Los Angeles Angels

AL West

Chris Stratton allowed four runs on nine hits, one walk, and six strikeouts through five innings pitched.

Fantasy Impact: Stratton went through struggles again in the loss, he's up to a disappointing 7.04 ERA up to this point. He's not a recommended fantasy option.

Category: Game Recaps

Andrelton Simmons went 0-for-5 with a walk on Monday against the Yankees, snapping his seven-game hitting streak.

Fantasy Impact: Simmons' average is a mere .258, and he has just one home run on the season. He remains a low-end middle infield option who should provide decent average when all is said and done, but just modest production elsewhere.

Category: Game Recaps

Jonathan Lucroy went 1-for-6 with a home run, two RBI, one run scored, and one strikeout on Monday against the Yankees.

Fantasy Impact: Lucroy's looked improved so far after a disappointing 2018 campaign with Oakland, he's slashing .286/.315/.672 with one homer up to this point. He may not be the great fantasy option he was a few years ago but he's got some value at the catcher position.

Category: Game Recaps

Mike Trout went 1-for-4 with a single, two walks, and two strikeouts on Monday against the Yankees. He added a steal in the loss.

Fantasy Impact: Trout had his usual solid performance while the rest of the Angels didn't perform too well. The steal was his second of the season, he's now slashing .328/.523/1.211 with six homers through 20 games played this year. He's got a great chance to take home another AL MVP this year.

Category: Game Recaps

Matt Harvey allowed two runs on three hits, two walks, and two strikeouts through six innings pitched on Monday against the Yankees.

Fantasy Impact: Harvey bounced back well after three straight rough starts. In most cases he would've been in line for a victory however, the Angels didn't give him much run support. Despite the solid outing he's still got a 8.03 ERA and 1.58 WHIP up to this point, he'll look to keep it going against the Royals next.

Category: Game Recaps

Zack Cozart was injured in the bottom of the 12th inning on Monday night when sliding into second base and jamming his head into DJ LeMahieu's shin. He finished the game going 1-for-4 at the plate.

Fantasy Impact: Trainers looked at Cozart's neck and head before pulling him out of the game. He isn't fantasy relevant even in deeper leagues and the Angels don't have a replacement worth noting for fantasy purposes.

Category: Injury Updates, Game Recaps

Trevor Cahill allowed five runs on six hits and two walks over 4 1/3 innings on Saturday against the Mariners. He struck out five and took the loss, falling to 1-2 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Cahill allowed three home runs, making that five allowed in his last two starts. He's up to a 5.47 ERA, though he does have a respectable 1.18 WHIP on the season. His decent strikeout rate and ability to limit free passes keeps him relevant in very deep or AL-only leagues, but he's hardly a reliable option. He will take on the Yankees in his next start.

Category: Game Recaps

Felix Pena allowed three runs on two hits, two walks, and two strikeouts through 5 innings pitched on Friday against the Mariners.

Fantasy Impact: Pena was decent in the team's loss, he's now got a 4.15 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, and 14 strikeouts through four starts up to this point. He's not a super reliable option but can be used for streaming purposes.

Category: Game Recaps

Albert Pujols went 2-for-4 with a single, double, walk, two RBI, and one run scored against Seattle on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Pujols reached base three times for the second time this season, he's now slashing .236/.353/.382 with two homers this year. He's not likely going to be fantasy relevant all season long but it was a nice showing for the three time NL MVP.

Category: Game Recaps

Kole Calhoun went 2-for-3 with a double, home run, two walks, two RBI, and two runs scored on Thursday against the Mariners.

Fantasy Impact: Calhoun delivered his best performance of the season in the loss. He's up to four homers this year and is slashing .191/.276/.412 up to this point, he's not a very trustworthy option.

Category: Game Recaps

Cody Allen allowed one run on two hits, two walks, and one strikeout through one inning pitched on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Allen was put in during the ninth inning with the game tied but was unable to extend the game to extras. He's still off to a solid start despite the performance, he's got a 2.45 ERA, 0.95 WHIP, and eight strikeouts so far.

Category: Game Recaps

Jaime Barria allowed four runs on six hits, two walks, and three strikeouts on Tuesday against the Rangers.

Fantasy Impact: Barria's loss was his first of the season, he's recorded a 5.87 ERA, 1.57 WHIP, and six strikeouts through 7 2/3 innings pitched this year. It's unknown if he'll be making another start for the Angels at this time.

Category: Game Recaps

Justin Upton is scheduled to have his walking boot removed in about a week. (Source: MLB.com)

Fantasy Impact: Upton, who is currently sidelined with turf toe, is not expected to return until late May or more likely June. Upton is perennially a top-20 fantasy outfielder, so he continues to be well worth holding onto in leagues with IL spots and/or deep benches.

Category: Injury Updates

Shoehi Ohtani (elbow) has been cleared to face live pitching in a week after visiting his doctor on Monday. (Source: Mario Torres on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Ohtani continues to progress from his off-season Tommy John surgery. The Angels are hoping he can become their full time designated hitter sometime in May.

Category: Injury Updates

The Angels placed Tyler Skaggs on the 10-day IL on Monday with an ankle injury. The team recalled Jaime Barria from Triple-A. (Source: Jeff Fletcher on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Skaggs was apparently hurt fielding a bunt on Friday. An MRI reportedly revealed nothing serious, and he expects to return in 10 days. Given how this sounds, owners should be relatively optimistic on Skaggs, and plan for a short absence. Barria is worth a look in AL-only leagues.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions

Justin Bour went 2-for-4 with a single, a double, a walk, and a strikeout on Saturday against the Cubs.

Fantasy Impact: Bour's slashing .186/.340/.302 with one homer through 12 games this year. He had a very disappointing 2018 season and this isn't a good sign for this year. It's best to avoid Bour.

Category: Game Recaps

Hansel Robles earns first save

Thu, Apr 11th 2:42am EDT
By Kamran Hoda

Hansel Robles allowed no runs on no hits, no walks, and no strikeouts through one inning against the Brewers to earn his first save of the year.

Fantasy Impact: Robles got the job done with Cody Allen resting. He's unlikely to get many more save chances again as the season progresses.

Category: Game Recaps

Brian Goodwin homers in win

Mon, Apr 8th 4:35am EDT
By Kamran Hoda

Brian Goodwin went 2-for-3 with a homer, a single, a walk, one RBI, and two runs scored on Sunday against Texas.

Fantasy Impact: Goodwin's looking good to open the 2019 season as he's slashing .400/.455/.700 with nome homer through eight games played. He's playing his way into a full-time role in the lineup if he can keep this up as the season progresses.

Category: Game Recaps

Los Angeles starting pitcher Andrew Heaney will be given a cortisone injection and will resume throwing in 7-10 days, according to Angels beat writer Jeff Fletcher. (Source: Jeff Fletcher on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: A CT scan revealed that Andrew Heaney has "chronic changes" in his elbow, which represents normal wear and tear for a pitcher and is considered a good sign. Heaney suffered a setback last week and was shut down from throwing until he could undergo further evaluation, and he will now likely not pick up a ball for another 10 days.

Category: Injury Updates

Jo Adell (ankle, hamstring) was seen walking around with a walking boot. (Source: Fabian Ardaya on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Adell was accepting his minor league offensive player of the year award. It's good news, but the top prospect will still likely miss the first couple of months this season. He'll head to Double-A upon returning with his eyes set on a 2020 major league debut.

Category: Injury Updates