Mike Trout

Los Angeles Angels

Angels part ways with hitting coach Hansen

Anaheim finished 22nd in runs scored in 2017, despite having Mike Trout for 114 games. Hansen had served as the club's hitting coach for the last four years. He previously worked as a hitting coach for the Mariners and the 48-year-old former major leaguer was as a hitting instructor for the Dodgers before that.

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  • Angels part ways with hitting coach Hansen

    Anaheim finished 22nd in runs scored in 2017, despite having Mike Trout for 114 games. Hansen had served as the club's hitting coach for the last four years. He previously worked as a hitting coach for the Mariners and the 48-year-old former major leaguer was as a hitting instructor for the Dodgers before that.

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  • Trout goes 1-for-2 in finale against Seattle

    The hit was a single. Trout finishes with a ridiculous .306/.442/.629 with 33 homers, and yet, you can't help but wonder what kind of numbers he could have put up if not for missing time with the thumb injury. Nevertheless, he's still the best player in baseball, and should be the top pick in fantasy drafts no matter the format.

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  • Trout hits 200th, 201st homers in victory

    Trout's second homer was part of a four-run rally in the bottom of the eighth. The first homer was actually the 200th of his career, making him the eighth player in major league history to reach 200 by the end of his age-25 season. The last was his current teammate, Albert Pujols. Trout's OPS for the season is up to 1.084, which would be a personal best by 93 points over his .991 marks from 2015 and 2016.

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  • Angels run line drops substantially (5.39 to 5.06) after lineup without Trout and Upton is released

    The Los Angeles Angels are just one of several teams that have seen their run line drop over the course of the afternoon, the most likely factor the release of a lineup not containing Mike Trout, Justin Upton or Kole Calhoun. The Angels began the afternoon with the highest implied run line on the board (5.39), just ahead of the Oakland A's (5.38), but are now currently a half run behind the A's (5.55 to 5.06) for the slate lead, although they still have the second highest implied run line on the board. On the other end of the spectrum, the Chicago Cubs have increased from 3.31 to 3.66. They're resting many of their starters as expected the night after clinching the division, but many of their replacements are potent LH bats against a pitcher (Lance Lynn) who struggles against LHBs. Players can find run lines and track movement for all teams on the Vegas Odds page.

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  • Mike Trout and Jose Altuve separate themselves from the board in tonight's Player Projections

    Mike Trout (188 wRC+, .353 ISO vs RHP) is the top projected batter on the slate (RotoGrinders Player Projections) by more than a full point on either site against Dylan Covey (RHBs .448 wOBA, 40.9 Hard%). Then, Jose Altuve (159 wRC+, .209 ISO vs LHP) is separated by nearly a full point from the next highest projection against Eduardo Rodriguez. The concern is that Altuve did miss a game with a forearm injury, but returned yesterday. George Springer (166 wRC+, .258 ISO vs RHP), Aaron Judge (177 wRC+, .357 ISO vs RHP - Jake Faria RHBs .303 wOBA, 34 Hard%) and Justin Upton (119 wRC+, .235 ISO vs RHP) round out the top five on both sites. There's some disparity between sites in the back half of the top 10, but no other team can claim multiple batters. There are a couple of potentially over-priced arms on DraftKings, but so many low priced bats in lineups that it shouldn't be an issue. The projections see Josh Bell (4.32 Pt/$/K) and Melky Cabrera (3.98 Pt/$/K) as top values on FanDuel, while Victor Robles (2.68 Pt/$/K) is a potential top DraftKings value. If looking for a player projected for more than eight DraftKings points, Khris Davis (2.19 Pt/$/K) may be the top value.

