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Sun, 24 Jul 2016 18:47:06 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Lincecum's ERA ballooned to 8.70, and he has struggled since a solid debut. For those owners clinging to the hope of some kind of resurgence, it is time to cut bait with Lincecum.
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 13:32:28 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Skaggs has been pitching well in the minors and will be making his first MLB start in nearly two seasons. He will be facing a tough opponent in the Royals in his first game back, but he should be owners in deeper mixed leagues.
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 10:05:44 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 2B Johnny Giavotella is not in the starting lineup against Houston Astros SP Mike Fiers Sunday, July 24. 2B Gregorio Petit will start at second base and is batting ninth.
Fantasy Tip: Petit has receive decent playing time over the last few weeks and is hitting .300 with one RBI over the last seven days. Petit should be used in AL-only leagues but probably can be avoided in mixed leagues.
Sat, 23 Jul 2016 21:19:36 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Jered Weaver allowed six earned runs, seven hits and three walks with just one strikeout over four innings in a loss Saturday, July 23, against the Houston Astros. He threw just 51 of his 84 pitches for strikes.
Fantasy Tip: Weaver is 8-8 with a 5.32 ERA overall and should only be rostered in deeper AL-only fantasy leagues at this point. He is 0-3 with a 9.39 ERA in three outings against the Astros this season, so remember that and avoid him next time Houston pops up on the schedule.
Sat, 23 Jul 2016 20:02:21 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Escobar has rolled up eight games with two or more hits in eight of the past 16 games. He has re-emerged as a must-start fantasy option in all AL-only leagues and deeper mixed rotisserie formats with his high average.
Sat, 23 Jul 2016 13:29:04 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Perez was optioned to the minors earlier this month after Geovany Soto returned from the disabled list to work on his bat. Mission accomplished. Perez went 11-for-31 with five extra-base hits after being sent down and will likely be in line for regular at-bats for the next week or so as Soto recovers from a left knee injury. Despite the surge, Perez is unlikely to have value outside of AL-only leagues.
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 15:10:20 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 2B Johnny Giavotella is not in the starting lineup Friday, July 22. 2B Gregorio Petit is starting at the keystone and is hitting ninth against Houston Astros SP Lance McCullers.
Fantasy Tip: It's likely a normal day of rest for Giavotella. Petit is hitting .281 on the year but has limited offensive skills with only two home runs and 15 RBI in 128 at-bats. He's also never stolen a base in his five-year career. Ignore him everywhere.
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 15:06:49 -0700
Fantasy Tip: It would be wise to take a wait-and-see approach with Skaggs outside of cavernous mixed and AL-only leagues, but he did post a 2.51 ERA with 45 strikeouts over 32 1/3 innings through seven starts with Class AAA Salt Lake. There is some upside and Skaggs is a hurler to watch.
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 14:50:40 -0700
Houston Astros C Evan Gattis (hand) is not in the starting lineup Friday, July 22, because his right hand is still swollen. C Jason Castro is starting behind the plate and batting ninth, and OF Preston Tucker is batting eighth as the designated hitter against Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Matt Shoemaker Friday.
Fantasy Tip: Gattis' fantasy value is tied to his power and eligibility at catcher, and with 13 home runs and 36 RBI in just 69 games, he's delivering. Expect Gattis to be back in the lineup soon. Castro is seeing enough playing time to remain a low-end starter in cavernous mixed, two-catcher and AL-only leagues and has 31 runs, six home runs and 22 RBI for the campaign. Tucker is nothing more than a desperation start in all fantasy formats given his .566 OPS this season.
Thu, 21 Jul 2016 00:16:56 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Pujols has been getting better with age. Rather, it's the fact he's escaped serious injury that has Pujols owners happy. Pujols owns a .448 slugging percentage and .255 batting mark, and that alone should have owners wanting to start him in daily and overall leagues.
Thu, 21 Jul 2016 00:08:59 -0700
Fantasy Tip: With C.J. Cron (hand) on the disabled list until at least early September, players like Marte will get an audition at first base while Albert Pujols is a designated hitter. With Ji-Man Choi also in the mix, first could be a very entertaining position in Anaheim this summer. Marte is best played in DFS formats due to the sporadic nature of when he starts.
Wed, 20 Jul 2016 22:30:57 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Escobar continues to do a good job setting the table at the top of Mike Scioscia's lineup, posting his seventh multi-hit game in 15 games in the month of July. He remains a must-start fantasy option in all AL-only leagues, most mixed formats and DFS play.
Wed, 20 Jul 2016 22:30:35 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Hector Santiago allowed three earned runs, five hits and three walks with three strikeouts over five innings in a win Wednesday, July 20, against the Texas Rangers. He threw 63 of his 100 pitches for strikes in the quality start.
Fantasy Tip: Despite the win, Santiago has been way more impressive on the road than at home. He is 4-2 with a 5.82 ERA with 12 home runs allowed in 51 innings at the Big A, while going 4-2 with a 3.03 ERA in 10 road outings, posting a .217 opponent batting average with just six homers allowed in 59 1/3 innings. Fantasy owners and DFS players need to remember those splits.
Wed, 20 Jul 2016 15:25:59 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Marte should only be owned in the deepest of AL-only leagues for bench depth, as he's batting just .224 (24-for-107) with five home runs and 14 RBI. He doesn't play much, either, and that's really saying something considering the Angels have one of the thinnest rosters in the majors due to injuries.
Tue, 19 Jul 2016 22:51:17 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Lohse was even worse against the Rangers than he was in his 2016 debut versus the Twins. Don't let the veteran anywhere near your fantasy roster.
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