Tag Archives: Los Angeles Angels

Los Angeles Angels Mount Rushmore: Mike Trout

Los Angeles Angels Mount Rushmore

John Lepore | May 4th, 2020

If we have a Major League Baseball season this year, it will be the 60th for the California/Los Angeles Angels. For teams like the Angels that have a shorter history than most, it is hard to pick four players. Nevertheless, let’s see who would be on the Los Angeles Angels Mount Rushmore.

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Deep Dive: Dylan Bundy

Frank Ammirante | February 7th, 2020

Dylan Bundy enters his age-27 season with a clean slate, having been traded from the lowly Baltimore Orioles to the contending Los Angeles Angels. The former top pitching prospect has been plagued by the long-ball, but a move to a new team could pay dividends for his 2020 production. Let’s take a deep dive to further examine why Bundy is an intriguing option for the upcoming season.

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Anthony Rendon Signs With the Los Angeles Angels

John Lepore | December 12th, 2019

Anthony Rendon has signed with the Los Angeles Angels for 7-yrs/$245 million. There are no deferred payments, he has a full no-trade clause and there are no opt-outs. The former Washington Nationals third baseman has been one of the best in the game for a few years now. Let’s take a look at what he brings to his new squad.

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Final Destination: Where Will Stephen Strasburg Go?

John Lepore | November 3rd, 2019

Stephen Strasburg has opted out of the remaining four years of his contract with the Washington Nationals. The World Series MVP is now a free agent. So after walking away from $100 million, where will the 31-year-old righty go now? Let’s take a look at the likely destinations.

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DraftKings Around the Horn August 28th, 2019

Joel Dorcas |August 28th, 2019

We will get to pitching momentarily. First up is a glance at the highest implied run totals for today’s 11-game evening slate. A massive run line of 14 runs easily leads the way as the Boston Red Sox, who all of a sudden are running along very nicely (8-3 in their last 11), visit Coors Field and the Colorado Rockies. Twins-White Sox are at 10.5, Rangers and Angels as well as Pirates-Phillies are both set at 10 and the Indians-Tigers chime in at 9.5. Let’s break down some picks, hop on board, we’re going Around the Horn!

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Locks, Stacks, and Barrels: MLB DFS for August 23, 2019

John Lepore | August 23rd, 2019

The baseball season is a grind. It’s every single day. We will approach DFS the same way and be winners at the end of the season even if we have our hot streaks and slumps. Every day there are safe bets that flop and values that hit big, but we need to stick with our strategy in evaluating and playing. Let’s take a look at what we have today.

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September Call-Ups: AL West Edition

Alex Kielar | Aug 22nd, 2019

With September looming and pennant races tightening, it’s almost time for major league rosters to expand from 25 to 40. So I am going to give you a series of articles breaking down the likely most impactful September Call-Ups for all 30 teams. Now for the American League West. Continue reading

DraftKings Around the Horn August 21st, 2019

Joel Dorcas |August 21st, 2019

Our focus will be on the night slate. We’ve whittled it down to a handful of games that project for high run totals to help build your offense. The highest totals as of this morning are as follow: Angels at Rangers(11), Phillies at Red Sox (12), Royals at Orioles (10.5), Yankees at Athletics (9.5) and finally the Astros at home to the Tigers. Let’s get right to it and Go Around the Horn! Continue reading

MLB All-Decade Team: 2010s

Alex Kielar  Aug 14th, 2019

The 2019 MLB season is now in its stretch run, closing out the final year of this decade. So I thought it would be fun to put together a team of the best players by position for the 2010s All-Decade Team. A couple picks are definitely no-brainers, with others being tougher to come to a decision. Without further ado, here we go. Let the arguments commence. Continue reading

MLB DFS: Arms, Bats, and Stacks for August 5, 2019

Joey Ricotta \ Aug 5th, 2019

Welcome back. We jump right into the week with a bigger slate than normal for a Monday. A 12-gamer with a decent amount of value along with some fun match-ups to exploit. So, let’s dive right in and take a look at the Arms, Bats, and Stacks for tonight’s games. Continue reading

