Mike Trout went 2-for-4 with a home run, one RBI and a run scored against the A's on Friday.
Only when your name is Mike Trout can you be criticized for a "down year" and you still managed 28 home run and a .289 average before the end of August. But it's the lack of stolen bases that has frustrated Trout's owners the most. Those drafting him were certainly expecting more than the 12 he's provided thus far and when projecting players before you head into your draft, you probably ended up shorting yourself on speed this year. Of course, stolen bases are plentiful and also the easiest category in which to move up, but still, had Trout provided what we originally expected, none of us would be having this conversation right now. He's still a fantasy stud though. No doubt about that.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Brad Peacock has been transferred to the 60-day disabled list.
Peacock's been on the 15-day DL since April 15 with a strained left intercostal muscle. He's played catch recently but hasn't thrown off a mound since having a setback during a rehab assignment on June 12. After undergoing an MRI on Friday, Peacock was hoping for some good news but it looks like he'll be on the shelf until at least mid-July if not longer. Analysis: Zack Carpenter
George Springer (wrist) has been placed on the 15-day disabled list.
Not a surprise here as Springer was visibly in pain after taking an Edinson Volquez fastball off the wrist and being removed from last night's game against the Royals. The injury is a shame as Springer was enjoying an All-Star caliber sophomore season, hitting .264 with 14 doubles, 13 home runs, 29 RBI and 14 stolen bases in 75 games. He also currently ranks fifth among all AL outfielders in OPS (.822). Analysis: Zack Carpenter
Monta Ellis agrees to a 4-year $44M deal with the Indiana Pacers.
The Pacers brass wants to play smaller and faster this year so Ellis is a huge get for them. He gives them a great scoring option at shooting guard to be a wingman for Paul George. Ellis' contract will take him through his last highly effective years, and his fourth year is a player option that would allow him to explore free agency. After averaging 18.9 points and 4.1 assists per game last season, Ellis provides great fantasy value for his mid-round draft position. Analysis: Zack Carpenter