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Angels | Albert Pujols cleared to swing

Wed, 27 Jan 2016 15:43:30 -0800

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1B Albert Pujols (foot) has been cleared to resume hitting off a tee, according to a team official. It was initially believed he would start doing full baseball activities in March, which would make it probable that he would start the regular season on the disabled list. The Angels are pleased with Pujols' progress, but the latest news doesn't change his overall timetable. 1B C.J. Cron will need to take on a greater role with or without Pujols this year.

Fantasy Tip: Pujols was able to reach 40 home runs last year while effectively managing his foot pain, but his average hurt his owners. With him expected to miss the start of the year and the fact that he could struggle upon his return, he's a middle-rounds target in fantasy drafts this year.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: FOXSports.com - Jon Paul Morosi


Angels | Kole Calhoun avoids arbitration

Wed, 27 Jan 2016 08:58:36 -0800

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Kole Calhoun avoided arbitration Wednesday, Jan. 27, by agreeing to a one-year, $3.4 million deal, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. Calhoun had asked for $3.9 million when both sides exchanged proposed salaries Jan. 15.

Fantasy Tip: Calhoun's batting average has dropped each of the last two years, and he continues to sacrifice frequent contact for more power. He slugged a career-high 26 home runs and drove in 83 runs for the Halos last season. Calhoun is also a nice source of runs hitting at the top of the order, but his bad numbers against lefties leaves him vulnerable.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press


Angels | Several teams interested in C.J. Wilson

Sun, 24 Jan 2016 07:17:32 -0800

Multiple teams have reportedly expressed interest in trading for Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP C.J. Wilson. However, no deal appears imminent.

Fantasy Tip: The Halos have not been impressed with any of the proposals for Wilson, who went 8-8 with a 3.89 ERA over 21 starts in 2015 and has a contract which would make him difficult to move. The 35-year-old left-hander's season was cut short due to surgery to remove bone chips from his pitching elbow but he is expected to be ready for the start of spring training. Wilson could fall to the later rounds of drafts for AL-only and cavernous mixed leagues due to his recent injury history.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB Network - Jon Heyman


Angels | Garrett Richards avoids arbitration

Thu, 21 Jan 2016 15:04:38 -0800

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Garrett Richards re-signed a one-year, $6.425 million contract to avoid arbitration Thursday, Jan. 21.

Fantasy Tip: Considering the severity of the knee injury Richards suffered in 2014, his 2015 season shouldn't be viewed too negatively. He checks out as a solid mid-rotation option for your fantasy club and worth a look in the middle rounds of drafts. There is upside for him to return to being a fringe No. 1 starter in all virtual leagues, too.

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


Angels | Halos still out on Yoenis Cespedes

Tue, 19 Jan 2016 09:44:33 -0800

Free-agent OF Yoenis Cespedes (Mets) is still not of interest to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, who are trying to avoid the luxury tax.

Fantasy Tip: Cespedes is a high-end OF2 wherever he lands.

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Angels | Garrett Richards files for arbitration

Sun, 17 Jan 2016 08:12:09 -0800

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Garrett Richards has filed for salary arbitration. He is seeking a one-year deal worth $7.1 million while the team has countered with a $5.3 million offer.

Fantasy Tip: Richards went 15-12 with a 3.65 ERA in 32 starts last year, with 176 strikeouts in 207 1/3 innings. He makes a solid SP3 in seasonal fantasy baseball leagues.

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Angels | Kole Calhoun files for arbitration

Sun, 17 Jan 2016 08:04:13 -0800

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Kole Calhoun has filed for salary arbitration. He is seeking a one-year deal worth $3.9 million while the team has countered with a $2.35 million offer.

Fantasy Tip: Calhoun hit .256 with a career-high 26 home runs and 83 RBIs in 159 games last season. He should be selected in the early rounds of AL-only leagues and the middle rounds of mixed leagues.

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MLB | Justin Upton rejects White Sox and Angels

Fri, 08 Jan 2016 15:13:21 -0800

Updating a previous report, Free-agent OF Justin Upton (Padres) rejected low-ball, short-term offers from the Chicago White Sox and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, according to sources.

Fantasy Tip: Upton is after a long-term deal, and the outfielder has proven to be an excellent fantasy commodity throughout his career. He still has a bright future ahead of him, and fantasy players should target him after the top-tier outfielders come off the board. Upton has posted 94 runs, 26 home runs and 82 RBI per season with a .271/.352/.474 slash line over the past five years.

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Angels | Hector Santiago re-signs with the Angels

Fri, 08 Jan 2016 14:58:14 -0800

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Hector Santiago re-signed a $5 million contract for the 2016 season Friday, Jan. 8, and will avoid arbitration.

Fantasy Tip: Santiago has strung together excellent stretches in each of the past three seasons. However, his year-end numbers leave him as nothing more than an end-of-the-rotation fantasy option. Over the past three years, Santiago has a 3.62 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and a 8.0 K/9. However, it is worth mentioning 2015 was the first year he was a full-time starter. Turn to him as a potential late-round selection with upside this spring.

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


Angels | Halos not pursuing free-agent sluggers

Wed, 16 Dec 2015 17:03:40 -0800

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are not in serious talks with free-agent OFs Yoenis Cespedes (Mets), Alex Gordon (Royals) or Justin Upton (Padres) or free-agent 1B/OF Chris Davis (Orioles), according to owner Arte Moreno. Additionally, Moreno said the club did not make an offer to OF Jason Heyward before he signed with the Chicago Cubs.

