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May 21, 2024 3 1 0 0 4
May 20, 2024 2 2 1 3 10
May 19, 2024 0 0 0 0
May 18, 2024 0 0 0 0 1
May 17, 2024 0 0 0 0 -1.5

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No team is more likely to rush a prospect to the majors than the Angels and no prospect in last year's draft class had a more impressive command of the strike zone than Nolan Schanuel, so in that sense it was a perfect match when they selected him with the 11th overall pick. He played in more games in the majors (29) than in the minors (22) after getting drafted while also missing short stints with minor ailments (illness, shoulder, knee). There's little doubt the Angels will give Schanuel everyday playing time going forward and his swing decisions and contact skill are advanced enough that he'll get on base at a high clip, especially compared to most rookies. The big philosophical question is whether or not he's a worthwhile investment in dynasty or redraft leagues when his projected power output is so minimal relative to other first basemen. He had a max exit velocity of 103.5 mph, a 2.2 Barrel% and a 49.4 percent groundball rate. Schanuel doesn't hit the ball hard enough or in the air with enough regularity to project for more than 15 home runs, even with everyday playing time. His appeal lessens further when considering how bad the Angels lineup might be over the next few years.

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2024 92.52.1 16 5 18 15 .244
2023 74.52.6 19 1 6 20 .275
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  • Angels' Nolan Schanuel: Goes yard in win

    Schanuel went 2-for-5 with a three-run home run and an additional run scored in Monday's 9-7 win over the Astros. Schanuel's three-run blast in the fifth inning sparked a big rally from the Angels. Entering Monday, the first baseman had gone 0-for-11 over his last three games. He's up to five homers, 18 RBI, 15 runs scored, three doubles and a .232/.306/.351 slash line through 172 plate appearances this season. Schanuel is not being strictly platooned, but he's not an everyday player at first base, though he is seeing a majority of the reps there.
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  • Angels' Nolan Schanuel: Out against lefty

    Schanuel is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Pirates, Erica Weston of Bally Sports West reports. With lefty Martin Perez on the bump for Pittsburgh, the lefty-hitting Schanuel will exit the starting nine for the series finale. Brandon Drury will slide over from his usual spot at the keystone and man first base in Schanuel's stead.
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  • Angels' Nolan Schanuel: Homers in win

    Schanuel went 3-for-4 with a solo home run, a walk and two runs scored during Friday's 6-0 win over Cleveland. Schanuel's third-inning shot off Tanner Bibee put the Angels up 1-0, and singles in the fifth and eighth innings would help the 22-year-old secure his third multi-hit game in his last four contests. He has now hit safely in 12 of his last 13 games while slashing .388/.423/.531 with two homers and six RBI in that stretch.
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  • Angels' Nolan Schanuel: Back on bench Tuesday

    Schanuel is not in the lineup for Tuesday's contest in Tampa Bay. Schanuel returned to the lineup Monday after missing a game with a testicular contusion, but he'll now head back to the bench for Tuesday's contest. Miguel Sano will occupy first base and bat cleanup for the Angels. Schanuel went 0-for-5 Monday and is now just 4-for-42 on the season.
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  • Angels' Nolan Schanuel: Returns to lineup

    Schanuel (groin) will start at first base and bat fifth in Monday's game in Tampa Bay. Schanuel exited Saturday's game and didn't play Sunday because of a testicular contusion, but he's feeling well enough to give it a go in this one. The rookie first baseman is sporting a woeful .108/.292/.189 batting line through his first 12 contests this season.
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  • Angels' Nolan Schanuel: Absent from lineup again

    Schanuel is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Rays, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports. Schanuel has now sat out two of the last three games, and both times he's been on the bench, the Angels have faced right-handed starting pitchers. The 22-year-old probably isn't in danger of being demoted to Triple-A Salt Lake just yet, but his 2-for-31 start at the plate is beginning to cost him playing time. Brandon Drury will cover first base in Schanuel's stead.
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  • Angels' Nolan Schanuel: Sitting against right-hander

    Schanuel is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Rays. It marks the first time this season Schanuel hasn't been in the lineup versus a right-hander and just the second time overall. Brandon Drury is handling first base, with Luis Rengifo covering second.
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  • Angels' Nolan Schanuel: Sits against lefty

    Schanuel is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Marlins, Erica Weston of Bally Sports West reports. With southpaw A.J. Puk on the bump for Miami, the lefty-hitting Schanuel will head to the bench in the series finale. Miguel Sano will fill in at first base for Schanuel, who had started in each of the Halos' first five games while reaching base at a .400 clip and hitting a home run.
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  • Angels' Nolan Schanuel: In lineup Saturday

