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45 Tyler Skaggs SP

Los Angeles Angels

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
77%42%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
15.01-002.4091
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2014LAA102.4022000015.013541119

Player Updates

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Tyler Skaggs surrenders four runs in no-decision Wednesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs gave up four earned runs on seven hits and three walks in six innings while striking out two but didn't factor into the decision in his team's extra-innings game against the A's Wednesday.

After a double scored one run in the fourth inning, Skaggs served up a three-run home run to put the Angels in a 4-0 deficit from which they didn't recover until the bottom of the ninth inning. He's given up four runs in each of his last two outings, leaving him with a 3.43 ERA and 11:4 K:BB ratio in 21 innings. Skaggs is slated to face the Nationals in Washington Tuesday.

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Fantasy Analysis | 1397599096
Early indicators look great for Tyler Skaggs
by Al Melchior | Data Analyst

When reports from the Angels' spring training camp indicated that Tyler Skaggs was throwing with more velocity, Fantasy owners took note. The lefty was a popular late-round flier, even though he was coming off a disappointing 2013 season in both the majors and the minors.

Higher velocity alone doesn't guarantee strikeouts, and in turn, strikeouts don't guarantee Fantasy value. The good news for Skaggs' current and potential owners is that, in addition to putting up some nice Fantasy stats, he has compiled supporting stats that suggest he could enjoy continued success. Though he has struggled with command at times, Skaggs has thrown 66 percent of his pitches in his first two starts for strikes, and that's been reflected in his issuing of one walk in 15 innings.

The one worry that Skaggs' owners might have is his relative lack of strikeouts (only nine to date), but the Ks should come in a matter of time. Skaggs' average fastball velocity is down a touch from the spring, but it's still hovering around 93 mph, according to BrooksBaseball.net. He is also averaging spin rates on his two- and four-seamers that are close to 200 rpm higher than they were last season (per TexasLeaguers.com). As former major league pitcher Zach Day noted in a Baseball Prospectus piece this offseason, spin correlates positively with swings-and-misses. It also correlates with higher flyball rates, so Skaggs' current 60 percent ground ball rate and 0.60 HR/9 ratio are probably extreme flukes.

Still, even with more homers in his future, Skaggs could benefit his owners with a higher strikeout rate to go along with a low WHIP. If the home runs don't get out of control, he could help with ERA, too, which would make him worth using in standard mixed leagues.

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Tyler Skaggs fails to factor into decision vs. Mets
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Angels starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs failed to factor into the decision Friday night against the Mets. The left-hander surrendered four runs on nine hits and no walks while striking out four over seven innings pitched.

Skaggs owns a 2.40 ERA with a 9:1 K:BB ratio in 15 innings pitched through his first two starts. He'll make his next start Wednesday at home against Oakland.

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Fantasy Analysis | 1396910844
Tyler Skaggs needs more owners
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

There was a time not too long ago when Tyler Skaggs was considered an elite pitching prospect. In both 2012 and 2013, in fact, Baseball America ranked him among the top 15 prospects overall -- ahead of both Trevor Bauer and Archie Bradley, who have already been hyped to the hills in Fantasy.

So I was surprised Skaggs' eight shutout innings at Houston over the weekend didn't attract more attention in Fantasy -- surprised and happy to take advantage.

Granted, he lost some of his luster last year with a poor showing in the minors. It's why the Angels, his original team, were able to get him back from the Diamondbacks this offseason. But he's said he was messed up mechanically then and showed it with improved velocity this spring. After averaging 89.2 mph on his fastball in seven major-league starts last year, Skaggs was at 92.1 Saturday, which would have made him the seventh hardest-throwing left-handed starting pitcher last year.

Over the course of his minor-league career, control wasn't so much of an issue for Skaggs, so I wouldn't say he's at risk of going the way of Bauer. He's still unproven, of course, but knowing how good he could be, now might be your last chance to get him for nothing. I'd rank him just behind James Paxton in terms of starting pitchers whose first starts revealed the most.

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Tyler Skaggs adds two-seam fastball to repertoire
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Angels starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs was stellar in his season debut Saturday against the Astros, tossing eight scoreless innings in a 5-1 win. During the outing, Skaggs unveiled a sinking two-seam fastball, which played a huge part in his success against Houston.

"That's what you have to do -- you have to keep your secret weapon in your back pocket," Skaggs said, per The Los Angeles Times. "I don't think any of the teams knew that. I don't even think the Angels knew I had one, honestly."

Skaggs said he threw his two-seamer "90 percent of the time" Saturday, as he set up his curveball and changeup.

"That's why you see all those 90- and 91-mph [fastballs] instead of 93 and 94," Skaggs said. "They kept swinging at it, so why not get outs early in the count and throw some two-seamers? I threw it in the bullpen and it was good. It turned out to be a plus pitch for me today."

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CBSSports.com Player Ranking
Position Current Last Week Rating
Starting Pitchers 54 65.57
Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs LHB 1.100 0.00001
vs RHB 13.200 2.63018
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
4/5@HOU1008.04015
4/11NYM0007.09404
Two Week Schedule
APRIL
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
13
NYM
W14-2
14
Oak
L2-3
15
Oak
L9-10
16
Oak
W5-4
17
18
@Det
7:08 pm
Tickets
19
@Det
1:08 pm
Tickets
20
@Det
1:08 pm
Tickets
21
@Wash
7:05 pm
Tickets
22
@Wash
7:05 pm
Tickets
23
@Wash
7:05 pm
Tickets
24
25
@NYY
7:05 pm
Tickets
26
@NYY
1:05 pm
Tickets
= probable start
Fantasy Points by Week
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Fantasy Points by Week.   ( Actual    AccuScore Projections)   Note: Points are rounded down.
Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2012ARI13 5.83660000 29.1302019621321
2013ARI23 5.12770000 38.2382322721536
2014LAA10 3.43330000 21.0209820411
Total 46 4.9616160000 89.08852491543268
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2012ARI6700000400 .000 .000 .000
2013ARI71002010500 .200 .200 .200
2014LAA3000000000 --- --- ---
Total 161702010900 .118 .118 .118
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2012ARIP66808001.000
2013ARIP77615001.000
2014LAAP33716001.000
Total  161621219001.000
More Pitching Stats
YearTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGPAMB9SLGRPF
2012ARI02245 0.5101101 .256133 13.8 .4440
2013ARI24138 1.1121002 .252170 12.8 .4570
2014LAA03316 2.2521100 .25084 10.3 .3880
Total 29699 1.0243203 .253387 12.5 .4370
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2009R-AZL Angels00 0.0032000 6.04000117
2009R-Orem00 4.5020000 4.05420016
2010AFX-Cedar Rapids Kernels84 3.621914000 82.0783533642182
2010AFX-South Bend Silver Ha11 1.6944000 16.0133310420
2011AFA-Visalia Rawhide55 3.241717000100.08139366534125
2011AA-Mobile BayBears41 2.531010000 57.0452016421573
2012AAA-Reno Aces42 2.9199000 52.2492217411645
2012AA-Mobile BayBears54 2.841313000 69.2632722812171
2013AFA-Visalia Rawhide00 4.7611000 5.25430188
2013AAA-Reno Aces610 4.591917000104.011462535639107
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/197
Birthdate:
7/13/1991
Age:
22
Hometown:
Woodland Hills, CA
Bats/Throws:
L/L
Team:
Los Angeles Angels
College:

MLB Experience:
3

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