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Shohei Ohtani went 2-for-4 with a run and a stolen base in Tuesday's 6-0 win over the Athletics.

Fantasy Impact: Ohtani is 6-for-11 over his last three games with three runs and two RBI's. A lot of frustrated owners cut Ohtani when it was announced that he was done pitching for the year, but his bat can alone can warrant a roster spot in some leagues.

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Justin Upton went 0-for-4 in Tuesday's win over the Athletics.

Fantasy Impact: Upton's 2020 season has been absolutely abysmal as he's slashing .113/.200/.226. He's 6-for-53 on the season but two of those hits have been home runs. He's sliding back in the lineup and can be dropped in most leagues at this point.

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Brian Goodwin went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in the Angels 6-0 win over the Athletics on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Goodwin is batting .271 this season, the best since his rookie season in Washington. He's still batting caboose in the Angels lineup but if he can keep up this pace he can work his way up the order.

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David Fletcher went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 6-0 win over the Athletics.

Fantasy Impact: After batting .290 in 2019, Fletcher is off to a .306 start in 2020 as the Angels' lead-off hitter. Fletcher's 22 hits this season are good for ninth in the league and his 11 runs are tied for 28th.

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Jason Castro went 2-for-3 with a three-run home run and a walk in Tuesday's 6-0 win over the Athletics.

Fantasy Impact: Castro is having a much better August than July, raising his slash from .200/.368/.467 to .333/.412/.733. In five games this month the 33-year-old catcher has four RBI's.

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Anthony Rendon went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk in Tuesday's 6-0 win over the Athletics.

Fantasy Impact: Rendon was off to a horrendous start to 2020 but is 4-for-7 with two home runs, four runs, three RBI's and three walks over his last two games. Hopefully the veteran third baseman will continue trending in this direction.

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Dylan Bundy went 7.0 innings allowing zero runs, four hits, and one walk while striking out 10 batters in Tuesday's 6-0 win over the Athletics.

Fantasy Impact: Bundy is 3-1 on the year now with a quality start in all four starts, a 1.57 ERA, 0.63 WHIP, and an insane 35:3 K:BB ratio. Bundy is starting off 2020 as one of the hottest pitchers in baseball. Undrafted in a lot of leagues, the Angels ace should be picked up immediately if still available.

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Angels outfielder Jo Adell is not in the lineup for the team's matchup against the Oakland Athletics Tuesday. (Source: MLB.com)

Fantasy Impact: Adell is not injured despite missing a couple of games with a quad issue last week. He is getting a day off after getting off to a slow start. Through five games, Adell is batting .211 with 11 strikeouts in 19 at-bats.

Category: Transactions


Julio Teheran was only able to make it two innings on Monday and gave up five runs on five hits and a walk while only striking out one batter.

Fantasy Impact: Teheran is having an abysmal start to his 10th season. He's had two starts this season and has made it 4.2 innings while allowing seven earned runs, pulling his ERA to a whopping 13.50. He's not worth a fantasy roster in any league formats right now.

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Shohei Ohtani went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and a walk in Monday's 10-9 win over the Athletics.

Fantasy Impact: Ohtani isn't have an eye-popping August but he's slashing a solid .278/.381/.722 and has two home runs and three RBI's in five games. Batting every night really limits that ceiling that the dual-threat had prior to the season started, but his bat alone could be a decent addition to your fantasy lineup.

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Mike Trout went 4-for-5 with two home runs, four runs, and three RBI's in Monday's 10-9 win over the Athletics.

Fantasy Impact: Trout has been on fire in August, hitting six home runs in seven games while slashing an insane .367/.406/.967. There's no question that you're starting him every day but it should also be noted that he's worth any cost in DFS.

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Tommy La Stella went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run and one walk in Sunday's 7-3 loss to the Rangers.

Fantasy Impact: La Stella blasted a two-run shot in fifth inning off Lance Lynn to produce the Angels first runs of the game. He was one of the few bright spots in Sunday's loss, accounting of 2/3 of the team's offense. La Stella is slashing .268/.400/.439 with one home run, three RBI and four runs scored across 50 plate appearances in 2020.

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Andrew Heaney (1-1) allowed five runs on eight hits while striking out four in Sunday's 7-3 loss to the Rangers. He picked up his first loss of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Heaney imploded in the fourth inning, yielding four runs on five hits before being pulled out of the game. He now owns a 4.26 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and a 19:5 K:BB across 19 innings this season. Heaney's next scheduled start is Saturday against the Dodgers.

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Patrick Sandoval threw 6.0 innings giving up two runs on four hits and a walk while striking out four batters. He was given the loss.

Fantasy Impact: Sandoval looked great in his start but gave up a two-run shot to Joey Gallo in the sixth right before he was pulled for Kenyan Middleton. Sandoval has an impressive 8:2 K:BB ration through his first two starts.

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Griffin Canning was given the loss on Friday after pitching 3.2 innings and allowing four runs (one earned) on three hits and six walks while striking out four batters.

Fantasy Impact: Canning is sitting at 0-2 now on the year with a 3.14 ERA and 1.60 WHIP. This was his worst outing of the season and the 24-year-old righty is worth a pickup if a frustrated owner drops him in your league.

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Albert Pujols went 1-for-3 with a double and a walk in Friday's 4-3 loss to the Rangers.

Fantasy Impact: Pujols is slashing an ice-cold .154/.233/.410 this season but the good news is that four of his six hits have gone for extra bases. He's still generating power in his swing but his batting average and seven strikeouts raise a bit of concern.

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Max Stassi went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run, a sac fly, and a strikeout in Thursday's 6-1 win over the Mariners.

Fantasy Impact: Stassi has been a man unleashed when he gets an opportunity this year. He's only had 21 plate appearances this season but has generated seven hits, four home runs, nine RBI's, and six runs. If he's playing he deserves to be in fantasy lineups of all format until he cools down.

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Hansel Robles pitched 0.2 innings and allowed one hit and one walk over 16 pitches in Wednesday's loss to the Mariners.

Fantasy Impact: Robles was brought in in the ninth inning but after giving up a couple of bases he was pulled for Hoby Milner. Robles officially lost his closer role and his 18.69 ERA should be enough reason for owners to drop him.

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Angels manager Joe Maddon said Andrelton Simmons (ankle) won't return from the IL when first eligible on Friday. (Source: Mike DiGiovanna on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: "Still pretty sore," Maddon said. "No finish line but don’t see it in the real immediate future." David Fletcher will continue filling in at shortstop for the time being.

Category: Injury Updates


Cam Bedrosian was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with a right adductor strain. (Source: Los Angeles Angels PR)

Fantasy Impact: Bedrosian suffered the inning during his short outing in Sunday's game. He's eligible to be activated August 14th, though it's unclear how long he's expected to be out.

Category: Injury Updates