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  • Angels have the top implied run line on the slate (5.44) against Dylan Covey

    Eight of 16 teams on an eight game slate have an implied run line above 4.8 runs with the Angels a surprise leader at 5.44 on the top of the board. A surprise until realizing that Dylan Covey is the opposing pitcher. Covey has just a 12.6 K% with an ERA, FIP, and DRA all above seven, as he's allowed an 89.5 mph aEV, 8.8% Barrels/BBE and 41.5% 95 mph+ EV. The Angels need a special permit just to allow Mike Trout (188 wRC+, .353 ISO vs RHP) to bat against him. Justin Upton (119 wRC+, .235 ISO vs RHP) and Kole Calhoun (102 wRC+, .149 ISO vs RHP) are fine choices as well. Batters from either side exceed a .380 wOBA against Covey this year. In fact, it's hard to find many poor choices on the roster against a pitcher allowing this type of contact.

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  • Mike Trout is expected to be the most popular bat on tonight's slate

    Mike Trout is the only hitter currently projected to be in more than 15% of lineups on either site and could find himself in upwards of 20% of lineups tonight in Chicago against Reynaldo Lopez, who has struck out just four of his last 112 batters. After that, Yankees and Brewers are expected to be popular on a team level. Luis Severino is likely to be the overwhelming pitching favorite. His 22.5 K-BB% is fifth best in the majors. Garrett Richards may be the popular SP2 on DraftKings with both Tanner Roark and Rich Hill appearing in more than 20% of lineups as well. Ownership projections are updated throughout the day and available to premium subscribers on the Projected Ownership page.

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  • RotoGrinders Player Projections see Aaron Judge and Mike Trout as tonight's top hitters

    According to the RotoGrinders Player Projections, Aaron Judge and Mike Trout are the top pieces on the board from an offensive standpoint and it's almost impossible to argue against that. Judge is on fire (376 wRC+, six HRs last seven days) and is facing a pitcher allowing 38.4% hard contact with a .386 wOBA to RHBs. Trout (191 wRC+, .358 ISO vs RHP) faces Reynaldo Lopez in Chicago. He's allowed RHBs just a 25 Hard% this season, but has struck out just four of his last 112 batters. Along with Gary Sanchez and Brett Gardner, the Yankees place three batters among the top 10 overall projections, the only offense with multiple batters at the top on either site. Several Kansas City bats (Brandon Moss, Mike Moustakas, Melky Cabrera) are priced below $3K on FanDuel and considered great values, all between 3.79 and 3.99 Pt/$/K. Jedd Gyorko (2.91 Pt/$/K) and Pedro Alvarez (2.91 Pt/$/K) are projected as top DraftKings values.

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  • Mike Trout homers, walks twice

    The .450 OBP is still in play for Trout, who stands at .446 right now. No American Leaguer has come in at .450 since Manny Ramirez in 2002. Trout finished at .441 in leading the league last year.

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  • Coors field boasts the top four projected batters tonight

    Tonight's top four projected batters (Charlie Blackmon, Giancarlo Stanton, Nolan Arenado, Marcell Ozuna) all play at Coors tonight according to the RotoGrinders Player Projections before Mike Trout in the fifth spot. Trout (189 wRC+, .352 ISO vs RHP) gets Chris Volstad, who has thrown less than 10 major league innings (all in relief) since 2012. Stanton (198 wRC+, .440 ISO) destroys LHP, though Ozuna (113 wRC+, .117 ISO) has perplexingly put the ball on the ground 52% of the time against them this year. Tyler Anderson is a decent LHP, but RHBs have a .369 wOBA (33.7 Hard%) against him due to the Coors effect this year. Charlie Blackmon (147 wRC+, .297 ISO vs RHP) is an easy play if affordable, but RHBs have a 17.3 K-BB%, 67.3 GB% and -3.9 Hard-Soft% against Jose Urena over his last seven starts, calling Nolan Arenado's value at a high cost into question tonight. Three Cleveland bats (Edwin Encarnacion, Jose Ramirez, Francisco Lindor) appear in the back half of the top 10 against Bartolo Colon, along with the hottest bat in the majors, Aaron Judge, and Paul Goldschmidt. Top projected values are Jay Bruce (4.14 Pt/$/K) on Fanduel and Chris Taylor on both sites (4.04 Pt/$/K FD/2.67 Pt/$/K DK).

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