DraftKings Around the Horn August 2nd, 2019

Joel Dorcas |August 2nd, 2019

No real weather concerns to kick off the weekend for Friday night. A full slate of games to breakdown so let’s jump right in and go Around the Horn! Continue reading

MLB DFS: Pitching, Core Value Plays, and Stacks for July 29, 2019

Joey Ricotta | July 29th, 2019

Ah, here we are, Monday. The terrific feeling of the weekend ending and work beginning again, said no one ever. But do you know something people actually say? They’d like to win some money playing daily fantasy. Who cares that it’s Monday? Some of the best and most profitable slates of the year have been Monday nights. Let’s hope that is the case tonight as I’ve done some research and dissected some players to consider using. Take a look at some pitching options, core value plays, and stacks for tonight. Continue reading

Week 17 Power Rankings

Daniel Corrigan | July 22nd, 2019

We have a new number one in the power rankings. It is a familiar face and should come as no surprise. With the trade deadline approaching, there is going to be some serious movement in the rankings as we approach the playoffs.

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Week 16 Power Rankings

Daniel Corrigan | July 16th, 2019

 

The Trade deadline is quickly approaching. Most of these teams listed will look different in two weeks. But for now, let’s rank them as is.

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MLB Midseason Awards

Alex Kielar | July 11th, 2019

Well, the All-Star festivities are over, with the AL winning for the seventh year in a row, 4-3, and Mets’ Pete Alonso going home the winner of the home run derby. Now as we head into the second half tonight with a makeup game between the Astros and Rangers, let’s hand out our midseason awards. Continue reading

Team Grades: American League West

Mike El-Far | July 11th, 2019

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Houston Astros 57-33

Positives

Once again, the Houston Astros are among the best teams in baseball. New signing Michael Brantley has been one of the highlights of this team, leading all qualified Astros with a .324 batting average. Not to mention Yordan Alvarez, who made his major league debut on June 9th. In 19 games, Alvarez has hit seven home runs and has an OPS of 1.141.  Their pitching has been dominant as well, as both their team ERA (3.86) and WHIP (1.14) rank fourth and second, respectively.

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7&7: Happy All Star Break!

John Supowitz    | July 10th, 2019

You know the rules: Well forget those. This week I’m giving you the seven best hitters of the first half

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Locks, Stacks, and Barrels: MLB DFS for July 3, 2019

John Lepore | July 3rd, 2019

The baseball season is a grind. It’s every single day. We will approach DFS the same way and be winners at the end of the season even if we have our hot streaks and slumps. Every day there are safe bets that flop and values that hit big, but we need to stick with our strategy in evaluating and playing. Let’s take a look at what we have today.

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Sudden Unexpected Death- Usually There Are No Warning Signs

Dr. Beth Sullivan  | July 3rd, 2019

The news of the unexpected passing of the Los Angeles Angels’ starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs rocked the sports world late Monday afternoon. An autopsy was to be performed today, but it may take some time before a cause of death is officially determined.  As of the time the notification was made it was made clear that foul play and suicide did not appear to be the reason for his unexpected passing. Continue reading

MLB DFS: Players to Target, Stacks, and Home Run Calls for 7/2/19

Joey Ricotta | July 2nd, 2019

Another fully loaded Tuesday, jam-packed with every team in action tonight. As many baseball fans, friends, and family of Tyler Skaggs mourn his passing, the Angels will have their first game since the terrible tragedy. That will be must-see baseball as I will be looking forward to seeing them honor him in some fashion tonight. With that said, there are a lot of different directions we can go as far as lineup constructions. Let’s dive in and look at some players to target for DFS. Continue reading

7&7 For the Week of June 24th

 John Supowitz | July 2nd, 2019

You thirsty? Of course, you are. Let’s kick off the holiday weekend with a 7&7.

You know the rules: 7 best hitters of the week

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RIP Tyler Skaggs: Rising Star Taken Too Soon

John Lepore | July 1st, 2019

Tyler Skaggs was born on July 13, 1991, in California. He would go on to dominate High School hitters in and around Santa Monica and ultimately get drafted by the Los Angeles Angels with the 40th pick in the 2009 MLB Draft.

