Los Angeles Angels vs Detroit Tigers – 5/31/15 MLB Fantasy Sports, Baseball Picks, Odds & Predictions
Sunday Night Baseball on May 31st features an attractive matchup for MLB mock draft managers as the LA Angels will host the Detroit Tigers. Follow fantasy league rosters from this game at 8PM Eastern Time on ESPN2 TV.
Heading into play on Saturday the Angels sat one game over .500 with a record of 25-24 trailing the surprise Houston Astros by 5 ½ games in the AL West standings. There is certainly no reason for panic with nearly a 1/3rd of the season past already. The Angels pitching has performed well as the club ranks in the top ten of Major League Baseball in key areas such as Team ERA, WHIP and quality starts. The hitting has been subpar as the club bats .237 ranking 27th in Major League Baseball.
The Detroit Tigers were 28-22 as they took the field on Saturday. They are four games in the loss column back of the first place Kansas City Royals. From an overall season perspective the club has hit well posting a team batting average of .272 ranking third best in the league. The Tigers starting pitchers have gone deep into games as they sit 7th in the league in quality starts. Starting pitching Justin Verlander will be available for fantasy owners in the near future as he is undergoing rehab starts in the minor leagues and could be back as early as next week.
Detroit Tigers 1B: Miguel Cabrera after his two hit game on Saturday has moved his average to .333 on the year. He has 11 homers and 34 RBIs season to date. With 33 walks on the year Cabrera has a .440 on base percentage.
Detroit Tigers CF: Anthony Gose is 1 for 10 in this series to drop this average to .322. Gose has a homer with 11 RBIs on the year. He is batting .333 for the month of May.
Detroit Tigers LF: Yoenis Cespedes moved his average up to .284 after a 2 for 4 game on Saturday. Cespedes has produced seven homers and 28 RBIs on the year.
Detroit Tigers 2B: Ian Kinsler is in a 2 for 31 slump heading into Sunday’s game. His batting average has dropped to .270. Kinsler has a homer with 22 RBIs on the year.
Detroit Tigers RF: JD Martinez is had a three hit night for the Tigers on Saturday to move his batting average up to .266. Martinez has nine homers and 22 RBIs on the year.
Detroit Tigers P: David Price is coming off a nice performance in his last start on Tuesday against the Athletics by allowing no earned runs and five hits in seven innings in victory. He is 4-1 in ten starts and has kept baserunners to a minimum with a WHIP of 1.17.
LA Angels CF: Mike Trout leads the Angels everyday players with a .296 batting average with 12 homers and 26 RBIs. He has hits in three straight and nine of ten games.
LA Angels RF: Three year pro Kole Calhoun is batting .281 on the year. He has hit safely in seven of ten games but only one multi hit game in that span.
LA Angels SS: Erick Aybar has hit .314 for the month of May. Aybar takes a seven game win streak into Sunday’s game. Unfortunately only one was a multi-hit game.
LA Angels 3B: Angels third basemen David Freese is batting just .228 for the Angels on the year. He has produced 8 homers and timely hits with 28 RBIs which leads the team.
LA Angels 1B: After a slow start Albert Pujols is hitting .280 for the month of May with seven homers. He will carry a six game win streak into Sunday’s game. Pujols had a three hit game on Friday night.
LA Angels P: Matt Shoemaker has battled consistency issues this year. After a horrible start at Toronto he faced San Diego on Tuesday and allowed no earned runs and four hits over seven innings. Shoemaker has allowed 13 homers in his nine starts this year.
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P: David Price (Tigers)
CF: Mike Trout (Angels)
SS: Erick Aybar (Angels)
LF: Yoenis Cespedes (Tigers)
1B: Miguel Cabrera (Tigers)
RF: Kole Calhoun (Angels)