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Wed, 27 Jul 2016 23:57:15 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Matt Shoemaker allowed five runs on eight hits in six-plus innings against the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday, July 27. He'd allowed just one run through six but failed to retire any of the four hitters he faced in seventh inning, all of whom came around to score.
Fantasy Tip: It was a disappointing showing all around for Shoemaker, who managed just one strikeout and committed an error on a bunt single in that fateful seventh. There have been more good days than bad with Shoemaker of late, however, and he's worth holding onto in most leagues.
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 23:47:23 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Giavotella needed a few big games after some lean weeks, though his .274-6-28 line is still strictly of interest in AL-only formats.
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 14:24:31 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1B Jefry Marte is starting at first base and batting fifth, and 2B Gregorio Petit is starting in left field and batting eighth against Kansas City Royals SP Danny Duffy Wednesday, July 27. Angels 1B Ji-Man Choi and OF Daniel Nava are not in the starting lineup Wednesday.
Fantasy Tip: These are all low-end option in cavernous mixed and AL-only leagues, so there is limited fantasy value here. Marte does have some power upside, and hitting behind the four best players on the team improves his value in daily contests.
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 00:30:00 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Santiago has hit his stride, partially due to hot-hitting Angels players in the lineup. This, and Santiago's excellent command at the plate this month, makes him a solid fantasy player for daily and deeper AL and mixed leagues.
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 00:26:14 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Barring injury, Pujols is in line for a monster season at the plate, partially thanks to hitting behind players like Mike Trout, Kole Calhoun and Yunel Escobar. Needless to say, all formats should have Pujols in their lineup. He's an excellent daily player and a regular-lineup guy as well.
Mon, 25 Jul 2016 16:55:11 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Nick Tropeano (elbow) went to see Dr. David Altcheck in New York Monday, July 25, for a second opinion on his damaged ulnar collateral ligament. There has been no word yet on a decision.
Fantasy Tip: Tropeano is facing the likelihood of Tommy John surgery with a torn UCL in his right elbow. Understandably, he's looking for a different method to get through the injury, but unfortunately, it seems more likely than not that he'll have to eventually undergo the season-ending operation. If that happens, that would also cost him the entire 2017 season as well.
Mon, 25 Jul 2016 15:22:38 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Pujols won't help your team's batting average (.249) anymore, but he is still very productive in the power department, hitting 19 home runs and driving in 72 on the season. It's a small sample size against Kennedy, but you can't argue with the success. You could do much worse than Pujols tonight as your daily first baseman.
Mon, 25 Jul 2016 15:19:19 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Hector Santiago has a 2.28 ERA in his last seven starts and has allowed just 12 runs (11 earned) in 43 1/3 innings in that span. He has a 1.70 ERA in 42 1/3 career innings against the Kansas City Royals, who he faces Monday, July 25.
Fantasy Tip: Despite the recent strong stretch, Santiago still has mediocre numbers for the Halos this year with a 4.32 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 7.8 K/9. He's been the subject of trade rumors and could be moved by Aug. 1, which could either hurt or help his fantasy value depending on where he goes. He'll likely remain a matchup play in deep mixed and AL-only universes.
Mon, 25 Jul 2016 15:15:17 -0700
Fantasy Tip: He's on fire, but he has no home runs and 11 RBI in that same span, which shows his limited offerings with the bat for fantasy owners. Because he lacks power and runs rarely, Simmons is basically a guy to own for middle infield depth in cavernous mixed and AL-only leagues. Consider riding the hot hand as a value pick in DFS.
Mon, 25 Jul 2016 11:08:08 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Santiago is a middling pitcher for owners in deep mixed and AL-only leagues with his 4.32 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 7.8 strikeouts per nine innings. He could see a slight boost in fantasy value if he's traded to a contender, but he did have a cozy pitching environment in L.A.
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.
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