His debut as a 21-year-old lefty went fairly well on August 22, 2012, beating the Miami Marlins and going 6.2 IP while only allowing two ER. Skaggs would struggle with his control for the first few seasons and on August 13, 2014, Tyler had Tommy John Surgery to fix his UCL.

He would come back in 2016 and showed improvement in his control and command. Pitching only 49.2 innings he struck out 50 while walking 23. He would improve even further the following year going 85 innings with a 76/28 K/BB rate. Last year he started to shine and in only his 26-year-old season he threw 125.1 innings and had a very good 129/40 K/BB rate. Tyler was poised to shine this season as a healthy 27-year-old and bring stability to an often-depleted Angels staff as their ace.

The young left-hander passed away today in Texas. The cause of death has not been released as of this article. We can only say that a talent has been taken way too soon. We, at The Scorecrow, offer our condolences to Tyler’s friends, family, and teammates in this difficult time.

RIP Tyler

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Tommy La Stella Deserves All The Praise He Gets

Antonio Losada | June 28th, 2019

When you think of a household name you don’t come up with Tommy La Stella’s first. Yet, somehow, you may start slotting him at the top of such list. Continue reading

Leaders in Pull Percentage

Kody Clawson | June 27th, 2019

The launch angle revolution has changed the way many hitters approach the game. Fly balls are more important than ever, and hitters are trying to drive those fly balls with more force. To accomplish this, many hitters are pulling the ball more than before. Because of this, I decided to peruse the pull percentage leaderboard to try to find some interesting names, and honestly, all the top names are interesting in their own right. I kept to the top three names this time around. Continue reading

7&7: Your Bartender is Back

John Supowitz | June 25th, 2019

Just because I couldn’t serve you last week doesn’t mean the rules changed. Here are the Seven best hitters of the week.

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The MLB Schedule should change. Here’s How

Tom Greene | June 21st, 2019

This week in Baseball (Yes, that #TWIB show on FOX is something I miss, too!) sees the return of Albert Pujols to St. Louis for the first time since 2012. It also saw the Astros visiting Cincinnati for the first time since their move to the American League in 2013. Let’s break this down for a second. Continue reading

BUY LOW, TRADE TARGETS AND IMPACT WAIVER WIRE ADDS

Matt Bishop | June 20, 2019

If any of these players are available in your league, pick them up immediately. If they are not, try to make an offer as most of these names have little to no market value and can be acquired for pennies on the dollar. These guys are trending upward and could help you claim a championship down the stretch.

*All waiver wire add recommendations were available in a 14 team H2H points league where 4 players are kept and one minor leaguer is rostered that I am in. I know that doesn’t help.

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MLB DraftKings Around the Horn June 20th, 2019

 

Joel Dorcas |June 20th, 2019

With the National Hockey League and NBA wrapping up their season’s a lot of attention will be now placed on Major League Baseball. The 2019 season has been a good one to-date with the usual suspects, Yankees, Astros, Dodgers rolling along just fine. Plenty of baseball awaits us for the long hot summer and plenty of teams will be making a push, Atlanta Braves, Colorado Rockies and maybe even the Cleveland Indians will look to make plenty of noise going forward.  That’s the grand scheme, we are here for DFS, so let’s break down Thursday’s schedule and go Around the Horn! Continue reading

Three “Openers” That Are Worth A Look In Fantasy Leagues

Givanni Damico | June 18th, 2019

 

The “opener” has slowly begun to take over baseball. Its purpose is to start a high-leverage reliever and let him throw for an inning or two so that your starter doesn’t have to face the opposing lineup more than twice. Let’s get into it.

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MLB DFS: Core Plays and Stacks for June 17, 2019

Joey Ricotta | June 17th, 2019

None of the excess fat. All of the DFS info to get you jacked and increase your stacks. Let’s take a look at some of the core plays I’ll be using for tonight’s main slate of games. Continue reading

The Most Deserving AL All-Star Starters

Givanni Damico | June 14th, 2019

The statistics used in this article are accurate as of the morning of June 13th.