Fantasy Tip: The Angels will likely fill their gaping hole in left field alongside OFs Mike Trout and Kole Calhoun with an internal candidate or lower-profile free agent. OFs David Murphy and Shane Victorino shared time at the position at the end of the 2015 season but both players left via free agency. If the season began today, Daniel Nava and Craig Gentry would be the most likely in-house candidates to play left field but neither player would be useful outside of AL-only fantasy leagues.

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


Angels | Daniel Nava signs with Halos

Wed, 16 Dec 2015 15:38:23 -0800

Free-agent OF Daniel Nava (Rays) signed a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Wednesday, Dec. 16. Nava could form a platoon in left field with OF Craig Gentry next year. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Fantasy Tip: Nava bounced around last year with the Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays as a reserve outfielder, and he hit .194 (27-for-139) in limited action over 60 games. He's a career .281 hitter against right-handed pitching but has very limited power and won't play everyday. He's strictly an AL-only commodity for depth if he's platooning.

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


MLB | David Freese unlikely to return to Angels

Fri, 11 Dec 2015 15:05:08 -0800

Free-agent 3B David Freese (Angels) is not expected to return to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim because the team recently acquired 3B Yunel Escobar.

Fantasy Tip: Freese has flashed some upside throughout his career, and he can string together nice runs. However, honing in at him at FantasyScore during a hot stretch is better than saddling your yearly team with him in the majority of formats. Stay tuned for updates on where Freese signs.

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


Angels | Yunel Escobar dealt to the Angels

Thu, 10 Dec 2015 12:46:57 -0800

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim acquired INF Yunel Escobar from the Washington Nationals in exchange for RP Trevor Gott Thursday, Dec. 10.

Fantasy Tip: Escobar had a bounce-back season in 2015 and posted an impressive .314 batting average. However, his counting stats don't have the same fantasy impact. Escobar scored 75 runs, hit nine home runs and drove in 56 RBI. It is modest production for a low-end middle infielder, and Escobar will have multiple eligibility across a few infield positions for the 2016 season.

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


Angels | LAA out of big-name outfield market

Thu, 10 Dec 2015 12:27:02 -0800

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are not seriously involved in negotiations with free-agent OFs Jason Heyward (Cardinals), Alex Gordon (Royals), Justin Upton (Padres) and Yoenis Cespedes (Mets), according to sources.

Fantasy Tip: The Angels are strapped for cash, so the top-tier outfielders in the free-agent market are likely outside their price range. After Mike Trout and Kole Calhoun the Los Angeles outfield is extremely shallow. It is likely the Angels pursue a lower-end outfielder to bolster their depth.

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Angels | Halos in Jason Heyward mix

Thu, 10 Dec 2015 11:20:00 -0800

Free-agent OF Jason Heyward (Cardinals) has the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs as the finalists to sign him, according to sources.

Fantasy Tip: Heyward has more real life value than fantasy value unless his power starts to develop. He's a decent OF2 in mixed leagues.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: FOXSports.com - Jon Paul Morosi


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Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Player News

Abruzzo Jared C
Achter A.J. P
Alburquerque Al RP
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
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 Andrew OF
Brown Gary OF
Buss Nick OF
Calderon Leonardo P
Calhoun Kole OF
Castillo Angel OF
Cayones Exicardo OF
Chaffee Ryan P
Chile Eduardo P
Choi Ji-Man 1B
Cisco Michael P
Concepcion Julio OF
Cook Aaron X. P
Cordero Chad RP
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
Featherston Taylor SS
Ferguson Kevin P
Fischer Rich P
Fonseca Alex INF
Friedrich Christian SP
Fuller Clay OF
Gailen Blake OF
Gentry Craig OF
Giavotella Johnny 2B
Goins Blake P
Gorneault Nick OF
Graterol Juan C
Green Hunter P
Gretzky Trevor OF
Groth Ryan OF
Guerra Deolis RP
Hall Bill 2B
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
Hurst Kyle P
Hyatt Nate RP
Hynick Brandon P
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
Jung Young-Il P
Junge Eric RP
Kenney Mike P
Kiely Timothy P
Kieschnick Roger OF
Koch Matt C
Komatsu Erik OF
Kubitza Kyle 3B
Lawrence Brian SP
Layman Billy P
Leahy Ryan INF
LeBlanc Joshua 2B
Lee Corey RP
Lerew Anthony SP
Lopez Baltazar 1B
Lopez Roberto OF
Luetge Lucas RP
Malm Jeff 1B
Mann Gregory OF
Marte Jefry 3B
Martinez Brett C
Martinez Joe P
Mateo Juan P
Maya Yunesky SP
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
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
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
Pride Curtis OF
Pujols Albert 1B
Ramirez Ramon RP
Rasmus Cory RP
Rasmussen Rob RP
Reinhardt Doug 3B
Remole Clifton 1B
Richards Garrett SP
Richardson Dustin RP
Richardson Kevin C
Roberts Nick P
Rodriguez Luis SS
Rodriguez Rich RP
Roland Eric INF
Rouwenhorst Jon P
Ruiz Pedro 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
Simmons Andrelton SS
Sisk Brandon P
Skaggs Tyler SP
Smith Joe RP
Sneed James OF
Sneed Kramer P
Snodgress Scott P
Soto Geovany C
Specht Brian INF
Stertzbach Von P
Street Huston RP
Sutton Nate 2B
Sweeney Michael P
Swift Jimmy SS
Thomas Justin P
Thorne Jeremy P
Toribio Roberto P
Tropeano Nick SP
Trout Mike OF
Ward Taylor C
Watson Mark P
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
Zimmerman Bob 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
Strangio Jonathan TO

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