Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim news, rumors and injuries
Sat, 30 Apr 2016 10:34:56 -0700
Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Tyler Skaggs (shoulder, elbow) will travel to Los Angeles to get evaluated by the club Monday, May 2, because he has been experiencing tightness in his throwing shoulder recently.
Fantasy Tip: Skaggs had been scheduled to make a rehab start Monday, but he hasn't thrown off a mound since doing a bullpen session Wednesday, April 27. Owners in AL-only and cavernous mixed leagues should continue to stash him on their rosters and should have a better idea of his timetable to return to action following Monday's exam.
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 21:48:19 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Trout is simply doing what fantasy owners expect. He is hitting .438 with four homers and nine RBIs with six runs scored during the impressive nine-game run.
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 21:46:44 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Santiago entered the game tied for sixth in the American League with a .179 opponent batting average, so chalk this one up as just a poor outing. He remains a must-start fantasy option in all formats and a tremendous DFS play.
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 18:14:56 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Skaggs was scratched from a rehab outing earlier this week due to fatigue and has pitched fewer than four innings in each of his appearances. He is recovering from Tommy John surgery and could be worth stashing in AL-only and cavernous mixed leagues based on potential, although he appears to be several weeks away from returning.
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 13:36:23 -0700
Texas Rangers OF Delino DeShields Jr. is not in the starting lineup Friday, April 29. OF Ryan Rua draws into the lineup and is batting eighth, and 2B Rougned Odor is leading off against Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Hector Santiago Friday.
Fantasy Tip: DeShields owns a .219/.305/.301 slash line to start the season, and he has been hitting ninth more than first of late. His fantasy value is dwindling. Odor receives a modest fantasy boost in the run and stolen base columns setting the table for the Rangers, but it hurts his RBI potential. Rua is a potential flier in daily contests because of his .292/.320/.458 career slash line against southpaws, but you'll still want to keep expectations in check.
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 16:14:14 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Escobar is a low-end option in deep mixed leagues, but he has upside to score plenty of runs leading off for the Angels, and he is capable of flirting with a .300 batting average. He hit .314 in 2015, after all.
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 14:47:19 -0700
Fantasy Tip: With Street on the shelf, Joe Smith projects to handle the ninth inning for the Angels. Smith is an immediate add in all fantasy formats, and Street is a universal stash. Fernando Salas and Mike Morin would be the next closing option should Smith falter.
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 09:28:42 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Mike Trout hit his fifth home run in a winning effort over the Kansas City Royals Wednesday, April 27. He's hitting .353 in his last 14 games after starting the year 5-for-27. Nine of his 37 career hits against the Royals have been home runs.
Fantasy Tip: He also has four home runs in his last seven games, proving that his slow start is already a thing of the past. If you were considering buying low, that opportunity has already passed. There's a reason he was in consideration once again for the first overall fantasy pick this year.
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 05:00:20 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim RP Huston Street (oblique) is expected to be placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left oblique. RP Joe Smith recorded the save in Street's absence Wednesday, April 27.
Fantasy Tip: Smith has been a serviceable fill-in before. Pick him up in most formats and stash Street on the DL.
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 18:37:53 -0700
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim do not have any contract extension talks scheduled with OF Kole Calhoun and SP Garrett Richards. "I would be lying to tell you that the thought hasn't crossed my mind," general manager Billy Eppler said. "But we're not at that point. It's just not something I want to talk about while they're playing; while they're trying to perform."
Fantasy Tip: Entering play Wednesday, the 28-year-old Calhoun was batting .264 with two home runs and nine RBI, while the 27-year-old Richards was 1-3 with a 2.35 ERA through his first five starts, with 30 strikeouts in 30 2/3 innings. Calhoun should be viewed as an OF3 in mixed seasonal leagues, while Richards is a low-end SP2 or high-end SP3.
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 17:46:23 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP C.J. Wilson (shoulder) hopes to return to the starting rotation in mid-June. He is scheduled to throw a bullpen session May 9, and will toss a simulated game May 18, if all goes well. Wilson would then be in line to begin a rehab assignment May 23, and would probably need at least four starts before being activated from the disabled list.
Fantasy Tip: Wilson has been throwing for several weeks on flat ground using an altered delivery designed to prevent him from re-injuring his shoulder. The 35-year-old southpaw could be worth stashing in AL-only and cavernous mixed leagues.
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:49:57 -0700
Fantasy Tip: This is bad news for the Angels and Heaney, and he'll be out well beyond his 15-day DL stint now. There remains the chance that Heaney will need Tommy John surgery, which would put him out for at least a year. Only keep Heaney stashed in AL-only leagues for now and keep tabs on his status. Nick Tropeano (1-0, 1.69 ERA, 1.43 WHIP) would be the biggest beneficiary if Heaney is out for an extended timeline. Tropeano has looked good so far in the rotation and is worth a flier in deep mixed leagues. He can be a successful value play in the right matchups in daily formats.
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 14:58:25 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1B C.J. Cron and 2B Johnny Giavotella are not in the starting lineup Wednesday, April 27. 1B Ji-Man Choi is serving as the designated hitter and is batting ninth, while SS Cliff Pennington is at the keystone and is hitting seventh against Kansas City Royals SP Chris R. Young.
Fantasy Tip: Giavotella and Pennington are likely locked into a platoon and should only be rostered in the deepest AL-only leagues, with Pennington being the more attractive one. Choi, a switch-hitter, has only one hit in nine at-bats off the bench this year and is a very weak daily target tonight.
Tue, 26 Apr 2016 10:12:56 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Garrett Richards recorded his first victory of the season against the Kansas City Royals Monday, April 26, by allowing just an unearned run in 6 2/3 innings, and he threw a four-seam or two-seam fastball on 33 of his first 36 pitches. "I'm going to throw the fastball until you prove to me that you can handle it and you can make the adjustment," Richards said. He allowed three hits while striking out five to lower his ERA to 2.35. Richards has more confidence in his landing leg now that he's a full season removed from knee surgery, and it has allowed him to re-integrate his two-seam fastball.
Fantasy Tip: Richards had run into some tough luck early in the season, but he has been pitching well with 8.8 strikeouts per nine innings and a 1.27 WHIP. His upper-90s fastball can generate plenty of swings and misses, although he can get in trouble at times with his control. Richards could return great value this year as your second or third starter.
Mon, 25 Apr 2016 23:42:15 -0700
Fantasy Tip: After a rough start, he has four hits and three homers in the last two days to raise his line to .171-5-14. He's a step below the greatness he once exhibited, but he's still a high-end first baseman in fantasy.
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