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Rebuilding Recommendations: Keeper League Pitching Targets for Non-Contending Teams

Michael Simione | June 14th, 2019  

Unfortunately, the fantasy baseball season doesn’t always go your way. Whether it is injuries or your team under-performing, it could be a horrible feeling knowing that your team is done for the season. While I am a firm believer in always grinding through the season since you never know what can happen, sometimes holes are too deep to dig out of. Now it is early in the season, but if you are at the bottom of your league, here are some good pitchers to acquire if you are in a keeper league.

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The Best Pitchers on Your Waiver Wire

Michael Simione | June 10th, 2019

When one of our pitchers go down due to injury or one of our pitchers just aren’t working out we all have to work the waiver wire. Below are the best pitchers that are owned under 30% via Yahoo. I split them into categories as certain pitchers can help more than others based on what type of league you are in (ex. points, categories, and rotisserie). Please note all stats are as of June 7th. Continue reading

MLB DFS DraftKings Around the Horn June 7th, 2019

 

Joel Dorcas |June 7th, 2019

A full schedule to dissect for tonight awaits us. The Milwaukee Brewers and Houston Astros are in fine spots and will likely be very popular when targeting offense. The pitching landscape has plenty of good to great options, no clear cut favorite but we can feel fairly confident with a couple aces that are in good spots. You know the drill, we’re going Around the Horn! Giddy up! Continue reading

MLB DFS DraftKings Around the Horn June 6th, 2019

 

Joel Dorcas |June 6th, 2019

Tonight we get a more simplified schedule as there will be eight-afternoon games compared to just five-night games. This might make matters easier for some as the pool of players will be trimmed down considerably. Of the six games, we will find that each game has pieces we can use to build optimal lineups. Hopefully, the Daily Fantasy season is going well for you, it can be a grind sometimes but doing some homework can turn out to be very rewarding at the end of the day. Time to circle the bases and go Around the Horn! Continue reading

7&7: Week of May 28th

John Supowitz | June 4th, 2019

You know the rules: Seven best hitters of the week

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MLB Draft Preview: Shea Langeliers

Kody Clawson | June 2nd, 2019

Shea Langeliers, C, Baylor

Height: 6’0″

Weight: 190

Age: 21

Bats: R

Throws: R

Scouting grades (according to mlb.com): Hit: 50, Power: 50, Run: 40, Arm: 70, Field: 60, Overall: 55

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MLB DFS DraftKings Around the Horn May 31st, 2019

Joel Dorcas |May 31st, 2019

A massive 15 games await us to kick off the weekend. Plenty of good pitchers available so finding value at other positions could be vital when building your lineups. Having said that a good strategy would be to also find ways to include some Rockies batters as they will be home to Edwin Jackson and the Toronto Blue Jays. The Rockies implied total is hanging around seven runs today making them almost essential in cash games. Grab your peanuts and cracker jacks, let’s take a rip around the horn! Continue reading

Josh Jung 2019 MLB Draft Profile

Givanni Damico | May 28th, 2019

Josh Jung, 3B (Texas Tech)

Height: 6’2”
Weight: 215 LBs
Age: 21
Bats: R
Throws: R
2018 Stats: .392/.491/.639, 12 HR, 80 RBI, 17 Doubles, 32 SO, 39 BB
2019 Stats (as of May 27th): .332/.471/.609, 11 HR, 53 RBI, 21 Doubles, 37 SO, 49 BB
MLB Pipeline Grades – Hit: 55 Power: 55 Run: 40 Arm: 60 Field: 50 Overall: 55

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MLB DFS 5/18 – Moneyball Plays

Devin Davis| May 18th, 2019

Saturday is poised to have a full slate of baseball spanning from the early afternoon to the wee hours of the night. In order to help you prepare for the seven-game night slate, let’s break down the players that will put some money in your pocket. Continue reading

