JOHNNY GIAVOTELLA NEWS

4/1 April Fool’s Day Angels Spring Training lineup

This is the Angels lineup for April Fool’s Day, but it isn’t a prank… I think. It’s hard to tell Today’s #Angels lineup at the Athletics. #LAASpring pic.twitter.com/f447Q6gJAQ — Angels (@Angels) April 1, 2015 Collin Cowgill batting third, Johnny Giavotella leading off. Yeah, maybe this is a prank after all. The post 4/1 April Fool’s Day Angels Spring Training lineup...
Via Monkey with a Halo
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Giavotella appears to have won 2B job, quantifying Trout’s importance

The March 31st, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news including Giavotella appears to have won 2B job, quantifying Trout’s importance and much more… The Story: Johnny Giavotella appears to have locked up the second base job.The Monkey Says: The Angels used what very much looked like their Opening Day lineup yesterday and it included Giavotella starting at second and batting...
Via Monkey with a Halo
1 day ago  |  Discuss

2015 Player Projection: Johnny Giavotella

Johnny Giavotella somehow went from being the detritus of the Royals farm system to the presumptive starter at second base for the Angels. Can the Halos help him finally realize his potential or did Kansas City jettison Giavotella for good reason?   AVG OBP ISO K% BB% SB WAR 2014 Actual.216.268.10812.2%2.4%00.1 Steamer.261.313.10111.8%6.6%40.6 ZiPS.254.304.09912.6...
Via Monkey with a Halo
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball – AAA Prospect Alert

With Spring Training concluding and Opening Day just around the corner, Legion Report dives into AAA Prospects who could have an impact in the 2015 Season. The players below are noteworthy prospects and players who spent the bulk of the season in 2014 residing in AAA. The list disregards the prospect ranks, merely focusing on […]
Via Legion Report
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels hit four triples in one inning vs Indians (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. The Los Angeles Angels hit four triples over five batters during the third inning of Friday's spring training game against Cleveland.Erick Aybar and C.J. Cron hit back-to-back triples with one out, while Johnny Giavotella and Collin Cowgill hit back-to-back triples with two outs. All were hit against Indians starter Trevor Bauer, who was rocked...
Via Holdout Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels hit 4 triples in inning, rock Bauer and Indians 11-5

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) The Los Angeles Angels hit two sets of back-to-back triples in one inning Friday night, tagging Cleveland starter Trevor Bauer during an 11-5 victory over the Indians. Erick Aybar and C.J. Cron hit consecutive triples in the third against Bauer. Chris Iannetta had a sacrifice fly before Johnny Giavotella and Collin Cowgill followed with back-to-back triples...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Handicapping the Angels second base competition

Far and away the biggest source of intrigue heading into spring training is the Angels second base competition. It portends to be quite the battle royale, a true melee of mediocrity. Who will be the lesser of five evils? Let’s find out! Josh RutledgePro: Maybe he will develop now that he has that Rockies stank off of him. Con: Couldn’t hit at Coors Field. Couldn’t field...
Via Monkey with a Halo
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

The (Not So) Great Angels Second Base Competition

Spring training doesn’t start for several weeks but the Angels are already shaping up to have one of the most competitive position battles in all of baseball. With Howie Kendrick being traded to the Dodgers, the second base job in Anaheim is now wide open. This position battle won’t be a mano-a-mano duel though, but rather a battle royale. Yep, the Angels seem to be going with...
Via Monkey with a Halo
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Angels acquire Giavotella, complete signing of Baldoquin

The December 22nd, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Angels acquire Giavotella, complete signing of Baldoquin and much more… The Story: The Angels acquire 2B Johnny Giavotella from the Kansas City Royals.The Monkey Says: Giavotella is a former top second base prospect whose bat never translated to the majors and struggles defensively. Apparently...
Via Monkey with a Halo
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals trade second baseman Giavotella to Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Angels have acquired second baseman Johnny Giavotella from the Kansas City Royals for minor league pitcher Brian Broderick. The clubs announced the deal Friday. Giavotella was designated for assignment by the Royals on Thursday after spending most of last season at Triple-A Omaha. He has played parts of four big league seasons in Kansas City, batting...
Via AP on Fox
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals trade second baseman Giavotella to Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Angels have acquired second baseman Johnny Giavotella from the Kansas City Royals for minor league pitcher Brian Broderick. The clubs announced the deal Friday. Giavotella was designated for assignment by the Royals on Thursday after spending most of last season at Triple-A Omaha. He has played parts of four big league seasons in Kansas City, batting...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels get second baseman Giavotella from Royals

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) The Los Angeles Angels have acquired second baseman Johnny Giavotella from the Kansas City Royals for minor league pitcher Brian Broderick. The clubs announced the deal Friday. Giavotella was designated for assignment by the Royals on Thursday after spending most of last season at Triple-A Omaha. He has played parts of four big league seasons in Kansas City...
Via AP on Fox
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals End Regular Season on Winning Note

I guess the Royals decided that they didn’t need to show up after they clinched a spot in the playoffs. They’re wrong, and wasted a perfectly good opportunity to force a game 163, but if you think about it, maybe a game 163 wouldn’t be the greatest thing for the Royals. Ned Yost would’ve used James Shields for game 163, and Jason Vargas for the wildcard game. I shudder when...
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September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals Make Numerous Moves For September

