11:27:32 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP C.J. Wilson (elbow) will seek a second opinion from Dr. Neal ElAttrache around Aug. 11, but Wilson is leaning toward having season-ending surgery to have eight bone spurs removed from his left elbow. The Angels have approached Wilson to see if he'd like to delay the surgery until the offseason to help the team out of the bullpen. "This is going to be driven by the medical staff," manager Mike Scioscia said. "Whatever decision the medical staff makes, with the doctors, with C.J., is really the direction that this will go. It has nothing to do with what our preference is. It's about, and always will be about, the health of the player." It's a long shot that Wilson will pitch again this year.
Fantasy Tip: It would make sense to hold onto Wilson ($6,000, 12.0% of cap) in single-universe leagues if you have the room. In mixed leagues, however, we wouldn't blame you for dropping him now, since the chances of him making any kind of fantasy impact down the stretch are remote.
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 22:18:47 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Garrett Richards allowed four earned runs, four hits and three walks while striking out a career-high 11 batters over 7 1/3 innings in a win against the Cleveland Indians Monday, Aug. 3.
Fantasy Tip: Richards ($7,000, 14.0% of cap) has posted a 7-2 record with a 2.36 ERA in 10 home starts while he is 4-6 with a 4.84 ERA in 10 road outings. He'll be home again Saturday against Baltimore, so keep rolling with him in FantasyScore as long as he is pitching in the shadow of the Big A.
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 17:42:21 -0700
Fantasy Tip: It's uncertain when Joyce ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) will be back, but when he does return he will find the outfield landscape has changed dramatically after the team acquired several outfielders at the non-waiver trade deadline. FantasyScore players likely need not pay him any mind even when he does return.
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 15:27:59 -0700
Fantasy Tip: DeJesus ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) would usually receive a glowing endorsement setting the table for the Los Angeles lineup, but Kluber ($8,800, 17.6% of cap) presents a daunting matchup. View DeJesus as a high-risk, high-reward FantasyScore option Monday.
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.
Sun, 02 Aug 2015 12:02:48 -0700
Fantasy Tip: DeJesus ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) projects as a platoon outfielder, but the absence of a DH most likely played a role in this. Because the game is at Dodger Stadium, pitcher Cory Rasmus is in the bottom spot. DeJesus should be back in a day or two, but keep an eye on his playing time.
Sat, 01 Aug 2015 11:05:03 -0700
Updating a previous report, MRI results for Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP C.J. Wilson (elbow) show a left elbow impingement secondary to arthritis. He is expected to undergo surgery to clean out bone spurs from his elbow which have caused diminished range of motion and increased risk of shoulder injury. The procedure could end his season prematurely but Wilson expects to be able to pitch effectively in 2016.
Fantasy Tip: Wilson's ($6,000, 12.0% of cap) injury means that Matt Shoemaker ($4,400, 8.8% of cap) is likely to retain his spot in the Angels' starting rotation after Jered Weaver (hip) is activated from the disabled list. He went 8-8 with a 3.89 ERA in 21 starts this season, with his lowest WHIP (1.242) since 2011. He can be dropped in redraft leagues.
Sat, 01 Aug 2015 10:52:21 -0700
Fantasy Tip: This is not a great matchup for Featherston ($1,600, 3.2% of cap), who is hitting just .200 with three RBIs in 20 at-bats this season against southpaws and just .139 overall. FantasyScore owners should be able to find better options.
Sat, 01 Aug 2015 10:40:53 -0700
Fantasy Tip: C Chris Iannetta ($2,600, 5.2% of cap) is receiving a scheduled day off. Perez ($2,900, 5.8% of cap) is only batting .200 (7-for-35) versus lefties this season and is facing one of the most dominant hurlers in the game, so he should be avoided in FantasyScore today.
Sat, 01 Aug 2015 10:38:26 -0700
Fantasy Tip: DeJesus ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) is batting .338 during day games this year but is only 1-for-8 against lefties and has never faced Kershaw in his career. Avoid using him in FantasyScore this afternoon.
Sat, 01 Aug 2015 10:23:30 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Victorino ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) is batting .316 versus lefties with a home run and two RBIs in 38 at-bats this season and is 4-for-18 against Kershaw in his career with a double, home run and two RBIs. FantasyScore owners looking for an inexpensive outfielder may want to consider him today.
Sat, 01 Aug 2015 05:46:55 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Trout ($6,500, 13.0% of cap) leads the American League is runs (76), home runs (32), slugging percentage (.642), OPS (1.049) and total bases (235). He is worth considering nightly at FantasyScore, but especially in favorable matchups.
Sat, 01 Aug 2015 05:33:52 -0700
Fantasy Tip: There has been a lot more good than bad for Santiago ($7,600, 15.2% of cap) this season, but he has now allowed nine runs -- eight earned -- over his past two starts, which is the same amount as he allowed through his previous seven outings. Fantasy owners shouldn't make any hasty moves or jump to conclusions, but it wouldn't be out of the question to see Santiago regress slightly through the end of the year.
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 17:25:08 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Weaver ($5,000, 10.0% of cap) was 4-8 with a 4.75 ERA in 15 starts before landing on the disabled list with a left hip injury. His decreased velocity has made him more dependent on hitting his spots to keep hitters off balance and he will be a risky play in FantasyScore when he returns to action.
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