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Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim news, rumors and injuries
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 19:13:42 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Andrew Heaney (elbow) will undergo Tommy John surgery Friday, July 1, due to a lack of progress in the healing of his ulnar collateral ligament, in addition to discomfort experienced during a recent throwing session. The procedure will be performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache.
Fantasy Tip: Heaney received a stem-cell injection several months ago in an attempt to avoid reconstructive elbow surgery but it was unsuccessful. The 25-year-old southpaw will miss the remainder of the 2016 season and a good chunk of 2017 as well. Owners in redraft leagues can cut ties with Heaney but he should remain stashed in dynasty leagues.
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 18:48:23 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Trout has erupted for a .571 average (16-for-28) with nine runs scored, three homers and five RBIs during his current hitting streak. He remains a must-start DFS option regardless of price tag.
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 18:47:30 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Bandy has a little bit of pop, and he has been taking advantage of playing time with Geovany Soto on the 15-day disabled list and Carlos Perez not hitting. Bandy has some short-term fantasy appeal, but Soto will be back soon and Bandy will likely be in Salt Lake then.
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 18:46:52 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Weaver slipped below .500 on the season, and he has a 5.51 ERA with a subpar 1.48 WHIP. His numbers across the board are well over his career averages and he is only worth using in larger AL-only fantasy formats at this point of his career.
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 12:17:43 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Soto was having a nice season (.283/.338/.483 slash line through 67 plate appearances) before requiring surgery to repair his torn right meniscus. Still, he is best viewed as a low-end backstop in cavernous mixed, two-catcher and AL-only leagues once healthy and back with the Angels.
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 11:01:59 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Marte is in a 4-for-26 (.154) skid and only has one hit in 14 at-bats (.071) against lefties this year. He's not a great flyer against Dallas Keuchel.
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 11:01:20 -0700
Fantasy Tip: This is the setup they use against lefties, and Giavotella hits .281 against them. He has upside against Dallas Keuchel. Calhoun is a daily consideration as the lefty doesn't really struggle against southpaws.
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 23:19:18 -0700
Los Angeles Angels SP Tim Lincecum struck out a season-high seven in his third start of the season against the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday, June 28, but was tagged for a season-high five runs in 4 1/3 frames.
Fantasy Tip: Carlos Correa hit a three-run blast in the first inning and Carlos Gomez added an RBI double in the fourth before Deolis Guerra gave up another run in the fifth that was charged to Lincecum. Even though Houston isn't a great matchup for a lot of pitchers right now, it's hard to justify using the two-time Cy Young Award winner in anything outside of AL-only leagues right now.
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 16:39:06 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 3B Yunel Escobar (knee) is unlikely to return before Friday, July 1, according to manager Mike Scioscia. If he can't return Friday, Escobar would likely be put on the disabled list.
Fantasy Tip: Escobar makes plenty of contact and hits for average (.310 this year), but he has just three home runs and 20 RBI and doesn't run, so his fantasy upside is limited to very deep mixed leagues and AL-only affairs. A DL trip would hurt his potential trade value at the deadline. Expect Gregorio Petit and Jefry Marte to see time at third base if Escobar needs more time on the sidelines.
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 15:43:52 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 3B Yunel Escobar (knee) and 1B C.J. Cron are not in the starting lineup Tuesday, June 28. SS Gregorio Petit is starting at the hot corner and hitting seventh, while 3B Jefry Marte is at first base and is batting sixth against Houston Astros SP Scott Feldman.
Fantasy Tip: Escobar continues to be bothered by a knee issue, so keep him out of all lineups until further notice. It looks like a normal rest day for Cron. Both Petit and Marte have limited offensive upside and should be considered low-end daily picks.
Mon, 27 Jun 2016 23:51:01 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Mike Trout went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles and a solo home run with two runs scored Monday, June 27, against the Houston Astros. It wasn't all great, as he was charged with his fourth error of the season on a bobble in the outfield.
Fantasy Tip: Trout has been on a tear lately, posting five straight multi-hit games, including three straight three-hit games. He has also homered in three in a row while driving in five runs over the past four outings. He is a must-start DFS play regardless of price tag.
Mon, 27 Jun 2016 23:50:38 -0700
Los Angeles Angels SP Matt Shoemaker allowed five hits and a walk over six scoreless frames Monday, June 27, in a no-decision against the Houston Astros. He also struck out six batters in the 99-pitch quality start.
Fantasy Tip: Shoemaker has a 3-8 record overall, but he whittled his ERA down to 4.12 and he has a respectable 1.26 WHIP. He has received little run support this month despite pitching better, going 0-3 with a 2.14 ERA in six June starts. He has re-emerged as a must-start in all fantasy formats despite the lack of wins. He has six or more strikeouts in eight straight outings.
Mon, 27 Jun 2016 19:30:38 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Andrew Heaney (elbow) was re-evaluated Monday, June 27, and he did not show any improvement after a stem call injection in late April. He will be re-examined in two weeks.
Fantasy Tip: Heaney has a bright future, but it appears he will need a surgery which could keep sidelined for a lengthy amount of time. Fantasy owners in re-draft leagues should cut bait at this point.
Mon, 27 Jun 2016 19:06:16 -0700
Fantasy Tip: It remains rather uncertain if Wilson will be able to return this summer. If you were stashing him away hoping for a return, it is likely a longshot at this point. If you need the roster space, drop him for someone who can help now.
Mon, 27 Jun 2016 16:42:07 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Garrett Richards (elbow) doesn't have any definitive timetable for a possible return this year, but manager Mike Scioscia said they are "encouraged." Richards will be evaluated again in six weeks.
Fantasy Tip: There still isn't a guarantee that Richards will pitch again in 2016 as he attempts to avoid Tommy John surgery. In most mixed leagues you probably shouldn't be waiting around for him and using an extra roster spot on him at this point.
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