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Shohei Ohtani will reportedly not be traded this off-season. (Source: Sam Blum on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: There was uncertainty as to what would happen with Ohtani after Angels owner Arte Moreno announced his intention to sell the team last August. This doesn't necessarily rule out a trade down the road, but bank on Ohtani starting the season 2023 season on the Angels.


Mike Trout went 2-for-3 with a solo home run, a double and a walk in Wednesday's 3-2 loss to the A's.

Fantasy Impact: Trout capped off his 12th big-league season with his 40th homer of the year, because of course he did. This is just the third time that the former MVP has reached this mark, and he did it this season after playing just 119 games. The 31-year-old rounded out his year with a .283 batting average, his 40 homers, 80 RBIs and an OPS of .999 in 438 at-bats.

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Michael Lorenzen did not factor into the decision after allowing three hits and three walks while striking out seven in six scoreless innings of Tuesday's 2-1 loss to the A's.

Fantasy Impact: As became the theme of the season for Angels pitchers this year, Lorenzen pitched well enough to earn the win but didn't receive enough support from the offense. The right-hander, who spent some time on the injured list this year, will end 2022 with a 4.24 ERA and a WHIP of 1.28 to go along with 85 strikeouts in 97 2/3 innings pitched. He will enter free agency once again this winter.

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Patrick Sandoval did not factor into the decision after allowing five hits and one walk while striking out six in six scoreless innings of Monday's 5-4 loss to the A's.

Fantasy Impact: Sandoval once again turned in a win-worthy performance, but he didn't get the necessary help from his offense. The 25-year-old has been a victim of this all season, as his impressive 2.91 ERA in 27 starts has resulted in a record of 6-9. Along with these numbers, the lefty has struck out 151 batters in 148 2/3 innings to go with a 1.34 WHIP. With his season now wrapped up, it's safe to call him one of the more underrated arms in the league in 2022.

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Anthony Rendon is expected to be in the starting lineup Monday against the A's. (Source: Jeff Fletcher on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Rendon was activated from the IL last week and has been serving a suspension since then. Rendon has wanted to try to get back on the field before the end of the season for "peace of mind", and will end up doing just that. He has hit .228/.324/.383 in 45 games this season.


Livan Soto went 3-for-4 with a double, two singles, two RBIs and a run scored in Sunday's 8-3 win over the Rangers.

Fantasy Impact: Soto now has eight multi-hit performances since joining the big-league club, going 19-for-36 (.413) while recording an OPS of 1.059. The 22-year-old is currently showcasing himself as a middle infielder of the future for the Halos, as he is turning heads as the season winds down. Expect him to be the talk of the town come Spring Training in 2023.

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Taylor Ward went 3-for-4 with three singles, an RBI and two runs scored in Sunday's 8-3 win over the Rangers.

Fantasy Impact: Ward joined Mike Trout and Livan Soto by tallying three hits on Sunday, as the trio of them accounted for nine of the team's 14 total knocks. The outfielder is putting an exclamation point on his 2022 season, hitting .400 in his last 15 games played to go with five homers, 11 RBIs and 10 runs scored in that stretch. He will look to finish strong through Wednesday.

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Tucker Davidson did not factor into the decision after allowing three runs on three hits and five walks while striking out three in 4 1/3 innings of Sunday's 8-3 win over the Rangers.

Fantasy Impact: Davidson tossed four scoreless innings to open up Sunday's game against Texas before allowing three runs in the fifth, causing him to be pulled and lose out on an opportunity to get a win in his final start of the year. The lefthander will finish 2022 with a record of 2-7 to go with his 6.75 ERA and 1.71 WHIP in 52 innings pitched.

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Jose Suarez picked up the win after allowing two runs on two hits while striking out six in seven innings of Saturday's 3-2 win over the Rangers.

Fantasy Impact: Suarez was dominant on Saturday, not allowing a baserunner until the seventh inning, where he gave up his lone earned runs on a two-run homer. It was a great way for the lefthander to end his solid year, as his record will be 8-8 to go along with a 3.96 ERA and a WHIP of 1.25 in 22 outings. The 24-year-old will now look towards next season with the Angels out of postseason contention.