September brings roster expansion to Major League Baseball. The additional depth gives the Kansas City Royals some flexibility as they look forward toward a possibly playoff run. The roster moves allow the team to bring Eric Hosmer back from his injury and some familiar faces to the roster. Here is the press release that the team sent out: KANSAS CITY, MO (September 1, 2014) ...
Via i70baseball
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamonds in the Rough 08.31.14

While most the Affiliates struggled, Omaha would clinch its 4th straight division title. The Affiliates had a record of 1-4 today.HR Call: Paulo Orlando (6), Johnny Giavotella (7), Eric Hosmer (1), Humberto Arteaga (2), Brandon Thomasson (2)  Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: Miguel Almonte 5.0 IP  5 H  2 ER  1 R  1 BB 5 K Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: Johnny Giavotella...
Via Pine Tar Press
September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamonds in the Rough 08.28.14

The Affilaites would go 3-4 as the season winds down.HR CALL: Johnny Giavotella (6), Brett Hayes (2), Orlando Calixte (11), Humberto Arteaga (1), Kenny Diekroeger (4), Joshua Banuelos (3), Mike Hill (3) Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: Aaron Brooks 7.0 IP   2 H  0 R   1 BB  7 K Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: Johnny Giavotella  3-4  2 R  2B  HR  3 RBI [caption id...
Via Pine Tar Press
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamonds in the Rough 08.25.14

A rough day for the Affiliates as they went 2-5.HR CALL: Cody Stubbs (10) Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day:  Glenn Sparkman  5.0 IP  7 H  1 R  1 BB  6 K Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: Ryan O'Hearn (2 games)  4-6   2 R   2 RBI  BB  Omaha Storm Chasers 1                   Reno Aces 7The Chasers offense would struggle as they fell back into a first place tie...
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August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamonds in the Rough 08.22.14

A good day for the affiliates as they went 5-2.HR CALL: Ryan O'Hearn (11) Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: Liam Hendriks 8.0 IP   6 H  1 R  2 BB  7 K Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: Elier Hernandez 3-4 2 ROmaha Storm Chasers 2                 Tacoma Rainiers 1Liam Hendriks and a couple first inning runs would give the Chasers the victory tonight. Hendriks pitched...
Via Pine Tar Press
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Number Munchers: Back to the Minors – Part 1

We as humans just cannot resist the bright, shiny and new. In the immortal words of the legen … wait for it … dary Barney Stinson, “New is always better.” New clothes, new cars, new phones, new people, new new new! We really don’t care that what we have is just fine and perfectly functional. We just want new. On June 7th, 2010, the Kansas City Royals selected Christian...
Via Royals Blue
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamonds in the Rough 08.12.14

The Affiliates had a solid day going 3-3.HR CALL:  Leland Clemmons (3) Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: J.C. Sulbaran 6.2 IP  4 H   1 R   1 BB  8 K Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day:  Leland Clemmons 2-5 R   HR  RBI   Omaha Storm Chasers 1                  Salt Lake Bees 8The Chasers scored the first run of the game, but after that it was all Bees. Whit Merrifield...
Via Pine Tar Press
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamonds in the Rough 08.10.14

The Affiliates had 2-4 record today, but Omaha picked up a big win late.HR Call:Johnny Giavotella (5),  Raul Mondesi (5) Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: Omaha Bullpen (Blake Wood, Casey Coleman, Louis Coleman)  7.0 IP  3 H  0 R   4 BB  8 K  Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: Johnny Giavotella 2-2 R  HR  2 RBI  Omaha Storm Chasers 4              Colorado Springs...
Via Pine Tar Press
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamonds in the Rough 08.05.14

A rough day for the Affiliates as just the DSL team picked up a win. They would finish the day with a 1-5 record.HR CALL: None  Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: Jonathan Dziedzic 6.0 IP   5 H  2 R  (1 earned)  1 BB  3 K Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: Johnny Giavotella 2-3   3 R   2 BB  Omaha Storm Chasers 4              Iowa Cubs 7A bad 3rd inning would knock...
Via Pine Tar Press
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamonds in the Rough 07.30.14

A dominant pitching performance would highlight the Affiliates day with a 2-3 record.HR Call: Bubba Starling (9) Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: John Lamb 7.0   1 H  0 R  2 BB  7 K Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day:  Whit Merrifield 3-5  R   Omaha Storm Chasers 5                 Memphis Redbirds 0John Lamb was dominant as the Chasers' pitchers threw a 1-hitter...
Via Pine Tar Press
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamonds in the Rough 07.18.14

The Affiliates went 2-4 today.HR Call: Johnny Giavotella (4) Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: Jonathan Dziedzic 7.0 IP 4 H  0 R  1 BB  3 K Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: Wander Franco 3-5 3 R 2B  3 RBI  Omaha Storm Chasers 3                  New Orleans Zephyrs 5The Chasers' struggles against the Zephyrs continued, losing for the 8th time in 10 games against...
Via Pine Tar Press
July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamonds in the Rough 06.23.14

A good day for the Affiliates as they went 4-2.HR Call: Bubba Starling (5),  Cam Gallagher (1), Kyle Pollock (1) Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: Christian Binford 6.2 IP  8 H  3 R  0 BB  6 K Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: Bubba Starling 2-4  2 R  HR  RBI  BB  Omaha Storm Chasers 2                 El Paso Chihuahuas 6 An error and a wild pitch in the 5th...
Via Pine Tar Press
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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