Hot Take: The Albert Pujols Contract Wasn’t a Bad Signing

Jordan Leandre| May 15th, 2019

The Los Angeles Angels in recent years can be best summed up in one word: Underwhelming. Since the call-up of the MLB’s best player Mike Trout, the Angels have played just three postseason games, and haven’t finished with a record above .500 since the 2015 season. Continue reading

MLB DFS DraftKings Around the Horn May 10th, 2019

Joel Dorcas |May 10th, 2019

We’re back at it again for another edition of Around the Horn, hopefully, your lineups produced last night, plenty of games to breakdown for tonight’s 14-block of games beginning at 7:05 Eastern. We will get to the pitching side of things momentarily, as for targeting offense there are six games with over/under totals of at least nine runs combined. Grab your cleats, get out the pine tar, time to go Around the Horn! Continue reading

Team History- Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Alex Kielar | May 1st, 2019

Every Tuesday or Wednesday we will take a look at the history of one team. You will get some background, iconic players and moments, and postseason results. This week, let’s take a look at the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, who has a pretty short history as one of the first expansion teams in history but still have a number of iconic moments, players, and stats. Continue reading

MLB DFS DraftKings Around the Horn April 18th, 2019

Joel Dorcas | April 18th, 2019

The baseball season is rolling right along nicely with some interesting storylines such as the Yankees, Red Sox and other teams struggling out of the gate. While other teams, Houston Astros, Tampa Bay Rays, Seattle Mariners, amongst others, continue to flourish. Of course, our focus is DFS, and today we are gonna dissect the night slate of five games. Let’s dive into it and go Around the Horn! Continue reading

Los Angeles Angels: 2019 Season Preview

Marcos Mendoza | March 22nd, 2019

Recap: 80-82 (4th AL West)

The Los Angeles Angels had a disappointing season in 2018. They finished under .500 and they weren’t really in contention in 2018. They made big acquisitions last offseason acquiring OF/SP Shohei Ohtani via FA, SS Zack Cozart via FA, and Justin Upton via Trade. The Angels dealt with major injuries in their pitching staff throughout the 2018 season and ultimately it led to their fall in 2018. Continue reading

Sources: Mike Trout, Angels set record-breaking deal

Alex Kielar | March 20th, 2019

Merely 17 days after the previous record-holding deal in Bryce Harper‘s contract with the Phillies worth $330 million was made, Mike Trout and the Angels are set to leave that in the dust with a massive $430 million extension. The deal, as per multiple sources, is 12 years long, which could keep the greatest player of this generation, if not of all-time, with the Angels for the rest of his career.

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Did Shohei Ohtani Deserve the AL ROY?

John Lepore | November 14th, 2018

There has been a ton of discussion over the American League Rookie of the Year voting. While Shohei Ohtani won pretty easily, many fans, especially Yankee fans, are up in arms that Miguel Andujar didn’t get the award. Let’s take a look at the numbers and why Ohtani won.

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Tommy John Surgery History and Recovery

Beth Sullivan | September 28th, 2018

Tommy John Surgery is a fear of most baseball players, but especially pitchers. While anyone who has ever played baseball has heard of the surgery few know its history or what is involved in the rehabilitation process after the surgery. With the news earlier in the week that Shohei Ohtani, rookie pitcher and designated hitter for the LA Angels will undergo Tommy John Surgery as soon as the season is over, I thought a look at this procedure was warranted. Continue reading

Miguel Cabrera’s Injury Will Cost The Detroit Tigers

Robby Messer | June 14th, 2018

Once again, we are witnessing why baseball teams extending players too far can be disastrous. I’m not talking about paying them too much. I’m talking about giving them long contract extensions that, and I rarely use this term, ALWAYS end up proving a player’s talents are one thing, but what their bodies will allow them to do is another thing entirely.

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MLB Top 10 Rankings and Their Unsung Heroes

John Lepore | June 11th, 2018

When we are this early in the year it is usually easy to pinpoint the stars on each team. The usual suspects generally show up when the team starts off well. Sometimes though, we have players that step up to help their teams that fly under the radar. We will go through the top 10 teams in baseball and also highlight a player from each team who may not have been expected to perform at the level in which they have.

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