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Luis Rengifo went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Friday's 4-1 win over the Rangers.

Fantasy Impact: Rengifo's recent power surge has led to respectable season-long power numbers, as his six homers in September have brought his 2022 total to 17. The infielder has been a steady source of production for the Halos all year, hitting .272 with an OPS of .746. The 25-year-old will look to finish the season strong with the last few games upcoming.

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Jo Adell went 2-for-3 with a solo home run, a single and a walk in Friday's 4-1 win over the Rangers.

Fantasy Impact: Adell's eighth homer of the season on Friday opened up the scoring in the bottom of the second inning. The 23-year-old has disappointed all season, as he was never able to find consistency at the plate and spent some time in the minors because of it. The outfielder now holds a .224 batting average with eight homers and 24 RBIs.

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Reid Detmers picked up the win after allowing one run on four hits and one walk while striking out nine in six innings of Friday's 4-1 win over the Rangers.

Fantasy Impact: Detmers capped off his season on a high note on Friday, turning in his second one-run outing of September. The lefthander will end the year with a record of 7-6 to go along with a 3.77 ERA, a WHIP of 1.21 and 122 strikeouts in 129 innings pitched. The 23-year-old will likely be the No. 2 starter in the rotation next season behind Shohei Ohtani.

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Archie Bradley has been placed on the injured list with a forearm strain, ending his season. (Source: Angels PR on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Bradley already missed three months of the season with a broken elbow. He returned on Tuesday, before heading back to the injured list with a forearm strain. Bradley managed just 18 and 2/3 innings this season due to injuries.

Category: Injury Updates


David Fletcher (hand) will return on Thursday from the injured list. (Source: Angels PR on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Fletcher missed nearly two weeks with a bone bruise in his hand. He has been activated and will return to the lineup on Thursday.

Category: Injury Updates


Mickey Moniak (left hand contusion) was placed on the injured list, ending his season. (Source: Angels PR on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Moniak was traded from Philadelphia to Los Angeles at the trade deadline, receiving regular playing time. The former number one overall pick ends his season on the injured list after being hit on the hand by a pitch on Wednesday.

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Logan O'Hoppe will be activated by the Angels and make his MLB debut on Wednesday. (Source: Jeff Fletcher on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: O'Hoppe joined the Angels taxi squad on Tuesday, but with Magneuris Sierra DFA’d, a spot opened up for O'Hoppe. O'Hoppe slashed .283/.416/.544 with 26 home runs and seven stolen bases in 447 plate appearances in Double-A this season.

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Max Stassi went 2-for-5 with a double, a single, two RBIs and one run scored in Sunday's 10-3 win over the Twins.

Fantasy Impact: Stassi needed a game like this, as it was his first multi-hit performance since August 9 against the A's. The catcher is slashing just .117/.188/.204 with 36 strikeouts in his last 30 games played, a disappointing final stretch of the year. He likely won't see much playing time as the season winds down.

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Matt Duffy went 3-for-4 with a two-run home run, two singles and another run scored in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Rangers.

Fantasy Impact: Duffy has been a solid contributor at the plate for the Halos lately, slashing .283/.345/.453 in 17 games in September. The veteran is no fantasy option, but he has raised his season-long batting average and OPS to .260 and .639, respectively.

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Kurt Suzuki will retire from MLB at the end of 2022. (Source: Jeff Fletcher on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Suzuki will turn 39 a day before the season ends and will ride out into the sunset as a professional baseball player. Suzuki won a World Serie and made an all-star game. Max Stassi should get the bulk of playing time behind the plate in 2023 unless the Angels make a move for a catcher.

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Matt Thaiss went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 3-1 loss to the Guardians.

Fantasy Impact: Thaiss has been great for the Halos as of late, going 6-for-16 (.375) in his last seven games and hitting .350 in the entire month of September. He will likely continue to see plenty of at-bats as the season winds down for the Angels. If he continues to perform, the 27-year-old may also see himself behind the plate to start next season with the Halos.

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