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Fri, 29 May 2015 15:36:01 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Aybar ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) is sitting out Friday, May 29, but should return to the lineup in the next few days. He has at least one hit in 18 of his last 19 games and could be a cheaper option for owners on FantasyScore to consider.
Fri, 29 May 2015 14:56:23 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Nieuwenhuis ($1,900, 3.3% of cap) will be making his first start with his new team after hitting only .125 (3-for-38) with the New York Mets earlier this year. Even against the struggling Sanchez, you should try to avoid Nieuwenhuis on FantasyScore as a deep sleeper.
Fri, 29 May 2015 14:49:42 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Giavotella ($2,900, 5.8% of cap) has cooled off considerably in May (.235/.284/.296) after a hot first month (.317/.380/.413). Because of his recent slump, he could be a great contrarian play while hitting in a favorable lineup spot tonight. Plus, Sanchez has given up 14 earned runs in his last two starts, including five long balls.
Fri, 29 May 2015 14:45:34 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SS Erick Aybar (hamstring) is not in the starting lineup Friday, May 29. SS Taylor Featherston is starting at shortstop and hitting ninth in the batting order against Detroit Tigers SP Anibal Sanchez.
Fantasy Tip: Featherston ($1,600, 3.2% of cap), who has just one hit in 24 at-bats this year, isn't worth your time on FantasyScore.
Fri, 29 May 2015 05:20:21 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SS Erick Aybar (hamstring) left the game Thursday, May 28, with left hamstring tightness. Manager Mike Scioscia said he doesn't expect Aybar to land on the disabled list, but he'll make sure Aybar is 100% before he returns.
Fantasy Tip: Aybar ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) should be avoided for a couple of days on FantasyScore. Taylor Featherston ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is just 1-for-24 (.042) to start the season, but he could have some steals potential. Pass on FantasyScore, but he's decent depth in AL-only leagues.
Thu, 28 May 2015 14:45:53 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Green only has nine plate appearances this season and two home runs over 265 career plate appearances. He is nothing more than a desperation flier in all fantasy formats.
Thu, 28 May 2015 10:33:06 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis is expected to be called up from the minors Thursday, May 28, after the team traded for him Wednesday, May 27. He is likely to start in left field against right-handed pitchers, with OF Matt Joyce serving as the designated hitter. 2B Grant Green or OF Alfredo Marte could start in left field against lefties.
Fantasy Tip: Nieuwenhuis ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) had just three hits in 38 at-bats (.079) with the New York Mets before being traded to the west coast. His value will be limited to deep AL-only leagues with increased playing time with a new team. Avoid him for now at FantasyScore.
Thu, 28 May 2015 06:58:27 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim DH Marc Krauss is expected to be optioned to Class AAA Salt Lake Thursday, May 28. He was seen packing up his locker after the Angels' 5-4 loss to the San Diego Padres Tuesday, May 27. In a corresponding move, Angels OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis is expected to replace him on the active roster.
Fantasy Tip: Krauss is a fringe player and had only spot-play worth in daily action, so this isn't exactly an earth-shattering move.
Wed, 27 May 2015 18:28:38 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Cowgill ($2,100, 4.2% of cap) could be replaced by the recently acquired Kirk Nieuwenhuis. Whether or not he gets regular playing time, Nieuwenhuis should be avoided on FantasyScore, until he proves his worth.
Wed, 27 May 2015 16:30:32 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Giavotella ($2,900, 5.8% of cap) is hitting just .211 (16-for-76) with five RBI in May after coming out hot in April after winning the job in spring training. He won't be very valuable at FantasyScore for the rest of the year, aside from being a deep sleeper option that can save you money on the rest of your lineup.
Wed, 27 May 2015 15:23:04 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 2B Johnny Giavotella is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, May 27. 2B Grant Green is starting at the keystone and hitting ninth in the batting order against San Diego Padres SP Andrew Cashner.
Fantasy Tip: Green ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) will be mainly used for infield depth by the Angels, and he'll likely be an afterthought at FantasyScore, especially while hitting at the bottom of the order.
Wed, 27 May 2015 15:14:59 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim C Chris Iannetta is serving as the designated hitter and hitting seventh in the batting order against San Diego Padres SP Andrew Cashner Wednesday, May 27. 1B Marc Krauss is starting on the bench.
Fantasy Tip: Iannetta ($2,300, 4.6% of cap), despite recently breaking a long slump, is still hitting only .161 (15-for-93) on the season, with two home runs and nine RBI. There's nothing that says to trust Iannetta against Cashner, who has been solid despite nothing to show for it in the win column in 2015.
Wed, 27 May 2015 14:57:52 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Hedges ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) has only received 16 plate appearances this season, so he should be viewed as nothing more than a desperation source of cap relief by FantasyScore players Wednesday.
Tue, 26 May 2015 16:57:14 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Iannetta ($2,300, 4.6% of cap) is just 1-for-11 since his four-game hitting streak ended. Iannetta hit a three-run homer in his second-last game but it was his only hit in three outings. FantasyScore owners can consider Iannetta for GPP tournaments, as he goes up against Odrisamer Despaigne of the Padres.
Tue, 26 May 2015 09:47:06 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Cron was hitting only .204 (20-for-98) with one home run and six RBI on the year and had only been hitting against left-handed pitchers. His demotion means Marc Krauss ($1,700, 3.4% of cap) should continue to serve as the main designated hitter. He's only relevant in deep AL-only leagues, and he's a weak FantasyScore option for his power stroke.
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