    Schanuel (back) is starting in Saturday's Cactus League game against the Athletics, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports. Schanuel has been out of action since Monday due to back tightness, but the issue appears to have subsided ahead of Saturday's contest. Schanuel is 10-for-41 this spring with a homer and four RBI, and he should be ready to start at first base on Opening Day now that his back issues are seemingly behind him.
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  • Angels' Nolan Schanuel: Could return Saturday

    Schanuel (back) could play in Saturday's Cactus League game against the A's, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports. Schanuel was a late scratch Monday due to back tightness but is closing in on his return to game action. The 22-year-old should be ready for Opening Day as long as he can return to the field within the next handful of days.
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  • Angels' Nolan Schanuel: Going through baseball activities

    Schanuel (back) will perform some baseball activities Thursday, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports. Schanuel has been unavailable for a few days because of back tightness but is ready to ease back into things. It does not look to be an injury that could threaten his availability for Opening Day as long as he continues to progress. Schanuel is expected to bat second for the Angels this season.
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  • Angels' Nolan Schanuel: Nursing minor injury

    Schanuel (back) was evaluated further after being scratched from Monday's exhibition against the Brewers, and he was told by trainers that it's not serious, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports. The Angels can breathe a sigh of relief as Schanuel appears to have avoided a significant injury. The team figures to closely monitor the 22-year-old over the next few days to ensure he's ready to go for Opening Day.
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  • Angels' Nolan Schanuel: Dealing with back tightness

    Schanuel was scratched from the Angels' Cactus League lineup Monday against the Brewers because of back tightness, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports. Schanuel had been slated to play first base against the Brewers but will be replaced by Miguel Sano. Consider the 22-year-old day-to-day for the time being.
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  • Angels' Nolan Schanuel: Returns to lineup Friday

    Schanuel (knee) is back in the lineup Friday against the Athletics. Schanuel will start at first base and bat leadoff versus left-hander Ken Waldichuk after missing two straight games because of knee tightness. The 21-year-old has slashed .284/.407/.343 since being promoted to the majors in mid-August, reaching base in all 27 games that he's appeared in so far.
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  • Angels' Nolan Schanuel: Held out Tuesday

    Schanuel (knee) isn't in the Angels' lineup Tuesday against Texas, Erica Weston of Bally Sports West reports. Knee tightness caused Schanuel to be removed from Monday's game during the seventh inning, and the Angels will give him an extra day to heal Tuesday. Brandon Drury will shift to first base in Schanuel's absence, allowing Eduardo Escobar to serve as the Halos' designated hitter.
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  • Angels' Nolan Schanuel: Takes seat Sunday

    Schanuel is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Twins, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports. Schanuel has reached base at least once in each of his first 26 big-league games but will take a seat Sunday versus Minnesota righty Joe Ryan. Brandon Drury will shift to first base while David Fletcher starts at the keystone.
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  • Angels' Nolan Schanuel: Hits first homer

    Schanuel went 3-for-5 with a solo home run in Saturday's 5-4 extra-inning loss to the Tigers. Schanuel got the Angels on the board with a third-inning solo shot, his first career big-league homer. It took him 21 games to check off that milestone, and he had just one extra-base hit, a double, prior to his long ball Saturday. Considering the 21-year-old was fast-tracked to the majors after just 22 minor-league games, in which he hit .370 with a 1.004 OPS, it's a little surprising he hasn't added much power yet, though it's not his best tool. In the majors, he has a .296/.418/.346 slash line with four RBI, 14 runs scored and a 15:12 BB:K over 98 plate appearances.
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  • Angels' Nolan Schanuel: Resting Friday

    Schanuel is not in Friday's lineup against the Tigers, Evan Webeck of The San Jose Mercury News reports. Schanuel will hit the bench after starting three consecutive games. He recently recovered from a shoulder injury, so the team may take a cautious approach and give him extra time off across the final few weeks of the regular season. The Angels shuffled the lineup in Schanuel's absence, with the end result being Kyren Paris hitting leadoff and playing center field.
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  • Angels' Nolan Schanuel: Will lead off Monday

    Schanuel (shoulder) is in the lineup for Monday's game against the Mariners, Erica Weston of Bally Sports West reports. A sore shoulder prevented Schanuel from seeing any action Saturday or Sunday, but he has put that behind him and will lead off like he usually does Monday night.
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  • Angels' Nolan Schanuel: Held out Saturday

    Schanuel (shoulder) isn't in the Angels' lineup Saturday against the Guardians. After exiting Friday's game with tightness in his shoulder, Schanuel will remain on the bench for Saturday's contest. He's still considered day-to-day, so there's a chance he'll be able to return to the lineup within a day or two. In the meantime, Mike Moustakas will start at first base while Eduardo Escobar covers third.
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