|Team Outlook and Scouting Report|
SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS
The Angels are not contenders to win the championship at 10000/1. They do not win the World Series in any simulations. They are not a good value to win the AL either at 5000/1. They are projected to win 74 games and come in under their pre-season futures line of 82. In simulations, they have been eliminated from playoff contention. They were a +300 'underdog' to make the playoffs in the preseason. Their preseason chances to win the division were 4.5% at 12/1, 7.7%. Their average wins per simulation puts them at #9 in the AL.
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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES
Based on money line odds their expected record at this point of the season is 69.3-68.7. At 65-73 they are in line with these expectations. If you bet on them to win every game you would be down quite a bit (-1198 units). They are one of the best teams against the spread (71-67) for a +249 profit. Their over-under record is 67-62 with 9 pushes. Based on computer simulations they only have a 37% chance to beat the Athletics in their next game. The table below shows their upcoming games, their simulation based win percentage and their recent head to head record (WL, ATS, OU).
TEAM STATISTICAL STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES
Their record should be slightly better. Their average run differential is -0.27 which ranks #8 in the AL, but their rank based on win percentage is #9. They are the #9 ranked team in run differential (based on all teams' road stats). This is the same ranking they have among home teams. Their average run differential in their past 12 games is -0.67 which ranks them #9 over this stretch, slightly worse than overall.
TEAM STATS PER GAME (League Rank):
ALLOWED TO OPPOSING TEAMS (Lower # is Better):
TEAM FANTASY LEADERS
The table below show the most valuable fantasy players on the team led by Mike Trout who is projected to be the #3 outfielder the rest of the season. The Better Option column shows the player directly above him and the Better Than column shows the player directly below him in the projected position rankings.
|38||Anderson, Justin||RP||6-3||205||09/28/1992||2||No College|
|35||Andriese, Matt||SP||6-2||225||08/28/1989||5||No College|
|32||Bedrosian, Cam||RP||6-0||230||10/02/1991||6||No College|
|37||Bundy, Dylan||SP||6-1||225||11/15/1992||5||No College|
|31||Buttrey, Ty||RP||6-6||245||03/31/1993||2||No College|
|22||Fletcher, David||3B||5-10||175||05/31/1994||2||No College|
|18||Goodwin, Brian||LF||6-0||200||11/02/1990||4||No College|
|28||Heaney, Andrew||SP||6-2||185||06/05/1991||6||Oklahoma State|
|21||Hermosillo, Michael||LF||5-11||190||01/17/1995||2||No College|
|74||Jones, Jahmai||2B||6-0||215||08/04/1997||0||No College|
|9||La Stella, Tommy||2B||5-11||170||01/31/1989||6||No College|
|60||Mayers, Mike||SP||6-3||225||12/06/1991||4||Ole Miss|
|99||Middleton, Keynan||RP||6-2||215||09/12/1993||3||No College|
|17||Ohtani, Shohei||DH||6-4||200||07/05/1994||2||No College|
|64||Pena, Felix||RP||6-2||185||02/25/1990||4||No College|
|5||Pujols, Albert||1B||6-3||240||01/16/1980||19||No College|
|24||Ramirez, Noe||RP||6-3||195||12/22/1989||5||No College|
|4||Rengifo, Luis||2B||5-10||165||02/26/1997||1||No College|
|57||Robles, Hansel||RP||5-11||185||08/13/1990||5||No College|
|43||Sandoval, Patrick||SP||6-3||190||10/18/1996||1||No College|
|2||Simmons, Andrelton||SS||6-2||200||09/04/1989||8||No College|
|33||Stassi, Max||C||5-10||200||03/15/1991||7||No College|
|54||Suarez, Jose||SP||5-10||170||01/03/1998||1||No College|
|49||Teheran, Julio||SP||6-2||205||01/27/1991||9||No College|
|27||Trout, Mike||CF||6-2||235||08/07/1991||9||No College|
|10||Upton, Justin||LF||6-2||205||08/25/1987||13||No College|
|3||Ward, Taylor||LF||5-10||190||12/14/1993||2||Fresno State|
|72||Yan, Hector||RP||5-11||180||04/26/1999||0||No College|