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Angels claim Jackson Williams off waivers from the Rockies.

Williams posted a .256/.353/.368 slash line for Triple-A Colorado Springs last season though he hit just four home runs over 242 at-bats. His defensive skills are solid and he's got nice plate discipline (12.9-percent walk rate), so he could find his way into a back-up job for the Halos next season.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

22 Oct, 04:13 PMSource

Angels may look at converting Cory Rasmus into a full-time starter for next season.

The Angles will look to build some depth in the rotation by adding Rasmus to a full time-starting role, as both C.J. Wilson and Garrett Richards will be question marks going into the season. Rasmus was very solid in his limited time as a starter last season, making six starts with a 2.37 ERA and 0.84 WHIP, though he only three to four innings per start. Rasmus and the Angles hope that the 26-year old will be able to tailor his offseason workouts towards being able to throw enough pitches to be a starter. If he can pitch next season like how he did in 2014, he could land a spot on the rotation and put up solid numbers.
Analyst: Ben Diamond  View Profile

18 Oct, 05:35 PMSource

Angels designated OF Brennan Boesch and C John Buck for assignment on Tuesday.

Both of these players were part of the Angels playoff roster, but struggled in the postseason. They made this move to clear space for their newly acquired outfielders, Roger Kieschnick and Alfredo Marte.
Analyst: Mark Kaplan  View Profile

7 Oct, 05:26 PMSource

Angels claimed OF Roger Kieschnick and OF Alfredo Marte off waivers from the Diamondbacks.

The Angles are loaded at outfield so both of these players have minimal fantasy appeal heading into drafts next season.
Analyst: Mark Kaplan  View Profile

7 Oct, 05:25 PMSource

Eric Aybar went 4-for-4 with a double during the Angels' 3-8 loss to the Royals in ALDS Game 3 on Sunday.

Aybar did everything he could do to help his team out, but he's simply not the guy to put a team on his shoulders and carry them to the Promised Land. His four hits here made him 5-for-11 in the series, but it just wasn't enough as the Halos pitching couldn't contain the Royals bats in this one. Aybar remains a very underrated fantasy option. He's not one to dazzle you with numbers, but he'll hit for a decent average and kick in a little bit of power and a little bit of speed. To get that -- his .278 with seven home runs and 16 stolen bases -- at the shortstop position and never need to worry about it, is a nice thing to have in fantasy, especially if you just go cheap at the position. Aybar should reprise his role again for the Angels next season.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

6 Oct, 12:20 AM

CJ Wilson allowed three runs on three hits, striking out one and walking one over 2/3 of an inning during the Angels' 3-8 loss to the Royals on Sunday.

Angels manager Mike Scioscia wasn't taking any chances here and offered up one of the quickest hooks in baseball when he yanked Wilson after just two-thirds of an inning. It was a tough year for the veteran as he closed the season with a 4.51 ERA and a 1.45 WHIP over 31 starts. He ended the year with a pair of quality starts, but the two outings prior amounted to eight earned runs over 1.1 innings. Perhaps this was just an atypical season for Wilson, but he's going to need to start next year white-hot in order to get us to forget about this year's totals.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

6 Oct, 12:18 AM

Mike Trout went 1-for-4 with a home run, a walk and an RBI during the Angels' 3-8 loss to the Royals on Sunday night.

Too little, too late, Mr. Trout. Better luck next season. Finishing the year on a four-game 0-for-10 probably wasn't the best way to head into the post-season and likely a contributor to why he went just 1-for-12 with this home run in the series loss to the Royals. Trout will hopefully take this as another lesson learned and come back stronger next season. While his stolen base total dropped considerably, Trout showed that we're just scratching the surface of his power. His mark of 36 home runs stands as the career-high for now, but it looks like he should level off as a potential .300-40-20 guy which, in anyone's book should still be considered numbers worthy of the top overall pick in fantasy.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

6 Oct, 12:17 AM

Kole Calhoun RF, Mike Trout CF, Albert Pujols 1B, Howie Kendrick 2B, Erick Aybar SS, David Freese 3B, Josh Hamilton LF, C.J. Cron DH, Chris Iannetta C, (C.J. Wilson P)

5 Oct, 03:38 PM

Manager Mike Scioscia said Josh Hamilton will play Sunday in Game 3.

Hamilton's been horrible so far in the playoffs, likely in part to him being rusty after missing the final 23 games of the regular season due to various ailments. While some bench options appear to be even more valuable than the hobbled veteran at this point, Scioscia will stick with Hamilton for at least one more game.
Analyst: Ben Diamond  View Profile

4 Oct, 08:22 PMSource

Kole Calhoun went 2-for-5 with a run scored in the Angels 4-1 loss to the Royals in Game 2 of their ALDS series.

Calhoun is the only Angel with more than one hit in the series, and also the only one who has not struck out yet.
Analyst: Steve Pimental  View Profile

4 Oct, 01:35 AM

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