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Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim news, rumors and injuries
Thu, 26 May 2016 18:29:18 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Pennington is expected to be activated from the disabled list Saturday, May 28, and will likely see the bulk of the action at shortstop for the Halos until Andrelton Simmons (thumb) is ready to return. However, Pennington is not a great fantasy option and should be viewed as nothing more than middle infield depth for AL-only leagues.
Thu, 26 May 2016 18:12:20 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP C.J. Wilson (shoulder) allowed one run on five hits over four-plus innings in a rehab start for Class A Inland Empire Wednesday, May 25, with no walks and four strikeouts. He threw 35 of his 56 pitches for strikes and his fastball topped out at 90 mph.
Fantasy Tip: It is uncertain if Wilson's next start will come with Inland Empire or for Class AAA Salt Lake. If all goes well on his rehab assignment, he could be activated from the disabled list during the first two weeks of June. Wilson is only worth stashing in AL-only and cavernous mixed fantasy leagues.
Wed, 25 May 2016 19:19:57 -0700
Fantasy Tip: The home run was the first of Ortega's MLB career. Despite his performance Wednesday, he should be viewed as nothing more than desperation cap relief in daily fantasy contests at this point.
Wed, 25 May 2016 19:15:54 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Hector Santiago (3-3) allowed six runs (five earned) on five hits over 2 1/3 innings in a loss to the Texas Rangers Wednesday, May 25, with two walks and two strikeouts.
Fantasy Tip: Santiago has allowed four or more runs in three of his last four outings and should be viewed as a risky play in DFS. He will look to turn things around in his next start versus the Detroit Tigers Tuesday, May 31.
Wed, 25 May 2016 19:03:44 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Skaggs is recovering from Tommy John surgery and should remain stashed in AL-only and cavernous mixed fantasy leagues. Given the state of the Angels' rotation, he has a decent chance of earning a starting role once he is healthy enough to return.
Wed, 25 May 2016 11:01:53 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Trout has a .360-5-18 line this month, and he's a high-end consideration nearly every day.
Tue, 24 May 2016 15:18:42 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SS Andrelton Simmons (thumb) is doing baseball activities such as swinging a bat, playing catch and fielding ground balls. However, manager Mike Scioscia said Simmons is still "weeks away."
Fantasy Tip: Gregoria Petit has been playing mainly at the 6 with Simmons out, but he carries very minimal fantasy value in the deepest of AL leagues. Fantasy owners aren't itching for Simmons to return, though, as he was hitting only .219/.246/.281 with one home run and eight RBI. He'll likely remain on the waiver wire in many leagues even when he's back.
Tue, 24 May 2016 13:02:13 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1B C.J. Cron is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, May 24. OF Mike Trout is serving as the designated hitter, while OF Shane Robinson gets the start in center field and is hitting ninth against Texas Rangers SP Martin Perez.
Fantasy Tip: This allows the Angels to give Trout's tender ankle a rest. As long as he's in the lineup he should be employed everywhere in seasonal leagues. Robinson has next to no fantasy value at the bottom of the order, and he has three hits in 16 at-bats (.188) for the Halos with a career .236 average in the majors. Avoid him.
Mon, 23 May 2016 21:42:22 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Smith bounced back after he allowed three runs Saturday, May 21. Smith will continue to serve as the closer for now but likely will lose the job when Huston Street returns from the disabled list. Smith will still have some value in leagues that use holds.
Mon, 23 May 2016 21:33:11 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Nick Tropeano pitched 6 2/3 scoreless innings against the Texas Rangers Monday, May 24, to earn his third win of the season. He allowed four hits during the game, while striking out six batters and walking one.
Fantasy Tip: Tropeano has allowed two runs or fewer in seven of his nine starts this season and has at least five strikeouts in six of the games. He is scheduled to face the Houston Astros in his next start and probably will be a fine option in some leagues.
Mon, 23 May 2016 21:24:09 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Pujols has improved his play in May and has at least one hit in 11 of his last 13 games. He is still hitting only .228 this season but is still a decent option in most fantasy leagues.
Mon, 23 May 2016 13:08:37 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Mike Trout is batting .329 with 18 home runs, 64 RBI and a .592 slugging percentage in his career against the Texas Rangers, who he faces this week. He ranks No. 1 among active players with at least 100 at-bats against the Rangers with a .450 on-base percentage. He's also hitting .321 with a .583 slugging percentage at Globe Life Park and is 11-for-38 (.289) with two home runs, nine RBI and 11 strikeouts against Rangers SP Derek Holland.
Fantasy Tip: It's not a surprise that one of the best players in baseball has dominated a tough division opponent, especially when Globe Life Park is a notorious hitter's stadium. Against the struggling Holland, it's worth paying up for Trout in daily games tonight.
Mon, 23 May 2016 13:00:17 -0700
Fantasy Tip: It's Calhoun's first day off of the season. Even though Holland has been struggling mightily, Robinson should be avoided everywhere. He has a .237 career average with only five home runs in seven seasons in the big leagues.
Sun, 22 May 2016 18:45:12 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Pennington should see regular at-bats until Andrelton Simmons returns, but he is only an option for desperate owners in AL-only formats.
Sun, 22 May 2016 18:39:42 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim C Carlos Perez tied a career high with three hits and drove in a career-high five runs in a 10-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles Sunday, May 22. He finished 3-for-4 with a home run.
Fantasy Tip: Perez has nine RBI over his last four games, and he could be a useful option in AL-only leagues and two-catcher formats while Geovany Soto is out with a knee issue.
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